For the risk-taking readers of this blog, today’s post is all about Canada. There is so much to see and do in this incredible country, so for anyone heading out there soon, here’s a guide to a handful of its top bucket-list attractions.
1- Athabasca Sand Dunes, Saskatchewan
When you think of the rocky Canadian landscape with its crystal clear lakes, sand dunes definitely aren’t the first thing that springs to mind. However, on the south shore of Lake Athabasca in northwest Saskatchewan, you’ll find around 100km of sandy peaks and troughs.
This is a great place for explorers, as its completely unique ecosystem (which you can read more on here) is home to many rare plant species. Make sure you research your trip properly though, as there are no services or facilities in this area, in an attempt to preserve this stunning and puzzling environmental phenomenon.
2- Niagara Falls, Ontario
Where to start with the Falls! This is on the bucket-list of many people, but for the explorer in you, there are many attractions fit only for the daring. You can start by booking a hotel on the very edge of the Falls! Visit marriottonthefalls.com to see the incredible views available.
The Journey Behind the Falls tour is unguided, so you can venture down into the depths of Niagara Gorge alone, before going behind the curtain of water. Or, for the sporty readers out there, how about FlyBoarding in Chippawa? Only a short drive for the Falls themselves, this combination of water-skiing and jet propulsion is certainly not for the faint-hearted.
3- Mount Nimbus, British Columbia
The Canadian landscape is a hiker’s paradise, but how about taking your passion for trekking to new heights? Join an excursion and make your way up Mount Nimbus in British Columbia. There are various safety systems in place so you won’t have to worry if you’re an amateur, but the suspension bridge raised 600 meters above the valley floor should attract even the most experienced thrill-seekers.
4- Caribou Migration, Newfoundland
For those of you who like to mix a love of adventure with a passion for wildlife, why not take in the glorious site of the Caribou migration? Every summer, dozens of herds move across Labrador, Nunavut and northern Quebec as part of their annual migration. Unfortunately, their numbers are dwindling, so who knows how long this sight will remain? It still attracts thousands of photographers, wildlife experts and tourists alike, so make sure you’re one of them.
5- Northern Lights, Northern Territory
What better way to end your time on Canadian soil than taking in the shimmering wonder of the aurora borealis? There are tonnes of places in Canada to catch a glimpse of this breath-taking sight, but the best are Yukon, Nunavut and Yellowknife in the Northern Territory. You can even indulge in a sleigh ride while you’re out there, before taking a time out in a wooden lodge.
I hope you’ll mark these on your map on your next trip to Canada. Have you got any extra tips for budding adventurers heading out there?