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10 Places in Canada You Have to Visit This Summer

10 Places in Canada You Have to Visit This Summer

Posted by PanamericanWorld on August 13, 2015

We’ve been waiting for it since September. And now, summer 2015 is here and we can smell the sunscreen. We have no choice but to make the best of every second of it. 

Here are 10 places to consider visiting this summer. 

1. Prince Edward County, Ontario

Thanks to the addition of the Drake Devonshire, Ontario’s Prince Edward County is hotter than ever. A weekend road trip-worthy short drive from Toronto and Montreal, Prince Edward country is home to wineries that can rival those of Niagara, local antique and artisanal shops, many hiking trails, and, of course, the beaches at the famous Sandbanks Provincial Park.

2. Le Pays de la Sagouine, New Brunswick

Just north of Moncton, get lost in time in a piece of paradise known as Le Pays de la Sagouine. Based on the plays and literature ofAntonine Maillet, the village features authentic theatre, music, food, and drink – all presented by actors donned in authentic Acadian costume.

3. The Bow Glacier Falls Trail in Banff National Park, Alberta

If you’re looking for a workout with a view, hit the Bow Glacier Falls Trail in Banff National Park. The half-day hike takes you over gorges, through rocky terrain, over crystal blue water, and to the picturesque Bow Glacier Falls. Make sure your phones and cameras are fully charged – you won’t want to miss these photo opps.

4. Tombstone Territorial Park, the Yukon 

If you’re heading north (way north) this summer, make sure to hit Tombstone Territorial Park in the Yukon. It features rugged peaks, hidden valleys, crystal lakes, glaciers, and wildlife. You can either stop by the park for the afternoon or for a multi-day, sunset-filled backcountry adventure. 

5. The Capilano Suspension Bridge, British Columbia

In the middle of towering evergreens, yet just minutes from Vancouver’s city centre, you’ll find the very Instagram-worthy Capilano Suspension Bridge. The historic bridge crosses the Capilano River and a walk across it is filled with stunning views of the West Coast rainforest. If you’re in the mood for a little thrill, you can also try the Cliffwalk.

6. Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

If you’re a lover of both ocean views and seafood, make a stop in Peggy’s Cove this summer. You’ll inevitably take it down a notch when you find yourself wandering the quaint, rural fishing village. Don’t leave without the essential Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse shot for Instagram. 

7. Muskoka, Ontario 

Even if you aren’t fortunate to own a multi-million dollar cottage on one of the big Muskoka Lakes, if you live in Toronto you need to hit Muskoka at least once this summer. There are many resorts to choose from if you want to take in some of the country’s most beautiful lakes and sunsets, including the JW MarriottCleveland’s House, and Taboo Resort.

8. The Rideau Canal, Ottawa

The Rideau Canal is just as fun in the summer as it is in the winter, when it’s open for skating. Once your sick of touring the Parliament Buildings, the canal offers everything from fishing, cycling, hiking, and canoeing, to shopping at the local seasonal market.

9. Spirit Island on Maligne Lake, Alberta

If you find yourself in Jasper National Park this summer, don’t leave without a visit to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake. The piercing turquoise lake is known for its unique water colour and for the three breathtaking glaciers that surround it. The stunning Spirit Island remains one of the most photographed places in the world.

10. Old Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec 

For the closest thing to a European vacation without leaving the country, plan a road trip to Quebec City; specifically, the historic Old Quebec. Here, you’ll find horse-drawn carriages, street entertainers, singers, artists, cute cafes and, of course, the Chateau Frontenac, the most photographed hotel in the world.

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