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The best Canadian vacation spot for a summer getaway

The best Canadian vacation spot for a summer getaway

Posted by PanamericanWorld on May 21, 2015

Canada isn't always the place people first think of when they think about summer vacation, but it should be, with its bustling metropolises, stunning scenery, and historic charm. It's an affordable destination, and discounted flights to Canada are easy to find. Avoid the crowded beaches and overpriced hotels, and check out the following Canadian destinations that will delight nature lovers and city dwellers alike.

Yoho National Park, British Columbia

Located in the Canadian Rockies, Yoho National Park was carved by glaciers into a stunning park with breathtaking views and adventures around every corner. Excellent for both families and adventurers, Yoho National Park has a variety of different activities to suit everyone's tastes. If you like camping, Yoho has some beautiful campgrounds that puts you within easy access to different trails and natural wonders. If you'd like to keep a little distance between you and the great outdoors, Yoho has several different scenic roads that will take you to several stunning overlooks and treat you to the beauty of the park, while you sit in comfort and air conditioning.

Banff, Alberta

Banff is a quaint resort town in Alberta, and it's a designated UNESCO site steeped in history. Banff is great for those looking to enjoy the outdoor activities in Alberta but want a luxurious room to come back to. Banff may be located in Banff National Park, but it also offers easy access to shopping and other activities. Its hot springs are a draw to tourists from all over the globe. Summer highs only reach around 71 on average, making it a welcome reprieve from boiling temperatures. Banff also has several golf courses, and if you're going over the summer, check out the Banff Summers Arts Festival.

Quebec City, Quebec

Take in the European architecture and variety of different shops and entertainment options in historic, gorgeous Quebec City. Located on the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec City has activities for visitors of all ages and interests, whether you're travelling with your significant other, friends, or your family. Browse the shopping, enjoy world-class cuisine, or take a leisurely stroll to admire the architecture. Lodging is affordable, with rooms ranging from $50 to $200 and up. For history buffs, check out the Vieux-Québec and Place Royale, which were established in 1608 and retain many of the original features.

Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Vancouver Island has the warmest climate in all of Canada, and it's a dream for outdoor adventurers and leisure travelers alike. With is gorgeous coastlines and varied landscapes, outdoor lovers will enjoy hiking and partaking in other outdoor activities, like world-class fishing, camping, and boating. Its home to some of the largest Douglas firs recorded, and lush wilderness abounds. For those looking for a little more pampering, Vancouver Island has some stunning spa resorts, as well as excellent shopping opportunities and a burgeoning art scene.

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