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Canada Travel Tips & Hacks For Travel Geeks

Backpacking Canada is an amazing experience.

Canada is a country filled with wonderfully friendly people, classy, diverse cities, and a diverse landscape that includes tundras, rainforest, deserts, and huge mountains.

From the icy tundra of the Yukon to rocky beaches of the east coast, the mountains of Calgary to the rainforests of Vancouver, Canada is a country that is often skipped over on many world trips. That’s such a shame. Canada is so big and makes for a wonderful road trip country!

CANADA TRAVEL GUIDE

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Backpacking Canada is an amazing experience.

Canada is a country filled with wonderfully friendly people, classy, diverse cities, and a diverse landscape that includes tundras, rainforest, deserts, and huge mountains.

From the icy tundra of the Yukon to rocky beaches of the east coast, the mountains of Calgary to the rainforests of Vancouver, Canada is a country that is often skipped over on many world trips. That’s such a shame. Canada is so big and makes for a wonderful road trip.

You can spend a few months traveling around Canada from end to end.

I love my friendly neighbor to the north and believe Canada is a really underrated destination. There’s a reason everyone around the world loves Canadians. They rock. Visit their homeland and find out why.

Added bonus: It’s easy to get a working holiday visa to this country so you can stay, work, and make money here for the long term!

This Canadian travel guide will help you plan a trip to the Great White North!

Top 5 Things to See and Do in Canada

1. Celebrate the Calgary Stampede

During July, thousands of people descend to Calgary for this multi-day rodeo, drinking event, and carnival. It’s where everyone pretends to be a cowboy for a few days. It’s a lot of fun, and you’ll meet tons of people from around the world.

2. Hit the slopes

The mountains in Canada offer great skiing and snowboarding during the winter. Banff is a popular mountain town known for its excellent trails. It’s quite busy during the winter months as locals and visitors alike hit the slopes. While Banff is just the most popular place to go but there are tons of other good skiing destinations in the country.

3. Visit Vancouver Island

Take a few days off from the city to explore this western island. Try the delicious seafood, go for a hike, spot some whales, shop, and lounge on the beach. This a place to just sit and relax. Since it is so close to Vancouver, it’s a popular getaway with the locals during the summer.

4. Hike the rainforest

Hike the Pacific Rim National Park for a wonderful look at some temperate rain forests on Vancouver Island. It’s one of the most popular parks in Canada, home to Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, and Pacific Silver Fir (among others).

5. Go to Calgary

Calgary offers a selection of free and low-cost activities for the budget traveler. Have a picnic in one of its many parks, go rollerblading, dine in Kensington, or head up to the top of the surrounding peaks. There’s great hiking, kayaking, skiing, water rafting, and camping here.

Where to Stay in Canada?

The Anchorage- The Perfect Waterfront Suite
$104/night – Book now from VRBO

Fundy Bay Log Cabins – Berwick, Nova Scotia
$85/night – Book now from VRBO

The Manhattan Suite – Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan
$85/night – Book now from VRBO

Abbott Street Carriage House
$87/night – Book now from VRBO

The Sunrise Suite – Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan
$38/night – Book now from VRBO