Here’s a little known fact for you! Dan and I were seriously considering emigrating before we found out that we were expecting our very own little bundle of joy! Canada was one of the top places we were thinking about and so whenever I think about family holidays I would love to take, it always features highly on the list! Canada has to be one of the most ideal places to take a family holiday because it has so much to appeal to the whole family. From awe-inspiring waterfalls to wildlife-packed zoos and thrilling theme parks there is absolutely something for everyone in Canada and I really hope to visit one day!
I’ve got serious case of Wanderlust right now, so I put together this list of dream Canadian holidays to hopefully inspire some of you to consider it for your next trip!
Vancouver is almost certainly high on the list of the best places to travel to in Canada when you have the family in tow. It is home to a lot of kid-friendly attractions, many of which can be found on Granville Island and within the boundaries of Stanley Park. Things like the Vancouver Aquarium, Stanley Park’s miniature train and the adrenaline pumping Capilano Suspension Bridge, all 450 feet of which you can walk across if you dare, all make for great family fun.
If you and your family are the active, outdoorsy types, then Whistler is undoubtedly the place for you. Known as a great place to go skiing, the Whistler Blackcomb Mountain provides a challenge for children and adults of all abilities. When the skiing is done, head back to one of the lovely cabins at http://www.lodgingcompany.com/lodging/whistler and enjoy a hot chocolate in front of the fire. I’ve never been skiing myself, and have every confidence that I would be terrible at it, but the idea of spending the day on the slopes and the nights relaxing in front of a fire sounds pretty incredible!
Quebec City is another excellent family-oriented holiday destination in Canada, and a large part of that is down to the ice slide at Terrasse Dufferin, which looks so fun! Then, there’s the Quebec City Marriott Downtown which offers bags of luxury and some of the finest French cuisine in town. If you can visit in the spring, you’ll even be able to get involved in maple harvesting season, tasting some of the finest maple syrup in the world and embracing the celebrations of what is arguably Canada’s greatest export.
How could this list be complete without Niagara Falls? Niagara Falls is one of the most beautiful works of nature there is. It also looks like an amazing place to visit with all the family due to the excellent Maid of The Mist boat tour, which gives you incredible views of the waterfall. You’ll almost certainly be sprayed with water, but you definitely won’t care. Once you’re done with the waterfall, head to the Niagara Parks Botanical Garden to see some of the most beautiful blooms in the world and then head to the Aquarium of Niagara where you ’ll be treated to up-close views of some 1,000 marine animals.
Toronto is probably the best-known destination in Canada, which isn’t surprising because it’s home to the brilliant Toronto Zoo and the fabulous Ontario Science Centre which both look as fun as they are educational. Throw in the Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum, and you have the makings of a really great family holiday.
Which Canadian holiday would you choose?
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