The second largest country in the world, Canada is packed with fun and exciting activities. Whether they include exploring some of Canada’s greatest natural wonders or trying a once-in-a-lifetime experience, OROGOLD reviews some of the fun things that people can do across Canada.
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver
Just minutes away from downtown Vancouver, the Capilano Suspension Bridge gives you a birds-eye view of the cedar-scented rainforests. Not only is it a big adrenaline rush when you reach the middle of the bridge and look around, but it is also a great way to learn about this unique environment. In addition to the bridge, there is also the Cliff Walk, which juts out from a towering cliff over the Capilano River. Narrow suspended walkways, that are not for those who have a fear of heights, allow you to explore the area like never before, with only a sheet of glass separating you from the vast depths of the canyon far below.
Peak 2 Peak Gondola, Whistler
The Peak 2 Peak Gondola offers incomparable views of British Columbia, from its volcanic peaks to its coastal rainforest. The whole system took 2 years to build, and spans 4.4 km, connecting Whistler with the Blackcomb Mountains. The gondola breaks 3 world records, as it is not only the longest unsupported span in the world, but it is also the highest lift of its kind, and the world’s longest continuous lift system. In addition to the gondola, there is a 360 degrees Alpine Theatre, an open-air chairlift, an alpine trail and a viewing gallery, as well as great dining options.
Luxury Cowboy Experience, Canadian Rockies
For the ultimate cowboy, or cowgirl, experience, head to the Canadian Rockies, where a non-profit group, Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, offer 6 day excursions on horse back. The ride takes you through some of the most untouched areas of the Rockies, places that possibly nobody else has ever seen. It may seem strenuous, but the landscape makes it worth it, and there are plenty of luxury perks; accommodation is in teepees on comfortable pads, the meals are comparable to those at a fine dining restaurant, and the evenings are filled with entertainment and square dancing lessons.
Ice Wine Tour, Quebec
Ice wine is a type of dessert wine that has been made with grapes that are still frozen on the vine, resulting in a refreshing and flavorful taste. There are plenty of wineries in Quebec that produce this type of wine, and a tour that combines a visit to two or three of them would be best. In addition to touring the facilities and learning about how ice wine is made, you will also be able to sample the drink, and attend a cocktail mixing class, where you learn how best to mix this drink with other flavors.
Canada is full of fun and exciting activities, for both individuals, couples and the whole family. Although not necessary for some, OROGOLD recommends that you pre-book whenever possible, as not only will this often enable you to skip any queues, but you will also be able to snag the best deal.