6 Canadian Vacation Ideas For A Quick Getaway

The second largest nation by land area, Canada has no shortage of exciting things to do and incredible places to see, especially during the warm summer months. If you're planning a vacation to the country, consider adding to your itinerary the places and activities listed here, which span cultural festivals, secluded nature retreats, and much more. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

6 Fun & Enriching Destinations & Activities in Canada

Name Location Description
Vancouver Brewery Tours Vancouver, British Columbia Offers brewery tours of some of Vancouver's best craft breweries
Banff and Lake Louise Banff, Alberta Features majestic mountains, easy access to pristine wilderness, outdoor adventures, and vibrant history and culture
NAV CENTRE Cornwall, Ontario The largest hotel and conference center in Eastern Ontario, providing an all-inclusive getaway experience
The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba Gimli, Manitoba Volunteer organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining interest in Icelandic culture and descent, primarily through the presentation of an annual family-oriented celebration
The Royal BC Museum Victoria, British Columbia A combined museum and archives, it collects artifacts, documents, and specimens of the province's natural and human history, safeguarding them for the future and sharing them with the world
Trout Point Lodge East Kemptville, Nova Scotia Wilderness lodge and nature retreat offering luxury adventure travel, guided stargazing, and other eco-tourism vacations from a secluded location in the heart of the Tobeatic Wilderness

Drink Local With Vancouver Brewery Tours

Great Art Galleries in Canada

Name Location
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Victoria, British Columbia
Art Gallery of Mississauga Mississauga, Ontario
Art Gallery of Burlington Burlington, Ontario
Patrick Mikhail Gallery Montreal, Quebec
Art Gallery of Hamilton Hamilton, Ontario

Icelandic Festival of Manitoba's Annual Festivities

In Depth

Canada is full of natural beauty, history and culture. The country is very large, and with so much land, it can be hard to know where to go or what to do if you are not familiar with the territory. Listed in no particular order, here are some possible activities and destinations to check out on your next trip to the Great White North.

Up first at #1 on our list, Vancouver Brewery Tours takes great pride in connecting people with Vancouver's vibrant craft beer community by offering fun and informative tastings and tours. Participants can expect a journey to some of the city's best establishments where they'll enjoy behind the scenes access, VIP treatment, learn the story of each brewery and taste unique beers with friends, both new and old.

This company provides a mobile fleet service that includes transportation from a downtown pick up, rides to and from each brewery, and a drop off at Waterfront Station. 14 seats are available per van, and riders will find water on board the fleet as well as a cooler to keep all of their beer purchases cold.

14 seats are available per van, and riders will find water on board the fleet as well as a cooler to keep all of their beer purchases cold.

Moving onto #2, Banff and Lake Louise have a reputation as being two of the world's most awe-inspiring mountain destinations. With easy access to pristine wilderness and endless outdoor adventures, it's no wonder that this region is a popular destination for thrill seekers. For the less adventurous, scenic drives and local patios offer a convenient way to enjoy the landscapes of the region.

The spirited town of Banff and the quiet hamlet of Lake Louise offer a vast range of accommodations for all travelers. Choose from luxurious hotels, family-friendly chalets and condos, cozy bed and breakfasts, or budget-conscious hostels. If you prefer a tent or a homey RV, there are many campgrounds and RV sites. For the ultimate retreat, make the trek to an off-the-grid backcountry lodge.

Up next at #3, The NAV Centre is the largest hotel and conference venue in Eastern Ontario. The NAV offers an all-inclusive getaway experience for a diverse range of event possibilities from business meetings and conferences, to public receptions and private celebrations. This hotel is committed to offering guests a fusion of elegance, leisure and comfort.

The NAV offers an all-inclusive getaway experience for a diverse range of event possibilities from business meetings and conferences, to public receptions and private celebrations.

The NAV Centre's mission is to provide a remarkable experience for visitors in a unique environment. Every guest room is smoke-free and individually climate-controlled. All of the rooms feature a private bathroom, duvets and pillow-top mattresses, cable television, telephone with voice mail, high-speed internet access, and an iron and ironing board, as well as a refrigerator and coffeemaker.

At #4 on our list, The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba is an annual family-oriented celebration that is held every August long weekend in Gimli, Manitoba. This event is said to be the second oldest continuous ethnic festival in North America, with the first having been held in Milwaukee in 1874.

Every year, people of all ages gather to enjoy food, music, entertainment, events and activities. The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba is run by a group of volunteers who are dedicated to promoting and sustaining interest in Icelandic culture and descent. The festival's popular Viking Village offers a glimpse into what life was like for early Norsemen.

The festival's popular Viking Village offers a glimpse into what life was like for early Norsemen.

At #5, The Royal BC Museum is one of Canada's greatest cultural treasures, drawing millions of visitors each year onsite and online. Founded in 1886, this institution has collected the artifacts, documents and specimens of British Columbia's natural and human history for over a century. It offers visitors the chance to explore BC's social and environmental history and discover the events and people that have shaped the province.

For those interested in botany, the Royal BC Museum's botanical collection consists of more than 215,000 dried plant specimens housed in a herbarium, including vascular plants, mosses, and cones. For history buffs, the Indigenous Audiovisual Collection documents the First Nations people, communities and ways of life from the 1850s when the first photographs were taken in British Columbia to the present.

Finally, at #6 on our list, Trout Point Lodge is a secluded vacation destination located in the heart of the Tobeatic Wilderness in southwestern Nova Scotia. A quiet wilderness lodge and nature retreat, this eco destination encourages guests to enjoy the Canadian backwoods without any cell phone service or urban distraction.

A quiet wilderness lodge and nature retreat, this eco destination encourages guests to enjoy the Canadian backwoods without any cell phone service or urban distraction.

At the lodge, guests can experience canoeing, kayaking, guided star gazing, geology excursions, forest bathing, cooking classes, a wood-fired hot tub, swimming, hiking, and more. Every hotel room, suite, and cottage boasts river views and luxurious amenities. The Trout Point kitchen emphasizes fresh, local and organic produce, herbs, wild foods, and sustainable seafood that is served in one of two formal dining rooms.