The Solo Traveler’s Guide to Visiting Canada
Canada is a vast country that offers travelers of all types something to see and do. Everyone from nature lovers and solo travelers to winter sports enthusiasts and those in search of a bit of culture will not be left wanting more after their visit to this stunning country. Although the common perception of Canada is one of a rugged, mountainous landscape with vast forests and abundant wildlife, there is so much more to this beautiful country that travelers can experience and enjoy.
Traveling solo can be a challenge in many respects, but some countries make it easier than others and Canada is one of them. If you’re planning a solo Canadian adventure but don’t know where to go or what to do, I’ve put together a quick guide that outlines some of the country’s natural wonders, its history and culture and its amazing cuisine. Are you ready to see what awaits you on your future escape?
Canada has a wide array of natural landscapes that range from the snow tipped caps of the Rockies to the diversity found in its many provincial parks and the serenity of its alpine lakes. Solo travelers will find something to suit their style – be it hiking in the mountains, paddling down the rapids at Niagara, or getting lost in the protected natural habitats on a camping trip. Visiting the country during the summer will afford you beautiful weather and breathtaking views. For winter sports enthusiasts, the terrain in places such as the Whistler Mountains transforms into a winter playground for skiing and snowboarding making it the perfect destination for long adventure-filled days.
History and Culture
In addition to fantastic landscapes and beautiful natural settings, Canada also boasts a rich cultural heritage and substantial history. When traveling alone, you can still take advantage of the many museums and gallery’s found in most major cities such as the Canadian Museum of history in Quebec. There is also a diverse cultural history to discover, and lots to taste, do and see here, with highlights including the Inner Harbor in Victoria, Old Quebec, and Ottawa’s parliament hill.
Given the ease of travel and level of safety, cities such as Old Montreal allow solo travellers to completely immerse themselves in the culture and traditions of ordinary Canadians both past and present.
Most attractions in Canada are well served by restaurants and food establishments that offer a variety of foodstuffs that mirror the different cultures and tastes of the country. Solo travellers need not worry as the locals are mostly friendly and are happy enough to help you discover the various tastes of their area. Food highlights in Canada include wild salmon or scallops in British Columbia, lobsters in the provinces by the sea, and some of the best red and white wines in the world from Canada’s vine filled valleys.
Solo travellers can be assured of an unforgettable experience when they visit Canada as its vastness guarantees both moments of solitude and warm welcomes and friendly faces should one need a little company.