There are many perks about living in Canada. You can experience all four seasons, as well as a mix of country life and city life. When we first think of Canada, we may think of hockey, maple syrup, cold winters, and beautiful national parks and sceneries. While Canada is right above the U.S., there are a multitude of travel destinations that Canadians hold dear. We dove in to glean the tip-top vacation and travel destinations for Canadians.
The United States
With Canada being directly north of the U.S., it’s unsurprisingly common for Canadians to visit any of the 50 states by car or plane. It’s definitely the most accessible destination—New York being the hottest spot to visit. There are so many landmarks and attractions to visit in the United States, whether you desire the magic of Disneyland/Disney World, the splendor of the Golden Gate Bridge, or a tropical beach in Hawaii. Many Canadians and Americans share a common language, which is always a perk when it comes to making travel easier. There are so many places to choose from, with each state known for something special.
The United Kingdom
Some Canadians are quite fond of U.K. culture. Anglophiles often visit to view royal landmarks such as Buckingham or Kensington Palace. Similar to Canada, the United Kingdom has many major cities—London, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, and beyond—as well as sprawling countryside, as evidenced in nearly every movie/TV show involving a fantasy realm. One of YRH’s favorite things to do when visiting the U.K.: specialty tours. As the United Kingdom is the backdrop to many historic events (fictional and non-fictional), there are a plethora of day-tours designed for super-fans of nearly any franchise.
Need a sunny vacay to get away from the cold? Canadians occasionally enjoy a jaunt down to Mexico. Its nearby locale makes it another popular travel location for Canadians. Mexico has beautiful destinations for sunny beaches such as Puerto Vallarta, Cabo, or Cancun. There are also historical landmarks such as the Archaeological Zone of Tulum and the Pyramid of the Sun. It’s highly recommended that travelers experience authentic Mexican food—far richer and far beyond the standard chips and guac.
Zooming back over to Europe; France is a popular romantic destination. Seeing historical spots such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, or the Notre Dame Cathedral can be a fun way to cross off your bucket list. Walk the streets of Paris and follow the enticing smell of fresh pastries in the bakeries on every corner. Visit the countryside and enjoy a more peaceful side of this romantic country—might be *highly* recommend the Southern town of Aix-en-Provence, which looks as if it were plucked directly from the pages of a storybook. With some of the best food and desserts on the planet, France is always a hit with travelers.
With travel, the world simply becomes a little smaller, a little more accessible, a little more understandable. If you are adventurous and crave hikes and zip-lining, Mexico has the canopies for you. If you want to wine and dine every night, Paris is the place. Need a peaceful, sunny getaway? Hawaii’s beaches are breathtaking. Let us know where you like to travel, and what kind of a traveler you are at @yourherelive!