Canada has ranked high in the list of wholesome places to migrate to in the world for several years now. It is known for having a friendly local culture and for being a naturally beautiful country. Therefore, it is no surprise that a lot of families also choose Canada as a destination for holidays or vacations. After all, a country that is great to live in should be just as fantastic for a short visit, right?
But apart from the two reasons mentioned above, what else does Canada have going for it that makes it perfect for families to visit all year-round?
1. The food
Not a lot of people know that Canada has its own cuisine strongly influenced by European flavors and that it generously uses top quality meats and fish. Anybody who has traveled the world and sampled global dishes will automatically notice the difference in the quality of the meat in Canada. It is richer, juicier and devoid of any kind of artificial flavors.
Also, who can forget about poutine? This Quebec-birthed dish is a source of national pride. Visitors from other countries try these French fries topped with gravy and cheese curd, and swear that it’s the French fries experience of their fantasies.
Canadian cuisine may not be that popular, but it’s a delightful surprise for everybody, whether young or old, who gives it a chance.
2. Amazing coastal views
Driving around Canada will treat you to some of the most stunning coastal views there are, which take on a different character as the seasons’ change. The coasts combine majestic land and seascapes adorned with charming lighthouses, campsites, fishing villages, and even country clubs.
Your family will surely have a blast exploring the coast, taking pictures, and trying hip local activities such as hiking, birdwatching, canoeing, and fly fishing.
3. The Northern Lights
Seeing the northern lights is a top bucket list item for a lot of people, and coming to Canada allows many to finally check it off.
Although seeing the aurora borealis is not a year-round treat, there is a high chance of witnessing it from late fall to early spring in the northern regions of the country. This wonder of the universe is certainly worth seeking out if you visit Canada with your family because it is that special. A lot of folks won’t even think twice about swiping their credit card for a vacation just to witness this rare natural phenomenon.
4. Courteous locals
“Excuse me,” “sorry,” and greetings are deeply embedded in the Canadian way of life. It’s just so heartwarming, especially if you have begun to believe that warmth, courtesy, and decency together in speech have become virtually extinct.
If you have young children who are more used to people being too busy and in a hurry to bother with courteous speech, Canada is a lovely place to reintroduce such good manners to them.
5. Winter festivities
A large part of Canada is snow-covered for the majority of the year; but still, the winter season generates a lot of excitement because of the holidays and the various festivities across the nation.
If you want the best winter-themed festival of your life, you will not be disappointed with the Quebec Winter Carnival. It offers a lovely selection of winter fun (ice plunge, sleigh rides, snow sculpture competitions, and others) that never fails to delight visitors, particularly those from tropical or desert countries.
6. The Old Quebec City
This city is a true Canadian charmer. Built over 400 years ago by French settlers, coming to the old Quebec is like traveling through time. The architecture remains the same, and traditional shops line the streets so you’ll feel like you’re in Paris.
Tourists describe this city as “delicious.” There’s always that scent of fragrant coffee and buttery pastry in the air. You and your family will enjoy strolling around the historical spots and stopping every now and then at a café or boulangerie to refuel. Coming here is an enjoyable lesson on old world class and elegance.
Suffice it to say, Canada delivers an ideal mix of novelties and adventures for traveling families. So, apply for a Canada visit visa now and experience a wonderfully wholesome getaway with your family.
Bevan Berning is an Immigration professional and owner of Pathway Visas, an Immigration Agency dealing mostly with skilled immigration to Canada and Australia. Bevan’s enthusiasm for the industry has kept in the Immigration field for the past seven years. Bevan is South African by birth and has been residing in Dubai for the past eight years.