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150 reasons to visit Canada: part 2

Hello lovely readers! Ready for the second part of this epic list of reasons to get to Canada?

51. You can go on the Gold Rush Trail route in BC – the largest left in Canada.

52. Imagine the birds-eye view of that stunning Canadian scenery while skydiving.

#skydiving #skydivevancouver #abbotsford #unforgettablemoments

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53. “The Rock” in Quebec is North America’s highest bungee jump, at 61 metres high. Wowza.

54. If you like watching your local Christmas light switch-on, then you’ll love Toronto’s Cavalcade of Lights, for the lighting of their official Christmas Tree.

55. Rock climbing – if hiking the mountains just isn’t enough.

Hey guys! @gaby_guyman here on my first day of the @ladylockoff takeover. I’m going to be holding down the climbing fort for the next week so without further ado, I’m gonna keep the ladycrusher posts rolling today with a shot from Lake Louise, Alberta. This vertical view of Wicked Gravity (5.11a) has to be one of my favorite in all my climbing travels thus far. If you haven’t made it up to Canada to test your slab skills in Squamish or crimp on quartzite in Louise, I suggest you put it on the top of your list. You won’t regret it, and you’ll probably be back for more, eh?! Swing on over to my page (@gaby_guyman) and check out more pics of my climbing travels. Until tomorrow fellow climbers!!

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56. You can take yourself on an award-winning self-guided arts tour with BC Cultural Crawl.

57. Just head to Toronto for super cool street art.

this is the ish that lights up my soul. hit me with all the murals, yasssss. #streetart #torontostreetart

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58. You can stay in a ranch overlooking the lakes and mountains. It’s a hard life.

59. And then set out on to those lakes in a kayak.

60. You can go for a dip in the hot tub that is Fairmont Hot springs, which is the largest natural hot spring in Canada.

61. In fact there are many, many, hot springs to explore.

The view from Nature’s hot tub

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62. There’s genuinely an ‘Apology Act’ to stop the word sorry being an admission of guilt in court, and just of compassion. Proof that Canadians are ever so friendly.

63. Canada is even home to nine major wine producing regions.

The yin to my yang. A bay next to vines. Nova Scotia is doing cool things with wine! #travelgram #travel #canadawine #wine #local

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64. You can even horse ride through the Rockies.

65. Instead of skiing Whistler Valley, you can quad bike your way around the mountains!

Yahhoooo! #whistler #staggette #whistlerquading #whistlersnowmobiles #friends #hangloose #gettingwet

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66. There is an insane diversity of landscapes.

67. Canada is home to 33 whale species, which you can go spot.

A very cool tail slap from one of the I15’s. Photo taken from land. Credit to Linda Helske on the #canon7dmkii #whale #orca #killerwhale #bc #canada #canon #photography #wild #nature #conservation #orcalab #landbasedwhalewatching #protect #wildandfree #naturephotograohy #wild #whales #canadawhales #

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68. Justin Trudeau.

69. Snowmobiling in Ontario is pretty epic.

views #polaris #switchbackpros #switchback #snowmobileontario

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70. Bruce Peninsula National Park is for hiking, swimming, wildlife spotting, epic views. Everything you could ever want.

71. Hockey is the nation’s sport. You can’t not go watch a game. Donuts in hand.

Logged around 20k on skates today, and only fell through the ice once. Some great skaters on the squad. #canadianrowing #hockeycanada #crossoverathlete

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72. You can go and walk on squeaky sand if you visit Singing Sands Beach (aptly named).

73. Old Quebec – yet another UNESCO World Heritage site.

Au revoir Québec. Ce fût un réel plaisir #quebec #qc #418 #panorama #skyline #sky #archidaily #oldquebec #vieuxquebec #québec #clourd #nuages #soleil #sun #fairmont #chateaufrontenac #frontenac #montagne #cote #throwback #tse

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74. There’s a Jimi Hendrix shrine in Vancouver – seriously cool.

75. No better place to go white water rafting than the Canadian Rockies.

Image: Rockies Family Adventures

76. Toronto’s neighbourhood watch signs feature pop culture icons of the 80s and 90s. Like the Power Rangers, The Hulk and Batman…plus loads more.

77. Secret swing – an icon in Toronto that was destroyed in 2006 but the site is still visited.

78. Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia. B-E-A-UTIFUL.

79. You can pretend to be part of a fairytale in BC’s Enchanted Forest.

Hanging out at the Enchanted forest!!! #enchantedforestbc

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80. If you’re still not done you can go fishing – with so many lakes, is this one a surprise?

81. Stanley Park was Vancouver’s first urban park. It’s also nearly entirely surrounded by water, great for a day of cycling.

82. Miniature world – for when you wanna feel like a giant (because who doesn’t?).

83. Vancouver apparently has the best caves in Canada.

Image: Go Campbell River

84. Gros Morne National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the west coast of Newfoundland. It doesn’t even look real, but believe us, it is.

85. Notre Dame Basilica in Quebec.

no idea what to caption this.#speechless #notredamebasilica #montreal

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86. 60{67e156e4ee2ef9246962f65a4f1efdaee88fb3c7951f538c2a80b1896ec79ca1} of the world’s polar bears are in Canada.

87. There’s a teeny little house in Toronto.

88. You can take in downtown Ottawa by paddling along the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A #mondaymotivation … looking forward to a beautiful #canada150 summer! A #throwback to #Ottawa last August at the start of the #RideauCanal. #parkscanada #unesco #world #heritage #site #explorecanada #ottawa2017 #myottawa #locks #ottawariver #travel #canada #proud #canadian #rideau #canal #picoftheday #fairmont #chateaulaurier #tourism #nationscapital #summer #unescoworldheritage @canada150 @ottawatourism @explorecanada #discoverontario

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89. The ‘tree on the lake’ in Port Renfrew makes for a great photo.

90. Seth Rogen comes from Canada and we find him hilarious.


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91. Dawson City’s Sourtoe Cocktail – a cocktail with an actual severed human toe that’s been dehydrated and preserved just waiting to garnish your drink? Sure, why not.

92. You’ll probably never stay anywhere cooler than Quebec’s Ice Hotel… get it?

93. Skaha Beach in British Columbia is known as one of the best beaches in Canada

94. Playground of the Gods in Burnaby, BC, was carved by an Ainu woodcarver.

Stare at the bear #burnabymountain #playgroundofthegods #kamuimintara #nuburitoko #sculpture #canada #britishcolumbia #burnaby

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95. Nearly half the population of Ottowa is under 35.

96. Toronto International Film Festival is a year-round celebration of film. Catch it whenever.

97. You can find the Uapishka art cabins built deep in the wilderness of Quebec’s Groulx Mountains.

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98. You can go shopping for local produce at Marche jean talon, which is Montreal’s giant farmers market.

99. The ‘Dude Chilling Park’ sign was originally a prank, now it’s permanent. Well done Vancouver.

Only in Vancouver #dudechillingpark

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100. The above should give you a good indication of how interesting Vancouver is.

If this weird and wonderful list has got you packing your bags, ready to have some adrenaline-filled adventures, then check out our flights and tour deals to Canada. Ready for part three of this series? Click here.