Hockley Valley Resort is a luxury hotel and spa in Mono, Ontario. Surrounded by nature, with plenty of outdoor activities, it makes a great weekend getaway from Toronto. Here’s my review. Disclosure: Hockley Vallery Resort hosted us for one night. We paid for a second. And if I’d had my way we would have […]
Canada has a lot to offer a visitor, and here are some reasons why. For more fun Canada travel articles scroll down.
Why is Canada travel the best kind of travel of all?
1) Canada is big
Canada is big. It's 10 million square kilometres big. If you include water, Canada is the 2nd biggest country in the world. If you don't include water, you will be thirsty.
2) You will never be thirsty in Canada
We have small lakes, great lakes, the Atlantic Coast to the East, the Pacific Coast to the West and let's not forget magnificent Hudson Bay. You probably know all this. Did you know, however, that if you head up north, and I mean waaaay up north, you've got your Beaufort Sea, your Labrador Sea and a whole lot of ice and glaciers - that adds up to a whole lot of exciting Canada travel.
3) Even with glaciers, Canada is not as cold as you think
Okay, sometimes it's bloody freezing. But right now it's hot and muggy in Toronto, so I'm thinking of heading to Saskatchewan where it's dry and the sun shines a lot.
4) Canada has time travel
Canada has six major time zones. From East to West you've got your Newfoundland Time Zone, your Atlantic Time Zone, Eastern Time, Central Time, Mountain Time and Pacific Time. I mean, this is exciting. It's almost warped-speed-space exciting. If you flew around the country really fast crossing all kinds of time zones in a strategic manner you could probably even get younger.
5) Canada has mountains
The Rocky Mountains is one of the best destinations in the world. The World! Yes, you can ski, soak in hot springs, stay in lavish hotels and dine on locally-produced fine cuisine. Try doing that in Italy What? You can do that in Italy? And France? And Switzerland? And ... okay, I ask you this. How many TIMES ZONES do those countries have? Has anyone ever grown younger in Italy, other than at a Tuscan spa?
Awenda Provincial Park
A Canadian conclusion
Hey, I may jest and admittedly, you may not be able to grow younger by flying back and forth across Canada strategically, but for some of the (seriously) very best things to do in Canada visit my What to do in Canada blog post or scroll down and read the Canada Travel blog posts below.
There are so many things to do in Blue Mountain Village, one of Ontario’s most popular getaways, it can be hard to sort it all out. Read on for my experience, or scroll down for your ultimate Blue Mountain Canada guide, with a comprehensive list of outdoor activities, tips on where to stay and where […]
Here’s a quick and easy guide to the best things to do in Banff, Canada. This gorgeous town and national park in the Canadian Rockies has it all: wildlife, outdoor activities, cultural attractions and breathtaking views. To help you plan your trip, here’s a list of top activities as well as tips on the best […]
Do you salivate over luxury trains and the sight of the Canadian Rockies? A Rocky Mountaineer rail trip might be for you, but which itinerary should you take? Read on to learn more about the different Rocky Mountaineer scenic train routes you can choose from. Why I’m qualified to write about the different Rocky […]
A Toronto winter is frosty, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun. You can stay warm by visiting some of the city’s top attractions or face it like a fearless Canadian and get outside for some winter excitement. To help you plan your city explorations, here are the top things to do in Toronto in […]
If you’re wondering where to eat in Toronto’s East End, check out the happening areas of Riverside and Corktown. Here’s a bit about the area and a selection of East Toronto restaurants to visit. Toronto’s East End “I’m carrying a birthday balloon and I just peed my pants,” a woman says as she speed […]
Rocky Mountaineer, a luxury train through the Rocky Mountains and western Canada, is a uniquely Canadian experience. Here’s why. FYI: I’m a Rocky Mountaineer brand ambassador, but my opinions and love for all things Canadian are my own. A unique Canadian trip What makes Canada unique? Besides monumental scenery, fascinating indigenous cultures, farm-fresh foods, […]
There are so many Rocky Mountaineer packages, side trips and excursions to choose from in addition to the train journey itself, so how do you narrow it down? Here’s a guide that breaks the process down into 5 easy steps and helps you choose the package that’s right for you. Just FYI: I’m a […]
Do we take Canada for granted? I’m guilty, but I plan to change. Here on Canada’s 151th birthday, is a reminder of why I love Canada, and why you might, too. Oh, Canada, forgive me Look Canada, I’m sorry I’ve neglected you. Yes, I’ve been taking you for granted, assuming you’ll always be there […]
Toronto is famed for its range of restaurants. To help you plan your trip, here are some of the best foodie havens in Canada’s largest city. Best foodie places in Toronto for visitors Toronto is delicious, there is no doubt about that. And one of the best ways to devour Canada’s largest city is with […]