10 Best Adventures In Canada.

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Whether you enjoy spending time hanging off the side of a building or climbing up a mountain, it really doesn’t matter, Canada is an incredible place filled with excitement and adventure to any who seek it.

1. Skiing in Whistler

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With stacks of awards as the number 1 ski resort in USA and Canada, Whistler is, without doubt, one of the world’s greatest ski destinations.
Better still, it lacks any sort of arrogance or pretentiousness, maintaining the fun and friendly Canadian attitude. We could talk about the massive ski area, amazing snow record, superb après, and top quality hotels – but here’s something special about Whistler that you can’t quite put your finger on. If you’ve been there you’ll know all about it – if you haven’t, then go and find out what all the fuss is about.

2. White Water Rafting in Ottawa

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With thousands of feet of beautiful shoreline on the Ottawa River, it is
the perfect spot to go white water rafting in Canada. Not only does the water reach a comfortable temperature during the summer, but many areas are deep which makes it relatively safe. At the water’s edge, you’ll find several world-class whitewater adventure companies that offer all kinds of river trips from gentle, family-friendly rafting to high adrenaline whitewater descents. Just choose your level of adventure and book your trip. It’ll be an Ottawa region experience that you won’t soon forget!

3. CN Tower Edge Walk

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If you are in the mood to test your bravery, Toronto’s tallest extreme urban adventure is just for you. Found on the roof of the CN Tower’s restaurant over 300m above the ground, it truly is an incredible experience if you enjoy the thrill of heights.

4. Hornblower Niagara Cruise

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One of the best ways to experience Niagara Falls is by boat, which will bring you as close as possible to the incredible flow of water and mist of the Falls. Hornblower Cruises takes you past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the heart of Horseshoe Falls. This incredible adventure can even be enjoyed during an evening boat tour.

5. Kayaking/ Canoeing to Spirit Island

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While you can take a Magline Lake boat cruise to Spirit Island, the best way to visit is by kayak or canoe. This tiny island located in Jasper National Park is a landmark that many people associate with the Canadian Rockies. Maligne Lake is one of the most visited lakes in the country. Not surprisingly of course. This easy access backcountry lake is the biggest in Jasper National Park and one of the most beautiful. At 22.5 km in length, it makes for a perfect paddle trip as every inch of the lake is surrounded by glacier-clad mountains that tower above you.

6. Killer Whale Watching

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Canada has whale watching tours available on both the east and west coast.
Seeing whales in their natural habit is an unforgettable experience and the best way to enjoy them. With so many great Whale Watching and Wildlife tours to choose from it really is up to you and you can expect to see the
Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales. You will also encounter Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Harbour Seals, Dalls and Harbour Porpoise as well as a myriad of marine birds on your whale watching eco tour.

7. See a Glacier Up Close

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Part of the largest ice field in North America, visitors can explore Athabasca Glacier. A huge Ice Explorer bus with massive rubber tires takes you up right onto the glacier. The glacier spans 325 sq km (125 sq mi) and has a depth of 350 m (1,180 ft). Enjoy a three-hour guided tour and check out the Glacier Skywalk 918 ft above Sunwapta Valley

8. Polar Bears in Churchill

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Churchill is one of the few human settlements where polar bears can be observed in the wild.  Thousands of visitors from around the world visit each fall for the excitement of seeing these magnificent animals. Prime viewing times are in October and November when the bears begin their move from their summer habitat on the tundra back to the seal-hunting territory – the pack ice that forms every winter over Hudson Bay. You can also see bears during summer and winter.

9. See the Northern Lights

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While Whitehorse and Yellowknife are popular spots to view the Northern Lights, there are many great locations throughout Canada, such as British Columbia, Newfoundland, and Labrador. The best time to view the Northern Lights is between fall and spring when the skies are dark. Visitors can get away from the city lights and enjoy dramatic views from yurts and lodges.
The Great White North is one of the best places in the world to admire Mother Nature’s light show, sending vibrant purples, greens, reds, and yellows slithering into the country’s dark skies.

10. Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

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Canada has plenty of incredible hikes, but some of the most breath-taking views can be found in Alberta and British Columbia. Popular day hikes include Bow Summit Lookout, Iceline Trail, Mount Edith Cavell and Johnston Canyon, all alongside crystal-clear lakes, rushing waterfalls, one-of-kind ridge walks and limitless amounts of what the Canadian Rockies are known for awe-inspiring mountain views.

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