150 Reasons Why You Should Travel Canada

There are SO many reasons why you should travel Canada! And with Canada’s celebration of 150 years, I thought I would compile 150 reasons why you should visit our beautiful country. 

150 seems like a lot, eh? I thought so too! So I reached out to 15 Canadian Travel Bloggers (including myself obvi) to provide you 150 reasons why you should travel to Canada! 🇨🇦

Here we go…

1. We have the hottest prime minister ever, sorry about it. (OutWithRyan)

2. Canada accepts all people, no matter race or religion. Canada is extremely welcoming to all people who live and visit here. (Hopscotch The Globe)

3. We’re home to liquid gold. Canada produces 71% of the world’s pure maple syrup supply. The sweet stuff is so valuable there’s a movie in development of the maple syrup heist of when 3 men stole $18 million dollars worth of it. (Bacon Is Magic)

4. Lights, camera, action. Many big Hollywood movies have used Canadian locations for filming, so if you’re a big film buff, you can check out some of the locations in Vancouver or Montreal used for the X-Men movies, and Toronto’s Distillery District where many scenes from Chicago were filmed. (See You Soon)

5. Canada is not as crowded as bigger tourist destinations and countries if you venture out from the main areas. (Hey Nadine)

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6. Learn a new language – Canadian! You’ll be able to use words like ‘eh’, ‘toque’ ‘double-double’, ‘beavertail’, ‘loonie’, ‘bunny hug’, ‘bed lunch’ and ‘chinook’ with ease! (One Modern Couple)

7. Discovering the diverse trails of our national parks. (Daily Dream 360)

8. The sour cream glazed donut at Tim Hortons are reason enough to visit. You’re welcome. (Backpack With Brock)

9. Our Four Seasons – Hearing the crunch of the fall leaves under your feet. Catching snowflakes on your tongue.  Feeling the warm breeze on your skin as you soak up the summer sun. And enjoying the fresh Spring smell of flowers in bloom.  Being able to experience each season so distinctly is an incredible feeling. (Vacation Couple)

10. If you’re a foodie at all you have to try the smoked meat in Montreal. Schwartz’s Deli is your go-to place.  After a day of exploration, there’s nothing better than to eat the juicy, flavourful, and perfect amount of fatty meat with pickles and rye bread. (Going Awesome Places)

11. THE ICEBERGS! Every year from around May until the end of June/July 10,000-25,000 year old icebergs arrive in Iceberg Alley floating by the coast of Newfoundland. It is a stunning site to see these majestic beauties floating all around. You can take boat tours to see them and the best spot by far to see them is in the small town of Twillingate, Newfoundland. (Travel Yourself

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12. Join a meteor or stargazing party in a Dark Sky Preserve on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. (Wandering iPhone)

13. Go to Tim Hortons – This iconic Canadian chain is so deeply engraved in our culture, you can’t not order a Double Double with some Timbits! (Tal Braiman)

14. Canada has delicious doughnuts and not just the Tim Hortons ones (30DayAdventures

15. Take a quick day-trip from Toronto to the charming historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The petite village dazzles first-time visitors with a collection of cute boutique hotels, romantic main street lined with horse-drawn carriages, the Shaw Festival’s spectacular theatrics, and handful of world-class wineries. (DobbernationLoves)

16. Canada is the first country outside Europe and the 4th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage! And based on my experience as a gay man living and traveling Canada, it is one of the most welcoming gay-friendly countries in the world! (OutWithRyan)

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17. Canada celebrates all cultural holidays. From Diwali to Hanukkah, Canada celebrates it all! (Hopscotch The Globe)

18. Canada has its own bacon! Most people incorrectly believe it is the same as English peameal bacon. It is the pork loan but it’s not rolled in cornmeal. However, when England had a shortage of this lean porky goodness we did the neighbourly thing and sent some of ours their way. (Bacon Is Magic)

19. Our country is made for road tripping and one of the best regions for a road trip is Atlantic Canada. New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia can make for a great multi-week road trip and if you’re really adventurous, hop on a ferry and explore Newfoundland too! (See You Soon)

20. Canada has tons of epic mountains to go explore and Lord of the Rings your heart out. (Hey Nadine)

21. You can get a big snuggly hugs from a squishy winter snowman. (Daily Dream 360)

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22. We have Ketchup chips! It’s an amazing snack food combined with the best condiment and a Canadian staple you must try! (One Modern Couple)

23. If there’s ever a Zombie Apocalypse, Canada would be the safest place to go. (Backpack With Brock)

24. We’re Polite – Doors are held, the word “sorry” is repeated incessantly, and we’ll go that extra mile for our neighbours. Sometimes all you need is a friendly smile and a hello, and you’ll find one no matter. (Vacation Couple)

25. There aren’t many places in the world where you can exploring 4km of underground where you have to squeeze through passageways, repel into a dark hole, or sliding down a rock chute.  Canmore just outside of Banff is the place to become a Canadian Indiana Jones. (Going Awesome Places)  

26. Love beaches? Canada can have the perfect beach day during the summer! Visit Georgian Bay on Lake Huron for the white sandy beach and warm shallow waters of Wasaga Beach or the lesser known but family friendly Balm Beach. (Wandering iPhone)

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27. See a polar bear! Churchill, Manitoba, a city in northern Manitoba, is known as the Polar Bear capital of the world. Come here to see them up and close. (Tal Braiman)

28. You need to visit Canada to try the lobster. Specifically Nova Scotia because that is where you can get the best and most fresh lobster in my opinion. Caught from the cold waters of the Atlantic, very similar to Maine lobster but some would say even better. Enjoy a traditional lobster boil or even eat it as a lobster roll. It will be one of the best things you have ever had. (Travel Yourself

29. You can sleep in a lighthouse! (30DayAdventures)

30. If you’re a seasoned surfer used to splashing around with tropical fish, turtles, and dolphins, you’re in for a treat. Grab your board and head out to sleeping in an Ice Castle, and after an hour spent taming the waves you’ll find yourself catching your breath under ancient cedars as a cute otter family playfully winks up at you. (DobbernationLoves)

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31. Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world! At 9.98 million square kilometers, there is so much of Canada to explore and experience! (OutWithRyan)

32. If you’ve ever wanted to visit a rainforest, Canada has one on Vancouver island called Great Bear Rainforest! (Hopscotch The Globe)

33. Our National Parks are diverse and amazing. Run by Parks Canada, there are dozens of parks waiting to be explored right across the country. If you’re really adventurous, be sure to visit the Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador for scenery that truly looks out of this world. (See You Soon)

34. Poutine! We created the best late night, after hours food. Calorie dense but oh so delicious, fries, cheese curds and gravy call to many Canadians at 3am. Just keep this decadent Quebecois treat to a moderation or you’ll need to start wearing heavy plaid all year round. (Bacon Is Magic)

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35. You have to come for the food! Canada has extremely fresh food from local farms that produce delicious meats and milk! (Hey Nadine)

36. Canada is home to some of the most romantic destinations for couples: Quebec City, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Victoria are just a few to visit! (One Modern Couple)

37. Eating Butter tarts and driving through Ontario’s butter tart trail. (Daily Dream 360)

38. If you love travelling by train, you’ll be pleased to know that Canada is home to one of the most incredible train journeys in the world. ‘The Great Canadian‘ will take you from Toronto to Vancouver in 3 1/2 days. The trip shows of Canada’s array of landscapes from Ontario’s lakes and forests, the stunning prairies and the astounding rocky mountains. (Backpack With Brock)

The Great Canadian Train
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39. You must visit Prince Edward County! There you’ll find a flourishing network of wineries, artists, farms, and beaches.  Its rich history and valuable local business scene honours our land, artists, food, and animals. What’s not to love? (Vacation Couple)      

40. Canada has thousands of lakes. For a fun alternative to staying in a hotel, rent a houseboat and cruise the lakes and locks of the Kawarthas in Ontario or Shuswap and Mara Lakes in British Columbia. (Wandering iPhone)

41. You must try a Caesar. The Canadian version of a Bloody Mary made with Clamato juice (clam juice and tomato juice combined, sounds gross but is delicious) vodka, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, celery salt and a lime. (Travel Yourself)

42. Experience true winter – It’s true what they say, Canada get’s cold in the winter. But don’t fret, because we love to celebrate the winters with winter sports, festivals, and activities. (Tal Braiman)

43. Go dog sleddingThe wild wintery expanse of Canada is the perfect place to get behind the sled and experience the true power of husky dogs run with absolute joy and delight.  Take in the winter wonderland and when you’re done you get to play with the cutest playful dogs. (Going Awesome Places

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44. Whistler offers the best of Winter and Summer just 1.5 hours from Vancouver. Some of the best views and a really fun drive as well. (30DayAdventures)

45. Visit Granville Island Market! It’s highly recommended if you’re going to Vancouver! Enjoy a midday noshing break at Japadog (the city’s iconic street food), hop on a sud-sloshed tour of the city’s craft breweries, and top it all off with an unforgettable feast featuring a parade of pretty plates at award-winning Hawksworth. (DobbernationLoves)

46. Helicopter rides are the best way to see Canada from above! Views for days! (Hopscotch The Globe)

47. Canada has the best Pride Parades! All throughout the summer, there are approximately 80+ pride celebrations across the country; from major cities like Toronto and Montreal to smaller cities like Brockville and Kelowna. (OutWithRyan)

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48. We invented all the best pizzas. The Canadian pizza has bacon, pepperoni and mushrooms AND we also invented Hawaiian pizza because we know pineapple and ham are so good together. (Bacon Is Magic)

49. If you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of big cities and enjoy a relaxing time by the water, rent a cottage. Enjoy lounging by the lake during the day, listening to the loon calls in the evenings, and fire-side ‘smores at night. (See You Soon)

50. You have to experience dancing in the streets of Toronto during weekend events or when a team wins the World Cup of Soccer. (Daily Dream 360)

51. Come to Canada to discover that being nice isn’t just a stereotype. You’ll be able to experience the friendliness up close and personal! (One Modern Couple)

52. If you like Canoeing, there are more lakes in Canada then the rest of the world combined. (Hey Nadine)

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53. We can get our fair share of rain and snow and the east coast suffers a hurricane now and again. However, when it comes to earthquakes, tornados and monsoons, we don’t experience the threat of natural disasters in the way many other countries on the planet do. (Backpack With Brock)

54. Whitewater rafting is one thing but did you know that you can also do it in a canoe? The wild rivers around Ottawa are perfect for the biggest adrenaline rush you’ll ever have. All you have to do is find an outfitter that does lessons and in a day you’ll be hitting the rapids head on with you and your partner. (Going Awesome Places)

55. Catch a movie during the Toronto International Film Festival when the city comes alive and Hollywood stars are spotted on the red carpet and out on the town. (Wandering iPhone)

56. You must hike with moose in the fall as the leaves change along the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton. Picturesque yes, but moose are dangerous so be careful. (Travel Yourself)

57. Canada has the best road trips! (Hopscotch The Globe)

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58. Maple Everything – Cookies, syrup, fudge… we have countless food items made with Maple. It’s natural, fresh, and delicious. Don’t limit yourself. (Vacation Couple)

59. Experience the world in Canada – Canadian cities are some of the most multi-cultural in the world. You can see a traditional Chinese dance, be a part of a Caribbean street festival, eat Lithuanian food, and have Japanese deserts in the same day. Spending a day in a major Canadian city exposes you to so many different cultures and traditions around the world. (Tal Braiman)

60. We have some of the best wineries in the world in BC. (30DayAdventures)

61. We make the best bagels in the world – just don’t tell New York. Our Montreal-style bagels are smaller, sweeter and denser – obviously a whole lot better! (Bacon Is Magic)

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62. Go back in time 100 years and join the characters of Avonlea for a fun day of interactive experiences at Avonlea Village of Anne of Green Gables. (DobbernationLoves)

63. In terms of money, Canada is an affordable vacation choice especially since historically our CDN$ has been and currently is worth less than the US$ and as a bonus, our Canadian bills look like a rainbow of colours and you might find that some of our coins will glow in the dark! (OutWithRyan)

64. You have the option of experiencing more coastline than any other country! That means romantic waterfront sunsets & sunrises almost anywhere you go! (One Modern Couple)

65. If you love adrenaline pumping adventure, then you have to go ATV riding here in Canada! There are many marked and unmarked trails across the country and tour operators ready to teach and guide those who’ve never done it before. (See You Soon

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66. Canada has lots of great bird spotting, so bring a zoom-lens! (Hey Nadine)

67. Come watch Canada play during the hockey playoffs and especially visit if we win the Stanley Cup! (Daily Dream 360)

68. The majority of our population lives near the US border. Hop in a car, and drive north. at least once a year my mother and I head to visit family near North Bay – a good 4 hours up. Not only is it beyond beautiful but the people will make you feel right at home! (Backpack With Brock)

69. Visit Niagara Falls – After feeling the refreshing mist on your face and hear the roaring waters from below you’ll never be the same.  Experiencing one of the wonders of the world was an integral part of our childhood, adolescence, and even our adulthood.  (Vacation Couple)

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70. Visit the land of the dinosaurs! In pre-historic times, the badlands of Alberta were home to dinosaurs when it was a lush subtropical habitat.  Today, the landscape has dried up and has left behind mysterious and maroon-striped canyons that create the alien-like world which supply most of the bones on display in one of the world’s largest dinosaur museum – Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. (Going Awesome Places)

71. Visit these unique parks with your children – Dufferin Grove Park in Toronto, The Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond, British Columbia or Chinguacousy Park in Brampton. (Wandering iPhone)

72. See the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy. You can also go whale watching, eat some of the world’s most delicious scallops and go tidal bore rafting on the Bay of Fundy too! (Travel Yourself)

73. Have a dream of sleeping in an Ice Castle? Hotel de Glace is based in Quebec City and feels like you’re in inside a snow globe with a blanket of fluffed marshmallow. (DobbernationLoves)

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74. Experience French (Canadian) culture in Quebec!  This fascinating province is full of culture, food, and nature, in a unique Québécois flavour! Catch a festival in the bustling metropolis of Montréal, stay in a castle in historic quaint Québec, or take a road trip around the breathtaking Gaspésie Peninsula. (Tal Braiman)

75. Canada has some of the best Chinese Food outside of China! (30DayAdventures)

76. We have edible beaver tails, which sounds disgusting, until you realize it’s actually a delicious deep-fried pastry covered in deliciousness and shaped like a beaver tail. (OutWithRyan)

77. Canada has unique wildlife like the badass spirit bear and Sasquatch! (Hopscotch The Globe)

78. Canadians love beer and our craft beer scene has exploded over the past 5-10 years. In Toronto, there are new craft breweries opening every year so there’s definitely one to satisfy every palate! (See You Soon

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79. Our cold waters make for some of the best seafood in the world. Our arctic char, Prince Edward Island oysters and Digby scallops are exported all over the world – but only in Canada can you eat it just hours after it was caught. (Bacon Is Magic)

80. High Tea! Yes, our British roots are showing in British Columbia. (Hey Nadine)

81. Come to Canada and enjoy the roasting of marshmallows on a fire and then squishing them with chocolate in between graham crackers to make s’mores. (Daily Dream 360)

82. Unlike nations closer to the equator, Canada’s northern location means it has four very distinct seasons. Winter brings blankets of snow, the summer sunshine and heat and those in between seasons, perfect for a looking fashionable in layers. (Backpack With Brock)

83. There aren’t too many places in the world where you can strap on your skates and glide on ice in the middle of the forest. Well, you can do that right in Muskoka, Ontario inside at Arrowhead Provincial Park in the winter months.  It’s absolutely magical. (Going Awesome Places)

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84. You should visit Hopewell rocks – one of the craziest & most impressive feats of nature. Who wouldn’t want to head someplace with stunning views where you can literally walk on the ocean floor? (One Modern Couple)

85. Road Trips – Whether it was in a tent, a camper, or a cottage, I’ve loved camping from a very early age. Having everyone gather around the campfire to share laughs, eat goodies and become closer to nature never gets old. Especially when you’re surrounded by Canada’s beautiful trees, lakes and wildlife. (Vacation Couple)

86. Try the Sourtoe Cocktail in Dawson City, Yukon. Literally a a decapitated human toe in a shot! Yum! (Travel Yourself)

87. Victoria, British Columbia offers one of the best places to see Orca whales (killer whales) in the wild. You may also see other whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions and bald eagles. (Wandering iPhone

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88. Where else can you go bore rafting on a river that rises and falls by over 20 feet twice a day? Definitely, visit Nova Scotia. (30DayAdventures)

89. Visit Saskatoon! It’s home to one of Canada’s largest Ukrainian immigrant populations and you’ll find Canada’s only Perogie Drive-Thru! Order everything on the menu: cabbage rolls with mushroom dill sauce, smokie sausage, potato and cheddar perogies with sour cream, and a bowl of borscht. (DobbernationLoves)

90. One of the best reasons to visit Canada is to take advantage of the fabulous outdoors. A must-do winter activity is to go Skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa – locals skate to work or school every day because it’s quicker than public transit during the winter! (OutWithRyan)

91. Exploring the islands in BC is a must! (Hopscotch The Globe)

92. Visit Banff, a cute mountain town in the Rockies. Banff is a town in Alberta surrounded my monstrous Rocky Mountains. No trip to Canada is complete without visiting this iconic town, and the nature surrounding it! (Tal Braiman)

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93. Every year over Canada’s August long weekend, the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival (formerly known as Caribana) takes over the city for an incredible weekend celebrating Caribbean cultures. It’s one of the biggest festivals in North America with people traveling from all over the world to attend. (See You Soon)

94. You can try the traditional aboriginal food. Bannock, was introduced by Scottish fur traders and adapted in Canada. And in cities like Toronto, there are more indigenous restaurants opening using traditional, local ingredients. (Bacon Is Magic)

95. Cozy up by a fire and get a chance to snap some aesthetically pleasing Instagram photos. (Hey Nadine)

96. Find your way to Newfoundland. Newfies are the nicest folks in our country and will invite you over for supper even if you just meant. At the right time of year, head out in a boat to do some cod jigging. If you catch one, you’ve got to kiss the cod. (Backpack With Brock)

Kissing cod fish
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97. Immerse yourself in French culture! There is so much French culture and language to experience & learn you don’t even have to go to Europe! (One Modern Couple)

98. Go glamping in a tent with a queen size bed, heated blankets and my own bathroom with running water! (Daily Dream 360)

99. Check out the food in Toronto – No matter which neighbourhood you find yourself in #the6ix, good food will never be far. There’s always a new spot popping up and the flavours are worldwide. We’re proud to be a part of this multi-cultural city and our stomachs don’t mind it either. (Vacation Couple)

100. Experience authentic Indigenous culture through music, storytelling, art and nature. Indigenous Peoples have been in Canada since time immemorial. (Wandering iPhone)

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101. When it comes to the great white outdoors, nothing screams Canadian more than portaging.  While the idea of carrying a canoe on your back to jump from lake to lake may seem daunting, this summer activity is one of the best ways to get to know the huge backcountry that Canada is known for.  You never know, you might even encounter a giant moose along the way. (Going Awesome Places)

102. Try the Donair, Halifax’s Official food. Different from a donair, kebab, gyro or anything like those it is the same idea but its own unique food. Seasoned beef, cooked on a spit, shaved off and put in a site bread with tomatoes and onions, topped off with donair sauce (made of canned milk, garlic powder, sugar and vinegar.) Best eaten after a night on the town or anytime really. Alternative versions now include donair pizza, donair egg rolls, donair potato chips, donair burgers and more. (Travel Yourself)

103. You must attend the Shellac Lobster Festival and eat a Lobster Dinner with 1000 of your friends! (30DayAdventures)

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104. Stunning Road Trips! Canada has it all! Multicultural dynamic cities like Toronto, towns surrounded by nature like Banff, French-speaking European cities like Quebec City, see it all in the comfort of your car! (Tal Braiman)

105. Museum lovers should head to Ottawa to enjoy Canada’s top national museums. Art fans in particular love strolling through the National Gallery of Canada. (DobbernationLoves)

106. Come to Canada for the wineries! British Columbia and Ontario have some of the best wineries! Niagara-on-the-Lake & Picton Sandbanks are my favourite areas to go wine tasting in Ontario! (OutWithRyan)

107. Winter romantic getaways in Quebec are a must! (Hopscotch The Globe)

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108. We don’t have a strong culinary culture like countries in other continents. This means our food isn’t tied to formal rules and chefs are allowed to play and experiment. Canadian food can be kimchi or kinilaw or Kraft Dinner – we know it’s just as diverse as our people. (Bacon Is Magic)

109. Canada is home to the world’s largest winter festival – Winter Carnaval! Every year in January/February, Quebec City is transformed into a winter wonderland with many great activities, food and drink to enjoy to help you forget how cold it is Winter Carnaval (See You Soon

110. Canada has so much diversity from east coast to west coast in everything! (Hey Nadine)

111. You can visit the only fortified city in North America (north of Mexico) still in existence right in Quebec City! (One Modern Couple)

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112. Beautiful Sunsets on the Lake are enough reasons to visit Canada. (Daily Dream 360)

113. We have some of the most rich, beautiful farmland in the world. Our cities are great, but drive through the countryside just before harvest and you’ll see what I mean. (Backpack With Brock)

114. Kinder Eggs – You can find these mouth-watering white & milk chocolate eggs at your nearest corner store no matter which Canadian town you’re in. Our neighbours to the South don’t get to enjoy this egg shaped treat with a toy inside! Note: the purchase of Kinder Eggs are NOT limited to children, despite what the wrapper says…. (Vacation Couple)

115. You wouldn’t think there’d be Caribbean-esque waters in Canada but Tobermory will prove you wrong.  Truly a gem of Canada, the tip of Bruce Peninsula is the perfect chance to do a little camping, catch a ferry, swim in a grotto and hike through the Niagara Escarpment. (Going Awesome Places)

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116. For some family fun, visit Playdium for indoor and outdoor fun. They have over 200 games and attractions including video games, redemption games, go-karts, bumper cars, mini golf and bungee trampoline. (Wandering iPhone)

117. Visit a maple syrup farm like Sugar Moon farm in Nova Scotia and learn how our liquid gold is made from tree to on top of your pancakes. (Travel Yourself)

118. Tons of beautiful landscape photo ops – A perk of living in the 2nd largest country in the world, with a relatively low population, is that you can enjoy the national parks with sometimes not a single soul in sight. (Tal Braiman)

119. Prince Edward County is home to the World’ largest Baymouth Barrier Dune. (30DayAdventures

120. Muskoka is now Ontario’s most sought-after cottage country, recently dubbed “Malibu of the North,” as marvellous mansions play home to A-list celebrities such as Martin Short, Goldie Hawn, Steven Spielberg, and Tom Hanks. When Hollywood’s elite and the who’s who of Toronto are looking to kick back and relax, they find happiness paddling to Taboo Muskoka. (DobbernationLoves)

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121. Take a boat cruise around the beautiful Thousand Islands which are shared between Canada and the US. Also, this region is where the name for Thousand Islands salad dressing came from! #ShoutoutToMyHometown (OutWithRyan)

122. Canadians are some of the nicest people in the world. (Hopscotch The Globe)

123. With a vast wilderness we have so many opportunities for forage wild food. We have incredible wild leeks in the spring, mushrooms in the fall and so many wild edible flowers. If you get lost in the woods you’ll have plenty of options as long as you stay away from the poisonous look-alike plants. (Bacon Is Magic)

124. Canada is home to over 50% of the world’s Polar Bear population and Churchill, Manitoba is one of the best places in the country to see them in person. (See You Soon)

125. Learn to Surf! Yes you can surf on both coasts of Canada. Although you should wear a wetsuit. (Hey Nadine)

126. Getting lost between the lake and the sky on a kayak in Norfolk County. (Daily Dream 360)

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127. We don’t have pennies anymore so you won’t be weighed down by as much useless pocket change as you travel! (One Modern Couple)

128. Toronto, where I call home, is the most multicultural city on the planet, this means you can eat food from any country in the world and it’s the real deal. Fancy some Italian? Little Italy is on College west. Greek food? The Danforth. Tibetan? Yup, we’ve got it over in Parkdale! (Backpack With Brock)

129. Come to chill with nature –You can go hiking to enjoy the view, walk along the beaches, or just find a quiet moment by the water. The fact that you can find a unique landscape no matter where you are in Canada is a special quality. You’ll never be without a unique spot to visit in nature here. (Vacation Couple)

130. During Quebec’s world-famous Carnaval, there’s one particular event where you literally get into your swimsuit and roll around in the snow.  It’s absolutely crazy and delirious but so much fun. (Going Awesome Places)

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131. If you have children make sure you take them to Chudleigh’s Apple Farm in the Fall to go on a tractor ride to pick apples, feed the farm animals or have fun in the hay maze and slides. Tip: Get a bowl of chilli and have a slice of pumpkin pie in the Cafe or enjoy fresh roasted corn on the cob at the BBQ stand. (Wandering iPhone)

132. Enjoy some drinks in a pub in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Halifax is said to have the most bars and pubs per capita in North America and it is also a University town with 4 major Universities in the city. Because of that it has quite the popular night scene with tons of great bars and pubs to get a drink in. (Travel Yourself)

133. See the largest fireworks competition in the world! The Montreal Fireworks Festival is the most prestigious and largest fireworks competition in the world! (Tal Braiman)

134. Visit Tofino for storm watching, surfing and great food all on the west coast of Vancouver Island. (30DayAdventures

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135. Vancouver is one of the world’s most dynamic culinary hubs. While the province’s oysters, salmon, and blueberries are perhaps the region’s best-known bounty, it’s Vancouver’s quintessential Asian-Pacific sensibility, rooted in the city’s rich immigrant history, that has made the city famous with foodies. (DobbernationLoves)

136. Canada has an amazing nightlife! I especially love the nightlife in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. (OutWithRyan)

137. Catch the sunrise at Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America located in St. John, Newfoundland. (See You Soon)

138. Canadians love dessert, one of the most iconic is the west coast Nanaimo Bar. Conveniently it doesn’t need to be baked, instead, it is a dessert square with a series of layers: graham crumb topped with custard icing then melted chocolate. (Bacon Is Magic)

139. You can eat pretty much all the food of the world in one country! Canada is incredibly diverse & that means food of almost every culture can be found! (One Modern Couple

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140. You must come to Canada for the cabins, lakes, mountains, and oceanside! We’ve got them all! (Hey Nadine)

141.  Watching Maple Syrup freeze on snow and then eating it. (Daily Dream 360)

142. Celine Dion & Shania Twain are Canadians and enough reason to visit. (Backpack With Brock)

143. Road Trips – Whether it was a quick stop at sandbanks, the apple orchard, or a longer ride to the waterfalls of Hamilton, we were always on the road with family.  There’s nothing else quite like experiencing the sights and spending time together while exploring our beautiful country. (Vacation Couple)

144. To visit Peggy’s Cove, a cute little fishing village turned tourist attraction with one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. (Travel Yourself)

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145. What makes poutine so good is the cheese and not just any cheese, Quebec dairy farm grade curds.  The curds are so good that most Quebecois munch on them as snacks and you know they’re fresh when they’re squeaky as you bite into them. You have to try it! (Going Awesome Places)

146. Every weekend in the summer, Harbourfront Centre in Toronto offers a weekend festival that showcases the music, food and art of cultures from around the world. (Wandering iPhone)

147. If you like staying in unique places, the Fogo Island Inn is one of Canada’s most famous boutique design hotels of Canada. It’s a luxe hotel in an ultra-modern building that sits perched on stilts atop jagged rocks. (DobbernationLoves)

148. Vancouver, when the sun is shining and you find a spot on a patio there is no place better in the entire world! (30DayAdventures)

149. Take a stroll in Vancouver’s Stanley ParkStanley Park is one of the world’s most beautiful urban parks (named “top park in the entire world” by TripAdvisor)! You can walk on the edge of a peninsula surrounded by mountains, and the Pacific ocean, or walk through the forested area and enjoy indigenous totem poles. (Tal Braiman)

150. Canada is home to some of the best travel bloggers *cough cough* So make sure you go and follow all 15 Canadian Travel Bloggers who helped share 150 Reasons why you should travel Canada! (Hopscotch The Globe)

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Ryan Thomas Woods is the voice behind Out With Ryan. He’s an LGBTQ+ Activist & Travel writer for this website and many other publications. He was recently voted 2018’s Travel Influencer of Year in Canada and dedicated the award to all LGBTQ+ travelers making the world a better & safer space for our community, as he strives to do on his website & social platforms.

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  1. July 3, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    I loved reading the responses from everyone else, our country is pretty special.

    • OutWithRyan
      July 3, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      Everyone’s responses were so unique! Half of the points I was actually intrigued by and want to experience this summer! 😀

  2. July 3, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    If this doesn’t get you excited about travel in Canada, I’m not sure what will! Thanks for putting this together Ryan.

    • OutWithRyan
      July 3, 2017 / 5:40 pm

      There’s just so many places to visit and so many things to do in our beautiful country! Thanks Will for being a part of this! <3

  3. July 3, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    So many great reasons to travel to Canada! Look forward to doing some of these things. Thanks for doing this, Ryan.

    • OutWithRyan
      July 4, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      I’m looking forward to doing some of these things that I haven’t done too! Thanks Andrea! <3

  4. Peter
    July 4, 2017 / 1:03 am

    Proud to call this country home! I’m a bit biased, but I think your list needs more BC, especially the Okanagan!

    • OutWithRyan
      July 4, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      There’s a lot of BC on this list 😉 Although I agree with adding more Okanagan! I would love to go wine tasting there next! #BucketListGoal

  5. July 10, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Great celebration of our wonderful homeland!! So much to do and discover.

    • OutWithRyan
      July 17, 2017 / 11:39 pm

      There’s soooo much to do and discover! There’s just not enough time in a day, year, lifetime to see it all!