But if you are for some reason holding back on getting out there and seeing what Canada has to offer, here are 8 amazing reasons you need to go explore it now. Right now.
As usual, these are not listed in order of best to still-awesome-but-not-the-best. The order is random and every single reason to visit Canada is great and totally dependant on the person visiting.
- Outdoor Activities
- Roadside Scenery
- Picnic Spots
We explored all of these goodies whilst on a 3 week road trip through BC & The Rockies. Check out our itinerary suggestions here.
1. Outdoor Activities
- Trail Running
- Basically everything else you can think of!
Okay so there aren’t lions.. or tigers... unless you count mountain lions; they’re elusive, however they are there... But, there are bears! And there is a huge array of other wildlife visible throughout BC & The Rockies. Caribou, Eagles, Big Horn Sheep, Bald Eagles, Squirrels and so much more are all visible just hanging out on the side of the roads!
3. Roadside Scenery
Check these roads out for all the good stuff:
- Sea to Sky Highway
- Duffey Lake Road
- Ice field Parkway
Our favourite Brewery:
- Brassneck Brewery in Vancouver. Try the Passive Aggressive IPA and Joe’s Barn Saison. Yum
The Okanagan Valley is also very well known for its wine. We didn’t get to suss out any vineyards but a day riding bikes around and drinking wine is always fun right?
Fun Fact #2: You can buy wine in a can. You're welcome.
5. Picnic Spots
Plenty of road side pit-stops and loads of well-deserved-end-of-hike vantage points. There are infinite possibilities!
Trails long or short, taking days or minutes, it's up to you and there is something for absolutely everybody.
There is so much land to explore, and what better way to do it than on your own 2 feet?
I count this as one of the 5 reasons to visit BC mostly just because they’re absolutely-breathtakingly and it’s a really special feeling you get when looking down from the top of a peak, somehow it manages to put the whole world into perspective, if only for a minute.