Canada is one of the most amazing countries in the entire world that is located in the northern part of North America and it is ranked second as the largest country on the entire planet. This massive piece of land is full of all kinds of natural beauties, wonders, and different cultures from every continent. This is why so many people choose to go on a trip on this beautiful land, especially during the holidays. Canada truly looked best during the winter season. The snowy mountains, the snowy series, and the entire atmosphere is just amazing during these times.
However, as I already said, Canada is a huge piece of land. Deciding where you want to spend your holiday here can be quite difficult. There are so many different options, understand if you are having a hard time picking the right one. But, I am sure that wherever you decide to go, you will have a great time.
But, to help you stop stressing, I am going to tell you about the best places you should visit in Canada, especially during the holidays.
For the people that want to experience a city rich with the Christmas spirit, I think the most obvious option is always Toronto. This huge metropolis is full of massive skyscrapers enriched with beautiful restaurants, unique decorations, and everything else that will make your holidays even better than you expected.
Personally, I find Toronto very attractive, so this might be a biased opinion, but you cannot deny the fact that it truly is a beautiful and magical place, especially during the winter. Once it starts snowing and the streets get filled with snow and the rooftops are also stacking snow, everything seems like out of a movie.
To add even more to that Christmas spirit, I am sure that you will enjoy the annual Santa Claus parade that occurs at the Nathan Phillips Square. Keep in mind, this event is held on the third Sunday of every November, so make sure you do not miss it. This is a tradition of over 100 years and it is an amazing spectacle. If you truly love the idea of Santa Claus and you believe in the Christmas spirit, I recommend being right there in front of the City Hall on November 15 in 2020.
If there is a city in Canada that is more impressive than Toronto, it has to be Ottawa and nothing else. Obviously, this is the capital city of the country and for good reason. It is filled with all kinds of historic buildings that are still in use and you can visit them at any time.
I believe that the most interesting building you can visit is Parliament Hill or more commonly referred to as The Hill. It has Gothic revival architecture which is very historically important for Canada. It was built in the 19 century, but it had to be renovated in 2002. But, after the renovations, it is always a wonderful sight even in the winter season. So, if you find yourself roaming on the streets of Ottawa, I recommend checking out the Parliament Hill.
But, I guess that you are looking for something that is more into the holiday spirit. Well, I think you will be glad to know that there are Christmas carols throughout the entire holiday season. Make sure you do not miss out on these because they can be a truly amazing and rare experience. This tradition can also be found at Parliament Hill too. Two birds, one stone.
Keep in mind, if you do want to see the Christmas carols this year, you must make sure that you have your visa ready on time. Because, if you do not, you will not be able to get into Canada and you will not be able to get to Ottawa either. Fortunately, these days, you can fill an application for an electronic visa in just a couple of minutes according to this website. Once you submit your application, you will probably get your response in just a couple of days.
If you’re not the type of person that really enjoys architecture, huge skyscrapers, and Christmas carols, I can imagine that you will be a bit bored in Ottawa and Toronto. But, worry not, because these two cities are not your only two options once you get into this country.
So, if you want to enjoy the natural beauty of this land, I recommend checking out the Niagara Falls. These three giant waterfalls are one of the most amazing things most of us have seen in our lives. Their vertical drop is more than 160 feet or 50 m. Any day at Niagara Falls is an amazing day. Even if it rains, if it snows or if it is sunny, you will have the time of your life.
But, if you want a truly exciting experience, I would recommend going to the waterfalls on August 1 this year. Here, you will be able to witness something amazing. 1 August is referred to as Canada Day in this country and Niagara Falls celebrated in the most unique fashion. All kinds of fireworks are fired, special lighting is used to make all kinds of forms and shapes on the waterfalls and you will even be able to see the Canadian Maple leaf on the falls.
If you want to return to celebrating Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Santa Claus, I must recommend going to Vancouver. The best day to visit Vic Gruber has to be December 14 when the Carol Ships Shoreline Celebrations starts. The celebration is sometimes referred to as the Parade of Lights. You get to see all kinds of ships and boats equipped with giant some systems to play carols and music. They will also be equipped with tons of lights to light up the Panorama Park.
Wherever you decide to go, whether it is Vancouver, the Niagara Falls or Toronto, I am sure that you will have a great holiday.