Now that we’ve hit the month of May, summer vacation season is just around the corner. For those of you who want to do some traveling this summer but haven’t quite decided where you want to go, I’ve found a few ideas that might interest you.
Summer in Canada means that we don’t have to leave the country to enjoy warm weather – and with the Loonie being what it is these days, being able to spend our own dollar during a summer vacation is a nice bonus.
Travelling to Western Canada
For those of you who like Western Canada, you can’t go wrong at Banff and Lake Louise. There’s gorgeous scenery, fresh mountain air, and the chance to see a moose moseying down the sidewalk. What’s not to like about that? Look here on Reader's Digest http://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/canada/top-7-things-do-banff/ for more information about Banff and Lake Louise.
Taking a trip to the East Coast
If you’re considering a trip to Eastern Canada, there’s plenty to like about that part of our country also. We all know about the great seafood you can enjoy in the Maritimes, and history buffs will find there’s lots to see too, but it’s also a very underrated destination for a summer vacation if you enjoy golf.
Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia boast some of the country’s top-rated courses, and they’re much more affordable than you’d expect. You can find more information about golfing on Golf PEI http://www.golfpei.ca/ and Nova Scotia’s website http://www.novascotia.com/see-do/outdoor-activities/golfing.
Planing a vacation in Quebec
Another great place for a vacation is La Belle Province. Montreal offers great restaurants and culture year round, but in the summer it hosts the Grand Prix as well as the world-famous Montreal Jazz Festival. And if you’re a fan of cottage country, the Eastern Townships have some of the nicest lakes and mountains in the country.
It’s a nice, quiet place to spend a week or two to unwind and breathe in the clean, fresh air. Visit MTLBlog http://www.mtlblog.com/things-to-do-in-mtl/the-35-things-you-need-to-do-in-montreal-this-summer and the Eastern Townships http://www.easterntownships.org/ for more information on what to do and where to go when vacationing in Quebec.
If you’re looking for summer vacation ideas, I hope I’ve given you some destinations to consider. No matter where you decide to go, use plenty of sunscreen and take lots of photos!