Types of Tourism in Canada
Every year, excursions to observe drifting icebergs become more and more popular. In Canada, this opportunity is provided on the Atlantic coast and the Beaufort Sea.
Newfoundland and Labrador are considered one of the best places in the world to observe drifting icebergs. You can watch them from any point on the northern or eastern coast of the province, because along them lies the famous “Iceberg Alley” along the ocean, along which icebergs go their way along with the cold Labrador Current from Greenland to the warmer waters of the Atlantic, where they melt.
You can also see icebergs on the coast of the Strait of Davis in the Nunavut Territory and on the coast of the Beaufort Sea in the northern part of the Northwest Territories.
In the northern territories of Canada, from September to April, you can observe bewitching northern lights. For example, in the Yukon Territory, in the city of Watson Lake, near Whitehorse, there is a whole Northern Lights Center. Also, the northern lights can be seen in the city of Churchill in the province of Manitoba and in the northern regions of the Labrador Peninsula in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec.
Unlimited hiking opportunities are offered by Canada’s many conservation areas. Here you can travel to the mountainous regions of western Canada, the coastal regions of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Lake District of the central part of the country, the historical routes of the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, and along the ice fields of the northern territories.
RAFTING, CANOING, KAYAKING
Water sports, such as rafting, canoeing and kayaking, can be practiced almost anywhere in the country, but nevertheless, the rivers, lakes and coasts of the national parks of Canada are the most popular and accessible for this. In coastal provinces, marine kayaking and canoeing are offered, during which you can see large marine animals. The most popular rafting destinations are the Mackenzie River, which flows through the Northwest Territories, the South Nahanni River in the Nahanni National Park, located 500 km west of Yellowknife, the Ottawa and Madawaska rivers in the Elongwin Provincial Park, stretching from Ottawa to Lake Huron, the river Huron, which flows through Clouane National Park near Uyathors, and the Förs River in Ivwavik National Park, which extends to the far northwest of the Yukon Territory.
REST ON LAKES
The most popular recreational lakes in the country are the Great Lakes in Ontario, the Lakes of Winnipeg and Manitoba in the Province of Manitoba, the lakes of the central part of Quebec, concentrated around the largest lake in the province – Mistassini, the lakes of northern Saskatchewan, headed by Lake Athabasca and the vast lakes Territory of the North-Western Territories, stretching from Lake Big Slave to Lake Big Bear.
Numerous holiday homes and campsites have been built on the shores of Canadian lakes, as well as provincial and national parks. These are great places for a relaxing family vacation, fishing, hiking, boating, canoeing or kayaking, bird watching and even diving. Lakes in the southern part of the country, such as Ontario, Erie, Huron, Manitoba and Winnipeg, have sandy beaches where you can sunbathe and swim in the summer. These are the country’s most accessible lakes for tourists: the Great Lakes can be reached from the cities of Toronto and Ottawa, and the Winnipeg and Manitoba Lakes from the city of Winnipeg.
Rivers and lakes of the Rocky Mountains National Parks are perfect for fishing. People come here to catch a variety of salmon (brown trout, rainbow trout, American bait, Clark’s salmon and large-headed char), as well as sturgeon, pike perch, pike and gold-eye. The Great Lakes, where perch, pike, salmon and pike perch live, are also a popular fishing spot. The vast lake edge of central Canada and the Northwest Territories offers pike fishing, pikeperch, rainbow trout, salmon, grayling, Arctic char, pikeperch, whitefish, malma, whitefish and perch. Atlantic salmon and perches are found in rivers and lakes in the coastal provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island). On the Labrador Peninsula, you can catch salmon, arctic grayling, American paly, pike, pike perch and whitefish.
The southern part of the Atlantic coast of Canada is replete with resort towns and provincial parks, where sandy beaches stretch.
The best beaches in the province of Nova Scotia are located in provincial parks. 20 km east of Halifax, in the Lorenstown Beach Provincial Park, the eponymous beach stretches, which is popular among fans of surfing and windsurfing. The waves here can reach a height of 3.5 m. A little to the east along the coast is the longest beach in the province – Martinique. In the vicinity of Yarmouth, the beaches of the Mavillit Beach Provincial Park are the most popular.