Canada Travel Plans

Here is my to-do list, so to speak, for when I travel around Canada the way I travel everywhere else now! I want the most well-rounded experience possible and the only way for that to happen is if there is collaboration of ideas, so if you think of anything I should add to the list below, please scroll down and comment in the reply box! 😀

I feel it is probably a good idea to do the majority of the trip (or at least start it)  in Summer, however it would be cool to still be there in winter time so I can see the Northern Lights again! Sidenote: For everything involving animals, I will heavily research how those animals are treated before I support any establishment with my money and joy, and will take things off of my to do list accordingly.

The list of experiences is not organized by importance or preference, or in any way for that matter. I also realize that the list may not be very informative about what I will do at each place (and my logic in the phrasing/choosing of some things when I wrote the list escaped me). I am also aware that some things may be overrated while others are not heard of by a lot of people. Balance, no? But alas, they are on my list and there must be a reason, so I shall make them happen! Just because something isn’t on my list doesn’t mean it won’t happen because I will always end up exploring more and taking other opportunities along the way. It is more of an I-must-at-least-do-these list, but other ideas people tell me about will be in addition to my own spontaneous explorations and discoveries. 


Niagara Falls-Journey Behind the Falls

African Lion Safari

Marine Land

Fathom Five National Park-diving

Ottawa-Change of the Guard at The Hill

Muskoka Cottage Country

Georgian Bay

ice wine

Stratford Shakespeare festival

Toronto CN Tower


Old Quebec

Mont Morency Falls

Basilica of St Anne de Beupre


Place Royale

St Lawrence River and Vieux Port de Quebec market

Plains of Abraham Park area

Wendake aboriginal culture

Ile d’Orleans country side and ice ciders

Parc National de la Jacque-Cartier

le Massif de Charlevoix mountain views

Nova Scotia

Bay of Fundy

Halifax Gardens

Alexander Keith brewery tour

Pier 21 Harbor Hopper tour and Halifax explosion site

Lunenburg-shuck scallops


Cape Broyle-canoe

Bonavista-whales, lighthouse, restaurant, history, icebergs

St. Anthony-lighthouse, restaurant, vikings

Fogo Island

Labrador City-aurora

dive to Titanic…oh wait we can’t do that anymore

boat tour

St. John’s Signal Hill National Park

Cape Spear-lighthouse and whales

Avalon Peninsula-Rita Hogan’s Hospitality Home

Tablelands boat


Baffin Island-Inuit

Iqaluit-Thule people

Ellesmere Island-canoe and/or snowmobile

Repulse Bay

Belcher Islands-kayak

Alaska (because it’s in the general area and more convenient to do it on this trip than my continental US road trip)

Kenai Fjord

glacier hiking in Seward

Duckering Building at Fairbanks University

Chugach State Park


Tracy Arm fjord

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

Portage glacier

Mt Roberts tramway

Glacier Gardens rainforest adventure

H2Oasis indoor waterpark

Chilkoot trail

Kinkaid park

Ship Creek

Juno ice field

Hatcher Pass


bear viewing tour

drive a rural highway

See Alpenglow at midnight and Aurora Borealis after midnight


Lake Laberge

Copper Belt Railway and Mining Museum

Miles Canyon Basalts

Back country (w/guide)

Go canoing

Alaska-Canada highway

Northern lights

Dawson city to pan for gold (childhood memories of activity, different location)


Northwest Territory (summer for midnight sun)

Hay River Canyon (Louise and Alexandra Falls)

Great Slave Lake boat trip

Wood Buffalo National Park

Prince of Wales Heritage Centre

Nahanni-bush plane over it

Hidden Lake Territorial Park

Church of Our Lady of Good Hope



Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Kildonan Park

Assinboine Park Zoo

Forks National Historic Site-market and locals

Manitoba Museum

Thermea Nordik Spa nature


Mac the Moose

Saskatoon Ukrainian Church

Batoche National Historic Site

Tunnels of Moose Jaw Chinese Immigration

Manitou Springs mineral spa


Grassi Lakes

Lake Louise gondola

Banff Upper Hot Springs

Royal Tyrrell Museum-world’s largest dinosaur museum

Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park boat cruise

Calgary Stampede (July)

Fringe Theatre festival

Glacier sky walk glass

high ropes course

Wild Rapids water park

go flyboarding

British Columbia

Butchart Gardens

Lynn Canyon Park and suspension bridge

Canadian Rockies-Mt. Assinboine Park

Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Spotted Lake

Grouse Mountain

Great Bear Rainforest sail tour

Thompson Okanagan wine tour lakeside

Harrison Hot Springs-bald eagles

Salt Spring Island Saturday Market

Vancouver Bard on Beach-Shakespeare

Whistler Black Comb Sky resort

Mural Town-horse drawn carriage

downtown Nelson

Yoho National Park

Haida Gwaii

Hells Gate Airtram-Fraser Canyon

high tea

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