A great way to feel more comfortable in a new country is to explore your surroundings and learn about the history of your new home. Canada is a large country with an incredibly diverse landscape and history. No matter what region of Canada you decide to call home, there is stunning natural beauty and culture to explore. Newcomers Canada has created a list of bucket list items we think you might like to explore! Keep reading to learn more about the experiences Canada has to offer.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and offers seemingly endless opportunities for exploration. Whether you are looking for a cultural experience like the Royal Ontario Museum or a sports related activity like the Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto has it all. Of course, the most prominent landmark in Toronto is the CN tower, a unique landmark standing 553.3 meters high over downtown Toronto. If you are looking to spend some time outdoors, a visit to Toronto Island is just a short ferry ride away!
Montreal is a city steeped in history, offering visitors the opportunity for cultural experiences ranging from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to the incredible Notre-Dame Basilica. If you are looking for a day of exploring by foot, Old Montreal is filled with history, shops, and incredible restaurants. Montreal is the largest city in Quebec, a French speaking province in Canada.
Staying Warm in Winnipeg
Depending on the time of year you visit, you may be looking for indoor activities, as Winnipeg can experience brutally cold winters. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a stunning architectural marvel worth a visit. If the sun is shining, head to the Forks Market, a beautiful riverfront park where the Red and Assiniboine rivers intersect.
Visit the Canadian Prairies
The Canadian prairies are a region leading into the Rocky Mountains. They are notoriously flat, but don’t be fooled, they offer incredible beauty. Across Saskatchewan and Alberta, you can experience miles of colorful farmland as far as the eye can see. The grasslands, plains, and lowlands in the region are spotted with grain elevators as you look out towards the horizons. In Saskatchewan you may want to explore the capital city of Regina, or the other large centre, Saskatoon.
Hike the Rocky Mountains
If you have settled in Edmonton or Calgary, a trip out of the city and into the Rocky Mountains is a must! The natural beauty of this region is stunning. Most commonly associated with Banff and Jasper, the mountains in Alberta present dramatic landscapes and opportunities for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and other outdoor activities.
Breathe in the Ocean in Vancouver
The capital city of British Columbia is Victoria, but the largest city in the province is Vancouver. These coastal cities have a milder climate allowing for year outdoor enjoyment. If you are looking to get outside you can take a trip to beach or Granville Island. Stanley Park and the iconic Vancouver Sea Wall offer opportunities for long walks.
Regardless of the region of Canada you have chosen for your new home, we encourage you explore all that Canada has to offer!