Canada Abroad

The Best Ways to Spend your Summer in Canada!

Check out these 7 amazing places to visit and things to do in Canada during the summer months

It’s summer in Canada, so we are sharing some of the amazing places you can go and the exciting things you can do during a Canadian summer!

  1. Visit Glacier National Park

Regardless of the time of year you visit Glacier National Park, you will be in for a visual treat. This is one of those places in Canada that is spectacular all year round. Explore the forests of towering trees, hike along Canada’s first transcontinental train route or walk up into the mountains. With over 700 miles of hiking trails, you’ll never run out of things to do. And did we mention the views?


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Top Shot: Morning Glory | Photograph by Jeff Stamer . “Wildfires and rainy weather had plagued my trip to Glacier National Park,” writes Your Shot photographer Jeff Stamer. “I awoke on my last morning to more of the same. Determined to get a sunrise shot, I drove in the darkness to the edge of Two Medicine Lake and set up my tripod in the rain, and waited, and got very wet. Sunrise came and went but no sun. I was about to pack it in when about ten minutes after the ‘official’ sunrise, the clouds behind me broke and illuminated Sinopah Mountain with the bonus of a subtle rainbow.” — Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. #YourShotPhotographer

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  1. Spot the Grizzly Bears

One of the iconic animals you’ll see in the great Canadian outdoors is the Grizzly Bear. At the Great Bear Lodge in British Columbia, guests can spot Grizzly Bears from a floating lodge. The lodge is contained on the shore of Vancouver Island and guests can see the bears twice a day. This is the ideal place to visit if you are looking for quiet solitude.



  1. Spend the day as a cowboy

If you think the USA is the only home to cowboys, you’d be mistaken. During the summer months, being outdoors on horseback is one of the better ways to make the most of the heat. At the Calgary Cowboy Trail, you can indulge in a bit of the cowboy lifestyle by taking a journey down a cowboy trail. While on your adventure, your guide will teach you about the history of the area.



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Late WCW to this one ?❤️

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  1. Spend some time in Quebec

Quebec City is filled with a French flair. And along with its French Canadian culture comes exquisite architecture. There are plenty of interesting places to see in Quebec such as the awe-inspiring Chateau de Frontenac as well as a host of other places in the Old City. In winter, it can be a little too cold to be outdoors which makes summer the right time of the year to visit.



  1. Enjoy a real world escape in Banff National Park

Canada is really well known for its immense wilderness. And Canadian summers are meant to be spent outdoors. In Banff National Park you can spend the days outdoors hiking, regardless of your fitness levels. Banff National Park is unique in that you can opt for a Heli-hike which means a helicopter will fly you to a remote hiking destination.



  1. Go canoeing

Just as there is a great number of places to go hiking in Canada, there are also many opportunities for those who wish to take the rivers and go canoeing. If you want to really see the Canadian landscape, a canoe is the best way to explore.



  1. Time at the coast

A beach holiday is often the very essence of summer. When breaking away from the city for your vacation, Tofino is the place to go. Here you can enjoy everything from whale watching to surfing and exploring all that the Pacific Rim National Park has to offer.



When immigrating to Canada, you can expect to spend a lot of time outside during the summer months. Hiking and camping are a must during the summer, when the sun is high and the skies are clear where else would you want to be?