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Romancing Canada – a brief guide for first time travelers Romancing Canada – a brief guide for first time travelers
Canada occupies most of North America and is, size-wise, the second largest country in the world. There is nothing small about Canada and, even... Romancing Canada – a brief guide for first time travelers

Canada occupies most of North America and is, size-wise, the second largest country in the world. There is nothing small about Canada and, even if you don’t choose to settle here permanently, this makes this country the ideal place for broadening your horizons, and experiencing an adventure or two. The options are endless.

When to go?

Canada’s tourism peaks, generally speaking, from mid-June to mid-September. During these months, travel and accommodations are usually quite a bit more expensive. The rest of the year can be generally referred to as “winter”, we are in the great white north after all – but that doesn’t mean your travel options should be limited to these few warmer months. As I share in my photography book and ode to Canada “A View to Take Home“, my first exploratory trip to the great white north was in the dead of winter. I figured dealing with the country at its “worst” (many people told me winters get pretty bad) would be a good test to see if I could make it. If you can make it here in winter, you can make it anywhere.

In deciding when to go to Canada, you have to review your reasons for going. Are you going to Canada for the less crowded winter sports (compared to Europe)? Winter might just be the perfect time for you. If you’re looking for some other outdoor activities, such as hiking, boating, or fishing – schedule your visit during spring or fall.

Art PrintsWhat to do?

There’s a lot to do in Canada and your list of options ranges from being a ski bunny at Whistler to looking for bears in British Columbia. You could even go on a wine tour in the Okanagan. The options are endless.

Where to stay?

There is nothing small about Canada, and there shouldn’t be anything small about your Canadian vacation, either. Depending on your home currency, the somewhat weaker Canadian dollar might just allow you to go all out in your accommodations and splurge on the many luxury vacation rentals Canada’s different cities have to offer. If you’re looking for alternative options to stay there’s plenty to choose from too. Here’s some alternative accomodation ideas to help you get started.

Learn more

My bestselling book The Freedom Project explains, for the first time, the secrets of travel I have used to explore the world, and fly for free. Get your copy today and start planning your Canadian adventure. Available on Amazon or learn more at www.freedomprojectbook.com.

Wilko van de Kamp Author

WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world. Visit him online at www.wilko.ca