Travelling to experience other cultures, meet new people, and see new sites is always great. It is even better to take the time to explore your homeland too. This is why you need a staycation! Staycations offer the chance to know more about your location and enjoy the perks of travelling for half the price – and the stress. Fortunately, many Canadians have realized this, as the number of nationals taking domestic trips has increased over the last year. For your staycation to be a success, you will need to visit the right places. Below are five fascinating Canadian staycation destinations to visit this year.
1. The wineries of Okanagan Valley
The purpose of a staycation is to let loose, unwind, and relax, perhaps in the comfort of exquisite wine. Well, the Okanagan Valley is the perfect place to do just that. Located in British Columbia, the breathtaking Okanagan Valley is home to vast acreage of vineyards in over 150 wineries to choose from! You can organize a wine-tasting tour with your friends or join one of the available tours if you are going solo. However, if you’re up for it, you can take a tour on the Naramata Bench which consists of several wines to indulge in.
2. Jasper National Park
If you are looking for a location that would give you and your family and friends a full-on nature adventure, you would want to visit Jasper National Park. As the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park is truly the nature lover’s paradise as it offers countless views and activities- no matter the season! Tourists can hike through the Maligne Canyon to the peaks of Mount Edith Cavell during the summer and go skiing in Marmot Basin during the winter.
3. The bustling city of Toronto
With beautifully designed skyscrapers, mesmerizing lights, and popping with culture, Toronto is the heartbeat of Canada. Known to be the largest city in Canada, Toronto is home to over 6,372,000 people- which it uses to its advantage. The city is littered with elements of culture, such as the popular Kensington Market and the Bata Shoe Museum. Although using public transport may be ideal, a great way to get through the city of Toronto by yourself if you’re not a local is with your car, making it a great road trip destination. Therefore, you should consider getting a vehicle for your trip. If you don’t already, you can consider purchasing a used or new one from reliable platforms such as Edmunds ahead of your trip.
4. The natural beauty of Banff
Looking for a location that offers both luxury and fun-adrenaline-filled activities in nature? Then take a trip to Banff. This location has the luxury of a nature resort without the same expensive expenditure. It is an excellent road trip destination for a family of nature enthusiasts looking to explore the great Canadian outdoors. During your visit to Banff, you can go biking down Healy Creek, ski Mount Norquay, or visit one of the hotels for an exotic day of pampering and relaxation.