GUEST POST OVERVIEW: Canada is such a special place that so few Americans take advantage of. With beautiful old towns, expansive natural wonders and the kindest people around, Canada is a must visit.

To tell you more, I’ve invited my friend Su to write about four of her favorite things to see and do “North of the Border.”


Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a foodie: Canada has it all.

From historical towns to breath-taking scenery, you are guaranteed to come home from your trip to Canada with thousands of photographs to wade through and a unique memory attached to them all.

To ensure that you make the most of your time in this beautiful land, here are four of the best things to see and do in Canada:


"Just One Kiss" - photo by Mauricio Lim
“Just One Kiss” – photo by Mauricio Lim

Appreciate the time of Canada past in Old Québec

A UNESCO world heritage site, Old Québec is home to a number of stunning hotspots that showcase Canada’s rich and vibrant past.

Take in the Citadel or the Fortifications of Québec before visiting the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and finishing off your site-seeing day with some fine dining in the rue Saint-Jean or rue Saint-Louis.

Whatever you decide to spend your time enjoying in Old Québec, be sure to bring your camera as the architecture and scenery is simply stunning.


Streets of Old Quebec - photo by Dhinakaran Gajavarathan
Streets of Old Quebec – photo by Dhinakaran Gajavarathan

Take a Gamble on Vancouver

Home to a great nightlife, no trip to Canada is complete without a visit to Vancouver.

The Edgewater Casino, a unique boutique casino on the on the shores of False Creek has a mix of live entertainment and gambling with 600 slot machines and the chance to play blackjack, roulette and poker.


Vancouver from above - photo by Magnus Larsson
Vancouver from above – photo by Magnus Larsson

Pause to take in the break-taking scenery

When you’re traveling through Canada, it begins to feel that there simply is no end to the spectacular scenery and landscapes in this land.

There is a variety of options available for travelers depending on the level of fitness and activity you wish to embark upon.

From feeling the force of Niagara Falls, taking in the rare blue waters of Lake Louise or hiking your way across the Canadian Rockies, Canada will imbue every visitor with a sense of awe.


The Maid of the Mist passes alongside Niagara Falls
The Maid of the Mist passes alongside Niagara Falls

Learn a little in the fun and educational museums

Whatever your interests, there is a museum in Canada to suit you. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is unmissable as it is the first museum dedicated to such a noble cause.

For all you fashionistas, there is the Textile Museum which currently is holding an exhibition on Frida Kahlo or there is the Canada Agriculture Museum in Ottawa that is ideal for foodies.

If you’re unsure of where to begin, check out the highest ranking Canadian museums on TripAdvisor and see which ones pique your interest.


A sculpture inside Vancouver's Museum of Anthropology - photo by upyernoz.
A sculpture inside Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology – photo by upyernoz.

What about you?
Have you been to Canada?
What would you recommend?