OH CANADA! 150 THINGS TO DO THIS YEAR
Experience all the country has to offer, from coast to coast.
1/ DEFY HEIGHTS (AND REASON) AND WALK 70 METRES ABOVE THE CAPILANO RIVER AS YOU CROSS
THE CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE.
2/ Rent a bike and explore the 400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest along Stanley Park's Seawall.
3/ Shop, sip and play through Granville Island’s Public Market.
4/ Soar above the Douglas Fir trees as you travel on Grouse Mountain’s Skyride, North America's largest aerial tramway system.
5/ Observe animals in their natural habitat at the British Columbia Wildlife Park in Kamloops.
6/ Take a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s at Craigdarrich Castle in Victoria.
7/ Soak in the sun at Kitsilano Beach.
8/ Take a spin on Bug Whirled, Dizzy Drop or The Flutternbye, three of Playland at the PNE’s new 2017 rides.
9/Start at Mile Zero in Dawson’s Creek and take an epic roadtrip on the Alaska Highway.
10/ View the beautiful Canadian Rockies by train with Via’s Jasper to Prince Rupert Line.
11/ Enjoy your morning coffee on the water as you paddleboard from Squamish to Britannia Beach.
12/ Spend an afternoon in awe strolling through Butchart Gardens in Victoria.
13/ Stop in for a pint and a chicken taco (or two!) at Four Winds Brewery.
14/ Indulge in a sweet treat with Nanaimo’s namesake, the Nanaimo Bar.
16/ Visit the world’s largest Easter egg in Vegreville.
17/ Walk through the abandoned ghost town Wayne, deep in Alberta’s badlands.
18/ Venture to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola and dine at one of the summit’s restaurants.
19/ Hike along the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to Sanson’s peak, following in the footsteps of Norman Sanson.
20/ Watch the Calgary Stampeders on home turf at McMahon Stadium.
21/ Shop, learn to surf or skate your heart away at the West Edmonton Mall.
22/ Camp in comfort in a yurt at Pigeon Lake Provincial Park.
23/ Stroll the catwalks of Johnston Canyon.
24/ Capture instagramworthy photos at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park.
25/ Experience the Rockies like never before as you drive from Banff to Jasper on the Icefields Parkway.
26/ Beat the heat at Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash.
27/ Discover the difference between stalactites and stalagmites as you tour caves in Canmore.
We are turning 150! It’s time to celebrate the hidden (and not so hidden) gems from coast to coast. Here are just a few to get you started.
WATCH THE RODEO, TAKE IN A CONCERT OR TRY YOUR LUCK ALONG THE MIDWAY AT THE CALGARY STAMPEDE. (JULY 7–16)
ORDER A CAESAR WHERE THIS CANADIAN OBSESSION BEGAN – AT THE WESTIN HOTEL IN CALGARY.
DISCOVER SOME OF THE WORLD’S RAREST INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS AT THE VICTORIA BUG ZOO.
GRAB A COCKTAIL AND WATCH THE SUNSET AT THE FAIRMONT LAKE LOUISE.