NATURAL WONDERS AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
More Australian travellers are set to experience Canada first-hand in 2019, with new events and activities promising to make every adventure an unforgettable experience.
1. SHAKAT TUN WILDERNESS TOURS, YUKON TERRITORY
Travel from Whitehorse to Haines Junction on the border of beautiful Kluane National Park in Canada’s north-western Yukon Territory. Spend two nights viewing the magnificent northern lights, dogsledding, and snow-mobiling at picturesque Kathleen Lake, and spend a day at the Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp to immerse yourself in traditional First Nation lifestyle.
2. ICE BUBBLES, ALBERTA Experience the ice bubbles phenomenon
along Alberta's famous Icefield Parkway during winter, where tiny gas bubbles of all shapes and sizes are trapped beneath the surface of frozen lakes, like shimmering frozen jellyfish. Witnessing this extraordinary natural marvel is simple with transfers newly available between Banff and the Icefield base of Rockies Heli Bubble Tours.
3. JUMP ABOARD CASCADIA, BC
Explore the special worlds of the Haida Gwaii, Great Bear Rainforest and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, on the catamaran Cascadia, run by Maple Leaf Adventures.
4. GLAMPING IN THE MARITIME PROVINCE OF NEW BRUNSWICK
Settle into a fully-equipped “glamping” dome at Cielo in Haut-Shippagan, in Canada's eastern province of New Brunswick. Disconnect from the real world in this unique sanctuary that lies between sea and forest on the Acadian Peninsula.
5. BLUESFEST, OTTAWA
In July 2019, RBC Ottawa Bluesfest celebrates its 25th anniversary. The RBC Bluesfest includes all genres of music, from rappers Schoolboy Q and Future, to rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This two-week event takes place in summer at Ottawa's LeBreton Flats.
Air Canada offers daily direct flights to Vancouver from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, with connecting flights to the eastern provinces and northern territories.