Top 10 outdoor adventures in Canada

  • Top 10 outdoor adventures in Canada

Pack up your adventurous spirit and head to Canada!

From the exhilarating rush of ziplining through the trees to spotting some of the planet's most awesome creatures, Canada has it all for lovers of finding adventure in the great outdoors!

 

Hike on the incredible Athabasca Glacier

Athabasca Glacier hiking

For a pretty darn special hiking experience, the Athabasca Glacier is one of Canada's best. Part of Columbia Icefield in the Canadian Rockies, see incredible frozen landscapes as you explore this natural wonder on foot.

 

Canadian Wilderness canoe trip, Algonquin Provincial Park

Alonquin Provincial Park
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Got an adventurous spirit and love being on the water? An overnight wilderness canoe trip gets you far away from the crowds, for a chance to experience a truly remote adventure.

 

CN Tower, Toronto

CN Tower Edge Walk

Even if you're more of a city slicker than a wilderness lover, there's still plenty of adventure to be found. Toronto's CN Tower offers the chance to walk a full circle of the tower, hands-free, on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge, 356m (1168ft) high.

 

Zip line, Whistler

Whistler Zip Line

Got a head for heights? Take a deep breath and launch yourself across the incredible green trees of Whistler. Feel the rush as you fly through the air in this adventure-lover's paradise!

 

Mountain biking, Jasper

Jasper National Park
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One of the best ways to take in the incredible sights of Jasper National Park is on two wheels. Ride along riversides and through towering trees, covering much more ground and seeing loads more of the park than you would on foot!

 

White water rafting, Yoho National Park

White Water Rafting in Canada
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Arm yourself with a paddle and negotiate the waters of Kicking Horse River for one of the world's best white water rafting experiences! River rapids are measured using a system of I-VI (aka 1-6) class rapids, and there are plenty of thrilling class three and four rapids along the route to get your heart racing. Prepare for a full-on soaking!

 

Horseback riding, Banff

Horseback riding in Banff
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Banff is Canada's oldest national park, and there's plenty of awesome sights to see. Jump aboard your mighty steed and explore this incredible wilderness – including the #nofilter-worthy Lake Louise. If all that riding around tires you out, you can always take a dip in Banff Hot Springs to relax afterwards!

 

Bear spotting, Wells Gray Provincial Park

Bear Spotting by Ben Collier

Who doesn't want to spot a bear when they're in Canada?! Wells Gray Provincial Park is best known for its waterfalls, wilderness and wildlife – and yes, that includes Yogi's relatives! Get your zoom lens at the ready and try not to be too distracted by the park's stunning beauty as you keep your eyes open for a potential bear sighting!

 

Zodiac whale watching adventure, Tofino

Whale Watching

Have a 'whale' of a time (sorry...) aboard a Zodiac boat for a chance to spot these majestic marine animals in the wild. If you're lucky, you'll come within boat lengths of their mist spouts.

 

Jet Boat Ride, Montreal

Jet Boat, Montreal
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Brave the waves on a high-speed ride down the rivers of Montréal, the largest city in Canada's Québec province. Prepare for a soaking – this isn't your standard boating lake adventure!

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