The Great Canadian Bucket List
October 12, 2016
The land of extreme beauty, plentiful wildlife and a wide variety of landscapes is a jewel to explore. If your bucket list includes seeing a hotel made completely of ice, get ready to check it off. Have you always desired to experience the cold beauty of the Northern Lights? Maybe you have dreamed of seeing the icy beauty of Bridal Veil Falls in the winter. Whatever is on your bucket list can probably be checked off in this land of extremes.
Start with a trip to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. There are other places to experience the aurora borealis, however, Yellowknife is underneath the aurora oval. Flat, unobstructed views and clear skies make this a perfect spot for viewing the shimmer and dance of the Northern Lights.
Plenty of waterfalls dazzle tourist every year, but to see breathtaking waterfalls you must visit Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls in Niagara in the winter. The frozen fingers of icicles, splashes caught in the frigid air and boulders formed completely of ice make this a magical experience.
Hotel de Glâce in Québec allows bucket-listers to sleep in a unique hotel made completely of ice and snow. Snuggle on your ice bed under reindeer hides. Have a drink from a carved frozen glass. Ethereal lighting and spectacular sculptures change every year to make each experience unique.
Take a foodie tour of Canada. Taste the best poutines in Montréal, beavertails, Nanaimo bars and butter tarts as you travel to the regions that make them famous. You may want to consider a walking tour to burn off those extra calories.
Hop on a Tundra Buggy to see the polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba up close and personal. These huge creatures can stand up on their hind legs and peer into your window. Now that’s a bucket list experience!
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