It’s 4 weeks till my next TrekAmerica trip. Where did the time go? This is my 3rd trek coming up. Soon, enough I’ll be back state side and back in my happy place. This time, I’ll be travelling from New York to San Francisco through the Northern states which will take me over half way to visiting all 50 states.
I love TrekAmerica tours. It’s where all my adventures started for me and I can’t endorse the company enough. I’ve got so many incredible memories from my last 2 trips and I’ve put myself in situations which I never thought I could do. I feel stronger, braver, overcome so many of my fears and battled my anxiety.
My last trek was the Glaciers and Grizzlies Plus tour which wasn’t at the top of my list at all. I went on the trip purely because I heard so many rave reviews about it from my friends to the point I had to book a trip. I also wanted to visit somewhere different to my last trip in America. It’s fair to say Canada completely blew me away. I was so unprepared for how beautiful this country really is and the trip was so action packed I was left exhausted when I arrived back home. What a trip!
LOTS OF LAKES
Canada has the most gorgeous lakes I’ve ever seen and the most recognizable lakes in the world. They are absolutely stunning and the water is the most beautiful shades of blue I’ve ever seen. I could spend all day staring at the water. You can also take a canoe out onto the lakes in the summer. In the winter, some of the lakes can be frozen until early June but crystallize in shapes of icicles in the water. If you want to see clear blue waters then go in July or August.
INTO THE WILD
Canada has some incredible wildlife right on your doorstep. Literally. You can walk outside and there can be a bear. On my trip, we saw 22 bears in 5 days. You will see more Black bears in the Canadian Rockies but we did spot a family of Grizzly Bears with some adorable cubs. Oh, my heart strings. You can also try to spot Moose, Elk, Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Goats and Whales.
Before I went to Canada, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a waterfall before. During the trip, I lost count of all the waterfalls I got to see on this trip. It felt like we saw a waterfall every time we stopped to take a break on the trip. Our Tour Leader, Olivia, obviously planned it this way and had a great knowledge of the area.
Canada is well known for having some of the friendliest people in the world. I’m not used to people being so nice to me for no reason. It came quite a culture shock to me. They’re such pleasant people. If you ever get lost and need to ask for directions, this could quite possible lead to a lovely conversation with a local too. They love talking about their towns and what they are known for but they love to get to know you too. Such lovely folks.
EPIC CANADIAN FOOD
Canada doesn’t just have some incredible food but the portions are HUGE! You’ll be well fed on this holiday. From Poutine to Lobster Rolls. Not forgetting they put Maple Syrup on everything. Burgers, Pancakes, Waffles, Popcorn, Cinnamon Rolls, Salmon, Cake and even Beans? With a wide menu to choose from you won’t go hungry. Don’t forget to buy some Maple Syrup before leaving or you’ll have major sugar withdrawals when you get home.
CLEANEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
With the world trying to clean up their mess and plastic wastage, everyone should just take tips from Canada. They already have this down. No one drops litter. NO ONE. It’s one of the cleanest countries in the world. Locals and tourists a like are so respectful with their waste and dispose of it properly. They even have the most secure bear proof trash bins in the world so the bears can’t make a mess of the place. Well done Canada!
ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP VIEWS
Canada is a big country. Duh. Getting to each of these beautiful locations can take a while. Luckily, you have some exquisite views to keep you occupied on the long drives. Usually, I’m the first to pop in my ear phones and watch a film I’ve downloaded on Netflix. However, in Canada I was constantly looking out the window at the bewitching landscape. You won’t spot bears on the side of the roads if you don’t look out the windows!
My favourite part of going on tours is all the activities. I am NOT a bucket and spade holiday type of girl. I like action packed itineraries, instead of hours spent on the beach trying to get a tan on my pale English skin. In Canada, you go canoeing on stunning lakes and rivers, Zip lining in Whistler or Glacier Walking on the Icefields Parkway. All of these activities have unbelievable scenery to enjoy whilst you get your adrenaline pumping. Try to do as many as possible. You can’t do things like this at home.
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Which part of Canada would you love to explore or see? Let me know in the comments below.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Flight Centre. All thoughts and opinions as always are my own.