Exciting adventures can be had wherever you are in Canada. In fact, there are plenty of adventures to be had in or very close to most Canadian cities. Depending on the level of thrill you seek, you’ll love exploring Canada’s wild side… and yours, too!
Seek Whales in St. John’s
Seeking out whales in the St. John’s area is a must-do if you’re an adventurer, especially with hot viewing land spots such as Signal Hill and the Cape Spear Lighthouse, which are both within a short drive of the city’s core. Whether you explore by boat, sea kayak, or land, you could be lucky enough to see up to 22 different species of whales, including the largest population of humpbacks.
If you’re lucky, you might even spot icebergs (April to early July) and unique seabirds — known as the ‘Triple Play’ in the area when you see all three.
Get Intense in Toronto
They say if you’re not living life on the edge, you’re taking up too much room. If you live according to this motto you have to try the EdgeWalk at the CN Tower. High above the city, on top of Toronto’s most famous landmark, you’ll be outfitted in a special suit to become part of the skyline.
After enjoying views of the city from 356 meters above the streets, end your panoramic journey with a relaxing meal at the CN Tower’s 360 Restaurant, home to the world’s highest wine cellar.
Zip over Montréal
This experience offers spectacular views and is a safe and fun way to experience a free fall. Finish your aerial tour of this historic district with a ride on Canada’s tallest panoramic Ferris Wheel, La Grande Roue de Montréal, which will take you 60 meters above the city (as high as a 20-story building).
Dig for Dinosaurs in Edmonton
For the young and the young at heart, Jurassic Forest offers an opportunity to see life-size replicas of the dinosaurs that once roamed the land that is now known as Alberta. Take a two-kilometer boardwalk stroll through this 16-hectare old-growth forest located on the outskirts of Edmonton to encounter creatures such as the tyrannosaurus rex and the triceratops.
After trekking (and posing) with these mythical giants, treat the Jurassic Park fan in you, or the dino-loving child in your life, to a fun round of Journey to Extinction Mini Golf on site. Wrap up your prehistoric adventure in the city with a visit to the TELUS World of Science to try your hand at digging dinosaur bones from the earth.
Enjoy the View in Vancouver
Just a 20-minute drive north of Vancouver sits Grouse Mountain, which is a popular ski hill in the winter. In the summer, people flock to the mountain to test their fitness on the “Grouse Grind.” This challenging hike entails climbing 850 meters up a steep trail that includes stairs and takes approximately 90 minutes to get to the top. Your legs might be a little tired the next morning, but the views will be well worth it.
If you can’t do the hike, take the Skyride cable car. High above towering Douglas firs, breathtaking views of the city of Vancouver, sparkling Pacific Ocean, Gulf Islands, and snowy peaks unfold as you journey up the mountainside.
Source: Canada Tourism Board – Keep Exploring Canada
Derived from 8 Urban Adventures
Lead — Grouse Mountain Skyride — Best Vancouver Tours.com
Whale Watching — Wallpaper Cave
Edgewalk CN Tower — Go GlobeHopper
MTL Zipline — Étienne Lechasseur
Jurassic Park — Cloudigirl
Grouse Mountain Cable Car — Grouse Mountain.com