Canada is filled with a few great destinations for a day trip for you and your whole family. If you are only going to be in Ontario for a short time, one of these day trips can be the ideal way to spend the day. If you are going to travel to other provinces, check out some of these fabulous finds.
1. Steveston Sea Breeze Adventures
Located in Steveston British Columbia, Steveston Sea Breeze Adventures features three boats that can each seat 23 passengers. The 40-foot whale watching boats features inside cabins and outside areas great for taking photographs.
Peak whale watching season is from June through September where guests can expect to see birds, porpoises and killer whales along with other sea mammals. Each boat is staffed with a certified naturalist and features hydrophones so you can clearly hear the whales.
2. Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tour
This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the old streets of Gastown and Chinatown where you can investigate the shocking prohibition era of Vancouver and learn what really happened in this town. You will learn about stories that are so bad that the newspapers never published them. During this walking tour, you will learn about things like the demise of Vancouver’s most beautiful showgirl and more.
3. Dempsey Corner Orchards
This tour begins with an historic tour through the 140 year old barn and farm land while sampling fresh fruit and feeding the fish at the pond. Enjoy the day feeding baby animals with bottles, gathering fresh eggs and enjoying the petting zoo. Pick your own fresh vegetables and fruits as they come into season and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch made with the ingredients of the season.
During the summer and autumn months, enjoy special events including:
· The Cherry Festival
· Peachy Palooza
· The Scarecrow Festival
· Thanksgiving Harvest Weekend
· The Pumpkin Festival
4. Fundy Trail Parkway
For the ultimate in an eco-experience, head to the Bay of Fundy and visit the Fundy Trail. These trails, located in New Brunswick, are one of Canada’s top ten attractions. This adventure offers a whopping 16 kilometers of biking, hiking and walking trails. If you prefer, you can drive along the amazing coastline. While you are there, visit the Interpretive Center and view the artifacts, enjoy a kayaking tour or stop at the lookout points and soak in the local scenery. You can also enjoy a guided interpretive walk.
5. Wapusk National Park
Canada’s 37th national park was established in 1996 and is located on the shores of the Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada. This park is one of the world’s largest polar bear denning areas. This park is also known as home to Cape Churchill, an area that allows visitors to photograph and view the wild polar bears.
The only way to access Cape Churchill, is either by tundra buggy or by helicopter. Visitors will see 44 species of animals and a large number of shorebirds and waterfowl in both coastal areas and wetlands. The park also includes Churchill’s Heritage Railway station and features interactive displays, workshops, presentations, maps and films.