It’s home to grandiose hotels where it costs a King’s ransom to stay, offers pricey gondolas to transport visitors to its most picturesque viewpoints, and absolutely teems with international tourists who flood here every year. No, it’s not Venice, Italy – it’s Banff National Park, Canada. Like Venice, it’s a one-of-a-kind destination, which is exactly why you should visit.
From our vantage point in the cockpit of our sightseeing helicopter, it was easy to see why Gananoque, Ontario is known as the Gateway to the Thousand Islands. Stretched out below us along the St. Lawrence River was an archipelago of islands, some barely larger than a Toronto front yard, some large enough to be home to fairytale castles. But it turns out that Gananoque has as many stories as it does islands…
If your idea of the perfect road trip is one that takes you through snow-capped mountains and beautiful valleys with stunning sights along the way, you’ll probably agree that the Icefields Parkway in Alberta is one of THE most scenic drives in Canada.
It’s well worth venturing a little outside of Halifax to explore some of Nova Scotia’s smaller seaside towns as they can give you a deeper sense of what this province and its people are all about. Here are 4 of the best day trips from Halifax and why you should put them on your itinerary.