Office Central may be a little biased but Canada has some of the most wonderful and inspiring natural beauty in the world. From major metropolitan cities to humungous glaciers, Canada is a unique country that I love to call home.
Mount Thor, Nunavut
Mount Thor aptly named for the hammer wielding Nordic god is located in the northernmost part of Canada. It boasts the world’s largest vertical drop at just under 5,000 feet. This is a popular spot for BASE jumpers, paragliders, and hikers. But don’t climb lightly – this is for the more experience hiker out. In fact, the first group to scale the mountain took over 33 days with a ton of food.
Long Beach, Vancouver Island
With some the gnarliest waves out there, Long Beach in the Pacific Rum National Park Reserve is sure to pack a punch for the true surfer out there. The waves are constantly breaking on the shore so it has been a popular vacation spot for many years. Don’t miss the sunset – you’ll regret it if you do.
Churchill also known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World” has one of the largest migrations of polar bears in the world in the fall. From July through August thousands of beluga whales can be seen in the Churchill River and from May until August, there are over 250 species of birds that flock here. All year round there is nature to be seen.
Abraham Lake, Alberta
Created in 1972, Abraham Lake is probably most famous for the winter months – the lake freezes over and in turn beautiful but dangerous bubbles of methane appear. Even though the lake is man made, it boasts beautiful scenery from the Canadian Rockies.
Visit the iconic and beautiful Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac where you can enjoy awe-inspiring views of the St Lawrence River. And the food is definitely something to write home about. There are so many locally sourced restaurants serving foe gras, cheese, and of course poutine. If you’re lucky enough to be in Quebec in February, don’t miss Carnival du Quebec. You can step inside a real ice palace and play a myriad of winter games.
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