The Best Summer Travel Destinations in Canada For Senior Citizens

Canada offers a lot to nature lovers as well as urban enthusiasts. Mountains of picturesque beauty, rivers of exquisite color, lakes of peaceful nature, and festivals featuring pride and glory; Canada is a perfect place for holidaying. Here is some description about some of the best summer travel destinations.


Muskoka Cottage Country

Situated in eastern Canada, central Ontario’s Muskoka district is at a two hour distance from Toronto. Its 2500 square miles of natural playground includes 8699 miles of shoreline, 17 historic towns and villages, and countless waterfalls. Algonquin Provincial Park is located in the east whereas 30000 islands of Georgian Bay are located in the west of this district. Numerous lakes are located at a drivable distance from Muskoka.

Nature lovers can try paddle boating on the calm waters of Muskoka Lake, or explore the river walk. For shoppers there is the market of Bracebridge, which is the waterfall capital of the country. For elderly people there is pow-wow point in the north near the peninsula lake. 91 years old, the resort offers great facilities for campfire and volleyball.


Muskoka Cottage Country
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Vancouver Islands

Nicknamed ‘North Hollywood’, the chic atmosphere, high-fashion boutiques and fondness for health-conscious eating, has attracted tourists time and again to this city of beautiful parks and lakes. The major attractions of Vancouver islands are-


False Creek from Granville Street Bridge
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  • Stanley Park- Spread over 400 acres; this park is city’s pride and joy. The entry is free in the park except for some places of recreation. July’s walk with the dragon festival and dance at dusk are the major attractions of the park.
  • Granville Island- Granville Island houses trendy restaurants, galleries and theatres. The public market of Granville is one of the best open air markets in North America.
  • Yaletown- South of downtown, this town has the best nightlife venues in the city. Homey pubs like Opus Bar, high end boutiques and specialty stores are its major attractions.


Yaletown at Night
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Numerous other places such as Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Art Gallery for art lovers and Kitsilano Beach can’t be missed. At Kitsilano, there is a hot water pool for old people who can’t adjust to the cold waters of Kitsilano beaches.


Okanagan valley

This valley is extremely famous for its golf courses and wineries. It is one the best wine producing regions in the world. The weather has a Mediterranean touch, and the beaches offer rest to hot souls. Okanagan is home to Osoyoos Desert, the only true desert of Canada.

So if you are planning on playing golf after retirement, plan a visit to Okanagan valley.


Okanagan valley
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Want to laugh? Come to Montreal. Want to rock? Come to Montreal. Montreal stages two of the biggest comedy and musical festivals in the world. Just for Laughs Montreal comedy festival, hosts 1700 artists from 19 countries every year. During the festival around 1600 performances and 1200 free outdoor shows are staged.

Eleven days of non-stop musical entertainment, otherwise known as the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal enlivens the city annually in early July. Almost 350 free outdoor concerts delight the ears of music aficionados.

Notre-Dame Basilica and Montreal Botanical Gardens are other places of significance to be seen. The peace and serene surroundings will definitely take you away from the noisy and boisterous city life.


Montreal City
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Located in North Canada, Banff is home to beautiful Banff National Park, spanning 6641 square kilometers.  It encompasses picturesque mountains, glaciers, meadows, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, hot springs along with a range of stunning wild life.

57 km northwest of Banff is Lake Louise, referred to as “Jewel from the Rockies”. The water here has a spectacular turquoise color due to fine rock particles.


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If you are looking for a long stay, furnished apartments are being rented by numerous agencies. But the booking should be done timely, in order to avoid bustle. Age can slow you down, but still you deserve to relive the life, you once lived. Canada is tourist’s paradise; it is on you to see the beauty and miracles of nature.

By Pamela Walker

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