Spring and summer in Ontario means warm weather and exploring this huge province. Here a some things you may want to bring with you.
With so many trails to see, hills to climb and parks to get lost in you will want to make sure that your feet are comfortable. You’re bound to find some a place to some hiking in pretty much any Ontario town or city.
Ontario’s lakes, trails and foresters attract many visitors each year. Also really liking these areas are black flies and mosquitoes. If you are doing any hiking or camping good bug spray is a must.
Contrary to what you might think about Canada our summers actually get quite hot. The great thing is Ontario has so much water to enjoy. You never know when are going to want to stop off a splash around at a beach or cannonball into to some of the most amazing fresh water. Whats better than a picnic on the shore followed by racing your friends into the water.
With so amazing views don’t be surprised if you’re making a lot of photo stops. From trails and hill, to rivers and lake, to amazing birds and wildlife there is always something to capture here.
Sense of Adventure
Well this is true for travelling anywhere. But on an Ontario road trip trade that chain coffee shop for a local bakery of cafe. Venture into a small town you’ve never heard of and explore a craft store or flea market. Ditch the fast food you can get anywhere and get the best poutine in some little highway chip stand.
Beautiful historic buildings, cool little shops to see, and endless places to go for great food.
4. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
A hike up mount royal to get some amazing views or go for a skate, exploring the history of Old Montreal, or just going on hunt for the best Poutine.
3. Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh is home to epic hikes, rich history and tons of unique shops and restaurants. If you are looking for wool are cashmere look no further. Also a great city to walk around if your looking to stay fit with all the stairs and hills in this city.
2. Melbourne, Australia
Browse though a farmers market, sip coffee in one of the many cafes, or take the tram out to St. Kilda and splash around the ocean
1. London, England
You could easily spend months in London and still not do everything. There is the obvious tourist attraction like Buckingham Palace or Big Ben. But there are so many cool little neighbourhoods, beautiful parks, and just amazing places to go. Take a walk around the city, pick up some fresh fruit at a summer market, stop in to a friendly local pub for lunch or buy and oyster card hop on a bus and just see where you end up.
Explore St. John’s
St. John’s is a really cool city to walk around and explore. Since the city is built on a hill you will be sure get stay fit when walking around this city. Go for lunch at a local pub, walk up Signal Hill, or just walk down by the waterfront and breath in the beautiful fresh ocean air.
2. Raft the Exploits
One of the most fun things I did while in Newfoundland was a rafting trip on the Exploits river just outside of Grand Falls. They aren’t the biggest rapids in the world but it’s still a total blast. The guides play tons of fun games with you and each raft has water guns so there are lots of friendly water fights between rafts. If you have the money you can splurge and stay in one of their nice Chalets for the night.
Photos by Rafting Newfoundland. For more info www.riverfrontchalets.ca
3. Swim in Thunderbrook Falls
Located just outside of Grand Falls-Windsor Thunderbrook Falls makes a great little swimming hole on a hot day. If you don’t feel like swimming pack a picnic and your camera and just admire this natural beauty. Tip- If you are going to swim it’s good idea to wear flip-flops or water shoes as it is quite rocky.
4. Hit the beach at Deer Lake
Explore the trails around the beach, take a refreshing swim in the lake, or watch the sunset over some ice cream.
5. Wander the little towns and villages
The small towns a villages in Newfoundland can almost feel like a step back in time. Explore the little fishing villages, eat some fresh seafood at a little diner or roadside stand, browse the local shops and really take in the true Newfoundland culture.
Wether it’s jumping off the bridge at Basin Head, playing in the waves at Cavendish, or building sandcastles at Parlee the Maritimes has so many amazing beaches to explore.
2. Explore the Cabot Trail
No trip to Canada’s east coast would be complete without a drive along the Cabot Trail. Be sure to keep to camera handy to capture the beautiful scenery.
3. Eat great seafood
Lobster, muscles or just fish and chips from a roadside stand. The east coast offers so much delicious seafood.
4. Watch a Sunrise or Sunset
The maritimes lends it self to some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets anywhere.
5. Explore and Get Lost
Weather your wandering around downtown Halifax, browsing a local farmers market, or just getting in the car and seeing where the road takes you there are so many place to explore on Canada’s east coast.