Canada has a lot to offer, from cities to a rainforest, huge mountains and some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world. If you’re a fan of the classic road trip, then Canada should be your next destination.
Montreal (in Quebec) is unlike anywhere else in Canada, especially in the older parts of the city, where the French restaurant staff speak French, and the streets are made of cobblestone. There’s an underground mall and plenty of jazz clubs; you could be forgiven for thinking you were in Europe!
This city will feel more like what you might expect from a Canadian city, as opposed to Montreal. The best part is when walking to the edge of the city, and you find that you’re instantly immersed in the mountains. It is one of the best places in the world to find such a wonderful mix of concrete jungle and nature.
Interestingly, Canadians have amazing food without really being known for it. Poutine, anyone? Fans of the pub meal, you’ll be looking to spend around 15-35 CAD between the pubs and nicer restaurants. You can get away with cooking for yourself at about 50-75 CAD per week.
The primary connection between Banff and Jasper is the Icefields: massive glaciers that have to be experienced in the flesh. You can hike through Maligne Canyon and see frozen waterfalls, or go skiing and snowboarding in a range of different spots. If the cold weather is your thing, this is the place to check out!
Use a Car
Considering how big Canada is, the easiest way to get around is definitely by car. Public transport is excellent within the major cities, but if you want to get out and about to explore the wilderness, you’ll need your own ride. Keep in mind that there are only two major airlines in Canada, so flying between spots can be pricey.
Roadtrippers will be in heaven in Canada; splash out on renting a cool and comfy car to take you on an amazing adventure.