You donâ€™t need to travel far to recharge. With over 9 million square kilometres to explore, Canada is a prime vacation destination. In partnership with Hilton, we list nine reasons weâ€™re opting for a Canadian excursion instead of a foreign adventure this year.
Less Clicking, More Living
Forget passport lines, vaccinations and visa hassles. Reclaim the hours of your life by planning a staycation. A holiday in our home and native land means you spend less time wrestling with paperwork and research and more time relaxing. Book a hotel room and escape for a weekend.
Sure, you could ski Vail or St. Moritz. But why would you, when Whistlerâ€”ranked North Americaâ€™s best ski resort by SKI Magazineâ€”is in our backyard? And that famous British Columbian brag about being able to ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon? Itâ€™s 100 per cent true.
Fascinating Cultures, No Jet Lag
Craving dim sum, congee or teriyaki? Thereâ€™s no need to fly to Asia when you can stroll down the street and pick up some grub at the corner store. In Richmond, B.C. and Markham, Ont.â€”two of Canadaâ€™s most diverse citiesâ€”summer night markets are rich with aromas wafting from sizzling woks.
By volume, Niagara Falls is one of the biggest waterfalls in the world. Others are higher, some are wider, but how many others come with a casino, wax museums and wineries? We rest our case.
More For Your Dollarâ€¦And Less Math
Ever paid for a souvenir keychain and then suddenly realized it cost more than your car? Stay in Canada and you can put away that calculator and stop worrying about exchange rates.
The Atlantic provinces have enough coastline to satisfy any beach fan. See the Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick, build sandcastles in Prince Edward Island National Park, drive the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia or marvel at the fjords in Newfoundlandâ€™s Gros Morne National Park.
Fascinating institutions such as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC stand ready to illuminate the past for you.
From kayaking and hiking to snowboarding and bungee jumping, you can do it all in Canadaâ€™s wide-open spaces. Truly a breath of fresh air for any vacationer.
The Universe Is Yours
Travel to the stars without leaving Canada at the Cosmodome, an interactive museum of space exploration in Laval, QC. Choose from one of three virtual 60-minute â€śmissionsâ€ť and blast off!
Why book a vacation overseas when you can have a vacation in your own city. Doing just that got easier with the Hilton HHonors App. As a Hilton HHonors member, with a few clicks on your smartphone, you have the ability to plan your next staycation, book your perfect stay and choose your room. Download the app now at HHonors.com/app and start exploring.