Four Unforgettable Things to Do in Canada


The second-largest country in the world, Canada is a destination of awe-inspiring landscapes, an abundance of nature and diverse culture. Explore magnificent lakes, beautiful coastlines, verdant forests and vast open plains, coupled with a rich heritage and sophisticated, cosmopolitan cities.  

A Scenic handcrafted land journey takes you to enjoy the best of the Great White North with carefully curated immersive and exclusive experiences. Here are four unforgettable things to do when visiting Canada with Scenic: 

1. See Vancouver Island from Above at the Malahat SkyWalk  

The Malahat SkyWalk offers a viewing platform 32 metres above the ground and 250 metres above sea level. You’ll look out across the waters of the Saanich Inlet to Mount Baker and the Coast Mountains. 

It’s more than the view that’s worth a visit. To get to the viewing platform, you’ll follow a 600-metre elevated boardwalk through a forest before reaching a wooden spiral ramp leading you on a gentle incline to the top — the structure is a sight to behold in itself. 

2. Discover Indigenous Culture with Warrior Woman Matricia  

Canada’s indigenous history stretches back thousands of years, and who better to learn about it from than a member of the community? At this Scenic Enrich experience, reserved for Scenic guests only, you’ll meet Warrior Woman Matricia. 
 
Gather around the fire for an evening of stories, songs and drumming – an immersive experience that reveals the culture and history of the Cree people, the largest indigenous group in Canada, in a unique and fascinating way. Matricia will even teach you a few phrases in Cree.  

3. Feast in the Foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains  

Alberta’s Rocky Mountains are beautiful to look at and they come with an interesting foodie story too. 

On a Scenic Enrich experience around Alberta’s Cowboy Trail, you’ll meet some of the state's biggest food-producing families and enjoy a special Farm to Fork welcome lunch of exclusively local fare by an exceptional chef. Visit a honey farm and meadery, discovering the mead-making facility and beehives before sampling some of the meads for yourself.  

The tour also includes a ride to see the Great Plains Bison, a species brought back from the brink of extinction. Large in size and numbers today, the mighty bison are a part of western Canada's settling history. You'll learn about how an Alberta family is committed to sustaining this keystone conservation species. 

4. Delve Deeper into the First Nation Heritage  

Learn about two distinct indigenous groups — the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations — who have come together on the shared traditional territories at the Squamish and Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler.  

Ambassadors from these First Nations share their heritage through stories, songs and dances. To get even closer to the culture, you’ll enjoy a unique indigenous-inspired feast made with traditional, seasonal ingredients.  
To start planning your Canadian journey, visit scenic.ca/escorted-tours/canada---alaska-and-usa or request a new 2023 Canada, Alaska and USA brochure.  

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