So, you’ve finally made the big move. Now, you’re looking for things to do in Canada, the second-largest country in the world.
Well, your options for places to go largely depends on where you pitch up in Canada — it’s all well and good saying that you simply must visit Niagara Falls in summer, but that’s a big ask if your new home is more than 4,000 km away in Vancouver. Fortunately, we have destination-specific lists of what to do in Canada and where to visit locally in our destination guides.
Rather, the purpose of this guide — the one you’re reading right now — is to outline some things you can tick off from pretty much anywhere in Canada. Who knows, maybe it will help you decide to become a Canadian yourself! So, if you want to make every day count, squeeze the most out of every season, go exploring and find the best things to do in Canada, you’re in the right place. This land is many things, but it is never boring, and don’t let others tell you otherwise — find out for yourself.
1. Attend a hockey game
Hockey (ice hockey, for those of you unacquainted with North American speak) is unambiguously the most popular sport in Canada.
If the ticket costs for the NHL are out of your league, or if you’re in one of the smaller cities or towns with no NHL team, there’s still good hockey on show in one of the other leagues. Check out junior teams playing in the Canadian Hockey League, for a sample of the atmosphere at a fraction of the price.