Active Travel in Canada

Updated 06/30/2024.

Considering a trip to Canada? We don’t blame you. From sophisticated cities to stunning landscapes, this country is visually and culturally amazing. And, for our US readers, Canada is an easy international trip, whether driving, flying or cruising.

The profound history, mouth-watering cuisine, and great people make Canada a perfect choice for year-round travel. Our Canada Travel Guide includes our best articles on how to see explore beautiful Canada so keep reading.

Between ourselves and guest writers, we’re always adding new ideas for active travel in Canada so be sure to bookmark this page. Or subscribe to our weekly broadcast so you’ll be the first to know!

Canada for the Active Boomer Traveler

Best Things to do in Central Newfoundland

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Five Great Canadian Adventures

Full of awe-inspiring landscape and bustling cities, Canada is an incredibly diverse nation. With its expansive coastlines, scenic valleys, majestic mountains and what seems like endless amounts of natural beauty, Canada offers a lot in the way of active outdoor adventures.

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Driving the Cassiar Highway

If you’re planning an Alaska Highway road trip, don’t miss driving the Cassiar Highway—also know as Highway 37 BC—for isolation, scenery and an in-the-middle-of-nowhere vibe. Alan and I are so happy that we drove Cassiar Highway as part of our Alaska itinerary.

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Walking the Wild Pacific Trail

On a Vancouver Island road trip, walking the Wild Pacific Trail offers visitors to Ucluelet, the opportunity to get out of the car for an exercise break. But don’t move so fast that you fail to appreciate the dramatic ocean views and serene forest setting.

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More Articles on Canada

Best Things to Do in Central Newfoundland for Boomers

Are you looking for an off-the-beaten-path trip in Canada? Central Newfoundland is the place to be! Known for natural beauty, rich history, and a location along iceberg alley, The Rock, or Newfoundland, offers plenty of options for active boomer travelers. Debi Lander of ByLanderSea, reports on her trip to the central region of Newfoundland. She shares […]

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Fall National Park Road Trip From Arizona to the Canadian Rockies

Cummins originally sponsored this look at a fall national park road trip from Arizona to the Canadian Rockies. Alan and I consider it one of our best road trips ever! Are you in the mood for a national park road trip this fall? Here’s a humdinger of an itinerary that takes you from Arizona to […]

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Let’s Take a Fall Ferry Trip in the Southern Gulf Islands

Hastings House originally sponsored this look at a fall ferry trip in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. A ferry tour in the Southern Gulf Islands, fills the bill for a unique fall adventure. What traveler doesn’t appreciate beautiful scenery, uncrowded islands and enough activities to satisfy the most active of baby boomers? Visit […]

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Active Travel Tips for Gros Morne National Park

Active travel is obviously one of our favorite ways to explore new destinations, but when we managed to go off-the-beaten-path in a national park, well, our travel feet get really itchy! Guest contributor, Erika Nelson and her husband, went all the way to Central Newfoundland to find some boomer adventure and did they ever! If […]

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Enjoy a Stratford Shakespeare Festival Weekend With Our Tips

Canada is a beautiful place to visit in the late summer and early fall. Known for stunningly scenic landscapes, Ontario is especially popular for active travel options. But, it’s not all hiking, biking or building sandcastles at the beach. If you’re looking to mix a little culture into your next Canadian adventure, guest contributor Kirsten […]

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How to See the Best of Toronto in Three Days

Canada is filled with beautiful cities that are packed with history, and culture, not to mention plenty of Canadian adventures for boomer travelers.  Previously, we’ve told you about a Canadian wolf adventure, sailing Bras Do’r Lake and exploring Dawson City. Today, our guest contributor, Cheryl Rodewig, is taking us on a tour of one of the country’s […]

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