Active Travel in Canada

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 some 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!

Wild Pacific Trail

Walking the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet, B.C.

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. This moderately easy walk is a must-do when travelers visit […]

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View of Christie Lake

Canadian Adventures for Boomer Travelers

Did you know that the Canadian Federation includes ten provinces and three territories? From urban areas to far-flung national parks on the Arctic Ocean, active boomer travelers will find a variety of Canadian adventures to suit their style. To get you started, here’s an active travel idea for every province and territory in Canada. Which ones […]

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Wolves in Quebec

Walking with Wolves on a Canadian Wolf Adventure

Our lovely neighbors to the north offer some unbelievable Canadian travel opportunities. If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, wildlife explorer, Carol Patterson, is here to tell us how to experience an incredible Canadian wolf adventure just outside of Quebec. How to visit wolves in Quebec Have you ever wondered what […]

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Whale watching San Juan Islands

On the Orca trail in the San Juan Islands

Would you like to go whale watching in the San Juan Islands? Follow along as guest contributor, Shaly Pereira from traveltoes85, takes us on a beautiful adventure around the Orca trail in San Juan Islands. In January this year, Tilikum, the oldest Orca in Sea World died of lung infection. Tilikum had spent 33 years […]

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fall ferry trip Gulf Islands

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

Hastings House is sponsoring 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? Located […]

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iceberg kayaking

Five Great Canadian Outdoor 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. As you’d expect, there’s everything from easy to epic for the active boomer traveler. […]

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Amoeba sailboat

Sailing Bras D’or Lake in Nova Scotia

Traveling by any means is certainly a privilege no matter what method you choose. However, for those lucky few with sturdy sea legs, sailing on the open water is the only way to go. Today’s sea-loving guest writer, Vera Marie Badertscher from A Traveler’s Library, describes one very unique sailing experience around Nova Scotia’s picturesque […]

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Colorful streets of Dawson City, Yukon Territory

Include Dawson City on Your Alaska Highway Road Trip

One of the beauties of an Alaska Highway road trip is the diversity of alternate routes. There are so many options! That’s how Alan and I ended up exploring Dawson City in Canada’s Yukon Territory. We left the Alaska Highway at Whitehorse for the 330-mile-drive on the Klondike Highway to Dawson City because that’s where […]

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Canada Olympic Park.

A Boomer on a bobsled or how to get an adrenalin fix if you’re a boomer or …

Have you considered bobsledding or ziplining from an Olympic ski jump on your boomer travels? Just in case you think it might be more adventure than you care to experience (I’m raising my hand here), we can live vicariously through Leigh McAdam. Today, she’s here to tell us about bobsledding, ziplining and car racing at […]

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Nikka Yuko Garden

Garden Hopping in Western Canada

We’ve often talked about the importance of getting off-the-beaten-path when traveling, especially when it comes to spending time in nature. Some of our best travel memories have been made while exploring a national park or hiking around the world. Guest contributor, Jacqueline Louie, enjoys nature as much as we do. She’s here to show us […]

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view of water with boat in the distance

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! Our guest contributor, Erika Nelson and her husband went all the way to Newfoundland to find some boomer adventure and did they ever! Erika […]

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Ski trails on Mont Royal

Exploring Montreal in Winter

As you know, we love active travel and although some are a little adverse to cold weather travel, we love to mix the two. And while there are many places to enjoy some wintertime travel, you can’t go wrong with our neighbor to the north, Canada. Guest contributor and Ontario resident, Kirsten Gallagher, is here […]

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Lake Louise in Banff National Park

Enjoying a Nordic Ski Trip in the Canadian Rockies

How does cuddling up beside a crackling fire in a lodge tucked away in the Canadian Rockies after a day of cross-country skiing sound? Nice, right? There are tons of active travel opportunities in Alberta and British Columbia where you can do exactly this and more. Today’s guest writer, Leigh McAdam from HikeBikeTravel, lets us […]

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Ptarmigan Cirque

Active Fall Travel in the Canadian Rockies

If you’re looking to spend some time in the beautiful outdoors this fall, why not head up north to the Canadian Rockies? This majestic mountain range is full of active travel opportunities like hiking, biking, boating, etc. There’s so much to do, in fact, that pinpointing a destination among the many incredible options can be an […]

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The Rideau Canal Waterway

An Eastern Ontario Getaway: the Rideau Canal Waterway

Exploring Ontario has long been on our boomer active travel list. Canada is such a diverse and beautiful country and one that seems to offer breath-taking landscape at every turn. In today’s guest article, Suzanne Fluhr, publisher of Boomeresque, tells us about a fascinating Ontario landmark, The Rideau Canal Waterway, which is the oldest continuously […]

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