A Peek at Family Holiday Experiences in Canada 2017
You may have missed the celebrations for Canada’s 150th birthday last July 1st but there is still time to enjoy some birthday treats. Residents and visitors are granted free admission to Canada’s national parks and national historic sites this 2017. So, now is a great time to have family holiday experiences in Canada 2017. You can take your pick among the wonderful tour destinations of the country for the whole family to enjoy. Let’s start off with Quebec, one of Canada’s most popular cities.
It is quite easy for tourists to fall in love with Quebec because of its French charm and friendly ambiance. This city has also been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. You and your family can enjoy a scenic tour of the city with its castle like architecture, cobble stone streets, and towering cathedral. It is also rich in culture and history which is great for parents who encourage their kids to learn while traveling. Three of the top tour destinations in the city are Old Quebec, Battlefields Park, and Montmorency Falls Park.
The Old Quebec is a historic neighborhood that features quaint stone buildings, narrow winding streets, artisan shops and charming cafes. A stroll along these streets offers a great experience for your senses. Aside from the nostalgic “old Europe” vibe of the sights and sounds, you can also enjoy the aroma of freshly baked bread during your stroll. Chances are you wouldn’t be able to resist the offerings of their charming cafes. Some notable stops that you shouldn’t miss include the Citadel, Quartier Petit-Champlain, and Notre Dame Basilica.
Battlefields Park is another great destination for your family holiday experiences in Canada 2017. It is a 267 acre strip of land where the Battle of Quebec took place during the 18th century. Today the Battlefields Park is a popular area for picnics and strolls or a nice place to read a book. Tourists can enjoy the view of manicured gardens and riverfront vistas while getting a piece of the country’s colonial history. Don’t forget to check out the stunning landscape of the Joan of Arc Garden.
If you want to see a natural wonder in Quebec, then take a trip to Montmorency Falls Park. Visiting this site can also be part of your memorable family holiday experiences in Canada 2017. The main feature of the park is the 272 foot waterfall which is about 1 ½ times taller than Niagara Falls. The park also has a double zip line for those who want an extra thrill. Kids can get their own thrill in exploring the 3 playground areas in the park. Those who prefer a more leisurely pace can choose to walk, hike, or bike around the park.