Travel in Canada in 2017 is already magnificent added by free admission to national parks; sesquicentennial celebrations, including Canada Day; and an escape from the United States with a still weak Canadian dollar.
2016 marked a huge moment for your humble narrator: I have been to all 10 Canadian provinces. Instead of being impressed with that news, some people react by saying "what about the territories."
I wouldn't ignore the territories but cost makes a visit more than difficult.
I did 3 major trips to Canada in 2016. I knocked off the last 2 provinces on the list: Manitoba and Saskatchewan. I spent a glorious week in Toronto in what else a very humid summer. I also explored Victoria and Tofino in British Columbia.
So where to go in Canada in 2017?
In honour of Canada's sesquicentennial, all the national parks in Canada are free. For more on our look at the Canadian national parks, click here.
Most of the 2016 travel summary is still on the list: southern Ontario trip, more Nova Scotia with a side trip across the Bay of Fundy to Saint John. The city I need to visit in 2017 is Montréal. The length of time between visits has gone on far too long.
I've been good at recommending places to go in Montréal but should get a refresher course. I still have visions of cabane à sucre aka sugar shack but that may wait. The temptation to go there when the city is warm and alive may be too much.
With all the celebrations in Ottawa, you could include the capital city on your list.
Exploring Cape Breton is on my list as well as southeastern British Columbia. The Icefield Parkway in Alberta is calling. I could spend a week driving in Nova Scotia before I got to Cape Breton.
Share your Canadian tourism wishes for 2017 in the comments section below. Time to make travel plans.
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