There’s more to Canada and summer beyond Niagra Waterfalls.

It’s summer! The winds are warmer. For many, it’s the most beautiful time of the year. You now have the luxury of wearing skimpy clothes and enjoying the “carefree” atmosphere. You can do lots of fun things this summer besides sunbathing on the beach or having barbecues on the patio.

Here are our top 8 activities for the summer vacation:

  1. Go hiking and biking

Top 8 activities to do on summer vacation…Plus 10 hidden places to visit

If there is one thing summer is suitable for, it’s hiking. The snow has cleared off the trails; there is plenty of fresh air, longer daytime, and lots of sunlight for better pictures. Pack your bags, grab your hiking poles, apply your sunscreen, get your sunglasses and hat, and try out these lovely trails.

Biking as a group or family is another fun activity you can do this summer. There are ravines and biking trails in Ontario and all over the country.

  1. Have a Spa Day

Pamper yourself this summer and escape the heat in style. Splurge a little at a spa. If you need reasons to visit a spa, here are some:

  • A visit to the spa will lower your stress levels.
  • Spas treatments help in detoxifying your body, giving you a fresh and younger look.
  • Reduces muscular stress and improves your sleep.

Spas can also boost overall self-esteem.

  1. Fruit picking

Summer is a great time to go fruit picking. It’s relaxing, adventurous and you get to the fruits farm fresh. There are always farms near you where you can go fruit picking this summer.

  1. Discover and chase more Waterfalls

Top 8 activities to do on summer vacation…Plus 10 hidden places to visit

There’s more to Canada than the Niagra Waterfalls. Now is the time to discover more waterfalls and add them to one of your top activities this summer vacation.

Here are some gorgeous Waterfalls to discover this summer:

  1. Visit or party at the beach

Ever heard the phrase “summer body?” Summer is synonymous with beaches, as cheese is to pizza. Have a picnic at the beach, or a party, build sandcastles, take a dunk in the water, and laugh at the splash.  With the hot weather so far, the beach is truly a cool place to be at this time.

Wasaga Beach, Muskoka Beaches, Cobourg’s Victoria Park Beach, and Kitsilano Beach are some of our favorite beaches.

  1. Challenge your inner chef (or Mixologist)

You have got time on your hands. Literally! There are over a million recipes you can try. Go on YouTube or check out All recipes for recipes to try out. How would you know if you are the next Alain Ducasse or Gordon Ramsay if you don’t begin trying?

Cooking is also a great way to get together with friends and family. And if cooking isn’t your path, try mixing your favorite drinks to derive another flavor. You may yet discover a flavor no one has found.

  1. Go sightseeing

Top 8 activities to do on summer vacation…Plus 10 hidden places to visit

How well do you know your city? Sightseeing is an opportunity for you to visit places you have only heard of. Check out the museum in your city, visit an art studio or a parade, attend a concert, visit a historical site or an amusement park.

Explore somewhere new, like any of these spots.

  • Parkland Region, Manitoba
  • Quttinirpaaq National Park
  • Alexandra Falls
  • Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, and Labrador
  • Carter’s Beach
  • Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.
  • Haida Gwaii.
  • Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park
  1. Declutter

Decluttering is a term often thrown around, and while many people might know what it entails, it’s okay not to know. The popular definition is basically to remove unnecessary items from a place they are not needed.

So, you can declutter your homes but also declutter your mind. The other beauty about this activity is that it takes you down sweet memory lane.

Decluttering also keeps your space tidier, more organized and helps you spend less time shopping – one major factor in plunging Canadians into debt. We talked about managing your finances at length here and shared helpful tips. Create a decluttering list, set aside clothes, books, footwear, etc. If you don’t often wear them, donate to charity and create more space for yourself.

Summer to remember

Enjoy every minute of the summer and soak in all the sun while it lasts. When winter comes, these 8 top activities of the summer vacation will give you lots to remember.

Sources:

All Recipes

To do Canada

Discover Muskoka

City of Vancouver

Ontario Parks

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