At almost ten million sq km, Canada is the second largest country in the world – only Russia can lay claim to being bigger.
With all that land to discover, the North American nation makes for an ideal place for adventure tours – and, unlike some countries you will have visited, there is much more to this place than its capital city Ottawa.
If you embark on a Canada adventure tour, you will find diverse landscapes to conquer, some intriguing wildlife to monitor and a whole host of adrenaline-fuelling, white knuckle-inducing activities to participate in.
Action and adventure
White water rafting, mountain biking, canoeing, horse-riding or hiking are just a few of the pursuits available to people who choose adventure holidays in Canada.
Home to part of the Rocky Mountain range, as well as the Great Lakes that sit on the borders of both the country and the United States, Canada provides the setting for adventure holidays in beautiful and dramatic settings.
The Great Lakes – often referred to as the 'third coast' due to their vastness – provide plenty of opportunities for water-based fun.
Even the smallest of the collection, Lake Ontario, has many rivers flowing into it, setting the scene for an array of water sports and thrilling kayak-based adventures.
The other Great Lakes – Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie – are all waiting to be discovered by intrepid travellers travelling to Canada. And if you are not on holiday to work up a sweat, it is possible to find a quiet spot to indulge in a moment of relaxation.
The general atmosphere and picturesque scenes provided by the lakes ensure they are popular with tourists from around the world. Moving away from the water and on to much firmer land, Canada's Rocky Mountains are ideal for mountain biking fans who are up for a challenge.
Some tricky terrain awaits those on two wheels, but the struggle will be worth it as this region offers some breathtaking scenery and the chance to experience a true taste of the wild.
TrekAmerica offers various tours of Canada that take you to places where you have the opportunity to try many of the aforementioned activities. Just think of the photographs you will be able to show off to your friends and family when you arrive back home!
Wildlife and beauty
Ever since the 19th century, Canada has been able to boast a number of national park areas – which, by law, are protected for the public's understanding, enjoyment and general appreciation of natural areas of significance. While on your adventure tour, you may want to visit one of the many parks that meet this criteria such as Aulavik National Park on Bank's Island or the Banff National Park of Canada.
The latter was the first recognised national park in Canada when it was established in 1885 and gives visitors the opportunity to explore valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers.
Here, you will also be able to see bears in their natural environment – although you will have to time your trip right because the magnificent creatures find themselves dens in which they hide away for the winter months.
One of Canada's busiest tourist attractions is Niagara Falls, which is situated between Ontario and the US state of New York. Less than 100 miles from the bustling city of Toronto, the natural wonder is sure to satisfy even the most seasoned traveller who thinks they have seen it all before.
There are specific TrekAmerica tours that incorporate national park areas, allowing you to see some of Canada's most beautiful spots with the benefit of a knowledgeable tour leader who can fill you in with everything you need to know about the places you visit.
The choice is yours
Once you know what you want from a Canada adventure tour and your thoughts turn to booking the trip, you should make TrekAmerica your first port of call. It lays out the various expeditions in a clear fashion, giving you the chance to see exactly what you will get out of each holiday.
You can opt for trips that straddle both the US and Canada or you can choose adventure tours that stay in one particular part of either country. Perhaps your free-spirited attitude will prompt you to go for the coast-to-coast tour option that takes in Quebec, the Great Lakes, the Rockies, Vancouver and other spectacular locations en route from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans.
Now could be the time to find the trip that suits you best and embark on a memorable once-in-a-lifetime adventure tour of Canada.