Initially a day to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday, Victoria Day has been a holiday in Canada since at least 1845. Some 176 years later, and this holiday is celebrated on the last Monday before May 25th. That extra day at the weekend is something all have one eye on, and it is the perfect opportunity to do some travel in Canada. In a country filled with mountain ranges, lakes, and even some incredible, rugged coastline, vacations in Canada are a pretty easy sell. To really celebrate Victoria Day, 2021, why not plan weekend getaways in the best places to visit in Canada. We’ve made a list of some of our favorite places to visit in Canada, so keep reading, and look forward to some well-deserved vacations in Canada in spring 2021.
Spend Victoria Day 2021 exploring British Columbia
With a plethora of options, British Columbia, Canada, is an obvious place to start our list of places to visit for a getaway on Victoria Day. Canada is a mountain fanatics dream, and with mountain resorts to visit such as Whistler to head to, British Columbia is perfectly suited for hikes in forest-covered mountains during spring and summer. Mountains aren’t your only option when you’re looking for the perfect BC cabin rentals. Vancouver Island is ideal for a coastal getaway with the chance to indulge in activities like whale watching, and if a lake vacation is more to your liking, Emerald Lake offers visitors the opportunity to go kayaking on bright blue waters while taking in the extraordinary views surrounding them. We can’t overlook all the places to visit in Vancouver, BC when we talk about getaways in Canada. The vibrant city has a wonderful downtown area boasting a number of great bars and restaurants to make the most of.
Head to Banff National Park for some dog-friendly vacations in Canada
From Vancouver to Banff. Alberta is another province that all you great outdoor lovers will adore. Banff National Park is a particular favorite of ours, especially as they have some amazing dog-friendly hiking trails. In Banff, you and your four-pawed pal can hike the best hikes in Banff, taking in astounding vistas of mountains, lakes, and forests. You can bet your bottom dollar that Fido will be eternally grateful for a Victoria Day getaway in one of the best places to visit in Canada for man and hound alike. Hiking in Banff isn’t your only option when you’re booking a stay in one of our cozy cabins in Banff. Other things to do in Banff National Park include visiting Banff Hot Springs. What better way to relax during your long weekend getaways than by relaxing in the natural hot waters and taking in the surrounding natural beauty of the national park?
The best places to visit in Quebec for National Patriots Day
IN Quebec, Victoria Day Weekend is known as National Patriots Day, and with so many places to visit in Quebec, road trip getaways might be your best option. Visit Mont-Tremblant, even though it’s a ski resort, as in spring and summer, it offers stunning hikes and kayaking options, or explore the stunning Eeyou Istchee Baie-James which is teeming with flora and fauna. If you visit Gaspésie, you can look forward to catching sight of whales basking in the waters of their natural habitat. One of the best places to go on vacations in Canada all year round, not just for the Victoria Day weekend or National Patriots Day 2021, the province will leave you wanting to return for more incredible getaways in Canada.
Enjoy all the wonderful things to do in the Yukon for Victoria Day, 2021
If you want to really travel in Canada, rather than planning standard vacations in Canada, there is only one destination. Canada, as we have established, is a great outdoors enthusiast’s dream. With some incredible things to do, in the Yukon, you can really look forward to escaping the hustle and bustle of the city in this stunning destination. Canada is one of a few countries that can boast some amazing spots to catch sight of the northern lights, and the Yukon is one such region. If you rent a cabin near Whitehorse, you can escape towards Fish Lake or Chadburn Lake Road, away from the lights of the city, and view the shimmering green lights in the sky. Any visitor to the Yukon should also head to the Kluane National Park, with its hiking trails and epic mountain ranges worthy of a hobbit-sized adventure!
Spend your vacations in Canada in Nova Scotia; travel to the Skyline Trail
As though you didn’t have enough food for thought when planning your vacations in Canada for a Victoria Day getaway, here comes Nova Scotia. Travel to this stunning maritime province, and you can explore stunning coastal hikes like the Skyline Trail on Cape Breton. Cabin rentals in Nova Scotia are ideally situated to give you easy access to routes like the Skyline Trail, but you’ll be equally close to spots like Halifax, Nova Scotia. The coastal city offers you the chance to have a day in an urban environment before you head back out for your next foray into the great outdoors on Victoria Day 2021.