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22 quintessential Canadian activities to do this summer

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Summer is here! Near or far and from coast to coast, look to your own backyard for great Canadian summer activities to make memories your family will cherish for a lifetime.

If you’re in Ontario:

1. Go underground in the Diefenbunker in Carp, ON

2. Conquer the CN Tower Edgewalk in Toronto, ON

3. Gaze across the Ouimet Canyon in Pass Lake, ON

4. Feel the mist at Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, ON

5. Experience the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, ON

If you’re in British Columbia:

6. Cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, BC

7. Go for Gold at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC

8. Learn about the sockeye salmon run and conservation work in Kamloops, BC

9. Cycle along Okanagan Valley’s wine route in BC

If you’re in Alberta:

10. Try to spot Canada’s national animal in Hinton, AB at the Beaver Boardwalk

11. Go back in time in Wembley, AB by going to the Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum,

12. Slip and slide at the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, AB   


If you’re in Quebec:

13. Devour a smoked meat sandwich in Montreal, QC at Schwartz’sLesters or Dunn’s

14. Scale the Via Ferrata Du Diable in Mont-Tremblant, QC

15. Celebrate Canada at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC

If you’re in the Maritimes:

16. Roll up Magnetic Hill in Moncton, NB

17. Arm a cannon at the Citadel in Halifax, NS

18. Get “screeched in” in St. John’s, NL

If you’re in Saskatchewan:

19. Salute the RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina, SK

20. Embrace indigenous history at Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatoon, SK

If you’re in Winnipeg:

21. Ponder big issues at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, MB

22. Stand beneath a polar bear in Winnipeg, MB 

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