Three reasons to visit Canada in 2022: Canada has eased travel restrictions for international travelers effective February 28, 2022. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos has announced that the country is getting rid of pre-arrival PCR test requirements for fully vaccinated international tourists. This is great news.
Feel the culture in Toronto
Over the past year, COVID-19 restrictions have prevented many people from visiting museums, theaters, and other cultural venues. Vibrant and bustling, Toronto has a lot to offer those looking for a sophisticated experience.
The Royal Ontario Museum showcases the art, culture, and history of the world and across eras. In the city’s historic Distillery District, the epicenter of art and culture, you can easily spend a day among artisan boutiques and art galleries.
Scotiabank Arena is the home stadium of the Toronto Maple Leaf’s hockey team. It is a sport that plays a huge role in Canada’s identity.
From the dizzying height of the EdgeWalk at the famous CN Tower, you can see the entire city. Toronto is also well positioned for a day trip to Niagara Falls.
Enjoy an exciting adventure in Quebec
Adventurous travelers should check out Quebec’s newest national park, the Parc National d’Opémican, which opened in 2019. Located in the beautiful Abitibi-Temiskaming region, it includes over 22,000 lakes and rivers. It has yet to be opened to many foreign visitors.
The park is a giant playground for thrill-seekers with opportunities for hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and camping. Visitors can even go on an exciting adventure through the rugged rapids of the Rivière Kapiva.
Another extreme attraction awaits you in the Outaouais region, where the world’s first inter-provincial zip line Interzip Rogers has just been launched. It stretches 430 meters between the cities of Ottawa in Ontario and Gatineau in Quebec.
As you fly, you can admire the beauty of the Ottawa River from 12 stories high, with Parliament Hill on the right and the Chaudhière Falls on the left, flying at 40 km/h towards Gatineau. Visitors to the region also won’t want to miss Quebec’s largest city, Montreal, an urban metropolis known for its delicious local cuisine, fun festivals, and mesmerizing murals.
Walk in the Polar Bear Capital of the World, Manitoba
Located in the heart of Canada, bordering Saskatchewan and Ontario, Manitoba is a multicultural hub for exploration and adventure. The province’s most remote and unspoiled region, Churchill, gives visitors the chance to see a natural phenomenon, the northern lights. The aurora in the sky over Manitoban can be observed almost 300 nights a year.
But travelers in the region don’t just need to look up at the sky to connect with nature. Churchill is the polar bear capital of the world, and wildlife enthusiasts can head to this small town to see the majestic – and increasingly rare – creatures in their natural habitat firsthand.
Mid-October to mid-November is the best time to spot bears as they migrate from their summer habitat to seal hunting grounds on the frozen shores of Hudson Bay.
Visitors have the opportunity to see polar bears weighing up to 681 kg resting before sea ice forms, or mothers playing with their cubs. Also, along the way, you may encounter some of the other wildlife in the area, including elk, seals, and arctic foxes.