Senior Travel to Canada

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Well, I’ve gone all around the world, but have not traveled north with you yet.  Why not? I don’t know.  I have been there several times.  A couple with a fish pole in my hand.  Great fishing up there too and those walleyes…  Welcome to Canada will get you started on your visit.  They do enjoy visitors.  Do look for those handsome Canadian Royal Mounties in their distinctive red outfits.   
 
Canada welcomes you as a tourist, student or temporary worker. Every year, more than 5 million people visit Canada to enjoy the many opportunities their country has to offer.
Depending on where you live, and the reason for your visit, you will need to meet certain entry requirements. In some cases, if you plan to stay in Canada for a certain period of time, you will need a Temporary Resident Visa.

Do Americans Need a Passport to Visit Canada?  Everyone wants their border crossing to go smoothly. The best way to make sure this happens is to know what to expect and be prepared. I drive across the Canada / US border regularly; here are the top tips I would give to people crossing the US border into Canada.

Now that we have crossed the border, let’s explore a bit. Here are ten super spots not to be missed. Because of the size of Canada, most tourists will head for the bigger cities to see the sights. Be forewarned however that Canada’s best features are in its natural beauty.  I can attest to that as I have camped (by tent) with family in Canada.

I have friends who have traveled across the country by train.  Sounds like a great means not to drive, to take in the scenery, and be relaxed as you do so.  Canadian Train Vacations has several “best seller” suggestions for you to consider.

Welcome to the Canadian Rockiesvacation guide is produced by locals for Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Canmore, Waterton, Golden and the national parks in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. The Rocky Mountains of Canada are a vast land – filled with inspiring scenery, wildlife, a multitude of recreational activities for all ages and a lot of unique opportunities that only the people who live in this area know about.  Here you can order Free Vacation Guides, Brochures, Lodging Quotes, and other vacation planners.

I could go province by province all the way across the country, however I will put in a plug for British Columbia.  The main reason for this is Vancouver.  I wrote a blog a few months ago where this city was named “Top City of the Americas” in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards, the world’s “Most Liveable City” by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in 2005, and a Top 100 World Destination pick in Trip Advisor’s 2008 Traveller’s Choice Awards; Vancouver offers travellers both outstanding opportunities for outdoor adventure and the sophisticated amenities of a world-class city.

Do you enjoy statistics?  I did until I had to take a required grad course.  I did manage a good grade however but it was a challenge.  This site has tons of information about many aspects of Canada.

Whenever I want lots and lots of valid information, I go to WikiPedia.  The additional site on Aboriginal peoples in Canada is very interesting just for historical facts. TrailCanada.com has a super map with 22 red dots that show were sites are located and information on each.  Find out where to go and how to plan your trip to Canada with this Trail Canada’s Destination Guide. Information and maps on every Canadian province and territory, and many cities is provided to help you decide when and where to go.  

As you travel east, Quebec City is a must. The architectural beauty on every European style street compliments the rich history and culture in Quebec City. There is a very strong old-world charm about the city and unlike French Quarters in many cities around the world; the picture is complete in Quebec City with complete French saturation. French is the first and official language here and it is recommended that you at least attempt to speak some French. So let me invite you to visit my Best French Websites.  Enjoy Canada.  jeb



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