Canada is the second largest country in the world – meaning there are so many adventures to be had from coast to coast!

Vacationing in the tropics is so passé. You don’t need to travel far when we have all the beauty of our great nation right here in our own backyard.

Check out these three summer getaways in our home and native land, Canada!

Québec City, Québec

For that certain ‘Je ne sais quoi,’ Quebec City is incomparable! Filled with culture, castles and Carnaval, Quebec City is a great destination for family fun. The Chateâu de Frontenac is rich with history, so you can make memories while learning about the past. The Musée de la Civilisation has its own costume station, so you can get live out your “happily ever after.” Lastly, cool off with the polar bears at Aquarium du Québec. No matter what you do, it will be an amazing time because c’est la vie in Quebec!

Whistler, British Columbia

Thought Whistler was only fun in the winter time? Think again! Located in the Coast Mountains, just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler offers a mountain experience all year-round. You can dust off those hiking boots for the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, a guided adventure with no lions or tigers, but definitely bears. Want something a little tamer? Let the kids play at the Family Adventure Zone in Blackcomb Mountain and you can enjoy a stroll on the beach. Let the west coast be the best coast for your summer getaway!

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Just a hop, skip and step away from the Atlantic Ocean, Halifax is the waterfront destination for family fun. Go for a journey down the boardwalk and take in the breathtaking views of the water. If that is not enough stimulation for the kids, they will love the Discovery Centre, Nova Scotia’s only hands-on science centre. Citadel Hill lets your imagination take flight to the top of the hill where you’ll get a history lesson from actors in period costumes. Seafood is abundant in Halifax so get yourself an authentic Nova Scotian seafood meal while you’re there! Lastly, Peggy’s Cove is one of the most popular stops in Atlantic Canada and you cannot visit Halifax without exploring this scenic fishing village and checking out the famous lighthouse.