Canada’s diverse landscapes, pristine wilderness, progressive cities and friendly residents make it a perfect destination for families. Best of all, you can get wildly different experiences visiting in winter and summer. As a proud Canadian, I am excited to share with you 14 incredible destinations for families in Canada as recommended by some of the best family travel bloggers out there. Canada is a massive country and it can be difficult to figure out where to go. Hopefully we can help inspire you to find your perfect Canadian holiday family destination.
Visiting the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is on most traveler bucket lists. The GBR is not just for divers or backpackers or adventure seekers. We visited as a family with young kids and had an amazing day on the Great Barrier Reef with kids.
Rocky shorelines, wind swept trees, endless lakes and rivers – these are the icons of the Canadian wilderness and Lake Superior has all of these aplenty. For us it was a 9-hour drive from the Toronto area, but the drive is worth it as you get access to this rugged, wild and sparsely populated region of Canada.
Cairns in far north Queensland, is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. It is a tourist town that we had no real expectations about. We figured we would go see the Reef and relax at our resort, but there were so many wonderful things to do in Cairns with kids that kept us quite busy. If you need to be reminded why Queensland is a place to love, check out this awesome video.
Whistler is the premier ski resort in Canada and many might discount it as a winter-only destination. However, Whistler has just as much to offer in the summer with its world-class mountain bike culture, awesome natural environment and quality resort facilities. In this post, we will highlight the Whistler family activities that we enjoyed most. You might notice that quite a few of them involve bikes!