Senior Travel in Canada

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Canada senior travel offers as many options as there are types of seniors--from the adventurous to the admirer of nature to the traveler who likes to experience new cultures. Depending on where you're headed in Canada, you may find 1 of these activities to your tastes:

Niagara Falls

While it's true that there's an American side to this stunning natural occurrence, travelers in the know agree that the Canadian side has more to offer and an overall better view of this must-see site in Ontario. The best part about Niagara Falls is that you can immerse yourself in the experience as much or as little as you like. You can view the falls from afar and relax as you hear the rush of the water or you can hop on a Maid of the Mist boat ride and get up close (and drenched)--as the falls are only 170 feet away! The boat ride lasts about 30 minutes and costs CAN$14.50 You can stand out on the deck or be sheltered in an enclosed portion. The boat is wheelchair accessible.

You can also walk behind the falls via the Journey Behind the Falls tour. If you're up to it, you can walk a mere 150 feet into the bedrock behind the falls for CAN$12.75. If you have mobility concerns, there's an elevator to general platform access and you can still get an incredible view.

Northern Lights, Bears and Whales

Churchill, Manitoba is one of the best locations in the world to view the the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) November through March. To get to Churchill, you have to take a plane or train, but the lack of roads is part of the rustic charm of this quiet getaway. Nevertheless, those with mobility issues may not be up for the trip.

Sign up for a wildlife tour to see polar bears year-round, and arctic birds and bison. If you're visiting sometime in the summer, you can sign up for a boat tour to try and view one of the town's famous beluga whales. There are also plenty of indoor museums and shops selling handmade crafts and arts for the traveler who prefers the indoors.

Montreal City Life

In stark contrast to Manitoba's rustic setting, there's Quebec's Montreal, the second largest city in the country. What does Montreal have that Toronto, the largest city, does not? An immersion experience in another language and culture, as French is the official language throughout the province of Quebec.

Travelers who prefer metropolitan and foreign cultures to wildlife and star-gazing will find plenty to do in Montreal. Montreal's Just For Laughs, an annual comedy festival, is the largest of its kind in the world and there are annual international music festivals as well. World-famous restaurants and bakeries, such as Schwartz's, draw celebrities and famous figures from around the globe.

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