I can’t believe I’m writing this.. I can already feel my Canadian citizenship being taken away.
But even though this pains me to say I came to the realization that if the British Pound was tanking as much as the Canadian Dollar is I would be in the UK in a heart beat. Being a Canadian though this just means I have to hold off on my dreams of hiking in Hawaii until I become the lady boss I know I am at heart before I make any spontaneous trips to America.
So why should you be taking advantage of Canada’s falling dollar this winter?
Not to flaunt my own country like the bomb it is but here are some reasons why you should venture to my understated land..
We have beautiful snow capped mountains – What’s more amazing than sitting in a jacuzzi in Jasper, sipping hot chocolate (ahem baileys), with the snowy mountains surrounding you with their enchanting beauty? Maybe take a trip to Banff and head to their famous hot springs and enjoy the view from there.
We have bonfires.. on ice – Yes you heard me! One of my favourite things to do as a kid (although I was scared more than half the time) was my family would go to the lake during winter and all my families friends would meet at some part of the ice and light a bonfire, bring out the hail bails, make a mini skating rink, bring out the marshmallows and enjoy nature.. and beer.
Make sure you know how deep the ice is though before you start making fires willy nilly and hurt yourself. Actually maybe just take a pro with you. My family had a massive drill and the ice was always metres deep. Safety first, always.
We have skiing – And snowboarding. Instead of just looking at the mountains mesmerized you can head to the slopes and conquer them! Or try. Take yourself though the trees, the black diamonds or the smaller hills like me. Take some lessons because it’s never to late to try! My grandma was 65 when she first tried skiing and loved it. Finish off with some french fries and hot chocolate in the chalet.
We have snowmobiling – If skiing is not your thing how about taking a snowmobile through the Albertan Rocky Mountains? Travel Alberta couldn’t have said it better-
“Feel the mighty hum of your machine as you speed through the powdery snow. The crisp wind whistles in your ears as you fly past evergreens draped in white under a brilliant blue sky. Your passenger clings to you, laughing, as you gun it over the next rise and catch some air.”
We have igloos you can sleep in – Hotel de Glace has been on my bucket list for years. Located in Quebec City you can spend the nice in a cozy igloo and brave our famous Canadian winters.
Northern Lights – I am so lucky to have seen the Nothern Lights countless times because of where I live in Canada. In the winter bundle up in a blanket and venture outside and you only have to look up to see the lights twinkling before you. If you whistle the lights will dance!
Canada is awesome – I love my country. I love the people, the food, how everyone says sorry and I love the snow. Only these past two years did I find out that Canada has beaches and waterfalls as well. Who knew?
Canada is a massive country and I have yet to explore it all but nothing beats a good Canadian adventure.
Would you ever travel to Canada? Where would be your first stop? Any Canadians out there feelin the burn of our crappy dollar? Comment below!!