5 Best Family Vacation Destinations in Canada

Canada is a land of adventure and exploration. Family Vacation Destinations in Canada are easy to find, as Canada is literally the mecca of fun. It’s a fabulous place to travel with family members of all ages.  From the glacial peaks of the Canadian Rockies to the rugged shoreline of Nova Scotia, there is a place for everyone in this beautiful country.

Here are just five of the Best Family Vacation Destinations in Canada.

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Canoeing in British Columbia

Taking a family canoe trip in Wells Gray Provincial Park is a super fun way to beat the heat and spend some quality time as a family!

According to, well, the world, this is the ultimate Family Vacation Destination in Canada – rowing across the crystal-clear lakes of Wells Gray Provincial Park in BC. This enormous stretch of wilderness is a camping family’s dream.  Wells Gray offers 1.3m acres of unspoiled nature. 39 extraordinary waterfalls, and numerous mirror-still lakes that are excellent for canoeing, birding, etc. Here you could spend every day of your Family Vacation. In fact, you can certainly find all the adventure, fun and quality time you want.

For a change of scenery, head to North Thompson or Azure Lake for a tranquil rowing experience. For adrenaline junkies, Clearwater River offers some of the most nail-biting white-water rafting routes in the country.

Whale Watching in Nova Scotia

Best Family Vacations in Canada include fun and lively activities.
We went whale watching in Nova Scotia and were shocked at how many whales we saw and so close up.






Nova Scotia is often overlooked by travellers to Canada. But, Nova Scotia is an extraordinary Family Vacation Destination in Canada. Families love  The quaint all that Nova Scotia has to offer. In fact,  the plethora of fishing villages and cliff top drives are among the top things to do in the country.

But, most exciting, between May and October, Nova Scotia is also one of the best places to spot whales and dolphins. It is then when they head into Fundy Bay to mate and give birth. After,they then migrate past Digby Neck and Cape Breton.

Skiing & Snowboarding At Whistler

Whistler Ski Resort is a Top Vacation Destination for Families in Canada.
Whistler has been a bucket list resort for our family for some time. It does not disappoint.

During the winter months, you can access more than 8,100 acres of snow-covered slopes, as well as three glaciers, 16 alpine bowls, and more than 200 off-piste trails. The unique climate of the Canadian Rockies means that ski season can sometimes last well into the month of May. And, here you will find there is an abundance of family-friendly ski resorts and chalets where you can immerse yourself in the mountain-top experience.

Over the past few years, Whistler-Blackcomb has built a reputation for being one of the world’s premier ski resorts as well as a premier and favorite Family Vacation Destination in Canada. Of course, if you are taking your family skiing at Whistler, you should always make sure you have full and appropriate insurance plans. This is true for both regular travelers, along with ski and cruise cover where needed. We learned this the hard way, we’ve had boards stolen and illnesses that derailed our trip.

Get sprayed at Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, hands downs a top Family Vacation Destination in Canada.
Stunning, gorgeous and mind blowing for kids and adults alike, Niagara Falls is a must see.

Niagara Falls is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and a must see as a Family Vacation Destination in Canada.These majestic waterfalls will amaze and inspire family members of all ages.

Cover up with a waterproof park, a waterproof camera and book a trip on the iconic Maid of the Mist boat, which will take you within soaking distance of the thunderous falls.

See Polar Bears at Churchill, Manitoba

A great Family Vacation Destination that includes Polar Bears? Yes, Please.
Get up close and personal with Polar Bears in Churchill, Manitoba!

If you are visiting Canada in the fall, make sure to squeeze in a trip to the northern province of Manitoba. The town of Churchill is known as the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’, thanks to the annual parade of bears that migrate across the frozen Hudson Bay every October and November. Here, visitors can get up close with these wild animals from the safety of specially-modified vehicles, or from one of the many boat tours in the area. If you’re lucky, you might also see a few Beluga whales coming up for air between the ice.

5 Top Family Vacation Destinations in Canada

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