13 Ways To Discover European Culture Without Going Overseas
Canada's European roots run deep. Discover for yourself by visiting Canada this summer.
1. Old Quebec — Quebec City, Quebec
2. Changing of the Guard — Ottawa, Ontario
3. Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village — Edmonton, Alberta
4. Perth Kilt Run — Perth, Ontario
5. Canadian Tulip Festival — Ottawa, Ontario
6. Gastown — Vancouver, British Columbia
7. Canadian Rockies — Alberta and British Columbia
8. Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival — Whistler, British Columbia
The Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival is a contest in the style of British cheese rolling festivals where two teams chase an 11-pound wheel of cheese down a hill. The team that catches the cheese gets to keep it.
9. GranFondo — Whistler, British Columbia
10. New Iceland — Gimli, Manitoba
Discover Canada's Scandinavian heritage by making your way to Gimli, Manitoba. Over a hundred years ago, nearly 20% of Iceland's population immigrated to Canada. Many settled in the area now called New Iceland on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.
11. Western Brook Pond — Newfoundland
The stunning Western Brook Pond is a Canadian fjord located in Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of Newfoundland. Here you can find towering waterfalls, majestic wildlife, sheer cliffs, and much more.
12. Cape Breton Island — Nova Scotia
13. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
For British leisure and sophistication, head to Charlottetown, a Victorian-inspired city in Prince Edward Island. PEI (as it is locally referred to) has summer festivals with something for everyone, ranging from theater to jazz and blues.