Where to Go in Canada Based on Your Personality

Okanagan Valley | © Kevin Trowbridge
Okanagan Valley | © Kevin Trowbridge
Photo of Kate Horodyski
23 January 2018

As the second largest country in the world, there is no doubt that Canada has something for everyone. No matter your personality type, there is a destination for you. Check out the guide below to find the best place to visit based on your personality.

For the hipster: Toronto

If cool coffee shops, underground bars, and thrift stores are your scene, you need to check out Toronto. The city’s Queen West neighborhood, in particular, is hipster central. Shop for old records, vintage designer duds, and overpriced coffee to your heart’s content.

Toronto, ON, Canada

Toronto Canadian Tourism Commission

Coffee in Toronto | © Canadian Tourism Commission

For the foodies: Halifax

In recent years, the culinary scene has been exploding in Halifax, where the farm-to-table movement has been in place long before it became a trend. You’ll find an abundance of mouthwatering spots serving up innovative meals, fresh seafood, and local products and produce.

Halifax, NS, Canada

Gahan House Destination Halifax

Gahan House | © Destination Halifax

For the wine lover: Okanagan Valley

Picture yourself sipping on some of the country’s best wine in a sun-drenched valley while gazing out at the Rocky Mountains. If this sets your heart aflutter, you need to book yourself a vacation in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Another not-to-miss destination for wine is Ontario’s Niagara Region.

Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada

For the adventurers: Rocky Mountains

Visitors from around the world pour into British Columbia and Alberta year-round to experience the epic Rocky Mountains. These stunning peaks are an outdoor playground, and you can enjoy everything from hiking to kayaking to heli-skiing amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the world.

The Rocky Mountains, Canada

rocky mountains banff lake louise tourism paul zizka

The Rocky Mountains | © Banff Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka

For the extreme adventurers: the Arctic

If you want to take your adventuring to the next level, head to Canada’s Arctic, the region offers ample opportunity for extreme adventures, with its stark beauty and unforgiving terrain. You’ll get the chance to see amazing creatures such as the Narwhal whale, polar bears, and walruses, and experience dog sledding, kite skiing, glacier hiking, frigid polar dips, and so much more in Canada’s Great North.

Sirmilik National Park | © Nunavut Tourism / Hans Pfaff | © Nunavut Tourism / Hans Pfaff

For the hippies: Vancouver Island

There’s no shortage of hippie culture throughout southern British Columbia, and Vancouver Island is one of the most notable spots. You’ll find plenty of free thinkers, communes, farmer’s markets, and the like on this picturesque island.

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Vancouver Island Wickaninnish Inn

Vancouver Island | © Wickaninnish Inn

For the fashionistas: Montreal

You might think that Toronto would be considered Canada’s fashion hub, but the unofficial honor goes to the country’s second largest city, Montreal. The city is a hotbed for art and creativity, and it’s the birthplace of many of the country’s biggest brands, including Aldo and Frank and Oak. Visitors can spend countless hours scouting out the many locally owned boutiques and lines around the city.

Montreal, QC, Canada

Montreal Canadian Tourism Commission

Montreal | © Canadian Tourism Commission

For the sun worshippers: Parlee Beach

With long stretches of white sand and some of the warmest waters in North America, New Brunswick’s Parlee Beach is heaven for beach lovers! There’s so much to do at Parlee that it’s easy to fill an entire vacation without leaving the beach: enjoy beach volleyball, sand sculpture competitions, daily scheduled sports, boutiques, restaurants, and, of course, plenty of sand and sun.

Parlee Beach, NB, Canada


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