Canada receives more than 35 million tourists every year. The North American nation is well known worldwide for its stunning natural and urban scenery, but increasingly more, Canada is becoming a favourite destination among water sports lovers. Read on if you are planning your next holiday to Canada and need some inspiration as to the best water sport locations.
1- Surfing in Nova Scotia
Although Canada is not the first place it springs to mind when it comes to surfing locations, there are several excellent (and uncrowded) spots that are truly well-hidden gems.
The coast of Nova Scotia is home to a number of beaches with consistently good surf. The most popular spot is Lawrencetown, which is conveniently located only a few miles away from Halifax. There are several surfing schools in town, offering courses at all levels, from beginner to advanced, including instructor certifications. Those who only need to rent or buy surfing equipment are also well catered for at Lawrencetown. The main beach stretches for over 1 mile and it is known for having the best waves after dark. The waves are at their best during the month of September.
Once your surfing day is over, Lawrencetown offers good shopping and entertainment options where you can put your credit cards to good use. Don’t forget that with certain credit cards like the Blue Sky credit card you could be earning Blue Sky points that could be redeemed with no travel restrictions later on.
2- White water rafting in British Columbia
Lovers of nature, adventure, and water sports will certainly enjoy their visit to British Columbia. The Kicking Horse River is one of the leading destinations in Canada for white water rafting. The area was discovered in the 19th century, and to this day it remains a place of exceptional natural beauty, known for the opportunities the river offers to water sports lovers.
Several companies offer half-day white water rafting trips down the Kicking Horse River. These trips typically last for 3–4 hours and include an acclimatisation session, rafting through the class 3 and 4 rapids, and lunch. Most companies accept reservations and payment online with the major credit cards, including
3- Water skiing in Alberta
Due to its many lakes (natural and man-made), Alberta is a top-class destination for water skiing. Several tournaments take place in the region every year, and the area around the North Saskatchewan River Valley is home to a prestigious water ski resort, which offers quality accommodation and water skiing lessons at all levels, including dedicated kids’ programs.