Ultimate Outdoor Summer Activities in Canada

By Chloe Stein

As we plan those end-of-August festivals, schedule last minute beach trips, and slowly cross off that checklist of summer adventures, we can't help but ponder...is there more to discover?

The answer? Yes, Canada.

We've found ourselves dreaming of Canadian glamping getaways lately, so whether you are a native Canadian in serious need of a staycation or an American looking to visit this neighboring country, these inspiring locations and activities are enough to have you saying, "One last getaway, eh?"

Vancouver Island, British Columbia

For all intents and purposes, we believe that Vancouver Island might be the most tranquil place in the world. This location may offer plenty of spas, vineyards, and other pampering activities, but it also shakes things up a bit with activities ranging from fly fishing charters to biking across the island.

Activities: Fly fishing, whale watching, eco-tours, & kayaking.

Where to stay: Floating Yurts at Full-Service Fishing Lodge

Obabika Lake, Ontario

Summer means lakes on lakes on lakes—oh yes, we went there. That said, did you know Canada is not only the country with the most lakes, but also makes up more lakes than the rest of the world's countries combined? For that reason alone, these luxury tents on the banks of Obabika Lake are a must visit.

Activities: Kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, wildlife spotting, & more kayaking.

Where to stay: Hidden Luxury Tents in White Pine Ancient Forest

Algonquin Park, Ontario

No matter where you are in this big ol' world, this park is sure to be worth the trek. Nestled between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River, this paradise is the absolute perfect hub for summer activity. Head to Kawawaymog Lake, which is Algonquin Park’s number one canoe-in access point, and you won't be disappointed.

Activities: Almost everything. Stand-up paddling, kayaking, yoga, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Where to stay: Cabin Rentals Set on an All-Inclusive Retreat

Like what you see? Check out some more summer getaways in Canada here.