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If you like to dance until midnight, sample delicious food truck fare or rave to some of the world's best music, then there's definitely something for you in the Great White North this summer. Coast to coast, Canadians are gearing up for the start of another exciting season of music festivals. With a selection as diverse as its landscape, music lovers have their pick from folk to hip hop, EDM to country, and everything in between!
While the capital city is an obvious choice for many vacationers, sometimes it's worth stepping outside of your comfort zone and going down the beaten path. Whether you are looking for a party, to explore the culture of historical sites, or even delve into local cuisines, there are always cities to discover beyond the capital to meet your needs!
Arrowhead Provincial Park in Huntsville, Ontario opened their ice-skating trail in 2012 and it has since become one of the province's most popular winter activities. This year it was voted amongst the Top 50 Canadian Winter Experiences and named one of the 19 Stunning Natural Ice Skating Rinks Around the World.
What would change if we spent as much time glorifying start lines as we do finish lines? What if we cheered as wildly for people the moment they assumed their position in the starting blocks as we do when they run through the tape at the end of the race?
While it is certainly a city rife with history, there's so much more to see and do beyond "the bell." You may not be aware but this is a lively city budding with delicious cuisine, art culture, beer gardens, local artisan boutiques and so much more.
Canadians are among the world's best when it comes to trivia. We invented Trivial Pursuit, which rewards players for their ability to answer general knowledge and pop culture questions. However, despite selling almost 90 million games in 26 countries, it's a safe bet not many trivia players would know some of the world's best way-off-the-beaten path destinations.
Fact: Canada has a lot of islands.
This year why not skip your usual beach vacation, get out of your comfort zone and push your limits with a truly extreme activity. Head to the top of a mountain, deep into a rain forest or the middle of a desert. Do something you've never even considered before.