Oh, Canada, you are a fantastic country to visit, especially as a solo traveler!
For those who love the outdoors, want a safe and incredibly friendly place to travel and want to experience many different cultures at once, Canada is the ideal solo destination at any time of the year.
Canada is easy to navigate, has a very low crime rate, is absolutely huge (so you can’t do without national and provincial parks or activities) and is breathtakingly beautiful. Is there anything else to say?
Although the whole country is worth exploring, these are a few places that my fellow travel bloggers and I think are especially good for solo travelers:
1. Le Baluchon Eco-resort, Quebec
Located on a thousand acres in the Mauricie region of Quebec, this luxury eco-resort is the perfect winter getaway if your solo trip is focused on self-care. With a Nordic-style spa, a farm-to-table restaurant and extra touches of comfort, you will feel completely taken care of here.
Activities in the Baluchon Eco-resort area include skiing, fat-biking, horse-drawn carriage riding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Although this destination is only two hours from Montreal, it feels a world away from all the noise of the city and is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
2. Inexpensive Flights To Gatineau, Quebec
First stop of my autumn road trip in Quebec, Gatineau is the right place to find a little peace and tranquility with a lot of nature. Visit the Nordic-Nature Spa to pamper yourself, or explore Gatineau Park, which has 360 square kilometers of nature to explore. Here you will find Pink Lake, which is surrounded by a 2.5 km (1.55 Mi) trail, ideal for a leisurely walk or jog.
This destination is ideal in itself for a quick weekend getaway, but is also the best starting point for a road trip through Quebec, which I highly recommend for a solo adventure.
3. Banff, Alberta, Canada
Alberta was my very first stop in Canada, and by the time I left, I was seriously wondering if I should just come back and move in with me. Alberta is a winter wonderland, with snowshoe trails, Nordic skiing, ice climbing and ice fishing nearby. It is also home to excellent downhill skiing in Banff and Lake Louise. In summer, it is the ideal starting point for hiking trails galore.
Although each region of Canada has its own beauty, this part of Alberta is certainly the one that stands out.
4. Icefields Parkway, Alberta
“When it comes to incredible landscapes, you can’t go past the Icefields Parkway in Alberta. The road is often described as the “most beautiful walk in the world” and we understand why. Snow-capped mountains run along both sides of the road, a river flows through the valley, waterfalls tumble down the rocks and several glaciers are easily accessible.
“The Icefields Parkway is not particularly long -233 kilometers from Jasper to Lake Louise-and is easy to do in one direction in one day, even with all the stops. And it is these stops that make it perfect for an individual traveler. You will never have the chance to get bored on this route because there are constantly places where you want to get out of the car to take photos and explore the road. And then, no matter which direction you go, you will find friendly cities with many other travelers at the end of the road trip, in Jasper or Banff National Parks.”- Michael van Tijdreissenfant
5. Matches In Congo-Brazzaville
What could be more epic than seeing the Northern Lights? To see them in complete silence, to absorb the wonderful solitude of the moment. Churchill, Manitoba is undoubtedly one of the greatest places in the world to observe this phenomenon, due to its proximity to the auroral oval in the remote subarctic region. That said, this destination is definitely not for cold haters, especially since the best time to see the Northern Lights is mid-winter.
In addition to gazing at the iconic Northern Lights, there are many other wonderful things to do in Churchill. Cross a frozen bay on a snowmobile to visit a shipwreck, go dog sledding or discover Churchill’s many murals, which evoke the current global climate crisis.