Canada is often a place that tourists often miss when choosing a vacation spot, but those people are missing the trip of a lifetime! Canada is a big country with everything you could want to see and do on your vacation, be it adventure or thrill-seeking opportunities, or relaxing in charming countryside or even on magnificent beaches.
There are also many reasons why Muslims love traveling to Canada, namely, the availability of Muslim-friendly facilities and the feeling of being welcomed. Islam is the second largest religion in Canada, standing at 3.2% of the population, after Christianity. This means that there is no shortage of anything you need to meet your requirements without compromising your faith.
The following are reasons to visit Canada:
1. Has Stunning Views and Wild Nature
Canada is one of the best places to witness the beauty of nature and have fun enjoying Allah’s creation. With views of the snow-capped mountains, trails, and rocky shores that surround the city, it’s so much a nature lover’s dream come true and there’s no shortage of anything to do or see in Canada.
You can enjoy incredible mountain views while playing online slots at gambling site Surga Slot against the backdrop of the city of Banff, or relax on the stunning beaches of British Columbia. And don’t forget Ontario’s famous Niagara Falls, something you definitely can’t miss on a Halal trip to Canada. And you can even see the famous natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights right from the backyard of a house in Albert.
Canada is also home to some of the most extraordinary wildlife in the world. The vast and extensive environment of these animals which remains unaffected by humans gives these animals the opportunity to thrive in their natural habitat. You can see grizzly bears on Great Bear Nature Tours in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, snorkel with beluga whales in Churchill, see walruses at Community of Hall Beach in the Arctic and much more.
2. There is a Galore Festival
Not only are there stunning natural landscapes, wilderness excursions and amazing shopping in Canada, there are also many great festivals that take place across the country throughout the year. Taking part in these celebrations gives you the opportunity to mingle with the locals and learn a little more about the culture and traditions of this charming country.
From comedy and art to food, children’s festivals and fairs, there’s something going on somewhere to suit your personal interests. Some of the most notable events that will take place in Canada include the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, the Winterlude Festival in Ottawa, the Festival of Lights in Vancouver, the Quebec Winter Carnival in Quebec, and many more. Check out local listings in specific cities you plan to visit to see what festivals are going on during the time of your visit.
3. Full of Culture and Heritage
History or culture isn’t what tourists think when they think Canada, but the country has a rich, deep heritage that you can explore on your travels. The amazing part about every city in Canada is that they are all different and offer very different opportunities for exploration, activities, adventures and more. In today’s world of artificially created attractions that can take away the authenticity of the experience one can get, this is truly a breath of fresh air.
Explore the charm of French-speaking Quebec, which looks like a quaint town in the French countryside, or head to Toronto to live it among the city dwellers. You can also experience Canadian history by visiting ancient Canadian attractions that have been designated National Historic Sites such as Fort York and Dundurn Castle in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada’s National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, Canada, Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and other.
4. Maple Syrup
Ask a random person anywhere in the world what Canada is most famous for and chances are, they will tell you its maple syrup! This popular sweet spice is made from the xylem sap of various types of maple trees. Canada is the world’s largest producer and exporter of maple syrup (most of which is concentrated in Quebec), which should come as no surprise to anyone.
There’s no doubt that Canadians love maple syrup, I mean, maple leaves are even on their national flag! Wherever you go, you should be able to find maple syrup goodies and treats, from cookies and cakes to maple-processed meats, and more. Be sure to try them all, and maybe even stock up on a few to bring back as souvenirs.
5. Friendly Locals
Canadian hospitality and friendliness is often a popular theme in pop culture and TV shows, but the best part is that this theory is actually rooted in reality! Canadians are some of the friendliest people in the world, and who better represents this than their prime minister Justin Trudeau, who not only allowed refugees into the country but greeted them at the airport saying ‘You are home’.
Canada not only has an amazing infrastructure, it is also one of the safest countries to travel with with a relatively low crime rate. As a Muslim traveller, you need not feel out of place due to the significant Muslim population that lives here as well. You can allow yourself to be totally yourself on your Halal vacation in Canada.
6. Amazing Halal Food
With a large Muslim population spread across the country, there is no doubt that you will be able to find amazing Halal food across the country. Of course, there will be more choices in cities with a dense Muslim population like Ontario, but you should have some choices wherever you go.
You can find a variety of cuisines from local to Middle Eastern, Asian and more at food trucks to fine dining in Canada. Be sure to try the unique dish ‘Poutine’, which is even considered to be Canada’s National dish, though not officially.
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