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World Traveling: Canada’s Top Resort Towns for Summer Vacations

As the snow melts and the temperature begins to rise, the ambiance of Canada undergoes a change as well. The extreme sports shift from skiing, snowboarding, and dog sledding to mountain biking, rock climbing and even surfing in some coastal regions. Come, find your next adventure with a visit to one of these top resort towns in Canada for summer vacations.


Famed as a winter hotspot for skiing, Whistler comes to life in a whole new way as lush greenery of spring and summer come into view. Enjoy activities such as hiking and mountain climbing. Kayak or swim at one of the local lakes or embark on a bear-spotting excursion. The Peak 2 Peak Gondola and the new Cloudraker Skybridge and Raven’s Eye Cliff Walk provide yet another look at the beautiful landscape.

Port Hardy

Set on Vancouver Island, the charming locale of Port Hardy is one of Canada’s top resort towns for summer vacations. From the incredible scuba diving opportunities to the in-depth history and native culture, there is so much to do and see. There are vast opportunities both on water and on land: surfing, paddleboarding, boating, hiking and wildlife viewing. There are numerous hiking trails throughout Port Hardy, and the local seawall offers a charming walking path that looks out over the water.

Sun Peaks

Travel just 45 minutes outside of Kamloops to discover an Alpine Paradise right inside Canada. A golfer’s paradise and a nature lover’s wonderland, Sun Peaks is a year-round destination that is ideal for summer getaways. There is a picturesque golf course surrounded by mountains, mountain biking paths and hiking trails surrounded by some of Canada’s most exquisite flora and fauna. Water sports are abundant here, as are festivals and events throughout the summer months.

Banff and Lake Louise

Canoe across the crystal blue waters of Lake Louise, hike through the mountains in search of wildlife or cast a line while fly fishing: Welcome to the Canadian Rockies. If it is adventure you seek, there is no better place to be during the summer. While the Lake Louise Gondola operates all throughout the year, the views are vastly different when the snow is absent. Set out on a guided tour, or adventure on your own. The world is your oyster when you visit Banff and Lake Louise in the summer.

Wallace’s Fox Harb’r Resort

Fox Harb’r Resort is situated in the scenic town of Wallace in coastal Nova Scotia and is a top destination for summer travel in Canada. The resort offers two challenging golf courses and a variety of outdoor sporting opportunities, including hiking, biking, clay pigeon shooting, volleyball, tennis, sea kayaking and more. There is a luxurious spa onsite, as well as a wellness center and an indoor pool. There are a plethora of guided excursions to embark on, which offer all the best of this beautiful region.

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