Want freshness, tranquility and authenticity? Canada offers, among other things:
Reconnection with ancestral beliefs during the KWE! in Quebec. Immerse yourself in the wilderness of Gros Morne National Park in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Music and crafts during Area 506 festival on the docks of St. John’s in New Brunswick. Strong and wet emotions from the Niagara Falls tunnel in Ontario. Gourmet and sweet getaway during the Calgary Stampede with thousands of free pancakes for breakfast in Calgary, Alberta, and finally kayaking or canoeing on the turquoise and peaceful waters of Lake Boya northern British Columbia, southern Yukon.
NEW, NIAGARA FALLS FROM THE POWER TUNNEL EELECTRICAL
An incredible new point of view is now accessible to be closer to the iconic Niagara Falls. This all-new attraction unveils a never-before-seen underground world and reveals fascinating details about the incredible history of Niagara’s might. Descend into the tunnel via a glass-enclosed elevator and prepare to take in breathtaking panoramic views of the falls from the observation deck on the banks of the Niagara River. The tunnel experience is offered with regular admission to the Niagara Parks Powerhouse.
Practical information Niagara Falls is located 130 km southwest of Toronto, Ontario.
Direct flights from Paris to Toronto with Air Canada.
GET TO ENCOUNTER ABORIGINAL CULTURES IN QUEBEC
See you at the KWE festival! from June 16 to 18 and June 21, in Quebec City. The KWE! promotes the dissemination and recognition of the cultures of the First Nations and Inuit of Quebec and promotes their artistic talents. Authenticity, equality, inclusion and sharing will be the values promoted loud and clear by the organizers.
Did you know that the sound “KWÉ” means “Hello” in the vocabulary of several First Nations? The Abenakis use “Kwaï”, the Algonquins and Wendat “Kwe”, the Atikamekw “Kwei” and the Innus “Kuei”.
Practical information Meet in Quebec City, Quebec.
Direct flights from Paris to Quebec with Air France or Air Transat.
GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
Majestic fjords and rugged peaks magically dominate a contrasting landscape of beaches, bogs, forests and rugged cliffs. Born of continental collision and carved by glaciers, the landscape of Gros Morne Park in the south of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
50 years since the creation of the park are one more opportunity to explore the spectacular fjord enclosed in the glacier and find waterfalls that turn into mist before reaching the surface of the water. The many paths also lead to billion-year-old cliffs where many animals can be observed.
Practical information Explore the vast lands of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador
Connecting flights from Paris to St. John’s with Air Canada.
AREA 506, NEW BRUNSWICK WATERFRONT FESTIVAL, AUGUST 4-6
The AREA 506 festival takes place every New Brunswick Day long weekend on the Saint John waterfront, and this year is August 4-6. The festival presents a series of concerts in the heart of a village of 60 shipping containers housing shops, artists, a bar and other curiosities, not to mention the mobile canteens that invite themselves to the party.
A summer staple in the Fundy National Park area, New Brunswick’s first national park and a true place of communion with land, sea and sky. It is home to 3 exceptional natural attractions on the coast that should not be missed: Cape Enrage, the Fundy Trail Parkway and Hopewell Rocks.
Practical informationDiscover all the possible hiking trails in New Brunswick.
Connecting flights to Moncton via Montreal with Air Canada, Air France and Air Transat.
ALL-YOU-SEE PANCAKES & CALGARY STAMPEDE RODEOS
Calgary celebrates 100 years of the first pancake breakfast, a tradition that brings the community and visitors together at free breakfasts across town during the Stampede. More than 200,000 pancakes are consumed each year in the city.
This year the appointment is given from July 7 to 16 for the largest outdoor gathering in North America, with rodeos, shows, races, aboriginal celebrations and for the delight of foodies young and old, free pancakes all over the city!
Practical information From the Rockies to the Badlands, on the way to Alberta
Direct flights from Paris to Calgary with WestJet.
EN ROUTE TO NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, TOWARDS LAKE BOYA
Tā Ch’ilā Provincial Park offers a wide choice of water activities on or in the clear water of Lake Boya, inviting the traveler to explore its many islands and bays.
Ta Ch’ila is located on the Liard Plain, an area carved out by glaciers 20,000 years ago. The region is characterized by long ridges and elongated hills. Lake Boya is also one of the few lakes in the north that is warm enough for swimming. The park offers two short hiking trails, a mountain bike trail and limitless bays and islands to discover by canoe or motorboat.
Practical information : The lake is located in British Columbia, 5 hours drive southeast of Whitehorse – Yukon Territory, south of Watson Lake. Direct flights from Paris to Vancouver with Air France then from Vancouver to Whitehorse with Air North.