TripAdvisor ranks the best Canadian excursions, according to travelers

If you’re looking for adventure, TripAdvisor has classified the best excursions in Canada.

Top activities, based on traveler reviews, include ATVing through the British Columbia wilderness, exploring snow-capped caves in Alberta, and whale watching in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The list was compiled based on reviews posted by travelers on TripAdvisor and the frequency of bookings through the online platform.

From adrenaline-pumping excursions as extreme as whitewater rafting, to far more relaxing outings like wine tasting in vineyards, here’s a list of TripAdvisor’s top-rated activities in the entire Great White North.

Price: from C$159 per adult

ATV stands for “all-terrain vehicle,” and with Whistler, BC’s mountainous landscape ranging from dense forests to blue Gatorade lakes, there’s plenty of terrain to explore. This tour is accessible to all passengers and may allow travelers to enter the interior of Whistler via routes not accessible by car.

Price: from C$250.95 per adult

After a training session at Whistler Village’s Carlton Lodge, jump on a snowmobile and explore the Callaghan Valley. There you can find the abandoned Northair Gold Mine and the Whistler Outback Wilderness. Interested passengers must book a minimum of three hours in advance and tickets can be purchased online.

Price: from C$179.49 per adult

Follow an experienced caving guide into an underground labyrinth. The Rat’s Nest Cave leads to a large grotto pool, where people can climb, slide, and slide through rocky tunnels. Reservations must be made at least six hours in advance and mobile tickets are accepted.

Price: from C$130.77 per adult

Gear up on a whitewater raft and launch into a series of rapids and slides along the Clearwater River in BC’s Wells Gray Park. A certified guide will help you navigate choppy waters. Security equipment is provided and mobile tickets are accepted.

Price: from C$95 per adult

Hop aboard a small cruise ship and travel through the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Depending on the time of year, puffins, seabirds, whales or icebergs can be seen on the walk. Visits must be booked one hour and thirty minutes in advance. Mobile tickets accepted.

Price: from C$112 per person

Three rafting tours are available, ranging from three to six hours, allowing passengers to explore the Kicking Horse River in Golden, BC. All necessary rafting equipment is included.

Price: from C$227 per person

Join a small group and stop at three wine estates in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley wine country. In addition to wine, the wineries here also include beer, cider, and food.

Price: from C$35.52 per person

This half-day walking tour allows people to explore the history and culture of Vancouver’s LGBTQ2S+ community. Stops include Granville Street, Imperial Court, as well as sites of historic police raids and bookstore bombings.

LGBTQ2S+ History Tour in Vancouver, Canada | British Columbia (

Price: from C$102 per adult

Paddle through Jasper National Park’s largest whitewater with a certified river and interpretive guide, near Sunwapta Falls. Equipment is included.

Price: from $237.14

Hop on the Maid of the Mist or Hornblower Niagara boat tours, which operate seasonally from late April through November, and feel the explosion of water from the falls. Travel options may include US and Canadian side tours, with The Maid of the Mist sailing from Niagara Falls State Park, New York, and The Hornblower Niagara boat tour departing from Niagara Parkway at the foot of Clifton Hill, Canada.

Prices were correct at the time of publication.

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