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Things to do in Canada

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Canada. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Canada attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Canada to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Canada.

  • :10 Minute Manicure

    Even the weariest luggage schleppers can recharge at :10 Minute Manicure, a chain offering breezy mini-spa treatments at dozens of airports around ... More
  • 18Karat

    Flanked by art galleries, this design shop carries covetable goods at reason-able prices—handwoven baby alpaca throws from $186 and mouth-blown gla... More
  • A Pressing Engagement: The Art of Origami

    Looking to inspire on-flight creativity? Breeze by the glass display cases here to see the fruits of the Origami Society of Toronto’s labor: airpla... More
  • Absolute Spa

    Every treatment on the menu at this full-service spa lists a duration time—so you’ll know exactly how much pampering you can squeeze in before your... More
  • Adonis

    The supermarket is the winner of the People's Choice Award for design. More
  • Aerosport

    Adventure seekers should arrange an afternoon of windsurfing through this experienced local outfitter. More
  • Alexander Lamb Exotic World Museum

    Created in the style of a traditional European "cabinet of curiousities," the back room of Alexander Lamb's Wunderkammer Antiques displays unique m... More
  • Alexis Le Gourmand

    Chocolates from Gatineau, prize-winning regional cheeses, and cult-favorite Bilboquet ice cream are among the produits du terroir at Alexis Le Gour... More
  • Aquabus

    This short-haul ferry service/mini tour offers an easy and inexpensive way to take in Vancouver's False Creek waterfront with stops in trendy Yalet... More
  • Arctic Kingdom

    Most trips take expert planning, and even more so in the challenging Arctic Circle environment. Trusted by Disney, IMAX, and National Geographic, A... More
  • Arctic Nunavut

    The airport’s jostling crowds make it easy to forget that Toronto’s landscapes were once completely inhabited by Inuit peoples, like the indigenous... More
  • Arsenal

    Set in an 1843 steamboat factory, the Arsenal complex now houses a gallery, video-screening room, and exhibition space. More
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

    One of the largest art museums in North America, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) showcases more than 80,000 works dating from A.D. 100 to present ... More
  • Art Stage (YYZ)

    This three-year public outdoor art installation—on the airport grounds and easily visible on the drive to and from the terminals—includes large-sca... More
  • Arthur Quentin

    An antiques and curios shop opened in 1975, Arthur Quentin has since expanded to offer housewares, accessories, clothing, cookware, and other decor... More
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