Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in the world – if not the most beautiful.
Placed alongside things like “go island hopping in Greece” and “visit the Egyptian Pyramids” are four (and a half) experiences that can be crossed off from right here at home.
Naturally, “see the Northern Lights” has a place on the list, along with “visit the Canadian Rocky Mountains,” “watch polar bears roam,” and “stay in an ice hotel.”
If you plan properly, you could probably knock all four of those out in one trip!
According to Flight Network, they consulted with over 800 travel journalists, bloggers, editors, and agencies before putting the bucket list together.
“By consulting the world’s top travel professionals, Flight Network has produced the most reliable and precise bucket list for the modern era — meant to captivate and inspire travellers all over the world,” they state in the lead up to the list.
Oh, and that half-counted experience we were talking about earlier? Well, one of the things on the bucket list is “take an Alaskan cruise,” and while that is quite obviously occurring in, you know, Alaska, many cruises from Vancouver take off to those more northern shores, so we think it should count as at least a little bit Canadian.
Here’s the list in full – see how many of these experiences you’ve already crossed off, and how many more you still have to go!
- Take a wildlife safari in Africa
- Embark on an expedition to Antarctica
- See the Northern Lights
- Treck to Machu Picchu
- Sail the Galapagos Islands
- Lose yourself in the streets of Paris
- Stay in an overwater bungalow
- Gorilla trekking in Central Africa
- Explore otherworldly Iceland
- Go island hopping in Greece
- Visit the Grand Canyon
- Explore Western Cape
- Dive and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
- Walk around the ruins of Angkor Wat
- See the Taj Mahal
- Tour the vineyards in Bordeaux
- Sleep under the stars in the Sahara
- Experience amazing Bali
- Take a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia
- Take an Alaskan cruise
- Visit the pyramids in Egypt
- Swim with whale sharks
- Soak up city life in the Big Apple
- Visit Petra
- The Great Wall of China
- Volunteer at an elephant sanctuary
- Trek to Mount Everest base camp
- Ignite your senses in Tokyo
- Visit New Zealand’s South Island
- Drive the Great Ocean Road
- Visit the Amazon Rainforest
- The Canadian Rocky Mountains
- Hike through volcanoes in Hawaii
- Explore the Australian Outback
- Swim in the Dead Sea
- Soak in the salt flats in Bolivia
- Visit Tiger’s Nest
- Watching polar bears roam
- Visit the Mayan ruins
- Take in the astonishing Victoria Falls
- Walk around historic Havana, Cuba
- Take a slum tour in India
- Soak up the sun in Sydney Harbour
- Marvel at nature on the Na Pali Coast
- Ride the Glacier Express
- Take in the sights in Rome
- Watch a centre court match at Wimbledon
- Drink a beer at Oktoberfest in Germany
- Stay in an ice hotel
- Experience Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival