How to experience Canada from home

How to experience Canada from home

Since traveling is still on hold, we’ve put together a list of different ways to explore Canada’s rich culture safely from your own home.

Live like a Canadian for the day

Earlier this month, we announced that moneycorp is expanding to Canada. This exciting announcement allows us to offer our long-standing expertise to both private and corporate clients across North America. Not to mention, Canada’s beauty and culture make it the perfect vacation spot!  

However, with COVID restrictions still in place, we know traveling to the Great White North right now isn’t in most people’s reach so instead, we’ll have to go virtual. Keep reading for a few ways to feel like you’re in Canada while staying safe at home!

Take a virtual tour

Similar to our last blog post on 5 museums you can visit from home, virtual tours are available for attractions across Canada. Here are a few of our favorites.

1. Quebec Ice Hotel

This Ice Hotel looks like what we all imagined walking into a snow globe would feel like growing up. Being transported to this winter wonderland will most definitely make you forget you’re actually on your couch for a moment. This hotel isn’t currently open to the public, so consider this a VIP tour.

2. The Parliament Buildings in Ottowa

The Parliament Building is an important site in Canada, as it houses the Prime Minister’s office, the Parliament library, and even a memorial center. Make sure to check out the accompanying Parliament 360 videos on YouTube to round out your “visit.”

3. Naikoon Park

This incredible park in British Columbia is offering an immersive virtual hike including hidden clues that tell the legends of the native land. Can you find them all?

Eat authentic food

They say that food is the way to the heart. It also has a way of connecting us to places and cultures. If this is the case, then the easiest way to feel like you’re in Canada is by making an authentic Canadian dish. Specifically, poutine! If you’ve never had poutine, it’s essentially french fries covered with gravy and cheese curds. This recipe shows you how easy it is to make this dish and even goes into some fun facts about poutine. 

If poutine doesn’t seem like your thing, we also recommend making a classic eggs benedict, which wouldn’t be complete without a thick slice of Canadian bacon.

Watch a Canadian documentary

To fully immerse yourself in the vast wilderness of Canada, Amazon offers a documentary titled Canada: A year in the wild. This four-episode mini-series focuses on all four seasons in Canada and what is unique about each one. From the wildlife to the towering mountains, Canada truly is a beautiful and unique country with much to explore. 

We hope you enjoyed your virtual trip to Canada and are ready to experience traveling there as soon as it’s safe to do so. Until then, we are here to help with all of your global payments to and from Canada. Contact us today to get started. 

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