Oh Canada! 5 Insight experiences that showcase the very best of the Great White North

by | 1 Jul 2022

A vast and rugged land, offering sun, snow, sea and spectacular mountains, Canada is a glorious and welcoming destination. Nicknamed the Great White North, the country offers eclectic cities, breathtaking scenery and a rich and diverse cultural history.

We’ve selected 5 experiences that you can enjoy with Insight, that showcase the very best of Canada.


The immense beauty and power of Niagara Falls just has to be seen to be believed. 3,160 tons of water flow over the falls every second. However, visitors don’t just stand back and admire from a distance. Take in this great natural wonder up close with a thrilling cruise to the base of the cascades – surrounded by spray and the roar of the waters, there’s no better way to feel the true power of nature.

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To the east of Prince Edward Island lies a quaint seaside village of Georgetown. Famed for its pretty streets and its seafood, here you will meet with a local fisherman to learn all about the lobster and mussel industry. Be regaled by tales of life at sea and ask everything you have every wanted to know about maritime life. Then swap stories and laughs as you tuck into a delicious lunch of Island Blue Mussel, caught for you by the fisherman.

And in Rigby, Nova Scotia, known as the “scallop capital of the world”, meet a former scallop fisherman for a culinary demonstration and dinner featuring the highly prized seafood. Considering the economic impact the scallop industry has in Digby, there is no better place to learn firsthand from a local expert and no better place to enjoy a fresh, sea-to-table scallop dinner.

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Enjoy an unforgettable stay at the Glacier View Lodge, Canada’s first and only glacier-view resort. Nestled in a high alpine zone, at the edge of the Athabasca Glacier. Sip a glass of wine and relax in cozy and comfortable rooms overlooking vast glaciers, making for magnificent views and a fantastic night’s sleep.

Travel with Insight and be treated to an after-hours Glacier Skywalk (more on that below) before enjoying an evening reception. Savor a gourmet dinner with wine, step out onto the viewing deck to marvel at the stars at the dark night sky, before relax with a drink in the library, or enjoying games and live entertainment in the Moraine Lounge.


With sweeping views out over the Sunwapta Valley and the Columbia Icefield, the Glacier skywalk is breathtaking at any time. But travel with Insight and you will enjoy a private, after hours visit and have it to yourselves. Step onto the cliff-edged, glass-floored walkway and take in your magnificent surroundings in perfect serenity. Go beyond nature’s edge and explore the immense powers of glaciology, and make sure you have your camera at the ready to record the moment. A truly unforgettable thing to do in Canada.

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Clean and green, Canada’s capital Ottawa offers a unique blend of urban and rural beauty is known for its trees, parks and beaches. It is also home to some of the country’s finest restaurants. We invite you to roll up your sleeves, put on your chef’s whites and join a cooking demonstration at C’est Bon. You’ll visit the Just Food’s community farm, a local non-profit that offers access to land shared infrastructure and workshops to aspiring farm businesses.

Located in the vibrant ByWard Market, one of Ottawa’s premier destinations for dining, this cooking demonstration set in C’est Bon’s state-of-the-art kitchen facilities provides guests with a memorable and entertaining hands-on culinary experience. Using seasonal ingredients from the Canadian terroir, ingredients include Canadian staples such as maple sugar, haskaps, labrador tea and wildflowers. You’ll also visit the Just Food’s community farm, a local non-profit that offers access to land shared infrastructure and workshops to aspiring farm businesses. Then, what better way to celebrate your newfound knowledge and skills than over a delicious three-course dinner with wine?

Discover this on: Best of Eastern Canada & USA

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