Gap Years and Backpacking in Canada

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Moving to Canada
If you're thinking of making the move to Canada then read how it's done
Complete Gap Years
The best way to get to Canada on your gap year
Chillin' in Canada
Caroline- show's us just why you should visit Canada
Getting Around
What's the best way of getting around Canada?
Heading to Canada on your Gap Year?
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Travel in Canada

Gap Years in Canada

When you think of Canada you think of vast, open expanses, blanketed in pure-white snow. You think of forests and fjords, of lakes and peaks, but there is so much more to see and do than just the incredible landscape.

Canada is big. Like really big. It's the second largest country in the world with the longest coastline. But 90 per cent of Canadians live within 160km of the US border, making most of the country untouched and under-explored.

Due to its large amounts of snow you'll be hard pushed to find a better ski resort than those of Banff and Whistler. And it's not just skiing. Quality of life is extremely high in Canada with Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver all being voted in the top 10 'most liveable cities'.

Backpacking in Canada

So why don't you see what all the fuss is about and visit Canada on your gap year...

Short Gaps

Short Gaps

Complete Gap Years

Complete Gap Years

Volunteering & Jobs

Although Canada is best known for its winter activities, there are plenty of other things you can do. Whether it's learning to speak French, volunteering on animal projects or working over the summer somewhere, we've got options for you. We do also have a few husky projects and ski season jobs, because really who doesn't love some crazy winter sports!

Jobs and Volunteering in Canada

Snow Zone

Snow Zone

Winter Jobs

Winter Jobs

Animals

Animals

Languages

Languages

Advice

Canada is a big old place and while it's pretty easy to get around and very safe, there's so much to do that we wouldn't want you to miss out on anything. So, here's our advice section on Canada where you can read about husky sledging in the Arctic, just how ridiculously fun skiing can be and what it's like to move to Canada, if you're considering it for your gap year.

Advice for Canada

Husky Volunteering in the Arctic

Husky Volunteering in the Arctic

Snowboarding in Lake Louise

Snowboarding in Lake Louise

Moving to Canada

Moving to Canada

Getting Around

Getting Around

View all our advice on Canada


Map of Canada


Idea of the Month


Arctic Husky Ranch!

Canada Fact!

Canada Fact! Featured Image

Canada was a little behind the times when it came to national flags. It didn't one until February 15, 1965, when its maple leaf flag was adopted by parliament.