TORONTO, June 25 — One of Canada’s biggest-selling points as a tourism destination is the promise of wide, open spaces, clean air, wildlife viewing and natural wonders. To celebrate the country’s natural heritage and 150th anniversary July 1, all national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas are free this year. Here are a few ideas on how to see Canada a little differently this summer.
Canoeing the Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario
There is perhaps no more quintessentially Canadian summer activity than canoeing along one of the jewels of Canada, the Rideau Canal. Stretching 202 km, from Kingston to the country’s capital, Ottawa, the waterway is also a Unesco World Heritage Site, with 47 locks, lockstations, historic buildings and watersheds.