So you’ve heard that Lonely Planet has named Canada the top country to visit in 2017? Well, here’s why you should completely ignore this and do not visit Canada next year.
The mountains aren’t that big
They’re really not that pretty either
Have you considered going to Patagonia instead? Canada’s mountains are just a bit so-so on the looks front.
Desolation Sound, BC (top) Yukon roadside scenery (bottom)
There’s no history or culture
As Lonely Planet pointed out, Canada is only 150 years old in 2017. What does a new country like Canada really have to offer visitors in terms of history and culture?
First Nation carvings in Alert Bay, BC (top), Acadian lighthouse in Shippagan, NB (middle), Barkerville Historical town, BC (bottom)
The cities are polluted and ugly
There’s so much smog that you can barely see anything in cities such as Vancouver. And in Quebec City, the buildings are so repulsive you wouldn’t want to see them anyway.
Downtown Vancouver from Cypress Mountain turnoff (top) Quebec City old streets (bottom)
There’s nothing to eat or drink
Nothing grows in Canada, so it is hard to make good food or beverages. Poutine is a myth and all those orchards and vineyards aren’t real.
Kelowna orchards, BC, (top), Therapy Vineyards, BC
There’s nothing to do either
I’m not really sure how Canadians survive the boredom they must experience.
The weather is terrible, even in the summer
Everyone knows that Canada only has one season – winter.
It’s just a big frozen wasteland really
Nothing to see, anywhere in this huge country. There’s no diversity here.
Carcross Desert, Yukon Territory (top), Lanezi Lake, BC
Canada definitely isn’t as picture perfect as some people say
It’s all photoshop. After all, there’s no such thing as #nofilter in Canada.
Vaseux Lake, BC (top), Moraine Lake, Alberta
It’s not worth trying to see the wildlife
Bears, bison, moose, oh my? You must be thinking of the wrong place, Canada has no interesting animals.
The beaches are dirty and full of people
Three coasts and thousands of kilometres…..and not one nice beach amongst them. Avoid.
Nels Bight beach, Cape Scott Provincial Park, BC (top), Inverness Beach, NS (middle) Okanagan Lake beach, Penticton, BC (bottom)
The people are rude
With the weather so bad, the land so barren and a severe lack of fun things to do, who can blame them?
Snowshoeing at Big White Ski Resort, BC