17 Canadian Cities to Visit in 2017
Jennifer Cuellar+ January 4, 2017
It’s a new year and we hope you put “travel more” on the top of your to-do list. It’s 2017, the 150th anniversary of the country, and there are dozens of places hosting celebrations, unique festivals, and award-winning attractions. Each destination on this list caught our attention with a little something special. Whether it be standout cuisine or fresh adventures, making the most of this noteworthy year starts with trying something new. In no particular order, here are the 17 Canadian cities you must visit in 2017.
What to See: Learn about the history of fashion and society at the upcoming “Fashion History: Clothing & Society” session, hosted by Stratford Perth Museum. For more artist expression, don’t miss Gallery Stratford and the famous Stratford Gardens.
Places to Eat: Enjoy seasonal suds from Black Swan Brewing or sustainable seafood from Pazzo. The Stratford Chef School also offers dinners, if you want to try innovative flavours from new chefs.
Where to Stay: Located in the heart of town with a top-notch restaurant on the street level, Mercer Hall is a perfect home base on your holiday.
When to Go: May through October is the most popular time to travel to Stratford, as Art in the Park takes advantage of the sunny weather and the Stratford Festival showcases works from Shakespeare.
Insider Tip: “The Stratford Festival (North America’s largest for classical theatre), is the main reason people visit Stratford. In fact 95% of visitors come because of the Festival, where they can see some of the finest theatre in the world. It attracts half a million people a year – more than 27 million in its 64-year-history. With 14 productions in four theatres each season, the Festival features works by Shakespeare, other classics, musicals and new plays. Christopher Plummer, William Shatner, Maggie Smith and Colm Feore are among the many great actors who have appeared on its stages.” – Stratford Festival