If you’d like to visit another country without going too far from home,  consider going to Canada this summer.  Canada is an exciting vacation destination, with enough different activities to appeal to almost anyone. Let’s take a look at the top 5 reasons to visit Canada this summer:

  • Fishing– Canada is an excellent destination for sport fishermen. This post on Destinations for Leisurehighlights the best lakes to fish in Canada, especially for the delicious northern walleye pike.
  • Golf: Canada also has several world-class golfing opportunities with well-designed courses set against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery. This post describes the 10 best golf courses in Canada. If you like to watch as well as participate, check out the 2009 RBC Canadian Open in Toronto, July 20-26th.
  • Whale Watching: Starting in May and continuing on through October, Vancouver Island offers some incredible whale-watching tours. See dolphins, orcas, gray whales and more.
  • MusicThe International Festival de Jazz de Montreal takes place June 30th through July 12th and features performances by famous artists such as Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Beck and more.
  • Niagara Falls– The most powerful waterfall in North America is an incredible sight to behold-and you’ll get the best view of it from the Canadian side of the river.  In the summer,  families can enjoy free fireworks and concerts at Queen Victoria park every Friday and Sunday night. Also, check out the S.C.E.N.E festival on June 28th, with more than 100 bands playing live.

If you want to go to Canada this summer, don’t forget your passport! On June 1st, travel regulations changed. Now, passports are required for American citizens trying to re-enter the US from Canada. If you haven’t applied for a passport yet, you’ll need to get an express passport. The easiest way to order an express passport is to use a private passport expediting company.

An expediting company can get your passport application processed quickly, sometimes in as little as 24 hours. Plus, you won’t have to make an appointment at a Passport Agency office or wait in line.  Make the most of your summer vacation: order your express passport today!