TOP 5 WATER SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES IN CANADA

  1. Kayaking, canoeing

With almost 2 million lakes and rivers, there is an abundance of choices! Nothing better then experience the intimacy between yourself and the gorgeous Canadian nature. As an added bonus, both are wonderful exercises for the upper body!

  1. Scuba Diving

You don’t have to spend long around a group of travellers before someone brings up scuba diving. It’s the perfect activity for romantic getaways, adventurous backpacking trips, family holidays, and everything in between. You can spend hours exploring the mysteries of the deep and discovering the endless beauty of the “underwater world”.

It’s not common knowledge, but Canada offers some of the best diving in the world, in some of the most untouched marine environments. 

  1. Sail boating

One of the most popular water sports is sailing, which revolves around relying on the wind to propel a sailboat on the surface of the water. Make sure you carry lot’s of food and snacks- beware, do not be dehydrated.

  1. Stand up paddling

SUP( Stand- up paddling) is one of the world’s fastest-growing water sports. Stand up paddle boarding is a cross between kayaking and surfing. It is one of the most recent additions to the best water sports in Canada, suitable for virtually any water environment, from the ocean to quiet lakes and rivers. It’s a great water sport for you to start from because of it’s level of fitness testing, adventure and above all, patience. 

  1. Wake boarding or water skiing

Wake boarding and water skiing are one of the most popular water sports in Canada. Balance is crucial for this fast sport adventure. A wonderful activity whether on a calm lake or in the ocean waves, water skiing is easy to learn and fun for all ages. The rider is usually towed by a rope behind a boat, but can also be towed by cable systems and be pulled by other motorized vehicles.

A few great exercising tips for Spring

Time to get back into your exercise routine this spring

Ramp up slowly:

The first steps are always the hardest, but they are also key to creating consistency. Try to get some exercise 2-4 times per week on alternate days. One of the best ways to get sore or injured is to go hard on the weekend and do nothing during the week.

Walking or Hiking:

Spring is finally here! The days are getting longer and the weather is great. So shake off the last of those cold, dark winter days and get outside when possible. If you live close enough, consider walking to work. Swap commuting for walking whenever possible. The positive effects won’t be immediate, but they’ll sneak up on you quickly. Soon, you’ll find you have more energy and can walk longer and faster with little additional effort.

Improvise with your surroundings:

To add variety to your outdoor workout, utilize what’s right there around you (though obviously don’t play fast and loose with health and safety, guys – be sensible!). Steps, benches, and stairs provide a great opportunity to make exercises and increase the difficulty and intensity of workouts. 

Jogging:

Jogging is a great way to combine your Spring exercise routine with fresh air, so It’s time to say goodbye to those fluorescent lights and say hello to the fresh air, soak up some vitamin D. You can explore new parts of the neighborhood by jogging to your morning coffee stop, jog to or from the gym, and combine other errands with your jog.

Take a hike:

With Nature waking up, wildflowers blooming, tiny little leaves sprinkling the trees… why would you stay at home? Spring is probably the best season for hiking, but make sure to take your fitness level into account when planning your first trip. Remember that you’ll be carrying more gear than usual for the unpredictable spring conditions. We recommend your first trip out be a shake-down to work out the kinks; one in which you’re a little less committed if something goes wrong.

Cycling:

Spring is a great time to start cycling around town. Cycle by yourself, with friends, or with a club. You’ll be surprised how much can be done just by pedaling in terms of your health. Or if you already cycle, there might be other people in your surroundings who you’d like to persuade to start doing this amazing sport with you.

Swimming: 

Swimming is an exercise for people of all ages. It helps you to get or stay in shape, but the benefits also extend to mental health. Swimming builds endurance, muscle strength, and cardiovascular fitness. It’s great for your arms, legs, and core!