Check out these apps for the best vacation, here at home.

Summer is a great time to stay in Canada, or to come visit. With so many natural wonders to see and major urban destinations, there’s something for everyone, and you’re guaranteed to make memories that will last.

Having some useful apps on hand can help bring additional depth and interest to any place you visit.

Here are some of Canada’s best, to enhance your stay and make it even better:

1) Parks Canada App

The Parks Canada App allows users to “discover Parks Canada’s lesser-known hidden gems”.

Find any park you want on the map, tag special events happening in them, create your packing list, and share your photos on social media with this one.

While Internet and roaming service might not be available in every park once you get there, this is a super app that can help you before going, and once you return home.

2) Air Canada App

Air Canada’s app gives you the power to book, change or cancel your flight, all in the palm of your hand.

Check in 24 hours in advance and get your mobile boarding pass. Stay abreast of changes with push notifications related to your flight’s status. If you’re flying Air Canada, you’ll want to have this.

3) Travel Smart App

This app put together by the government of Canada is useful if you’re traveling in Canada, within North America and abroad. With it, you can locate emergency contact information for embassies and consulates abroad and receive travel advisories related to over 200 destinations around the globe.

One of the most useful features for those driving around in North America in this are the continuously updated wait times at key Canada-US border crossings. Be informed, avoid the wait and cross over someplace else.

4) Major Canadian Destination Apps

This short list highlights some of the apps available for specific destinations in Canada. Use them to learn more about an area, find deals and hidden historic alleyways you don’t want to miss.


Click on this link and find multiple apps for Toronto-based fun, including the Air Canada Center, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Maps and Walks and much more. Touring around Canada’s biggest city was never easier.


The Visit Vancouver iPad app guides visitors through the transit system, accommodations, restaurants, activities, event calendars and more in Vancouver. Make your visit to the West coast seamless with this information that’s easily accessible while offline.

Nova Scotia

Have Nova Scotia at your fingertips. Available for tablets and phones, visitors can learn about hiking, buggy rides and shops all before setting foot on the east coast with this app.

Find out all the Prince Edward Island has to offer, from beaches to golfing, eating and shopping.

Yukon Walking App

Yukon’s walking app was launched last summer to help visitors learn about historic sites in the area and social history in the territory. Currently, the app covers Carcross, Haines Junction and Watson Lake and more communities are being added.


Visitors can learn all about Quebec’s over 10,000 tourist attractions with this app. Book hotels, search for restaurants and cultural destinations all in once place. Available on or off line, in English and French.

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