Find Your “Landsby” In 2023
As the new year looms, trend predictions of all kinds emerge — and travel is no different. There are dozens of outlets telling you what is trendy for travel in 2023: how, where and when to go.
At Landsby, we aren’t too concerned with being ‘trendy’ but we do speak to hundreds of Canadians throughout the year who have a desire to explore their own country in a more meaningful way. And we are here for it.
So to inspire your travel adventures in Canada in the new year, we present our own ‘trend predictions’ below.
Read on to discover all the ways we Canadians want to see and experience our own country in 2023:
Travelling by Train
Train travel is continuing to be a big pull for travellers as we enter the new year. Canada is a great country to explore by rail because of its huge size and variety of landscapes. One of the most popular train journeys is VIA Rail’s the Canadian, which connects Toronto to Vancouver, with stops in every province along the way. We are encouraging Canadians to plan an extended stay in one of these in-between destinations as a way of getting to know a new part of the country.
There are many train journeys worth considering, including the ultra-luxurious Rocky Mountaineer — a sightseeing train that travels through the Canadian Rockies — as well as trips in both Eastern and Western Canada.
Our Indigenous tourism partners are creating innovative and exciting experiences that immerse visitors in the culture and history of this land’s original inhabitants. With more than 900 distinct First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures throughout Canada, there’s no shortage of incredible experiences to explore. We are happy to hear from an increasing number of Canadians who want to support authentic Indigenous tourism and learn from Indigenous wisdom.
Storytelling, the sharing of knowledge and traditions and connections to nature are all a big part of what makes Indigenous tourism so special. Visit our Indigenous Experiences page to learn more.
When you only get a few weeks of vacation per year, it can be hard to fit everything in: projects around the house, visiting family, resting and exploring new places. The advent of remote work has made it possible for some to take working holidays. You can do your work virtually and explore a new place in your downtime.
From lodges and resorts to dynamic city stays, there are countless places in Canada where secure wifi connections allow for remote work. As avid travellers ourselves, we have lots of experience in finding good remote connections so please reach out to us if you need help designing your working holiday.
Seeing the Northern Lights
Getaways to see the magical Aurora Borealis have always been a huge draw but are becoming even more popular as we approach the Solar Maximum. As the sun becomes more active and volatile, it increases the strength and amount of Northern Lights we see here on Earth.
Canada is blessed to be located under the Auroral Oval, making it one of the top places in the world to see the Aurora. Read our Guide to the Aurora Borealis and start planning your getaway to see the Lights.
With limited vacation days, we all want to make the most of our time away. We are hearing from so many Canadians who want us to help them design a travel itinerary that meets their specific needs.
A personalized itinerary means you get to experience the best of travel — making memories, meeting interesting people and seeing spectacular sights — while we take care of the details. This is especially important to Canadians who are reuniting in larger groups post-pandemic.
If you’re feeling stressed and in need of a restful vacation, you are not alone. One of the biggest requests we are hearing from Canadians is for holidays that include an element of health and wellness. This can come in the form of many things: digital detox (staying in remote locations where there is no wifi connection), animal therapy (such as alpaca trekking or spending time with horses), nature therapy 9such as forest bathing or soaking in hot springs), or visiting a spa resort that has a little bit of every element.
Canada has a surprising number of wellness-focused getaways where you can find much-needed stress relief, often in the middle of some of the world’s most stunning scenery. Visit our wellness page for inspiration or to book a trip.
We will be launching a new series of wellness retreats in Ontario in January, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.
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Happy travels in 2023!