Do you dream about going backpacking around Europe? Unfortunately, unless you get a great deal on flight tickets, vacationing in Europe can be rather expensive. But until you can make your dream of seeing Europe a reality, it is possible to get similar experiences here in Canada. Across the country, you can find plenty of places in Canada that look like Europe and will whisk you away without having to cross the Atlantic.

If you long to visit some of Europe's famous castles, you'll need to explore the incredible Hatley Castle. And for all of you who dream about seeing France, make sure to head to Square-Victoria Station in Montreal. There, you can find one of Paris' famous Metro signs. If you take a photo next to the iconic Metropolitain sign, your friends might believe you are indeed in the city of lights.

For those who believe in flower power, you need to visit Abbotsford during their tulip festival. Strolling through the fields of colourful tulips, you will feel like you are transported to Holland. Meanwhile, at Prince Edward County Lavender, you can find rows of purple lavender plants like the brilliant blooms in Provence, France.

Here are eight spots in Canada you can visit that will make you feel like you're in Europe.

Bar George

Address: Le Mount Stephen, 1440 Drummond St, Montreal, Quebec

Why You Need To Go: This opulent bar will make you feel like you've entered the set Downton Abbey.


Address: 36737 N Parallel Rd, Abbotsford, British Columbia

Why You Need To Go: During the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, you can stroll through massive fields of tulips, just like you would see in Holland.

Hatley Castle

Address: 2005 Sooke Rd, Victoria, British Columbia

Why You Need To Go: This grand castle is just as spectacular as the castles you'll find across Europe.

Two Sisters Vineyards

Address: 240 John St E, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Why You Need To Go: This is one vineyard you need to check out. The gorgeous Two Sisters Vineyards will make you feel like you are in one of Europe's famous wine regions.


Address: Place-Royale, Quebec City, Montreal

Why You Need To Go: You will feel like you are in France as you explore the cobbled streets of Quebec City.

Prince Edward County Lavender

Address: 732 Closson Rd, Hillier, Ontario

Why You Need To Go: You don't need to fly to Provence, France just to see beautiful fields of lavender. 

Alberta Legislature Building

Address: 10800 97 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta

Why You Need To Go: The majestic Alberta Legislature Building looks similar to the ornate buildings you find in Europe, like the Belfast City Hall.

Square-Victoria Station

Address: Square-Victoria Station, Montreal, Quebec

Why You Need To Go: Not only does Montreal have cobbled streets in the old town, but it also has a Metropolitain sign just like in Paris, France at Square-Victoria Station.

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