Are you looking for a new hobby? Whether you live in a city or the countryside, the possibilities are endless. In this list, we have prepared five fun hobbies that anyone can pick up, no matter where in the country they live. Some of these hobbies can even be picked up on the internet.
1. Go on a camping trip
If there’s one thing Canada has in abundance, it’s nature. No matter where you live, you are probably close to a trail or a park where you can go for a hike or camp for a weekend. There are plenty of outdoor activities to discover – you might find that you love fishing, climbing, or just being surrounded by nature. You can even pick up a new and useful outdoor skill, such as taking great pictures or learning how to build a nice campfire. Just gather together some essentials like a tent, sleeping bag, cooking equipment, daily knife, flashlight and a portable power station, and you’ll be good to go.
2. Take an online course
If you prefer to stay inside but are interested in learning a new skill, there is an enormous universe of courses and classes on the internet. Learning platforms such as edX, Skillshare and FutureLearn offer thousands of courses on everything from coding for beginners to learning how to play a new instrument. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get started – there are a ton of websites that offer free tutorials, classes and other useful resources.
3. Play games
Gaming is a hobby enjoyed by old and young across the world. There are thousands of games to choose from, which means there is a game for everyone – even if you don’t consider yourself a traditional “gamer”. As long as you have a PC or a phone, you can download and enjoy a vast number of video games, giving you an unlimited source of entertainment. You can even play online casino games for real money, including popular games like blackjack and slots.
4. Get into cooking
There are many benefits to learning how to cook. Not only is cooking fun, but you also get to eat all the delicious food you cook! Plus, cooking for yourself can save you a lot of money, and you’ll know exactly what goes into your food. If you have a kitchen that is equipped with all the necessities, you already own everything you need to get started. Use the internet to find recipes and discover the satisfaction of cooking up your favourite meals. Why not learn how to cook the perfect steak?
5. Learn a new language
Have you always wanted to master a new language? Although you may not consider studying a language to be a hobby, learning one can open up new worlds and new opportunities. It has never been easier to learn French, Spanish, Japanese or any other language thanks to the resources available online. While you can sign up for a course and learn the basics of a language in just a couple of weeks, there are apps and websites that turn learning into a game. Duolingo is an excellent learning app that is available for free on every mobile platform.