Where to go and what to do.
Canada is a large country with many fantastic tourist attractions. The country has a beautiful landscape, popular destinations, and also off-the-beaten-track attractions that are fabulously beautiful. From coast to coast, you will find many cities in Canada, the gorgeous Niagara Falls, plenty of snow, and a vast wilderness area that stretches for hundreds of miles where there is wildlife, pristine lakes, and towering hills.
Travel to Canada because it is one of the world’s most beautiful countries. What part of Canada should I visit and what are the best places to see in Canada? This extensive guide will help you decide.
Best Places to Visit in Canada
See our list of the top places to visit in Canada. You will get ideas that will help you plan your visit –
Jasper National Park
One of the wildest places in Canada, Jasper National Park is in the Canadian Rockies. You will marvel at the many sights here whether you are whitewater rafting on the Athabasca River, riding on the Jasper SkyTram, or skiing in Marmot Basin, or visiting the caverns of Maligne Canyon. It can easily be the most beautiful place in Canada. The park has plenty of wildlife too, including 53 species of mammals. Spread over 2.7 million acres, Jasper is huge. You cannot possibly see everything in one trip. A UNESCO World Heritage, Jasper is the largest park in the Canadian Rockies.
Quebec is clearly one of the most popular Canada cities. What makes it unique is the city’s French connection. Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will find picturesque buildings that are more than a century old, cobblestoned streets, and roadside cafes, which will remind you of Paris. Visit Rue du Trésor where artists display their work, Le Château Frontenac, Musée de la Civilisation, and the Montmorency Falls Park where you can see a 272 foot tall waterfall.
Prince Edward Island
Jasper National Park is the place for adventure lovers. Prince Edward Island is just the opposite. This is where you just relax and enjoy the seafood. The beach, green hills, and the surrounding red sandstone cliffs make the island very scenic. Nature is truly bountiful here. Look out for the seals. You may come face to face with four types of seals on the island.
A famous landmark that is instantly recognized by millions worldwide! Located in the country’s border with the US, Niagara Falls is massive. The water comes down 57 meters. If you are visiting Canada, you have to see this spectacle. You can walk down the Clifton Hill that leads to the falls and Niagara Gorge. You can also take a boat ride to its base and even get a fantastic aerial view from the Skylon Tower. There is a picnic-like atmosphere around the falls with many families enjoying the sun.
Toronto is sprawling and one of the big cities in Canada. On the shore of Lake Ontario, it is also a multicultural and business city. Keep your body fit while you are in the city so that you can enjoy the country. You can go to a gym or get a health procedure done. There are so many places to visit in Toronto. See Lake Ontario and the iconic CN Tower that dominates the city’s skyline. There is a revolving restaurant on the top.
The valley stretches across 155 miles and is home to almost 90% of the vineyards of British Colombia. There are more than 200 wineries. You will also find some of the best beaches of British Colombia and huge lakes dominating the landscape. You can enjoy mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and wine tasting. Along the valley, there are farms that grow some of Canada’s best cherries, peaches, plums, and pears.
This small town draws huge crowds for its polar bears, giving Churchill the nickname – “Polar Bear Capital of the World”. You can also see many birds and beluga whales. There are more than 270 bird species here, which makes it a favorite with the birdwatchers. You can see the tundra swans, snowy owls, stilt sandpipers, and gyrfalcons. October and November are the best months to see the bears because this is when they migrate to the shores looking for food. Churchill is also an excellent place to view the northern lights or the aurora borealis. You can see the lights between January and March. You can reach the town from Thompson and Winnipeg, which is also one of the major cities in Canada.
Banff National Park
A place of immense scenery, Banff National Park is at the foothills of the Rockies. It is a popular place both for luxury seekers and nature lovers. Spend your days hiking, skiing, or floating on the Bow River, and return to the luxury of a premium hotel and its spa therapy. Don’t forget to enjoy bison meat when you are visiting the park. You can plan daytrips to the Moraine Lake and Columbia Icefield. You don’t want to miss them on a trip to Canada. You can also bike along the Healy Creek, ski down Mount Norquay, and hike to the huge Hoodoos.
Dawson City witnessed the gold rush in the 19th-century. The gold made the town boom. Many buildings came up. Dawson City has preserved its historical architecture wonderfully well. The city’s downtown is known as the Dawson Historical Complex. Take a ride on the paddle wheeler on the Yukon River.
Bay of Fundy
In Eastern Canada, the bay is famous for its tides. Nowhere else in the world, you will find a bigger variation between low and high tide, which makes Fundy unique. Also see the rock and cliff formations at Hopewell Cape. Visit the Grand Manan Island.
These are some of the best places to visit in Canada. You should certainly visit them if you are planning Canada travel. Your Canada sightseeing trip will certainly be enjoyable.
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