From cosmopolitan cities to majestic mountain peaks, there are lots of places to see in Canada. This vast country is full of incredible destinations. If you are a nature lover, you are going to be spoiled for choice in Canada. You can explore the amazing wildlife, refreshing countryside, and some of the world’s finest unspoiled ecosystems. Here are 7 destinations and places to see in Canada.
1. Banff National Park and the Rocky Mountains
Located in the province of Alberta, the Banff National Park lies at the heart of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. With breathtaking snow-capped mountain ranges and crystal clear lakes, they are one of the most beautiful places in the country. Three popular downhill ski resorts operate within the park – Lake Louise Ski Resort, Sunshine Village, and Mount Norquay. There are wildlife tours, ice walks, snowshoeing, and dogsled, horse sleigh rides and backcountry trails available throughout the park.
2. Toronto’s CN Tower
Located on the shores of Lake Ontario is the iconic CN Tower. This famous landmark stands at 553 meters high and is one of the tallest structures in the world. The tower is home to various attractions, such as the revolving 360 restaurant, and the Glass Floor. It offers breathtaking views of the city and beyond. Visible from everywhere in the city, the tower is lit up in different colours each night.
3. Niagara Falls
Niagra Falls is perhaps Canada’s most famous natural sites. Located on the border with the USA, it drops over 57 meters into the Niagara Gorge. Conveniently located near Toronto, millions visit each year. Each season brings something new to this popular attraction. In the summer there are various boat tours and the Clifton Hill SkyWheel. In the winters, if you’re lucky, you might be able to see the falls completely frozen.
4. Old Quebec (Vieux-Quebec)
Old Québec is perhaps the most charming part of Quebec City. It is full of remarkable attractions, such as the Citadel, the Musée de la Civilisation, Château Frontenac, and the Parque Historique de l’Artillerie. Spread across Upper and Lower Towns, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Lower Town on the banks of the St Lawrence River has the original settlements, and it’s cobblestoned streets look like they’re straight out of Paris. Explore its picturesque shops, interesting museums, cafes, and restaurants.
5. Whistler Ski Resort
Whistler is located close to Vancouver and is one of Canada’s most popular ski resorts. The lively town offers myriad options for entertainment including skiing, snowboarding, four championship golf courses, shopping, restaurants and bars, hiking trails, spas, and mountain biking. Whistler also offers amazing clear air and beautiful mountain scenery.
6. The Bay of Fundy
Famous Hopewell Rocks flowerpot formations at low tide ( New Brunswick, Canada)Located on the East Coast of Canada between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the Bay of Fundy is truly a natural wonder. The area is known for its amazing high tides and the Hopewell Rocks set against a backdrop of reddish cliffs. It is also home to rare whales, dinosaur fossils, and semi-precious minerals. The best time to visit is between spring and summer.
7. Old Montreal
Montreal is a city alive with history. The old sections of the city are full of beautiful historic buildings, dating all the way back to the 17th century. Lovely churches, exciting restaurants, art galleries, museums, and shops are dotted around the area. There are even horse-drawn carriages to take visitors through the cobbled streets located by the city’s waterfront. Don’t miss the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica and the Marché Bonsecours.
Canada is a vast country filled with amazing sights and exciting activities. There are, of course, may other places to see in Canada, as you can see here.