While many countries all over the world have natural wonders, architecture, and attractions they are known for and that make the must-see lists of most travelers, none has as big a concentration and variety as that offered by Canada. As the second largest country in the world, Canada is filled with everything from majestic waterfalls, stunning coastlines and snowy peaks, to historic architecture and cultural events that draw millions of visitors every year.
Spanning all the way from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to the Arctic Ocean, here is a quick guide to must-see places in Canada:
The Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park
A stretch of mountains over three thousand miles that spans from British Columbia to Mexico, the Rocky Mountains offer everything from a diverse range of wildlife, an untamed and dramatic wilderness to Alpine lakes and scenic hiking trails. The mountain range is also home to Banff National Park which can be found in the province of Alberta and whose highlights include Lake Louise, views of glaciers and snow capped peaks, as well as ski destinations in the winter months.
Niagara Falls is one of Canada’s best-known and most visited natural wonders and attractions. Millions journey here every year to experience the majestic falls in person and with many parks and attractions in the area including a casino complex, a visit here is well worth it. For accommodation, visitors are spoilt for choice between reputable chains such as the Niagara Falls Marriott and the camping facilities found at the provinces several national parks.
CN Tower, Toronto
Once the holder for the record of the tallest building in the world, the CN Tower in Toronto has been eclipsed by other buildings in the Middle East and Asia, but its attraction remains arguably unsurpassed. Visitors here can expect lots of entertainment and dining choices all set to a backdrop of beautiful views over Toronto.
Kluane National Park, Yukon
Kluane National Park is home to Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak, a vast network of hiking trails, lush green valleys, and untouched natural territory. Highlights include observing the national park from the skies in an aircraft equipped with skis and the chance to land anywhere suitable for majestic and unmatched views of the landscape.
Quebec City holds claim to be the oldest walled city in North America, and the mixture of its French Canadian culture, cobblestone streets, and world famous festivals all add to the city’s charm. Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to many historical sites and treasures.
Whistler is a famous village and ski resort that is also popular during the summer months for leisure activities such as golf and biking trails. The area is popular among active minded visitors for its excellent skiing and trails set to a background of wonderful mountain scenery.
The list of must see places in Canada is endless and it would take a lifetime to experience them all! Other highlights that deserve mention include Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Old Montreal, the Polar Bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba, and there are many more. For travelers looking for a memorable trip – whether you are a local or visiting from abroad – what Canada has to offer is a diverse and wonderful selection of attractions that are unmatched and are sure to meet and surpass that brief.