Canada, the second largest country in the world, is home to vivacious and culturally rich cities, with a myriad of incredible scenic natural wonders.
From mountains to coasts, from rivers to grasslands, Canada has no shortage of picturesque landscapes for visitors to explore. The vast plains, pristine lakes and lofty mountains, all inspire awe and passion in the hearts and souls of any vacationer.
Travelers can explore the remote splendor of places like Gros Morne National Park or go for urban cities like Vancouver, Toronto and Quebec which offer almost any and everything, from dining, music, galleries, museums, theaters, sports, shopping and arts.
You can also go for some quaint antique and thrift stores as well or do some window shopping. If you’re planning for your next trip to Canada, here are a few places you need to check out while you’re there.
This makes for all sorts of vacations- a fun trip with friends, a romantic honeymoon or an enjoyable family trip. Niagara Falls is one of Canada most famous natural attractions, bringing in millions of visitors from all over the world. And for good reason; it is one of the world’s most breathtaking sights to see.
With such a large expanse of local distilleries, wineries and breweries, you need to stay at least 2 to 3 days to explore the local restaurants to eat and drink like a local.
If you’re a history buff, you can learn about the Niagara Falls’ history including Black History and the history of Niagara’s indigenous people.
Banff National Park is located in the heart of towering Rocky Mountains in the Alberta province. Showcasing pure turquoise lakes, glaciers and snow- covered mountains, it is a sightseer’s paradise.
It also offers thermal hot springs, mountain hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking, and skiing in various seasons.
Banff National Park was established in 1883 and is a World Heritage Site. The downtown area has quaint little shops and incredible hotels for you to relax.
The gem of the place, Lake Louise reflects the surrounding glaciers and mountains in its green waters.
The shores are easily accessible to visitors for a stroll around. Other notable sights are Moraine Lake, Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village.
Whistler is a famous ski resort and village. It has always been an important winter sports area, and also developed to offer summer attractions like golf and mountain biking.
It gained attention when it was one of the locations for 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Less than a two- hour ferry ride from the mainland, Vancouver Island is a world on its own. Presenting the traveler with a wide choice to explore from, it has it all- theaters, specialty museums, safaris and winter sports.
You can tour the island by a seaplane, bike, cruise, or even in a horse drawn carriage. Go for whale watching or go for a walk around and discover all the food options it has to offer.
Located in Newfoundland, Gros Morne National Park is more remote than other parks Canada has to offer, but well worth the effort to sightsee the beautiful fjords and mountains.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring waterfalls, steep cliff walls, and desert- like areas with unique rock forms carved by glacier- fed waters.
It also offers hiking trails, kayaking and ski touring. Ski touring is available in the winters when there’s fewer visitors, concluded with backcountry ski huts.
Western Brook Pond, a creek created by glaciers, is lined with crags and waterfalls, as well as Pissing Mare Falls.
It is an untouched wilderness situated past Whitehorse in Yukon. Being a fisherman’s dreamland, it is one of the few lakes the rare Arctic Grayling resides in.
With ample photographic opportunities of wildlife and nature, it is a magnificent sight for travelers far and wide.
While you’re in Yukon, don’t forget to check out the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis spanning over the skies.
You can also explore Dawson City, located on the banks of Yukon River. It is a lively community, popular for its history of gold mining.
It was built during the famous Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1800s, offering arts and museums.