Canada is one of those countries in the world that offer natural diversities in one place. From high mountains to the grandest of waterfalls, from national parks to islands and seacoasts – Canada has so many things to enjoy and visit that you might wonder, where to start from and where to end at. Here are the top 5 amazing things to see in Canada.
5. Vancouver Island – a taste of Britain
This is the largest island off the West Coast of North America. A ferry from the city of Vancouver will take you to this island in just 90 minutes. The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is located on the northern tip of the island. The city is essentially British with British cultures and British nostalgia that are deeply rooted to the colonial histories of the past. The museums, architecture, the long beaches and the grapevines of Cowichan Valley, will give you immense opportunity to encounter the nature’s delight and stunning sceneries.
4. Whistler – Snow-laden Mountains
If you like the adrenaline rush through your veins, if adventure sports, skiing, bungee jumping and snowboarding are your favourites, you must visit Whistler. Whistler, along with the Blackcomb Mountains, offers a 2 hours’ drive from Vancouver. The sea to sky drive offers the most stunning scenic view. Even if you do not want to try these adventure sports, you can simply take the ropeway ride to encounter the beauty of the small villages and the snow-covered slopes.
3. Old Quebec City – France outside of France
The Old Quebec City is the only stone walled city in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not only is it the capital of the Quebec Province of Canada, but it is also essentially French Canadian with its rich French culture, heritage, language, food and music.
The cobbled streets, the French bakeries, the cathedrals and the sound of French everywhere will make you feel essentially in France. Overlooking the St. Lawrence River, Old Quebec City’s skyline is dominated by the Château Frontenac hotel, the most renowned and prominent one here. Enjoy creating your memories and preserving them by camera-snapping in front of this most-photographed hotel in Vieux Quebec.
2. Banff National Park – Flora and Fauna at its Best
This is the largest and the most visited national park in Canada, located in the Alberta Province. Home to the grizzly bears, black bears, a large herd of wolves, moose, bison and bighorn sheep, the Banff National Park is an amazing destination for the tourists to enjoy and encounter wildlife from a close proximity.
If you like skiing, this is the place that you need to come. No need for the American tourists to take a transatlantic flight. The Canadian Rockies are as exciting a place for skiing and hiking, especially down the Mount Norquay. If you are not an adventurous person, but a romantic nature lover, the vivid emerald cerulean Lake Louise and the glacier-fed rivers that create a labyrinth can mesmerize you with their beauty. The Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies is a delight for the eyes.
1. Niagara Falls – Mighty and Jaw-dropping
Even if you have seen the Niagara Falls from the USA side, you must see the Niagara from the Canadian or Toronto side. The thundering and mesmerizing view of the Horseshoe Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the American Falls combined together, will drop your jaws. Though the entire area has many observation decks, taking a trip down into the falls through the Maid of the Mist tour is the best way to enjoy the mighty falls. However, it is highly recommended that you do your lunch at the Skylon Tower restaurant that gives you a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire region.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan you trip today, because “Canada is calling!”