(1) Banff National Park
Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, located 80 miles west of Calgary in the province of Alberta. It consists of 2,564 square miles of hilly terrain with numerous glaciers and icefields, dense coniferous forests and alpine landscapes. The Icefields Parkway extends from Lake Lewis, connecting Jasper National Park to the north.
The main commercial center of the park is Banff town in the valley of Bon River. Banff National Park is located on the western border of Alberta with British Columbia. Banff is about an hour from Calgary, and four hours from Edmonton. Kananaskis Country, which includes Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park, Spray Valley Provincial Park, and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.
Banff National Park has several large glaciers and icefields, many of which are readily available from the Icefields Parkway. Located in sediments on the banks of several mountains, small wintry glaciers are quite common in the main ranges. Glaciers in Banff are retreating, with most mountain glaciers around the world.
(2) Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is a collective name given to three different springs located on the Niagara River on the border between the US state of New York and the Canadian province of Ontario. The main waterfall, Horseshoe Falls, is located on the US-Canada border, while the American Falls and Bridal Veil are areas of the USA.
Niagara Falls is one of the largest sources of hydropower in the world. The largest waterfall in Niagara Falls is Horseshoe Falls, with an average flow rate of 225000 cubic feet per second. It is the largest waterfall in North America at a flow rate. Over 90% of the Niagara River flows in this current while only 10% goes to the other two combined.
Niagara Falls was formed around 10,000 years ago during the end of the Ice Age. It is an important natural monument due to its beauty and history. The best time to visit Niagara Falls is during the summer between the months of June and August. The best time of day to visit Niagara Falls is after the opening time when people still arrive or just before the closing time when most people have left.
Whistler located just a few hours drive north of Vancouver, BC. During the summer and peak winter times in Whistler, the road can be very congested. Alpine Village In the charming center of everything, is Whistler Village, about the most beautiful Alpine village you have ever seen, nestled in the shadow of a mountain.
There are dozens of shops, restaurants, bars and activities packed in the streets of the village. The slope also has over 30 miles of hiking and interpretive walking routes to explore during summer. You can use the alpine trails by hiking or taking a gondola, so it is possible for everyone to reach the top.
There are hikes for all capacity levels starting with the Whistler Summit Interpretive Walk. Outside of the mountain experience, there are literally hundreds of miles of hiking trails. Sometimes, if you are lucky, a bear will stray down the slope of Blackcomb and can be seen from the village.
(4) CN Tower
The CN Tower in downtown Toronto is a solid communication / observation tower and an iconic symbol of Canada. The 553.3-meter (1,815-foot) tower became the world’s tallest tower when it was completed in 1975. The CN Tower has been disqualified from Guinness World Records’ official list of the tallest buildings in the world, being classified as opposed to ‘building’ as a ‘tower’.
It is the third tallest tower in the world and the tallest independent structure in the Western Hemisphere attracting approximately 1.5 million visitors each year. Once it was opened to the public in 1976, the tower became a popular tourist attraction. It is also useful for telecommunications for Toronto, serving over 16 TV and radio stations.
The main seven-story SkyPod deck was the world’s tallest public observation deck until the completion of the Shanghai World Financial Center in 2008. The tower also boasts 360 restaurants, a revolving restaurant completes a full rotation once every 72 minutes. In 1995, the American Society of Civil Engineers classified the CN Tower as one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
(5) Parliament Hill
The Parliament House is originally a prominent forest of beech and hemlock, with a dense cedar marshes and a beaver meadow in its southern approach. The site, formerly the location of military barracks, overlooks the Ottawa River. The original complex of buildings includes the Parliament House – supported by a tower and supported by the Library of Parliament.
The Parliament House, including the Victoria Tower was destroyed by fire on 3 February 1916. Only the library remained intact, thanks to an employee who closed the great iron doors connecting the rest of the building to the library. For the next four years, both houses of parliament held the Victoria Memorial Museum, now called the Canadian Museum of Nature.
There is a fountain at the southern end of the walkway. The fountain is a 12-sided small pyramid in which each side bears a bronze shield which affects the coat of arms of a province or region. Water flows continuously around the shields. Next to the Summer Pavilion is a monument displaying the bells of the Victoria Tower, one of the few artifacts that remains of the original building.
(6) Old Quebec City
Old Quebec which, as the name suggests, is the oldest district in Quebec City is a piece of Europe in North America, with its French-style architecture and cobblestone streets. Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champaign, it began as a French colony, then fell to the British in 1763 and became part of a self-governing Canada in 1867.
Known for its historical character and charm, the St. Lawrence River views and attractive lush green spaces, the fort district is filled with tourists year-round and its property market is dependent on the demand of foreign buyers. The district flows south of the Port of Quebec on a peninsula flowing into the St. Lawrence River.
French residents built Old Quebec in the old style particularly in Normandy and northern France with thick stone walls and timber detailing. Old Quebec is a unique district with 17th-century stone fortifications on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. It has a European nature and there is no neighborhood like it in other Canadian cities.
(7) Cape Churchill
The City of Churchill is not very large and the economy is almost entirely based on tourism with Churchill Port. Almost every business of Churchill uses “Polar”, “Polar Bear”, “Aurora”, “Arctic”, or some drama on that subject. After the polar bear season ends, Churchill’s population declines dramatically. Polar bears are a real threat in the city of Churchill.
Bears are implicated in traps with the smell of seal fat, which is the primary food source for polar bears. In the holding facility, bears are not fed at all. They are provided with only water. The bears have enough fat to survive. While polar bears are waiting for sea ice to form so they can go hunting. Most bears will do very little during a day because they want to conserve their energy.
When you see bears walking, playing and squatting, they are mostly just sitting. During the gathering, young males will often use the opportunity to roam with other males. At this time of year, there is little to fight there as the seal hunt has not begun. The male will sparse for a few minutes, take a break to cool down and then revisit it.
(8) Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island in Western Canada has become increasingly popular in recent years as a local getaway. Lots of mainlanders are thriving here due to affordable costs. You will find scenic beaches, hiking trails, lakes, mountains, and scenic farmland plus a natural food and beer scene here. It is a beautiful place, especially in the fall and spring when the crowd is not that big.
Beacon Hill Park in Victoria is spread over 200 acres and is a quiet place to relax. There are tennis courts, a golf green, lawn bowling, flower beds, a pet zoo and a hawthorn tree planted by Winston Churchill in 1929. Vancouver Island has more than 20 different wineries, mostly located in the Cowichan Valley.
There are three pods of about 80 killer whales that live around the southern tip of the island. So you have a higher chance of seeing whales on your trip. Tickets typically run for $ 100 CAD ($ 75 USD) and tours last several hours. Here, you can spend time exploring rentals and beaches, or visit local artisans and eateries. Ferry rates are around $ 10 CAD ($ 7.50 USD).
(9) Jasper National Park
It is one of the seven parks in the Rocky Mountains that Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are mountain landscapes of parks including waterfalls, canyons and glaciers found in the K icefield. Discover more than 11,200 km2 of rugged mountains, glaciers, alpine grasslands, forests, wide valleys and wooded rivers of protected area.
It is common to see elk, bjorn sheep, deer, coyotes and even black bears in the park. Visitors to Jasper National Park can take a hike, ski, snowshoe, canoe or kayak among other activities. They can visit Miette Hotsprings, or one of the park’s five national historical sites: Athabasca Pass, Jasper House, Maligne Lake Chalet and Guest House, Jasper Park Information Center, and Yellowhead Pass.
About 75 million years ago, forces within the Earth pushed sediment above sea level, compressing the rocks. So they formed, twisted and shattered the Rocky Mountain System. Erosion from forces like rain, running water and glaciers continued to shape the mountains in their present form.
(10) Old Montreal
Old Montreal (“Vieux-Montréal” in French) is one of the oldest settlement areas in North America. In 1642, when fifty or so French pioneers built the Ville-Marie, the Indians did not inhabit the region. Montreal rapidly developed into a thriving crossroads for the fur trade, and a commercial center.
Every year, hundreds of tourists come to explore the streets and buildings that bear witness to the development of Montreal’s historic center. Many memorials pay tribute to the founders: Paul de Chomedey de Massneway, Jean Muns, the fifty pioneers who accompanied him, and Marguerite Bourjois.
Today, the restored old Montreal is a particularly vibrant district filled with boutiques, restaurants and activities with tourists and residents alike. Old Montreal is a gem in a very prominent place in Quebec’s largest city. With a rich urban heritage that makes it unique in North America and attracts about 6.5 million visitors each year.
(11) Gros Morne National Park
Waterfalls, sea inlets, sea piles, sandy beaches and colorful surrounding fishing villages complete the natural and cultural surroundings of Canada’s Gros Morne National Park. Visitors to Gros Morne National Park can hike through wild, uninhabited mountains and camp along the sea.
Boat tours bring visitors under the huge cliffs of freshwater swords carved by glaciers. Gros Morne National Park is a World Heritage Site located on the west coast of Newfoundland. Once the glaciers melted, the land, which was pushed down by the weight of the ice sheet, overturned and cut off the sea. The 30-kilometer-long narrow “pond” was then filled with fresh water.
The tableland, found between Trout River and Woody Point in Gros Morne National Park, resembles the barren desert. Below this veteran zone, the rock is actually a dark green color. The most notable animal in the park is the moose, part of a growing population. Harbor seals are common in St. Paul Inlet, and whales may occur in this area, especially during the early summer Capelin season.
(12) Stanley Park
Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia is a large park built almost entirely by the Pacific Ocean. It is 400 hectares (just over 1000 acres) in size and sits right in the city of Vancouver. Stanley Park Seawall is a 5.5 mm or 9 km uninterrupted route around Stanley Park. It has great views of the park, the ocean, Downtown Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains.
The second beach pool is a large heated outdoor pool located above the seawall and the Pacific Ocean. It has water slides suitable for toddlers or for adventure seekers of all ages. On one side, there is a sloping entry. On the other hand, there are swimming lanes for laps.
Third Beach is large and has a lifeguard on duty in the summer months. Pitch and Putt Second Beach is a 10-minute walk from the pool. It is an 18 hole golf course with holes between 40 and 100 yards. The course is extensively located under trees and under beautiful flower gardens. Just behind the Stanley Park, there are 11 tennis courts that are free for most of the year.
(13) Bay Of Fundy
Spread across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in North America, the Bay of Fundy is the main attraction. The region is popular for its maritime charm, which includes eight miles of rugged sandy cliffs, wide sandy beaches, picturesque islands. There are countless ways to experience the park’s spectacular natural beauty, plentiful wildlife and colorful Atlantic Canada culture.
Every day more than 160 billion tons of water drain into and out of the bay. Surprisingly, this amount of water is equal to the combined flow of all the freshwater rivers of the world. Venture towards the Bay of Nova Scotia and you will see the unprecedented UNESCO World Heritage Site Joggins Fossil Cliffs.
Looking between June and October, more than a dozen species of whales can be found hovering in the waters around the Gulf of Phani, including hump, mink and rare right whales. The Fundy Coast is home to three stunning island sites, each of them a great base to begin. Grand Manan Island is a holiday destination to explore the shopping, culture and food scenes.
(14) Cabot Trail
The Cabot Trail is a 185-mile loop in the northern part of Cape Breton Island. The expedition passes through several fishing villages along the Canadian Cape Breton Highlands National Park. When you stare at the mountains, it almost feels like you have been taken to the Scottish Highlands. The only difference is that the Scottish highlands have more hardy grasses, while their Canadian counterpart has more shrub forests.
Another surprise on the Cabot Trail was taking place to experience French and Gaelic culture on the same island. Once you reach the part of the Atlantic, on one side it is naturally scenic, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the high places on the other. The winding roads mean you have to walk a little slower, which is perfect for enjoying the scenery.
Also, the beauty of Cabot Trail driving is that despite it being such a famous route, it is not crowded at all. The most convenient airport on the Cabot Trail is Sydney, Nova Scotia Airport (YQY). From this airport you can drive for just one hour to go to Englishtown Ferry, the closest point to Sydney.
(15) Pacific Rim National Park
Located along the western coast of Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim National Park is a natural nature reserve of rugged Pacific Ocean coast and temperate rainforests. The 511 square kilometer (197 sq mi) park is divided into three areas: the West Coast Trail, Broken Group Islands and Long Beach.
Long Beach is famous for its stunning scenery, picturesque terrain, dense forests of Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar and Pacific Silver Cedar. Due to its strong winds and severe rainfall during the winter months, the area is also a popular storm-watching destination.
Located in the heart of Pacific Rim National Park, the Wickaninnish Interpretive Center is a great resource for the region’s rich history and culture, as well as information on the park’s distinctive ecosystem. The Rainforest Trail lies within this magnificent forest. The water combined with Sphagnum Moss forms marshes with distinctive vegetation, which you can see on the Bog Trail.