Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta
Set in Banff National Park, also known as the Canadian Rockies, this area is known to all hikers for its trails that offer some truly magnificent views of the turquoise glacier Lake Louise waters, and the tranquility of the meadows filled with wild flowers. You will truly become one with nature’s wildlife here and have a soul enriching experiences you’ll never forget. The area also offers tons of fun activities such as ice-skating on the frozen lake in winter, dog sledding, skiing, hot springs, and a number of fine hotels and great eateries.
Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler is one of Canada’s resort towns which is famous for skiing and snowboarding. It was also the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. In the winter is also provides activities such as tubing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating, ice climbing and more. In the summer, it’s also a great spot for ATV riding, mountain biking, hiking and zip-lining. All in all, if you’re the outdoorsy type, this is a must see destination for you.
Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse
A quaint little town with a world-famous historic lighthouse built in 1915 and guarding the ships at sea from the rocks ever since. What more can a photographer ask for than a magical sunset vista and a fresh seafood meal? This place is a must-visit!
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver
Visitors have referred to the area as the “rain forest in Vancouver’s backyard” due to its close proximity to the city center. This famous bridge stretches over the Capilano river surrounded by stunning nature. The bridge has appeared in several TV shows and is extremely popular, so prepare to queue for at least half an hour before you get your chances to capture nature in all its glory.
Nahanni National Park, Nunavut
Also named one of the seven wonders of Canada, this 11,602 sq mi park established in 1976 offers the perfect wilderness experience for any outdoor aficionado. Soon after it was established this wonderful park of massive mountains, forests, wildlife haven, fast rivers, great canyons and the famous Virginia Falls became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Prince Edward Island
The smallest province in Canada has also been informally named “The Garden of the Gulf” and you can see why. This place is especially popular among tourists because of the glorious beaches, lush pastoral scenery, and the attractions related to the red-headed Anne from the world-famous 1908 novel “Anne of Green Gables”. Although small, the land of this island is rich and it produces a lot of fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products and 25% of Canada’s potatoes. Its locals claim that they are culinary experts and anyone who visits them will be impressed by the chefs’ skills of transforming the fresh ingredients into delicious dishes. Do not miss this place!
Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland
Another of Canada’s World Heritage Sites, this national park is located on the west coast of Newfoundland. Nature took its time with this one, and was molding it over the course of 485,000,000 years into this earthly wonder that we are familiar with. It has been said that the park is a geological core of Canada with its diverse formations of untouched lakes, forests, cliffs, waterfalls, and fjords.
Long Beach, Tofino, British Columbia
You get it from the name, this beach is long. But it is not just any long beach – it is the longest in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It offers everything you could ask for from a beach – campgrounds, picnic areas and pristine waters. Being exposed directly to the Pacific Ocean made Long Beach the most popular surfing spot in British Columbia.
Bay of Fundy
No wonder the Bay of Fundy was named one of nature’s wonders. Located on Canada’s east cost, halfway through the equator and the north-pole, this magical spot in New Brunswick has a lot to offer. Here you can see the world’s highest tides at The Hopewell Rocks, which if you stay for longer enough you will witness their gradual disappearance. On top of that, Bay of Fundy is also great for biking, camping, and whale watching.
Iceberg viewing in this far east province of Newfoundland is one of the most popular touristy activities. Most of the icebergs found in the region are under 60 meters in length, but they attract visitors from nearly every part of the globe. If interested, you will get a best view of them in the spring and summer.
The three worldwide known waterfalls that form a natural border between the United States and Canada are visible from both countries. However, you can get the best view of all three only from the Canadian side. There’s no need for us to sell then any further, we know this is the top place to visit on everybody’s list!
Toronto’s skyline is one of the most recognizable in Canada, and frankly the world. In order to take such a magnificent shot as that above, you will actually need to go across Lake Ontario. Just book a tour, take your camera, and be ready to capture the famous CN tower, the stadium, as well as the surrounding skyscrapers.
Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal
No, you did not just walk into a fairytale, or maybe you did. The colorful interior of one of the most dramatic examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the world is truly magical. For a small fee you can visit the place where Celine Dion swore eternal love to her late husband.
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site on this list, the Rideau Canal stretches over 202 km connecting Canada’s capital Ottawa and Kingston. Part of it is man-made, and part of it consists of lakes and rivers. During winter the frozen parts serve as an ice-skating rink.
Yukon is remote and wild, but also the best spot in the whole country to witness the phenomenon of the Northern Lights. You can also find hotels in the area where you can spend the night.
Old Quebec city
You don’t have to go to Europe to experience some of that old European charm. Instead, just head to the oldest fortified city in North America. Founded in the early 17th century, Quebec City plays a major role in Canada’s history. Today, you can go there to see some cobblestone streets, centuries old castles, and have a good time since the city hosts a variety of festivals and cultural events.
Churchill is located in Northern Canada and has been nicknamed the “Polar Bear Capital of the World.” It’s a pretty ho tourism spot for those who are truly adventurous. In fact, the one way to even access this small town with a small population of 800, is only by train of plane. So it’s also a great spot if you really want to get disconnected from your everyday life. It’s also one of Canada’s best spots to see the Aurora Borealis.
Gwaii Haanas National Park, British Columbia
The Gwaii Haanas National Park is located on Graham Island, about 130 km away from mainland British Columbia. It’s listed as one of Unesco World Heritage sites and contains a many old and abandoned Haida villages. You’ll also find many natural beauties here such as hot springs, rugged terrain and rivers.