Famous Places To Visit In Canada
Are you tired of everyday life and looking to take off for a splendid vacation? While it’s a big world when deciding on a single vacation spot, we’d recommend Canada. There’s something for everyone, from scenic locations to adventure trips and from relaxing stops to fun-filled cities.
To make your research process more manageable, here’s a guide for your next Canada Tour:
Best Time to Visit Canada
Canada changes with the seasons. While Summers is generally considered the peak tourist season, you can visit this country any time of the year. The warm weather in the Summer (July & August) ensures that most nature parks and hiking trails are open. At this time, you can enjoy the Montreal Jazz Festival, Calgary Stampede, Carnivale and the Pride Parade.
The country changes its colours in Autumn (September to November), with the leaves of trees switching from lush green to shades of orange, red and yellow. While the temperature starts cooling down, it’s still warm enough to explore the great outdoors. During your Canada trip, some festivals to see include the Tremblant Symphony of Colours, Celtics Colours International Festival, Niagara Grape & Wine Festival and Oktoberfest.
The Winters (December to March) are frigid though it’s the best time to enjoy winter sports like skating and skiing. If you don’t mind the cold, you can snag the opportunity to enjoy the Northern Lights. While the Spring months (April to June) are chilly, this is the best time to see Canadian nature in full bloom.
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1. Niagara Falls
Nothing can compare to the majestic wonder of Niagara Falls. This is one of the most famous places in Canada for tourists. To see the world’s largest waterfall in all its glory, hop on to a Maid of the Mist boat ride. Once you’ve taken in the splendour of the falls, head over to the nearby wineries or casinos.
There are tons of things to do in Vancouver. Go swimming at Kitsilano Beach or hit Grouse Mountain for a day of skiing. Be one with nature at the gorgeous Stanley Park or engage in some retail therapy at one of the bustling outdoor markets. Two must-see attractions here include Granville Island and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Toronto offers a rich cultural experience. With locations like Little India, Greektown and Koreatown, it provides a glance at the world in one place. While there are many things to do in Toronto, you definitely shouldn’t miss a ride up to the 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower and a trip to St. Lawrence Market.
4. Jasper National Park
For an adventure, visit the Jasper National Park. This is the largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies and is home to many animals, including Cougars, BigHorn Sheep and Black Bears. Enjoy whitewater rafting in the Athabasca River, go on a hike through the Maligne Canyon, snap some cool pictures of Spirit Island and take-in the beauty of the park via the Jasper SkyTram.
Banff is one of the most beautiful places in Canada. It’s the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday. The nearby Banff National Park offers multiple hiking and skiing trails with a gorgeous view wherever you go. Take a lazy boat ride as you float down the Bow River. Two must-visit places include Moraine Lake, a glacially-fed lake that looks as though it came straight out of desktop wallpaper and the Columbia Icefield, the largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains. Tip: Some locations in the area have limited access to mobile networks. It’s always better to either carry a physical map or travel with a guide.
6. Quebec City
Add a slice of Europe to your Canadian tour by making a stop at Quebec City. It offers a Paris-like vibe with the aroma of baked bread, freshly brewed espressos and winding cobblestone streets. This UNESCO World Heritage site showcases the best of France in Canada – once you’ve had the time of your life in the city, head over to Montmorency Falls Park to be smitten by the majestic 272-foot waterfall.
For the adventurous at heart, there’s no better place than Whistler. The snow-covered peaks and sparkling lakes make this the perfect spot for skiing, snowboarding, hiking and more. The location also plays host to concerts in the Summer.
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