5 Must See Places In Canada

Canada is a beautiful vibrant country and offers much for the traveller. As the second-largest country in the world, you will be spoilt for choice when visiting with the awe-inspiring landscapes, historic sites and bustling cities. Here are some of the must-see places in Canada.

Banff National Park

Banff National Park in Alberta Canada is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. With hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and scenic mountain cladded landscapes, crystal clear waterfalls, canyons and waterfalls, it's a stunning National Park and well worth visiting.  For a fantastic road trip, hire a car and take the 232 km long Icefields Parkway drive, which allows you to view some of the Rockies tallest mountains, and see if you can spot a grizzly bear, bighorn sheep or reindeer along the way.

Whistler


Whistler is located two hours from Vancouver and is known as one of the top ski resorts in the world, but there is more to do than just skiing. The village of Whistler is a buzzing base with plenty of shopping, restaurants, accommodation and a craft brewery or two. Whilst you are here try one of the championship golf courses, or what about some snowboarding or hiking? If you prefer apres ski then enjoy the relaxing spa facilities before a night out with a few cocktails and relaxed but refined dining. 

Niagara Falls



Known around the world as Canada's most famous natural attraction, Niagara Falls is located between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie and shared with Canada and the United States. The Canadian part on the Niagara River's western shore overlooks the Horseshoe Falls, the cascades' most expansive section, and largest of the three waterfalls that Niagara Falls is made up of.  Take an iconic boat cruise to get up close and personal for a memorable (and wet) experience, but don't worry waterproofs are provided, or get a great few from the Skylon Tower or visit the Imax theatre for a virtual ride over the falls. With plenty of restaurants, bars and entertainment there is a lot to do for people of all ages at Niagara Falls.

Old Quebec


This UNESCO world heritage site, of Old Quebec, part of the city of Quebec, may not be well known outside of Canada, but it should be. Packed full of architecturally significant buildings, antique shops, museums, independent stores and chic little restaurants, it's a lovely place to stroll around. Whilst you are here check out Fairmont Le Ch√Ęteau Frontenac, a stunning historic hotel built-in 1893. Reminiscent of traditional French and European villages the fortified town area of Old Quebec with its cobbled streets has an old-world charm you won't forget and makes a great place to visit.

Toronto


Toronto is Canada's biggest city and has much to do and see. The CN Tower rises 553 meters above the city and is worth a visit to see for the city skyline. Take a trip to the historic Distillery District and sample a beer or two and then go to St Lawrence Market for some great local food. For the kids, a visit to the Ontario Science Centre is a must and Ripley's Aquarium is also worth a visit, and there is many kid-friendly museums and galleries all around the city. 

I hope this post has been useful when planning your Canadian Holidays. Let me know if you have been to Canada and what you would recommend seeing.

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  1. Such wonderful scenery! I think that's what draws me to Canada most of all.

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    1. Me too! The beauty of Canada is not to be missed

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  2. I never really gave Canada much thought when I lived in the US but since being in Europe I have become so enamoured with it and can't wait to go! Will definitley bookmark this for later. x

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    1. It's such a beautiful country, so green and mountainous in places. I am planning a big trip to Banff and Whistler.

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