Canada is a gold mine for those passionate about travel and experiencing new places. Whether you love climbing mountains, overcoming the surf waves, taking a leisurely stroll along a beach, feeling impressed by majestic waterfalls, or contacting whales, Canada is the place for you.
Canada has many tourist attractions. While many tourists go to famous spots in larger cities, the beauty of the country lies in its natural features.
Of the many awe-inspiring sights Canada has to offer, the Northern Lights or ‘Aurora Borealis’ is truly spectacular. Tourists can visit the town of Churchill on the shores of Hudson Bay in Manitoba between December and March to see Mother Nature’s extraordinary light show. The city is also known as the capital of the polar bear and the Beluga whale. For those looking to get a glimpse of the beats, a visit between late June and late August is recommended. For the whales, the perfect time to visit is from late June to late August.
Summer is an ideal time for the adventurous to take a trip to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. The residents greet you by wishing you ‘Ciad Mile Fàilte’. This means ‘a hundred thousand welcomes’ in Gaelic. What could be more hospitable! The island has a spectacular coast of more than 10,000 square kilometers. Tourists can stay in cottages on top of cliffs in cities like Port Hood or Inverness and enjoy sports such as diving, whale watching, and sailing. For those who are afraid to stay up to date, a visit to the interior of the Bras d’Or Lake area is a wise choice as they can stay there in cottages along the shores of a saltwater lake.
Niagara Falls is another natural wonder that draws people to Canada. The huge, thundering waterfall is located in Ontario. The falls consist of the American Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the smaller Bridal Veil Falls. Tourists can fly in as there are four airports within an hour’s drive from Niagara. It is also accessible by train and bus. And if you do visit it, don’t forget to take a ride on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ to really see the falls.
The Canadian Rockies is a journey for those who want to enjoy the most breathtaking journey on Earth. Unlike the American Rockies, Canadian rocks have sharp peaks covered in snow. There are also some beautiful, serene lakes nearby to calm the spirits. Tourists can drive through Banff and Jasper National Parks to get there.
For those looking to enjoy the raw beauty of nature, a visit to Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim National Park should do the trick. It covers Long Beach, a sandy stretch of 40 kilometers, which is also a delight for surfers. You can get there by car from Victoria or Nanaimo. But book early if you want to enter this popular place.
Another attraction on Vancouver Island is the Hot Spring Cove. Whale watchers can visit in March and April, for storm watchers the perfect period is autumn or winter. It is accessible by plane and boat.
If wildlife is your thing, a visit to Baffin Island is a must. It is the largest island in Canada with Inuit villages. You can see whales, arctic foxes, lemmings, polar bears, walruses, caribou, and other wildlife. Don’t forget to enjoy dog sledding and snowmobiling here. You can reach the island by plane.
The prairies are for those who don’t want to climb high. It is steppe country located between the Rockies and the Great Lake, it has a huge piece of an undisturbed forest where the biodiversity is preserved. In the prairies, there is only you and nature. What a powerful and soothing feeling.
Those who prefer city life should visit Vancouver or Victoria in British Columbia. These cities are touted as the cleanest and most beautiful in the world. While Victoria has an old-world charm, Vancouver is a haven for those looking to spend their time swimming, golfing or sailing. There are international airports in both cities.
For those with a glorious past, Old Québec City will be perfection. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 because it is the only fortified city on the continent whose walls still stand today. It also houses a hotel built entirely from ice. Take a plane, train or car to this historic place.
So discover and enjoy the beauty of Canada.