With its long coastline and varied topography, Canada is much more than just the second largest country in the world. A hotspot for tourists, it boasts of both scenic and historical places to be explored and experienced. From National Parks to beautiful Cathedrals, Canada has everything it takes to be a ‘tourist’s haven’.
So, here’s a list of must-visit places to help you decide your next trip to Canada:
Niagara falls/Canadian Falls, Ontario: Yes, you heard it right. The fall is shared by USA and Canada, so there is no surprise there! It is a group of three waterfalls-The Horseshoe Falls, The American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls, at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, spanning between the borders of US state of New York and the Canadian province of Ontario. The largest of the three fall is the Hourseshoe Falls or the Canadian Falls, which is located between Goat Island and Table Rock. The height of the Canadian Falls is 170ft and the depth of the river at the base of the falls is 184 ft.
Miles Canyon: One of the most dramatic features of the topography far North of Canada, the Miles Canyon was initially called the Grand Canyon. It has been a popular attraction for travellers from across the world because of its beauty and historical importance. Miles Canyon is said to have been inhabited by the first people some 2,500 years ago. Tools and pre-historic paintings found here add to the mystery of the place.
L’Anse aux Meadows: It is an archaeological site situated on the northernmost tip of the Great Northern Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland, Canada. A Norse was discovered here in 1960s, the only confirmed Viking site near North America. Owing to its historical importance, it was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978.
Lake Emerald: Probably one of the most beautiful places on earth, the lake gets its name from the pristine colour of the water. Located in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada, it is considered to be the largest of Yoho’61 lakes and ponds. The lake is surrounded by the towering mountains of the President Range, Mount Burgess and Wapta Mountains.
Jasper National Park: With an expanse of 11,000 square kilometres, it is largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. A part of UNESCO’s Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, it is located in the north of Banff National Park and West of Edmonton. The park contains the glaciers of the Columbian Icefields, springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains. Home to some of the most exotic species like the elk, caribou and moose, it is one of the most visited spots in Canada.
Dempster Highway: It is in the bucket list of most of the travellers to Canada. The 740 km long stretch connects Dawson City, Yukon to Inuvik, all northwestern territories offering incredible scenery, open spaces and the silent recluse of remoteness.
Capilano Suspension Bridge: Most popular tourist attractions in Vancouver, British Columbia, the bridge cuts through a dreamscape towering over evergreens, cedar-scented rainforest. 110 feet above the forest floor, it is both adventurous and breath-taking.
Bay of Fundy: Its phenomenal and therefore considered one of the seven wonders of North America. It has everything one could ask for- beautiful beaches boasting of highest tides, the rarest whales in the world, semi-precious minerals and dinosaur fossils. It is located halfway between equator and the north pole of Canada’s stunning east coast.
Banff National Park: It is a scenic conglomerate of rugged mountain peaks, turquoise lakes, and exquisite wildlife. From hiking to skiing, the park offers everything a nature and adventure could dream of. Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Baffin island: Is it a dream or reality? Visitors often are dumbstruck by the beauty of the island. The largest island in Canada, it is the fifth largest island in the world. Located between Greenland and the Canadian mainland, it is mostly uninhabited, except for a few coastal settlements.