Discovering Canada

Vancouver False Creek

When people think of traveling to other countries, Canada doesn’t often come to mind. The fact is, Canada is filled with adventures that will leave you with such an impression, you’ll want to go back as soon as possible.

Take a trip up north and you’ll discover a part of the world home to some of the greatest landscape vistas you will ever see—not just in the summer, either. Canada’s backyard is filled with all sorts of magical stories all year long. You’ll find vibrant cities full of life that feature gorgeous landmarks, historical architecture, and cutting-edge technology.

Canada offers so much to thrill seekers and casual travelers alike. Check out some of the country’s best places to visit.

Northern Canada

Winter night landscape with forest and polar northern lights

One of the most iconic parts of Canada is its northwestern part. The Yukon Territory is home to only 40,000 residents, yet covers massive amounts of land. It is here where you can view one of the greatest sights on earth: the Northern Lights.

This phenomenon is a colorful party in the sky and is something every person should witness at least once in their lives. You can watch the Aurora Borealis dance across the sky from mid-August through mid-April. Yes, you’ll have to brave some of the colder elements, but it will be worth it.

Western Canada

Spirit Island in Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park,Canada

In the west part of Canada, you’re going to find yourself wrapped up in some magnificent landscapes. One of the biggest names is Banff National Park. This park sees thousands of people who visit throughout the year. You can take your time and stroll through the hundreds of miles of trails, canoe over undisturbed blue waters, or pursue the many stores in town.

For the city folk, Vancouver is one of the most powerful and exciting cities in the western hemisphere. Vancouver has something for everybody, including museums, art exhibits, fine dining, and some remarkable nightlife. You can also take a ride on an Aquabus, enjoy the beauty of the Butchart Gardens, and try the virtual experience FlyOver Canada.

Eastern Canada

Sunset at Covehead Harbour Lighthouse, PEI

Head east toward the city of Toronto. Toronto is one of those cities that keep people talking long after they’ve left. The CN Tower–one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World–is the city’s most prominent attractions that will give you breathtaking panoramas of the city and Lake Ontario.

For art lovers, the city is filled with a bustling art scene, which includes The Royal Ontario Museum. Families will enjoy Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and taking a scenic ferry to the Toronto Islands. The islands offer hiking, kayaking, beaches, places to picnic, and various sporting facilities perfect for the whole family.

No trip to Ontario is complete without witnessing the frosty splendor of the Ontario ice caves. The biggest ice caves can be seen in Northern Ontario coastlines in Lake Superior Provincial Park. These caves are so mesmerizing they’ve earned their place as one of the top places to visit in the world!

This is just a slice of more of the popular sections of Canada. You could spend a whole year exploring the country and only touch a percentage of what the Great White North has to offer. Here’s a list of additional places you should check out as well when exploring Canada:

  • Athabasca Sand Dune Provincial Park
  • Gros Morne National Park of Canada
  • The coast of Nova Scotia
  • Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Niagara Falls
  • Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal

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