Tourist Attractions in Canada
With its beautiful mountain ranges and rich and colorful history and culture, Canada is definitely one of the best countries to visit in the world. If you are planning to go to Canada, here are some of the most popular tourist attractions that you might want to add to your itinerary.
1. The Canadian Rockies
This mountain chain is considered as one of the most breathtaking sceneries in the whole world. They are different from the American Rockies as they have mountains with sharp points and are separated by wide valleys that are gouged by glaciers, which is why many say that the Canadian Rockies offer a very distinct attraction.
2. The Niagara Falls
Similar to the Canadian Rockies, the Niagara Falls is also considered as a natural wonder and is actually made up of three separate, massive waterfalls: The American Falls, The Horseshoe Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The sight and the sound of the waters cascading on the mountains are truly mesmerizing, which is why tourists make sure that they visit this famous attraction when they travel to Canada. You could take one of the boats to see the falls up close or climb the stairs and go to the lookout which is on top of the Brock Monument, where you would be able to set your eyes on the entire Niagara Peninsula.
3. Pacific Rim National Park
Having a background of beautiful mountain ranges and facing the wide, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, the park is considered as one of the most famous hiking trails in Canada.
Located in Blackcomb, British Columbia, the town is a two-hour scenic drive from Vancouver. It is a popular ski destination and is one of the best worldwide. The resort town offer a lot, especially for adventurous travelers.
5. Banff National Park
This park is one of the five national parks that are located in the Canadian Rockies which attract countless tourists annually for hiking, camping, skiing, fishing, biking or just relaxing.
6. Cabot Trail
This is a trail that stretches about 300 kilometers through the highlands of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. It is a beautiful loop that is carved on the mountain side which rise high above the Gulf of St. Lawrence and winds around the northern shore of Cape Breton, ascending to the plateaus of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Some of the most recommended activities to do here would be whale watching, golf, hiking and camping.
7. Bay of Fundy
This is an ocean bay which stretches between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. It has one of the highest tides worldwide, with an estimated 100 billion tons of water flowing in from and out to the sea during each tide cycle. The bay is home to about eight whale species and a wide array of species of porpoises, dolphins, seals, fish and seabirds. All of this marine wildlife is surrounded by the bay’s breathtaking rock cliffs, dramatic mud flats, bountiful marsh plateaus and eroded sandstone statues.