Canada is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world and it’s rated as one of the best countries to live in.
There are plenty of breathtaking sights, exciting cities, and thrilling activities to partake in on a visit to Canada, which is why the tourism industry is booming over there. There’s no shortage of things to do, no matter what you’re into.
Whether you’re into art, sightseeing, or sports, there’s something for everyone. If it’s the latter, the Ontario sports betting scene is pretty active and is worth checking out. The country has plenty of professional sports teams to bet on and, aside from that, there’s still lots on offer in terms of punts.
Western Canada has places like the Rocky Mountains and the Okanagan Valley, while cities such as Victoria, Vancouver, and Calgary are popular attractions. Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Quebec City are recommended if you’re in Central Canada. The Atlantic Provinces in the East offer the likes of the Gros Morne National Park, Halifax, and St. John’s.
The North has plenty to take in as well, including fascinating rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean. There are also beautiful landscapes such as the Nahanni National Park, Great Slave Lake, and the towns and Cities of Churchill, Whitehorse, and Yellowknife.
That said, let’s take a look at five of the most attractive places to visit in Canada.
1. Niagara Falls
By far Canada’s most popular natural attraction, Niagara Falls pulls in millions of visitors every year. It’s located just over an hour’s drive away from Toronto and along the American border, the falls go down a pretty lengthy 57 meters.
Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge have been bringing in tourists and adventurers for over 100 years. There were many attempts to plunge over the falls in all sorts of boats and barrels, as well as tightrope walkers and other daredevils, between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. That prompted the nearby town of Niagara to take up a carnival-type atmosphere that exists to this day.
There are plenty of things to do at the falls, including a cruise to the bottom, a ride up the Skylon Tower for an aerial view, and a look from the bottom on the Journey Behind the Falls tour.
2. Banff National Park & the Rocky Mountains
This national park is in the middle of the Rocky Mountains in the province of Alberta and it boasts some of Canada’s most breathtaking scenery, with snow-capped peaks, beautiful lakes, and glaciers.
Lake Louise is the top attraction therein, offering water that reflects the mountains and glaciers. Visitors could walk the shores to their hearts’ content.
Moraine Lake is another such attraction offering a bit more with its surroundings.
The Banff National Park is also a big winter sports location and two of Canada’s biggest ski destinations, the Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village, are found there.
3. CN Tower
Toronto’s CN Tower, located on the shores of Lake Ontario, is one of the most famous landmarks in Canada. It is 553 meters high and boasts a revolving 360 restaurant at the top. Views can be had from the LookOut and the Glass Floor.
Stepping out onto the metal walkway for the CN Tower Edgewalk presents extra intrigue as you’d be harnessed and provided with an opportunity to walk around the building… literally.
You don’t have to get up there to enjoy the CN Tower, though, you could simply stare at it from basically anywhere in the city. Also cool is the fact that it lights up in different colors during the night.
4. Old Quebec
This location is spread across the Upper and Lower Town of Quebec. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains the city’s most historic buildings. The Upper Town is on 100-meter-high cliffs and boasts the Citadel, Plains of Abraham, Place d’Armes, and the Parque Historique de l’Artillerie while the Lower Town is the site of the original settlement and home of the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac.
The area is developed for tourism and, as such, is one of the most visited historical sites in Canada.
Whistler, a big winter sports site, is just two hours away from Vancouver. While it’s a winter sports area, it has been developed to cater to summer visitors, who can enjoy activities such as mountain biking and golf, while there’s a lively town vibe no matter the time of year.
The 2020 Winter Olympics brought Whistler international recognition as it was one of the locations for the games. Folks can find ski resorts, hotels, dining, and various outdoor recreational activities.
Of course, there are also lots of lovely views to take in.