Canada is home to some of the most incredible landscapes in the world. There are a lot of attractions in cities like Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Nonetheless, the best reason to visit the country is to experience it’s great outdoors and its wide-open spaces.
Canada is huge. The territory spans over nine million square kilometers and includes six time zones! There is so much to see, and the chances are you won’t be able to see it all in one visit. We have put together a collection of the most stunning, must-see places that will make your trip unforgettable.
Sometimes referred to as Lake Abraham, this lake is Alberta’s largest reservoir. The vast mountainous landscape and the beautiful bubble patterns frozen in the water put this gem at the top of our list of places to visit in Canada.
With glacier-blue water, it is a magnificent sight at any time of the year. Colder weather adds a new kind of magic to this place. Natural methane under the water creates large bubbles that become trapped below the ice. If you are interested in photography, this is the place to go.
Jasper National Park
Another treasure found in Alberta is Jasper National Park. This park is located in the Canadian Rockies and an incredible place to visit year-round.
The night-sky is the must-see attraction here. The park is a dark sky preserve and works to eliminate any light source that could affect the view of the stars at night. Of course, this place is a hotspot for astronomers and stargazers.
Banff National Park/Lake Louise
Located in Alberta’s Rockies just off of the Trans-Canada highway, is a resort town called Banff. The town is famous for the National Park, where visitors can enjoy an array of outdoor activities.
During the summer, Lake Louise becomes a popular attraction. The glacier-fed water is a beautiful blue color, and the alpine backdrop is breathtaking. You can paddle around the 1.5 mile lake, go hiking, or take a sightseeing gondola. During the winter, this lake transforms into one of the world’s most incredible ice-skating rinks.
Western Brook Pond
Hardly a pond, this 10-mile-long body of water can be found in Gros Morne National Park on the western side of Newfoundland. The major city on the island, St. John’s, is eight hours’ drive along the most spectacular roads. The route is scenic, no matter how you choose to arrive there. We recommend BonTours for a boat trip around the glacier lake. Once you access the park, you will need to hike about two miles until you get to the boats.
The journey is really what makes this place worth a visit, and the hike is a remarkable adventure. While traveling by boat across the water, past cascading waterfalls and cliffs, you are likely to spot whales, caribou, and seals.
Niagara Falls is a place where three waterfalls come together at the end of the Niagara Gorge. The falls are divided between the United States and Canada. Everyone knows that the best side of Niagara Falls is over the Canadian border in Ontario.
We enjoyed our time in Niagara Falls so much that we even looked into Kitchener Real Estate so we could be close to these falls without sacrificing access to the urban amenities of Toronto. The views are magnificent, and you can feel the immense power of the falls.
As you may have noticed, there is no shortage of natural wonders in Canada. Each location has its unique natural qualities. If you are someone who loves hiking, climbing, snowboarding, skiing, or pretty much any outdoor activity, Canada is the country to visit!