At over 3.8 million square miles, Canada is the second-largest country in terms of total size. From cities boasting incredible architecture to serene unspoiled natural beauty, Canada has a great deal to offer any traveler. Here are just a few of the top sights to see in Canada:
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls is made up of three truly breathtaking waterfalls along the border of Ontario and New York, and is an immensely popular tourist destination. From Queen Victoria Park you can catch views of the illuminated falls at night and firework displays in the summer.
Montreal is a popular tourist destination and is Canada’s second-largest city. Located in Quebec, Montreal is the largest community of French-speakers outside of Paris. From skyscrapers to historic houses, you’ll find a wide variety of types of architecture in the city.
Banff National Park
With great expanses of wilderness, Canada is known for its amazing national parks. Among those visited most frequently is Banff National Park, located in the province of Alberta. Featuring the Canadian Rockies, the park offers a host of outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, mountain climbing, skiing and more.
Toronto is the capital of Ontario and is Canada’s most highly populated city. You’ll find a wide variety of ethnic areas in this culturally diverse city. Be sure to visit the CN Tower’s revolving restaurant to catch some incredible panoramic views.
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province and can be traversed by car in about three hours from end to end. Famous for being the setting of the novel Anne of Green Gables, the island is known for its historical sites, natural beauty, and relaxed maritime atmosphere. Popular activities include deep-sea fishing, golfing, and sampling the local cuisine.
Vancouver is a seaport city in British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. It is incredibly diverse ethnically and is known for being a popular site for filming. Among its most popular tourist destinations is Stanley Park, which is the third-largest park in North America, offering a stunning aquarium and various trails.
Jasper National Park
In the Canadian Rockies, you’ll find Jasper National Park. This wilderness contains mountains, glaciers, and lakes, offering outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and skiing. Don’t be surprised if you find elk, bears, moose, and bighorn sheep nearby.
Whistler is located in British Columbia and a perfect destination for those interested in winter activities like snowboarding and skiing. The town itself is picturesque and laid back, with plenty of parks and restaurants to visit.