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The Most Beautiful Places in Canada

Be it the scent of maple syrup, thunders of Niagara Falls, the excitement of the Ice Hockey event, or the unheard stories of Northern Lights, Canada is a multi-faceted destination. Plunging valleys, lofty mountains, crystal glaciers, dramatic cliffs, limestone caves and giant waterfalls, the country has an endless variety of geographical features. You can scale gorgeous coastlines, kayak through rainforests, browse Asian market, stumble upon polar bears and whisper ‘ah’ watching the incredible attractions. You will come for the landscape, and stay for the people. 

To help you decide the itinerary, here are the most beautiful places in Canada that will bring out the photographer in you:

1. Banff National Park

The first national park in Canada, Banff stretches in 6,641 square kilometres and is tucked in the magnificent Canadian Rockies. It was back in 1883 when the railway workers found a natural hot spring, — eventually, the area was expanded and the park was born. Today, it is dotted with hulking mountains, a thousand glaciers, a modern spa, outdoor pools, regional museum, hotels, cafe and more. It is a perfect weekend getaway where you can explore numerous activities in every season. Go for white water rafting, golfing, mountain climbing, canoeing, bird-watching, skiing and fishing. Do not miss the world’s most photographed Lake Louise.

Banff National Park

2. Niagara Falls

It is not the tallest waterfall in the world, but who would not celebrate the drama and thrill of the great muscular breadth of water falling like a glistening glass on the rocks. The tourists are smitten by the awe-inspiring scenery and the roaring into the void below. You can sightsee the waterfall in fun ways: sail in its foot on the Maid of the Mist boat tours, fly above it in the helicopters, or gaze from the vantage points. For all the adrenaline junkies, there is jet-powered boats and off beaten hiking path as well. Along with this, you can enjoy interactive exhibits, eat delectable dishes, and lose yourself in other neighbouring attractions, such as Botanical Garden and Butterfly Conservatory. 

3. Whistler

One of the largest ski resorts in North America, Whistler is at an easy 90-minute drive from Vancouver. You will ride the chairlifts and immerse in the eye-soothing landscape of Whistler Blackcomb, the two snow-capped peaks. You can also hop on the Gondola rides and marvel at the alpine lakes and close-packed coniferous forests. The adventure lovers can feel the rush in adrenaline with a range of polar activities like skiing, snowshoeing, and tobogganing. Also, there are hiking trails, ranging from challenging mountain climbs to effortless nature wander. Later, take breaks in the relaxed lounge with breakfast and lunch that are full of flavours. 

Whistler

4. Yellowknife

Aren’t we all fascinated by the Northern Lights? One could see it twice and thrice, and remain unconvinced on how magical the view is! It is the limelight stealer in Canada with so many places from where you can observe this astronomical phenomenon. But we recommend the Yellowknife, built on the shore of Great Slave Lake. When the charged particles of the Sun react with the Earth’s atmosphere, the sky is lit like a fairytale with a burst of colours. If you require, apply for Canada Visa somewhere around the middle of November to April and you would be lucky enough to spectate the best view of the Northern Lights across the austere landscape.

5. Quebec City

Perched on the St Lawrence River, Quebec City offers an interesting insight into Canadian history and culture. It offers a mix of outdoor activities — you can ski on the ice and sip a cocktail in a carnival during the winter while the summer has a splendid vista of Montmorency falls and street performances in the Saint-Roch area. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Quebec and walk through its winding cobblestone alleys where you can spot the  Citadel, the Quartier Petit-Champlain and the Notre-Dame Basilica. The city is also blessed with an artistic Museum of Civilisation to brush up the knowledge on art and history. 

Quebec City

6. Gros Morne National Park

Spread in a whopping 1,805 square kilometres, Gros Morne National Park is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shaped in thousands of years by continental drifts, the park is studded with coastal lowland, towering fjords, delightful cascades, alpine plateau, arctic valleys, and turquoise lakes. It is situated on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland where you can observe breathtaking natural beauty and raw wilderness. The 10-mile long Western Brook Pond is a natural masterpiece. Then, your excursion extends to the daring uphill trails. That view from the summit is bucket-list worthy. The trail passes through tablelands, descending in the forest and merging with the sandy beaches. Refuel yourselves with delicious seafood.

7. Algonquin Provincial Park

Tourists are grateful for Canada’s impressive number of National and Provincial Parks because each has its unique appeal. Located in southeastern Ontario, Algonquin Provincial Park is made up of over 7,650 aqua kilometres of land. Sandwiched between the Ottawa River and Georgian Bay, this is a pristine park filled with outdoor adventures and incredible wildlife, from wolf to moose. You can sit, eat, camp, fish and boat in the lush forests, enchanting rivers and colourful birds. Kids will lean towards nature after the Discovery Program. Finally, you are in Canada, you must try canoeing. 

Conclusion

Canada is a charming destination with dazzling spectacles and amazing landscape that have gone through unbelievable changes for a millennium. It is a jaw-dropping experience; make sure to tick off these places and you won’t regret a moment of your holiday. 

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