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Canada: From Stunning Waterfalls to Charming Surf Towns

Canada – from coast to coast – is a landmass that’s bursting with exotic places and incredible opportunities for the adventures of a lifetime.

The only problem with visiting Canada is choosing where you’re going to visit and what you want to see.

From stunning waterfalls and high-peaked mountains to charming surf towns and unspoiled lakes, the following destinations are the Canada you must see.

Niagara Falls in Canada (photo: David Lee)
Niagara Falls (photo: David Lee)

Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta

A place of electric-blue lakes, stunning waterfalls, and picturesque landscape, this area is considered a Rocky Mountain wonder and plays home to an abundance of different species of wildlife.

With Lake Louise being a beautiful place of solitude and harmony, Banff is by far the busier of the two and whichever option you choose will depend on your preferences for the trip.

Niagara Falls, Ontario

It’s not difficult to see why Niagara Falls remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Getting up close and personal with the magnificence and sheer strength of the Falls is a must-do during your visit.

In fact, there are so many activities and opportunities for adventure on offer in the area that a few nights' stay at a stunning but affordable hotel in Niagara Falls is highly recommended.

Kluane National Park, Yukon

If you like the idea of hiking through a vast network of trails that offer unparalleled views of electric blue glaciers, untamed landscapes, and lush valleys, this is the place in Canada for you.

Situated in western Yukon, Kluane National Park is where Canada’s tallest mountain peak can be found, and at a whopping altitude of 19,551 feet, Mount Logan is a sight to behold.

Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne National Park (photo: Natalie Lucier)

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

A UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s so ideally perched on the coast of western Newfoundland, Gros Morne National Park is unique in the sense that it’s jam-packed with outstanding diversity.

To name just a few of its many highlights, visitors to the park are treated to an avalanche of soaring peaks, rugged cliffs, unspoiled lakes, and impressive creeks.

Long Beach, Tofino, British Colombia

A town that has been awarded the title of “the best surf town in North America,” Tofino is a picturesque place that has long attracted the attention of surfing fanatics, nature lovers, and drifting souls alike.

Tofino is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and both locals and visitors describe it as a mystical town that has something remarkably different to offer.

Cavendish Beach in Canada
Cavendish Beach (photo: Christopher Craig)

Cavendish Beach, Prince Edward Island

Cavendish Beach, on Prince Edward Island, is a vast spread of reddish sand that skirts the cool waters of the great Atlantic.

And while it may be ever so tempting to spend all your time relaxing on the sand and taking in the view of the surrounding green hills, make the effort to explore the nearby points of interest, which include the Green Gables Heritage Place and, if you’ve got kids, Sandspit Amusement Park is a must.

As well as all the beauty that we’ve just outlined above, other highlights include the CN Tower in Toronto, the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, and the stunning Churchill in Manitoba.

Given all the fantastic places that we’ve just mentioned, it’s clear that those that have not been to or plan not to visit, Canada are missing out on so much natural beauty and splendor.


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