Is it just me or is Canada suddenly booming? I feel like everyone is traveling there, and it isn’t hard to see why with so much natural beauty, vibrant cities, and wildlife to discover! I’m definitely planning a Canadian trip sometime in the (hopefully) near future, and to inspire your own Canada adventure, I’m sharing five places you absolutely HAVE to visit in Canada!
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1: Niagara Falls
Sure, it might be really crowded, but it’s for a reason: Niagara Falls truly is one of the most impressive sights in the country, right on the US border. The Canadian side is much more fun than the US one, though. While you’re there, be sure to go on the Maid of the Mist to get up close to the waterfalls and feel the sheer natural force all around you. Did you know that the volume of water that falls down the falls is 567,811 Liters per second? When I visited the Niagara Falls just made me feel very small, and I love it when nature does that to me. Did you know you could also do a helicopter ride over the falls? That surely is a bucketlist experience.
2: Jasper National Park
On the opposite site of the country you’ll find a few spectacular natural parks, such as Jasper National Park. It is home to some amazing hiking trails, the famous pyramid lake and the impressive Maligne canyon. Embrace nature and go kayaking, or go animal spotting (but be careful, this is bear country!). In winter this is also a great place to skiing in Marmot Bassin.
3: Banff National Park
Not too far from Jasper National Park, you’ll find Banff National Park, perhaps the most famous park of the two. This is ofcourse due to the two bright blue lakes: Lake Louise & Lake Moraine. The glacially fed lakes are so blue it almost looks like you’re starting at a Bob Ross painting (and if that doesn’t bring you happiness, I don’t know what will!). The national park is over 4,000 square miles with every activity you can imagine represented: from mountain climbing to fishing and from hiking to kayaking.
You might have never heard from Manitoba before, but it certainly deserves it’s spot on the list, as this province is a prime location to spot polar bears in wintertime. And I mean: POLAR BEARS!!!! (am I the only one obsessed with bears? 🐻). In wintertime you can join one of the polar bear tours, and go on a search for this impressive (and dangerous) animal on the long and flat snowy tundra’s. The tours take place in Churchill, a tiny town in the north of the province.
When you think of Canada, the first things that pop to mind may be stunning mountains, bright lakes and vibrant cities, and it seems like the east coast is often given a miss on these lists. But that isn’t fair, because the East coast is just as gorgeous, just in different ways! Newfoundland, an island of the East coast of Canada is absolutely stunning. Be sure to stop by St. John’s, the capital of the province, before heading to the stunning coast. Gros Morne National Park is arguably the most beautiful part of the island, with it’s fjord like vistas, and stunning natura.