Rarely does a country have as much variety and natural beauty as Canada, from the highest tides in world at the Bay of Fundy in the East to the rare temperate rain forests on the West coast. If you would like to get to know the real Canada then investigate everything in-between. The prairie provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba are expanses and the bread basket of Canada and also prepare one for the gracious and majestic beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Here are the Top 5 things to see in Canada:
Horseshoe Falls (Niagara Falls Canada Side)
Across the border from Niagara Falls, they dwarf the American Falls. The name actually comes from the shape that nature has created. Be sure to eat at the Skylon Tower which provides a 360 degree panoramic view of the area. Don’t forget to make a reservation because walk-ins may not be seated. We compared Niagara with Iguazu Falls in this post.
If you want to experience a uniquely different culture the Quebecois would be happy to oblige. From the art, the food, and even the music, this area of Canada is distinctly French Canadian. Make sure to brush up on your French because it will make your experience more worthwhile. Montreal is 2nd largest French speaking city in the world right after Paris. If you want to familiarize yourself with the history of Colonial France, stop by Quebec City which is the only city in North America that is stone walled.
One of the most cosmopolitan and international cities in the world and one of top Canada tourist attractions. You can experience almost every culture in this incredibly diverse city. From the art, cuisine, fashion, and even entertainment. The CN tower gives an impressionable view of the great lake that surrounds Toronto. Dundas Square is the Canadian reinvention of Times Square, lesser in size and prestige.
New Brunswick & Nova Scotia
Explore the natural wonder of the Bay Fundy which boasts the most impressive tides in the world. Be sure to enjoy a lobster meal since this part of old Canada provides some of the best in the world. A fortress city lies perfectly preserved in time from the 18th century in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. There are also impressive sites in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. If you enjoy pristine ocean views take a drive along Cabot trail on Cape Breton Island. It is North America’s answer to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Bay of Fundy is also one of the most popular Canada tourist attractions.
British Colombia & The Canadian Rockies
The Canadian Rockies are the cathedrals of North America. Be sure to visit the Fairmont Chateau on Lake Louise which gives a taste of old Europe. In addition to visiting Vancouver, it’s worth while to take a ferry to the capital of Victoria. Visit the wax museum and the colorful Butchart gardens outside of the city. Cap off your trip with high tea and crumpets at the Empress Princess Hotel and Tea House to see what life was like in the British Empire during the 19th century. The waiters and even the ladies take this event very seriously which can be evident by the clothes they wear. If time persists you can go whale watching at certain times of the year as well.