Sometimes we all want to relax, unwind, and take a break from our hectic routines. This means we can either visit beautiful places within our country or fly to another country with geographically beautiful places worth visiting!
Who wouldn’t want to visit one of the happiest countries in the world?
With its booming economy and friendly people, Canada is a dream place for many. It has the best quality of education, and that too with free public education.
It also offers free public health care services and is one of the safest countries in the world. Canada allows immigrants from all over the world. It is known as one of the most welcoming countries.
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Here are some of the most geographically beautiful places in Canada worth visiting!
1. Niagara Falls
Around 30 million people visit Niagara Falls from all over the world in a year. It’s a one-hour drive from Toronto.
Other than Niagara Falls, there are plenty of attractions, like Maid of the mist (cruise), zip-lining, helicopter ride, Giant Ferris wheel, etc. The Falls look equally beautiful in summer and winter.
There are plenty of activities and adventures like shopping, dining, entertainment, Casinos, kids gaming, and go-carting. It’s also fun to spend time in the beautifully decorated parks with seasonal flowers and sidewalk restaurants.
Most of us who’ve been there once would guarantee that Niagara Falls is one of the most awe-inspiring things you have ever seen. Many recommend the Niagara Gorge as a place with stunning views.
You can either take the metal staircase down and hike or go to the river walk and pay to take the elevator down to the walkway in a more accessible way.
There’s also the Spanish Aerocar over the whirlpool. The incline railway most visitors think of as transportation and not an attraction, but it does have a great view. You also have the liberty to walk behind the falls at Table rock.
When you can cross to the US side, Goat Island has the Cave of the Winds, where you can walk directly underneath a small part of the falls. You can visit Brock’s Monument at Queenston Heights and climb to its top if so inclined.
Here are sixteen places you must see when visiting the Niagara falls,
- The Falls Incline Railway
- Check out the Falls
- You must visit the zip-line at the Falls
- River Cruise is a wonderful experience
- The Clifton Hill
- Eat out at any of the restaurants there. The ambiance and food are out of this world.
- Niagara Glen is beautiful
- Take the Whirlpool Jetboat Tour
- The Tiny Chapel is stunning
- If you like history, then visit the Fort George National Historic Site
- You must go to the Floral Clock
- Butterfly Conservatory looks like it came out of a Disney movie
- Visit a Brewery
- You can take some beautiful pictures at the Skylon Tower
- Laura Secord Homestead is worth a visit
- Niagara on the Lake has to be the most talked-about place there.
Indeed, the power of nature is incredible, Niagara Falls is a spectacular place, but it can also be very dangerous for children and older adults. The area is too slippery for closely observing the waterfall. If a person falls into the water, it is too risky to go to rescue them.
Be careful when traveling to Niagara Falls to avoid accidents and enjoy the trip.
2. CN Tower
CN Tower stands for *Canadian National* Tower, named after the railway company. The CN Tower is a beautiful piece of art standing on Toronto’s Skyline.
Hope you’re not afraid of heights! The post-tensioning strands are enormous. These strands are 16 to 31.5 inches in diameter and up to 450 meters long. The logistics of feeding those massive strands vertically over such lengths was an engineering marvel in itself.
They now also have the edge walk, a 5-foot metal grate see-through. You can walk around the roof of the central pod, almost 1200 feet up.
Yes, it’s terrifying, but don’t worry you’re well anchored by overhead cables and have a guide, but it really gets your heart pumping.
Especially when they make you lean forward and let go of the cable. From the main pod, you can take a smaller elevator up to the higher, smaller pod, called the Skypod.
At 1465ft, it’s the most elevated observation deck in Western Hemisphere and has quite a fantastic view!
Some interesting facts about the CN Tower:
- Behind the Radome (that white donut shape at the bottom of the Skypod), there are storage areas for seasonal displays, TV/radio broadcasting studios, and of course antennas for transmitting TV/radio signals.
- The tower has a basement. It houses electrical/mechanical equipment and a full kitchen (the kitchen in the 360 uses induction ranges to cook some of the food, the rest is prepared in the full kitchen).
- It’s hollow, yep. The very center of the tower is a hollow tube. Electric cables and plumbing run up the middle of the tower.
- The elevators don’t have buttons you can push, and the buttons are fake.
- The cleaning crew has to arrive extra early so they can clean all the chewing gum out of the carpets in the Skypod. In other words, put your chewing gum in the garbage bins.
3. Prince Edward County
This is the hidden gem of Canada!
Canada has always been associated with being a peaceful place. Still, after visiting Prince Edward County, you would see that it has so much to offer.
For instance, you can get fine food, serenity, art, social life, and fantastic sightseeing.
Here are some of the things you can do while visiting Prince Edward County:
- Antiquing is one of the top activities carried out in the county. They have some wonderful antique collectors ranging from high to low prices.
- Ice Fishing takes place as one of the winter activities by many tourists.
- Visit a Brewery.
- Go on a country drive, and while you’re at it, visit the farm stands.
- Explore the small towns.
- Visit Kinsip Distillery.
- You must take a look at the Sandbanks Provincial Park.
- Go to a beach. It’s really fun!
- Visit a Flower Farm. It is among the most scenic and romantic getaways the country can offer!
This place is one of the most incredible spots in summer. Edward county is an excellent place for a road trip. You can stop for food, some great picnic spots, and then end the day at the beach.
4. Quebec City
The capital city, Quebec City, is the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the oldest European city in North America. Quebec is a fantastic city.
You won’t get anything like it in North America. August and July are the ideal months to visit if you like it warm. You’ll get the fall colors and amazing landscapes at the end of September. Forget January. It’s the coldest month of the year.
Here are places you can give a look at while visiting the Quebec City:
- Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site.
- Observatoire de la Capitale (Capital Observatory).
- Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.
- Parliament Building (Hotel du Parlement) & Parliament Hill.
- Château Frontenac.
- Visite du Musée de la civilisation.
- Stroll through Quartier Petit Champlain.
- See the Plains of Abraham (Champs de Bataille).
- Explore La Citadelle de Québec.
- Wander through Place Royale.
This is Montreal’s smaller sibling from the same French and American parents. It is a very scenic city with so much to see. French architecture reigns supreme in this unassuming city.
It reflects history, elegance, and excellent cuisine. It’s easier if you speak French, as English is not as widely spoken as in Montreal. The Montmorency Falls and the fjord to the north are worth taking in. The Winter Carnival with its Ice Bar and Ice Hotel are worth visiting in winter, too.
Many Americans do not travel this far Northeast, but it is an excellent slice of Europe sans the flight. Try to stay in a French inn or boutique hotel and have a meal, drink, or high tea at Chateau Frontenac.
Just gazing at Rivier St Laurent on a lazy afternoon is magnificent as well.
5. Banff National Park
Snowy forests, glacier-carved lakes, and icefields set the scene in this, i.e. Canada’s first national park.
The best hikes and places to visit are in Banff National Park. Banff is home to some of the most pristine mountains in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. It truly is the crowned jewel of the Canadian Rockies.
The coolest spots to visit:
- Fairmont Springs Hotel.
- Gondola Sulfur Mountain.
- Lake Louise.
- Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
- Big Beehive Trail / Lake Agnes Tea House.
It has the most fascinating places in the entire world such as the Entire Canadian Rockies, Banff, Yoho, Jasper, Kootenay, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Moraine, and the whole area.
Mankind has built incredible structures, but it pales in comparison to the handiwork of God and what took Billions of years to create.
6. Jasper National Park
These lakes are out of this world. The wildlife, water, and air quality are terrific, though.
Scenic, yes, but very few animals. Just a few goats and the odd bear. Poor biodiversity in comparison to some other countries.
Top sights to see at Jasper National Park:
- The Icefields Parkway. The enormous field of ice is an incredible sight to see, and if you’d like to, you can even take an excursion out onto the ice fields themselves!
- The Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier.
- Sunwapta Falls.
- Athabasca Falls.
- Cavell Meadows, Angel Glacier, and Mt. Edith Cavell.
- Wildlife Viewing.
- Take a Train.
- Miette Hot Springs.
- Pyramid Mountain, Pyramid Lake, and Pyramid Island.
- Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and Lac Beauvert.
- Maligne Canyon.
- Medicine Lake.
- Maligne Lake. One side of the lake is a huge sawtooth mountain range, making this a perfect backdrop for a day on the lake. You can also hike at Maligne Lake at the Bald Hills Trail, which takes you up to a stunning overlook of the area!
- The Town of Jasper.
- The Jasper SkyTram.
Cavell Meadows is a peaceful alpine meadow that offers the chance to see wildlife and the path of a glacier!
You see a glacier on top of a mountain and the lake formed by that glacier. Miette Hot Springs is a warm natural spring that gives you the chance to relax and escape any cold weather you might have on your trip!
It is very beautiful how this river has eaten into the rock, creating glacial mills! You can set up a fire camp and enjoy the starry night with your friends and family.
Remember how the pandemic mentally disturbed everyone. This place is precisely where most people go to relax. Not only do you find the most serene and peaceful environment, but you get special spa treatment that can help relieve all stress and worry.
Here are a few things people recommend doing when in Whistler:
- Visit the Nita Lake Lodge.
- You must go to the Scandinave Spa Whistler for some special treatment.
- The black bear sighting is a wonderful place to take beautiful pictures!
- Take a look at the Valley Trail.
- Whistler Olympic Plaza is so much fun, especially with kids.
- Whistler village looks like it came out of a movie.
- Take a look at Purebread.
- Alta Bistro is worth every single cent.
- Breakfast is best at Nita Lake Lodge.
- Arrange Jeep tour with Canadian Wilderness Adventures.
- The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge.
- Do not forget to visit the Cure Lounge and Patio.
This place looks so lovely, and even without the snow, it still has such a ski village look. You can plan various fun summer activities at Whistler!
8. Great Bear Rainforest
A summertime trip through British Columbia’s stunning Great Bear Rainforest, how amazing does that sound.
World-class adventure in a pristine coastal ecosystem. The traditional territory of Coastal First Nations, the Great Bear Rainforest, has more than 10,000 years of Indigenous history. And remains a true coastal gem comprising much of British Columbia’s Central and North Coasts.
Here are a couple of activities you can do at the great bear rainforest:
- Watch the Killer Whales.
- Meet the natives.
- Attend the natives’ cultural gatherings such as dances, etc.
- Visit the remote villages.
- Go fishing.
- Take a standing paddle board with you!
From the fabled spirit bear and muscled grizzly, from Humpback whale to pod of Orcas, Great Bear Rainforest is a wildlife odyssey.
Five species of Pacific salmon, an age-old coastal food chain, and a rainforest ecosystem make the Great Bear…one of the most beautiful places on Earth!
9. Okanagan Valley
A Place with the world’s most beautiful orchards, offering many wineries. The Burrowing Owl, Phantom Creek, Oliver Twist, See Ya Later Ranch, and Liquidity are some famous places.
Here’s a list of some fascinating places you might love to visit:
- Painted Rock Estate Winery.
- Heaven’s Gate.
- Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards.
- Quail’s Gate Estate Winery.
- The Burrowing Owl Estate Winery.
- Phantom Creek Estates.
- Oliver Twist Estate Winery.
- See Ya Later Ranch.
There are beautiful beaches on both Okanagan and Kalamalka. Lakes are much less crowded, and oftentimes places can be found that almost nobody else knows about.
You can easily find a close-knitted neighborhood with farm-to-table fruit, vegetables, honey, eggs, etc., all grown right there and fresh and fantastic.
10. Yoho National Park
The best hikes and places to visit are in Yoho National Park. Yoho is home to some of the most pristine mountains in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia, Canada.
The park has a mix of intense adventures, extensive hikes, and beautiful places accessible to everyone; it’s one of my favorite parks out there.
Here are a few best places to visit when in Yoho National Park:
- Visit the natural bridge.
- You must take time out for the emerald lake.
- Pack a picnic for Lake O’Hara.
- Do not miss the chance to see the Takakkaw falls.
- Go rafting at the Faeder Lake.
September is the time to go to this place. It is very close to Banff lake.
11. Fundy National Park /Bay of Fundy
Camping at the fundy national park is a fun and worth living adventure. It has three beautiful waterfalls that you can swim in. The Moosehorn and Laverty Falls Loop is 7.3km and takes about 4 hours to walk.
It is rough in some places with uneven ground and roots, but it’s okay if you take your time. You can also just do the Laverty falls trail which is 2.5 km one way.
So what makes fundy national park stand out against the other national parks like, for example, Banff and jasper
- Not much in the way of crowds.
- Proximity to the ocean, which means excellent seafood in the local community of Alma.
There’s a lot you can do at the Bay of Fundy as well. The Bay’s enormous tides also have a stimulating effect on New Brunswick’s Saint John River.
At a place called “reversing falls,” the waves are so strong they can actually cause the river to run “upstream” for a while at high tide.
Here are the best places you can visit when at the Bay of Fundy:
- Three Sisters
- Tidal Bore Rafting
- Burntcoat Head Park
- Three Sisters Trail
- Old Shipyard Beach
- Advocate Harbour
- Chignecto Provincial Park Red Rocks
- Hopewell Rocks
- Reversing Falls
- Saint Martins – Caves of Saint Martins
- Fundy National Park
- Fundy Trail Parkway
- Cape Enrage
- Split Apple Rock
The Bay of Fundy, along with the Fundy National Park forest, has some of the highest marine biodiversity in the world, comparable to that of the Amazon Rainforest.
Where does the name come from?
Well, the word Fundy appears to be a corruption of Fendu, the French word for the split. Others feel it may come from funda, the Portuguese word for deep.
12. Cabot Trail
The Cabot Trail is a famous scenic road on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is a 297 km/185 mi highway loop crossing the Cape Breton Highlands National Park with spectacular coastal views and highland scenery.
This is one of the most scenic car routes in Eastern Canada. The great thing about the Cabot Trail is that you don’t even have to leave your car to appreciate its beauty!
The park’s images on its website and park office do not do it justice.
Here are the top fifteen places you can stop at while you visit the trail:
- Skyline Trail
- North River Kayaks
- Middle Head Trail
- Lakies Head
- Cape Breton Fishing Villages
- Scenic Lookouts
- Uisge Ban Waterfalls
- Alexander Graham Bell in Baddeck
- Ingonish Beach
- Lantern Tour
- White Point
- Mackenzie Mountain
- Pleasant Bay
- Lobster Tour
The Cabot trail is stunning! It is visually pleasing and offers plenty of excellent stops on its way. You can stop at various beautiful places and discover new sites as you visit the trail.
You can visit the backcountry at the Cabot trail; it’s a remote area if you’d like. At the bottom, dozens of crystal clear streams join and drain into the ocean. It is overlooked by a bluff and green coniferous covered mountains.
At night all you can hear is the large rocks on the beach crashing and rolling into the ocean from the big waves that are funneled into the cove.
So much, in fact, that over the centuries, many of the rocks have become nearly perfectly round!
The world is simply beautiful. It is almost impossible to visit every single breathtaking part of it.
However, it is quite possible to visit almost every beautiful part of a single country. Canada is one of the most geographically fascinating and visually pleasing countries around the globe.
These are only the top twelve places you can visit in Canada. There are a bunch of other attractive places in the country as well. Mankind can never compare its art to nature.
Looking at these beautiful places makes you realize the beauty this world holds and the power of nature!