If there’s one thing that everyone knows about Canada, it’s that the scenery is simply incredible. And that it gets very cold..okay, that’s two things. But anyway, both are definitely true. From crystal blue lakes to snow capped mountains, sandy beaches to sweeping plains, Canada has it all. And as the second largest country in the world, it’s no wonder such diversity exists in this incredible land.
With so many beautiful places to visit, it can be difficult to know where to start. So, take a look at this rundown of some of the top scenic spots in Canada and start packing your bags today.
Banff National Park
The quaint town of Banff has the privilege of sitting at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, providing it with stunning views on all sides. In the wintertime, it is a skier’s paradise with a host of excellent runs for people of all ability. In the summertime, it is a dream come true for hikers. And right in the middle of that dream is the majestic Lake Louise. Though it is entirely frozen over in winter, when it thaws, the bluer than blue water is a sight to behold. Not far away from here is Moraine Lake where you can get some incredible contrasts between the mountains, forestry and water.
Probably the most visited and talked about of all Canada’s natural wonders, that shouldn’t put you off from making a visit here. Remember to visit the Canadian ETA website before travelling here from abroad. Visitors can get incredibly close to the 57 metre drop by boat and witness the sheer power of the waterfalls first hand. The nearby Niagara Gorge has been a hotspot for daredevils for years, and there are plenty of walking trails around for those who aren’t quite as brave.
Another name that has almost become legendary, Whistler is just a two hour drive from Vancouver and is a firm favourite amongst winter sport lovers. It was even one of the locations used during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. In the summertime, the lively town comes to life and acts as a base for hikers and mountain bikers looking to take in some pretty special scenery.
Right up in the sparsely populated north of the country, the Yukon is home to Canada’s highest mountain, Mount Logan. The fact that the region is so isolated means that this is one of the best places in the world to experience nature at its most untouched. There are hiking opportunities aplenty, or you get down to experience the scenery by water in a canoe or kayak.
Off the mainland of Newfoundland is the Bonavista Peninsula which is packed with hidden coves and other natural wonders for you to discover. Exploring this part of the world feels like you could be off the coast of Ireland or Scotland, which is testament to how special and diverse Canada’s scenery truly is.
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