20 spectacular sights to see in Canada

Canada, the land of wild natural beauty, cosmopolitan cities, rich history and maple syrup. With so much to see and do, Canada is the perfect place to explore. We have travelled far and wide in search of the most unmissable sights, and here are some of the best. Can you pick a favourite?

Moraine Lake Sunrise

A sunrise at Moraine Lake is simply breathtaking. As the deep blue sparkling water of this glacier fed lake dances with sunlight you are greeted with the beauty of the great outdoors, perfectly framed by Banff National Park.

Lake Agnes

This small mountain lake is nestled in Banff National Park and is surrounded by hiking trails, scrambling routes and ascents to the Big and Little Beehive mountains. At the summit of the Little Beehive, there are beautiful views of both the lake and the Continental Divide.

Northern Lights

As Canada reaches into the Artic Circle its visitors can wonder at the Aurora Borealis, something that must be seen to be believed. As the night sky blazes with colour, allow yourself to be mesmerized by this mysterious phenomenon and discover the many legends that surround it.

Johnston Canyon, Banff NP Alberta Canada

johnston canyon

The best way to experience the breathtaking waterfalls of Johnston Canyon is to arrive at the beauty spot just in time for sunrise. Enjoy the sparkling blue glacial water contrasting with the lush greenery and see if you can spot the enigmatic marble wall to the right of the upper falls.

Toronto at night from the CN Tower

Immerse yourself in the vibrancy of the most populous city in Canada. Watch the city lights dance from the dizzy heights of the CN tower, the tallest freestanding structure in the western hemisphere.

The Rocky Mountaineer Train

Take a ride on this world famous luxury train, and explore the wild beauty of the Canadian West. The five routes will transport you through natural wonders, rich history and even a UNESCO world heritage site, the unrivalled Canadian Rockies.

Sunset at Peggy's Cove

Watching the famous lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove become a silhouette against the colour drenched sunset sky is an unforgettable vista. A hidden gem in Nova Scotia this place is nature at its finest.

Mill Lake before dawn

 

Watch the sun rise on the great outdoors at Mill Lake. Whether you choose to take an early morning stroll around the 2km trail, look to the skies to the variety of birdlife, or gaze at the spectacular sunrise lighting up Mount Baker, starting your day at Mill Lake is simply magical.

Crowfoot Glacier

 

The majestic crowfoot glacier is located on the northeastern side of Crowfoot Mountain in Banff National Park. It can be viewed from the scenic Iceland’s Parkway and was formed by the glacier supplies water to the Bow River.

 

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal

Admire gothic architecture at its most dramatic at the Notre-Dame Basilica On exploring the interior, you will be met with a sea of colour, intricate woodcarvings, religious statues and stained glass windows telling stories of the religious history of Montreal.

Fairmont Chateau Frontenac at Night

This National Historic Site of Canada is so much more than a grand hotel. The French style chateau looks as though it has been taken straight from a fairy tale, so it is little wonder that it is the most photographed hotel in the world. Its prominent place in the Quebec City skyline is even more impactful at night.

Webster's Falls in Hamilton, Ontario

 

Hamilton is known as the waterfall capital of the world, and Webster’s curtain falls is the jewel in its crown. This Niagara escarpment is one of Ontario’s most treasured geological wonders.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Perhaps the most famous of Canadian landmarks, Niagara Falls is an impressive collection of 3 waterfalls; Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. This breathtaking natural wonder joins Niagara Falls, Ontario to its twin city in New York State in the USA.

Beautiful Bertram Beach, Kelowna BC

Bertram Creek Regional Park can be found on the shores of Okanagan Lake. This natural beauty offers its guests a swimming beach, boat beach and pavilion allowing you relax and explore with the whole family.

Cascades Conservation area near Thunder Bay

Take a peaceful hike through the Poplar and Birch forests found at the Cascades Conservation area and marvel at the rapids flowing down the Current River.

Sunset at Seabright, Nova Scotia

Drink in the quietly spectacular sunsets found in beautiful Seabright, Nova Scotia. Nestled on the famous lighthouse route, Seabright is a world away from the hustle bustle of home.

Inukshuk Whistler Peak

This iconic statue steeped in Inuit culture, was created for Whistler as a symbol of the 2010 Winter Olympic games. The human like stone structure, often dusted with snow, appears to watch over the Whistler valley and has become the unofficial symbol of Canada, representing hope and friendship nationwide.

Yoho Valley, Yoho NP British Columbia

The name Yoho comes from the Cree word for wonder and awe and is the perfect description of this area of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Home to Takkakaw Falls, Wapta Falls and an impressive array of mountains Yoho Valley is a must-see.

Castle Mountain, Lake Louise

This formidable looking mountain is the most eastern point of the Bow Valley ranges. It is named of course after its castle like appearance and can be conquered by a variety of scramble and climbing routes.

Science World and BC Place, Vancouver

 

Visit the home of the 2010 Olympic Winter Olympics at the BC place sports stand in Vancouver. Also home to the BC Lions soccer and the Sports Hall of Fame, this is a sports fan’s sanctuary. Its neighbour, Science World, is a spectacular spherical dome on Vancouver’s world famous skyline. The centre is dedicated to science and technology learning for kids of all ages!

 

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