Canada: The Ultimate Destination

Canada is an amazing destination that offers so many different ways to experience it. With spectacular scenery of the Rockies in Western Canada to the rolling hills of Ontario and the dramatic coastlines of the Atlantic Canada. Here are just some of the things you can see if you’re ever lucky enough to visit this fabulous country.


Travel Alberta - Maligne Lake (credit: Travel Alberta | Ryan Bray | Parks Canada)

The Canadian province of Alberta might be one of the most scenic places in the country, with jaw-dropping scenery and picture-perfect landscapes around every corner. These five must-see spots have proven to be some of the most beautiful places in Alberta, so be sure to take your camera!

  • Calgary - Calgary’s urban streetscapes combined with its proximity to the mountains makes it a great spot to capture some Instagram-able pictures! The ‘Wonderland sculpture’, a huge metal sculpture of a girl’s head, sits in front of the massive Bow Tower. Calgarians have grown to love it and it’s now become a famous site in the city…just don’t try to climb it!
  • Banff Town - The town of Banff is a spirited place, alive with adventure and wonder. In all directions you’re surrounded by strikingly beautiful and rugged mountains that seem to burst straight out of the ground.
  • Banff National Park - Banff National Park is famous for its surreally coloured lakes, majestic mountains and endless outdoor adventures.
  • Lake Louise - You have seen photos of Lake Louise but they haven’t prepared you for how it feels to experience it yourself. As you wander around the lakeside path it seems like the whole scene is for just you to enjoy. It is a feeling you will remember forever.
  • Jasper National Park - Jasper National Park is the largest and wildest national park in the Canadian Rockies. It is internationally-renowned for hiking in the park, skiing at Marmot Basin and wildlife viewing, and is home to some of North America's rarest animals.

Atlantic Canada

Located on Canada’s East Coast, the provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island boast Canada’s most spectacular and pristine coastline. Here you’ll find lush vistas and uncrowded beaches and breathtaking scenery.

  • New Brunswick: Bay of Fundy - See one of the ocean’s most majestic mammals – whales – as you weave through the bays and island channels. The world’s highest twice-daily tides stir up a bounty of food in local waters, which attracts several species of migratory whales.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: Iceberg Watching – See icebergs, whales, sunsets and many other spectacular views that this area has to offer. Grab your camera and head out on the ocean; you will have so many opportunities to capture beautiful coastal imagery or just to relax and take in the refreshing salty air.
  • Nova Scotia: Peggy’s Cove - Peggy’s Cove has been an artist and explorer’s paradise for well over 150 years, and it’s not hard to see why. This picture-perfect postcard village, on the rugged Atlantic shoreline, stands on solid rock above the crashing waves.
  • Prince Edward Island (PEI): Island Drives & Anne of Green Gables - Experience history, beautiful scenery and the quaint charm of Atlantic Canada; what’s not to love? View rolling farmlands, stunning seascapes, tiny villages and bustling harbours along the Green Gables Shore.

British Columbia

Vancouver Aerial Shot - Albert Normandin

Roam temperate rainforests, see Black bears and the rare Spirit bear or stroll along sandy beaches washed by crashing Pacific rollers. Explore vibrant Vancouver and ever-so-English Victoria, relax in alpine Whistler or taste wine in the Okanagan Valley. Do it all in BC.

  • Vancouver - Vancouver is consistently voted one of the most liveable cities in the world, and it’s easy to see why. The vast array of shopping spot; the natural charm of Stanley Park or the surrounding peaks of the Coastal Mountains; Vancouver has it all.
  • Whistler - Whistler is Canada’s premier year-round destination, featuring two majestic mountains with a vibrant base Village, four championship golf courses, world-class shopping and much, much more.
  • Victoria - Victoria is a warm, welcoming and multicultural city. Escape your everyday with scenic Inner Harbour strolls, centuries-old historical sites and superb local coastal cuisine.
  • Tofino – Tofino is the perfect storm of jaw-dropping beauty, a relaxed local vibe and exhilarating pounding waves. Be sure to visit the salt bathed streets scattered with restaurants, galleries and artisan shops.


Niagara Falls

From the exciting urban life and density of Toronto and Ottawa, to the wilds of the Great Lakes and Northern Ontario, the possibilities are endless.

  • Toronto - As one of the most multicultural cities in the world, there are countless reasons to visit Toronto. Try out the amazing foodie scene, head up the CN tower or head to a baseball game.
  • Niagara Falls - Niagara Falls is a sight to behold. Consider taking the Hornblower Cruise to the base of the falls, or Journey Behind the Falls to hear and see the water crash from a unique perspective.
  • Ottawa – Canada’s capital: National sites, famous landmarks like the Rideau Canal, and museums housing stunning national collections. Ottawa is also a vibrant, walkable and cosmopolitan.
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake - Niagara-on-the-Lake is a beautiful and quaint town set beside the water. Be sure to have a taste of the locally produced ice wine and learn the fascinating story of its production.


Old Quebec City

From vibrant cities to larger-than-life landscapes, electrifying festivals to outdoor adventures, let the places and people of Québec wash over you.

  • Québec City - Québec City is a city that will fill you with wonder. Gaze upon the magnificent St. Lawrence River while people move happily along the ramparts of the fortified city. This beloved capital will energize you with its arts and culture.
  • Montréal - Walk the streets of this city to be charmed by its architecture, both old and new. In this French-speaking city, you’ll find unique art, fantastic museums and fabulous cuisine.
  • Mont Tremblant - Tremblant is the largest and most varied skiable terrain in Eastern North America including 96 ski trails on 4 distinct slopes. After a full day of activities and fresh air, be swept away by the undeniable charm of the picturesque pedestrian village.


Perhaps best known for the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, Yukon is a land filled with stunning national parks, spectacular wildlife and vast mountainous terrain.

  • Kluane National Park - Kluane National Park and Reserve is where visitors often see bears, Dall sheep and mountain goats. It is a beautiful, untouched, wild playground waiting to be explored.
  • Wildlife in Whitehorse - The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is an outstanding opportunity to discover some of the most majestic mammals on the continent. The property is home to several northern species including massive wood bison, the largest mammal in North America.
  • Aurora Borealis - If mesmerizing ribbons of colour swirling across the sky sounds like a must-see, the Yukon has you covered; visit and you’ll experience the northern lights, one of the great natural wonders of the world.

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Posted on 5th December 2018


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