Canada is a big country blessed with vast wildlife resources and natural sceneries such as lakes, mountains, waterfalls, and rainforests. However when we talk about canada, your imagination must not be limited on parks and nature trails, but also well-developed cities and urban life. It is why the country is loved by many, because there’s a balance of city life and rural life. Whether you’re a local of the country or a tourist planning to explore, here’s a sneak peak of what to expect and our top places to visit when in Canada.
The Whistler Resort is the largest and most popular skiing destination in North America. This region of the country has spectacular mountain formations such as Whistler and Blackcomb, making it the ultimate destination for snow sports enthusiasts. What makes Whistler worth the visit is the travel itself: from Vancouver it is a two-hour drive which offers dazzling views of waterfalls, mountains, lakes, and ocean shores.
For the architecture enthusiasts, this city should be on top of your bucket list. The city of Quebec offers the feel of an authentic European village. French is a language widely spoken in this region, adding to that European vibe. The city’s icon is the Chateau Frontenac which is a hotel that takes the form of a castle. In visiting Quebec you will experience being transported into another part of the world.
Toronto is one of the world’s most diverse cities, in fact it has districts dedicated for various ethnicities such as Chinatown, Little India, and Little Italy. Toronto boasts a very urban skyline of skyscrapers and its focal point is the CN Tower, where you can walk on top of the tower itself and see the city from the highest vantage point. If the city is not your dream destination, the Toronto islands is a ride away and is a popular destination for beaches and outdoor water activities.
The Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park, it cradles a spectacular collection of mountains, lakes, and rainforests. There are a lot of activities you can try such as camping, canoeing, white water rafting and even horseback riding. The greatest thing about Banff is that despite the constant flock of tourists, the nature is well preserved and maintained. Spending a night under the stars is the best way to end any trip.
Ottawa is the country’s capital, it is where government buildings, financial districts, and commercial establishments are located. Passing right through the city is the Rideau’s Canal that turns into the world’s largest skating area. Despite being the nation’s capital, Ottawa is able to preserve its culture and stay true to its connection with nature.
Canada is such a big country that you cannot simply see everything in one visit, so make sure to plan your adventure to maximize time. These are only few of the places you can experience, but do not be afraid to delve and be absorbed in the activities and sights that Canada has to offer. Canadians are known to be one of the happiest people on earth, that is why I am sure you would have a great time.