Not only is Canada the second largest country on earth but it also shares the longest international border (with USA). Here we’ll run through the Canada top 14 attractions that you must look out for next time you head north.
Canada is no doubt home to some of the most outstanding tourist sites in the whole of North American and the world. The vastness of the intimate neighbors to the US of A offers them an immense range of incredible wonders. These range from waterfalls to Rocky Mountains and to vibrant and highly multicultural Cities.
From the pounding Niagara Falls to the contemporary Quebec City and the remote beauty of Nahanni National Park, here Canada’s top sites that we managed to narrow down to 14. Prepare for the thrill of a lifetime. Do not however that the listing is not done in a particular order, sorry!
Ottawa’s Parliament Hill
Standing above the Ottawa River, the Ottawa Parliament Hill is a showcase of colonial Parliament buildings. The Peace Tower is an obvious draw for its skyscraping self as well as its positioning. It stands centrally between the Senate and the House of Commons Buildings.
The Changing of Guard ceremony brings to you the spectacle at Buckingham Palace much closer to home.
Also walk down the lovely path along the Ottawa River and get straight in the midst of the neo-classical sights inspired by the Royal Queen herself.
St. John’s Signal Hill National Historic Site
The Signal Hill was raised way back in 1901 and is believed to be the source of the first wireless transatlantic telegraphy signal. The fortifications however trace their roots up to and beyond 200 years ago. It was once even used as the strategic point for the France war.
Long story short, the St. John’s Signal Hill National Site makes the Canada top 14 list for its richness in history and the pioneering roles in telegraphic communication. In addition, the off-the-top view of the city below is simply scenic.
The neo-Gothic edifices and the retro horse-drawn carriages highlight the attractions in Old Town of Montreal. Montreal as a whole marries contemporary with past in an exquisite manner. However, it is at Old Montreal where all the tourists throng for a feel of colonial panache. You must as such visit the Rue Bonsecours and the Marche Bonsecours. Also walk the interiors of the Notre-Dame Basilica and see the lively Place Jacques-Cartier.
A view of the Rare Polar Bears
These beautiful creatures are a characteristic feature of Churchill Town in Northern Manitoba. Head down to the areas near the Icy Hudson Bay and you will get a first-hand experience of the migration of these adorable works of Mother Nature. The perfect time to visit and watch the peak migration is between October and November when the waters get icy. You may even get a really close encounter with the bears while you are inside a caged window.
Victoria’s Inner Harbor
Another of the exquisite primeval cities of Canada, Victoria is beautifully done as a waterfront old city with the historic inner harbor. You can complete all your vacation escapades at the Seafront City against the astonishing backdrop of the beautiful harbor.
Most standout among all the attractions however is the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Not only has it served all the world’s royalty, but it is also the oldest Hotel in Victoria. Stay lively and lovely at the historic relaxing, shopping, dining and strolling waterfront Victoria City.
Gros Morne National Park
Also found in Newfoundland, the UNESCO World Heritage site list member offers beautiful glacier-fed water winding smoothly around sloping cliff walls and rocky hills. The most popular Canadian Park is also home to seeping waterfalls and in overall a scenic landscape.
You could kayak, hike or ski at the beautifully formed remote landscapes of the Canadian countryside. A true no-brainer into the Canada top 14 List.
Vancouver’s Stanley Park
The 405-ha park located on a peninsula is one of the best kept riches of Vancouver. The park is surrounded by a seawall along which you can take those seaside hikes. Furthermore, the park offers panoramic sights of beautiful mountains and the astonishing city beyond. You may also take a scenic drive, ride or jog around the park.
If you visit in July, you get in the center of the annual 10-day rodeo and exhibition festival. The Calgary Stampede turns the Alberta Town into a truly western town with chuck wagons and people donning jeans and cowboy boots to work. Moreover enjoy performances by some of the best country music names around.
The annual event makes our list of the Canada top 14 thanks to the fun activities that comes with the 2-week thrill-ride.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Another worthy member of the Canada top 14 premier list that is fast becoming the key attraction in the pulsing metropolis of Winnipeg. With attractive geometry and color underlining the Canadian landscape, the museum further captures personal stories and differing perspectives.
The museum opened in 2014 was dedicated to the whole theory of human rights. The evolution, celebration and the future of human rights are expressed in a collection of thought-provoking and sometimes controversial galleries.
Not only is the village of Whistler famous for the skiing and winter sports but it is also an attraction for some enchanting summer action. The ski resort serves the desires of winter lovers perfectly. This was underlined in 2010 when the village hosted the winter Olympic Games. On the other hand, biking, golfing and hiking are the most famous summer activities at Whistler. While at it all, you could enjoy the Instagram moments against the scenic mountainous backdrops.
The old Town of Quebec features the most historical buildings in Quebec. From museums including Musee de la Civilization to the Notre-Dame-de-Quebec Basilica, you are in the center of some of the most astonishing cultural edifices. Additionally visit the fortifications of Quebec, the Holy Trinity Cathedral the St Andrews Presbyterian Church and the Citadel.
Fine dining and shopping winds down your escapades at the UNESCO Word Heritage Town. A worthy member to the Canada top 14.
The CN Tower – Toronto
Canada has its share of skyscrapers and most iconic is the CN Tower on the shores of Lake Ontario. The tower kisses the same altitudes as the Burj Khalifa and offers fine dining and beautiful views from up top through the Glass Floor. Best of all, the Tower is visible from all corners of Toronto and you may just stop from anywhere to admire the sky-high beauty.
Banff National Park and the Rocky Mountains
A visit to Canada cannot be complete without a carefree adventure experience at Canada’s oldest National Park. Located inside the panoramic Rocky Mountains, the park houses some of the best glacial peaks and blue-green waters winding downhill. Lake Ski Resort, Sunshine Village and the Icefields Parkway are the unbeatable must-see locations in the expansive Park. Several fine dining and shopping options are also available to choose from. These are available at the Banff Town southwards of the Park where you also find your lavish accommodation experiences.
Spanning the Canada-USA border, the Niagara Falls is, needless to mention, Canada’s biggest natural attraction. With an excess of 12 million tourists visiting each year, the majestic falls offer charming views for everyone and thrilling adventures for the hotheads. You can get very close to the edge of the 57-or-so meter cliffs and capture the best snaps of you in love with Nature.
Daredevils can hike, kayak, cliff-dive or rock-climb at the dangerous slopes of the ageless Niagara Falls.
All reasons to join the millions exodus to the extensive Park attraction, an essential member of the Canada top 14 prestigious list.
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Originally posted 2017-05-03 06:23:02.