When someone mentions Canada, all we can think of is the sensational scenery, the colourful cities and an atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. These are some of the long list of reasons why Canada enjoys a lot of tourist population. Whether it is forests that attract you, or mountains that capture your fascination, Canada has everything for everyone and then more. Best of all, the people that comprise the multicultural population of Canada are so warm hearted that you don’t feel like a tourist for even one tenth of a second. So if this summer you are headed to the largest country in North America lets us guide you as to the top ten tourist destinations that you can visit.
The first place on our list of top ten tourist destinations in Canada is Calgary. This amazing place is located right between the prairies and the famous Rockies. It is the largest city in Alberta and has now turned into a major metropolitan area. The boom and success can be plotted back to the 1900s when oil was discovered in the region. Calgary is also famous for its Stampede which alone attracts hundreds of tourists to the city every single year.
The next destination would be Ottawa. It is situated in Ontario (the place where the movie “Fly Away Home” was shot). Ottawa is also the capital city of Canada and therefore it contains a lot of the country’s most influential establishments related to the economy, the government and the market. It is beautifully situation between the two famous rivers namely Gatineau and Rideau which in itself is reason enough to visit the place. If that is not enough then we should also tell you that the famous Rideau Canal converts into biggest ice skating ring as soon as winters falls and the water freezes.
We next come to the world’s most impressive skiing destination for all those who thinks a summer is no summer without spending some time on a ski resort. The famous name Whistler is actually a mountain and when combined with Blackcomb (being another mountain), the place becomes the largest ski resort in North America. What non-skiers can find charming about this place are the little villages that will catch your attention like never before and you would feel like a the hobbit in the hobbit land.
Even though the name might indicate something but no, the place has nothing to do with Winston Churchill. Quite the contrary actually since this next destination is especially famous for its polar bear population. The gorgeous Polar Bear Capital is located on the Hudson Bay Shore which in turn, also offers the tourists a chance to see the mighty beluga whales. If that is not enough to lure you to the place or at least inspires some excitement, then how about aurora borealis?
6. Quebec City
Before we move on to further and detailed description of this next tourist destination in Canada that we would recommend you visit, we would like to warn all our readers that this place exists in Eastern Canada but gives such a strong European vibe that you might be fooled. So for people who have had enough of Europe as advised to visit the other 9 places mentioned in this article. Quebec City is famous for its hotel Chateau Frontenac. The hotel has been one of the most heavily photographed places in all of North America and still continues to be so.
Toronto is one city that can boast to be the most diverse cities in the entire world. IT is also the capital on Ontario and includes, under its umbrella, various small districts with ethnic diversity which is why you shouldn’t be surprised when you end up visiting places within Toronto names Little Italy and Little India amongst various others.
The next destination that we are going to throw some light upon is Montreal, a city which itself has so many places to see that a separate article should be dedicated to them. It is the financial hub of Quebec and also the second largest city in Canada. The place can be identified based on its unique neighbourhood and for all those who are looking for entertainment mixed with a little bit of historical adventures, this city is the place to be.
3. Banff National Park
The next destination that we will be recommending to you guys is the Banff National Park. There are several different features of this park that make it quite an attraction for tourists and residents alike, The features also include the Trans-Canada highway that, to the surprise of many of our readers, passes right through the park. Apart from that, the park houses wildlife animals and offers a scenery so beautiful it will take your breath away.
The next destination we are going to talk about is the famous city of Vancouver. The most beautiful aspect of this location is perhaps its location which is right between the beautiful Coast Mountains and the majestic Pacific Ocean. What mostly attracts tourists is the post-card worthy landscape of the place making it possible for people to take a playful dive into the ocean or to ski on the mountains. It s a popular destination in Canada and is highly recommended in this list of the top ten tourist destinations in Canada.
1. Niagara Falls
Last but certainly not the least we come to the Niagara Falls. This is the place that Canada’s Ontario shares with New York city of the United States although we should admit that the view from Ontario surpasses the view from New York. So if you have ever wanted to see the Niagara Falls and have only been to the New York side, you are in for a real treat. It is a popular destination with tourists all ready so you should be ready to form a herd (pun intended)!