Canada is one of the most beautiful, country located north of North America. Being the second-largest country in the world it has its command over most of the area of North America. Canada has more than 100 beautiful and mesmerizing famous places located all over the country which are a must-visit.
So let us begin our journey to explore them starting with these top 20 famous places in Canada.
Must read: 15 best places around Vancouver.
1) NIAGARA FALLS:
A beautiful, eye-catching view of a collection of 3 waterfalls at the same location with never ever seen mass of water and the world’s highest flow rate is how you can describe Niagara Falls. Located in Ontario, Niagara Falls is the foremost thing that is fascinating about Canada.
Since 1880 these famous places are known as the “HONEYMOON CAPITAL OF WORLD” because of its most romantic atmosphere, famous places and amazing views. Moreover, it is also the destination for other fun things for all age groups like winery visits, water park outings, boat tours around the falls.
Niagara falls are also used for generating electricity with hydropower source technique and it produces one-fourth amount of electricity for New York, Ontario as well as America and Canada and is also one of the famous places in Canada.
Whistler is situated at the north of the town Vancouver, British Columbia on the Fitzsimmons range of Coast Mountain range in BC Canada. it was originally named London Mountain because of frequent fog seen at some lower areas.
Whistler, which is among the famous places for one of the largest ski resorts in North America is among the most famous places to visit in winter in Canada. Here, you can have fun with amazing and thrilling sports like skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing to enjoy in snow land.
Whistler since the 90s is consistently credited by one of the top resorts and famous places in North America by major ski magazines as it has a ski-able area of 4,757 acres. it is also known for the sighting of much of the bears in the area along with all other amazing facts known about a snow land.
Thus due to all of its beauty and sporty impacts, it is one of the famous places to visit in Canada.
3) QUEBEC CITY:
Quebec is very much known for its French influence all around the world and is also one of the most beautiful, most famous places, romantic and appealing city to visit with your partner if magic, romance and elegance are what tickles you. Located on the Saint Lawrence River it is Canada’s own French-speaking Quebec province.
This ancient city was founded in 1608 which is fortified by city walls designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 making it the most famous place of history in Canada.
Quebec is also the place where the most amazing, mouth-watering and one of the most famous Canadian dishes Poutine was invented which is a dish made of french fries, amazing gravy and some of the cheese curds.
Quebec’s very own Winter Carnival Festival is known as “Carnaval” which is the largest winter festival in the world. Quebec also has the credits of having famous places like the very first brewery in Canada knows as “La Brasseries du Roi” which means “the kings brewery” which was started by Jean-Talon in 1668. There are also many waterfalls in the city as well as their own version of Shepard’s Pie which is also known as “Pate chinois” and much more.
4) ST. JOHN’S:
St. John’s city is the capital of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and also the capital of commercial, financial, educational and cultural centre for these provinces and one of the most famous places. It is a fabulous city with a long, amazing history and also one of the best places to visit in Summer.
There could be innumerable things on your to-do list during your visit to St. John’s. St. John’s has the most colourful and bright waterfronts which make it look captivating and something out of the pattern. The houses at St. John’s were all painted with different colours so the ships could see it through the fog.
It is also known for the sporting event of The Royal St. John’s Regatta which takes place on the first Wednesday of August every year. Along with this, it is also known for a transatlantic flight, the Grand Concourse which is a walkway network boasting of 125 kilometres linking several lakes, ponds, rivers, parks and green spaces around the city to the nearby communities of Mount Pearl and Paradise.
Moreover, it is also famous for its boat rides, hiking the Signal Hill and much more.
Tofino is located on Vancouver Island, which is a small community very much famous for beauty and culture. Tofino’s beaches border historical temperate rain forest. The eye-catching scene of Tofino is its 16 kilometres of long, flat and amazingly vast beach with its unending tides which makes Tofino one of the most famous places in Canada for surfing.
Other than these various other events like Storm Watch in Winter, the most spectacular view at the late fall of Winter when huge waves and warmer ocean temperatures reach up to the height of 6 meters making everyone well known with the power of the great ocean of Tofino between November and February ending.
Tofino is also famous for its Whale watching which is the most favourite wildlife viewing event of many people who loves wildlife. In the water bodies of the city, you can notice regular sighting of the gray whale, occasional visit of the great orcas and in the Summer the humpback whales pay their visit to Tofino.
The Tofino is also famous for its variety of desserts for many food lovers the amazing Chocolate Tofino at 1180A Pacific Highway is a must-try. At Tofino, you can also experience the kayaking around the Clayoquot sound, bear watching tour, walk through the botanical gardens, and sightseeing at the great Radar Hills.
Churchill, named after John Churchill probably a town located on the bay of Hudson and north to Manitoba, Canada. The city is also known and one of the famous places as “polar bear capital of the world” due to a large number of polar bears that shift to the shore from the inland during autumn, which no doubt also helps Canada in growing tourism industry.
Churchill is known for the oldest mason symbol which can be seen at Fort Prince of Wales near Churchill river. The town has a very well known Rocket Testing Site built-in 1945 by the Canadian army which is also a center for the research and study of aurora on long-distance communications. Along with the polar bears, it is the Beluga Capital of the World because in summer more than 3000 belugas swim into the Churchill River.
In Churchill along with belugas and bears birds also contribute there everything to make it a more beautiful place. During spring and fall over 250+ species of birds nests and many of them just pass through the area of Churchill on account of the annual migration.
The most fascinating and weird fact to know about Churchill is that there are no roads that lead to this beautiful place and most famous places! Yes, willing people have to find their way here by a 1700 km long train ride of 2 days or a 3-hour flight.
7) OLD MONTREAL:
Old Montreal, discovered by the French settlers in 1642 as Fort Ville-Marie is a historic neighbourhood with the municipality of Montreal in the province of Quebec, Canada. This district is home to the cultural and art showcase of the 17th century and also a fantastic district with markets, historical landmarks, museums and much more which makes it one of the famous places of Canada.
Starting with the Place d’Armes, ancient public square at the center of Old Montreal is a very well known place to enjoy talented performers and admirable architecture lining the square. Along with this the oldest street of the Old Montreal, that is the Saint Paul street is also very unique in the city and parallel to the Old Port Waterfront, brought to Old Montreal in 1672.
With the public square and the ancient street, there are many other pieces of architecture in Old Montreal namely Pointe- a-Callier which is a historical and archaeological award-winning museum discovered around the 1990s. Then there is a building known as Chateau Ramezay’s first historical monument building in Quebec, a National Historic Site of Canada, which is also a well-loved museum.
Other famous places include L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel well-known destination for weddings and events, Royal Bank Tower which is once was credited as the tallest building of Canada now housing cafe and co-working area, a chic nightclub on Saint Jacques Street. there is Old Montreal’s must-have Bota Bota spa-Sur-l’Eau opposite to grand quay which is a boat converted to spa including bath, massages and several other treatments to soothe you with its urban panorama.
8) BANFF NATIONAL PARK:
Banff National Park located to the west of Calgary in Alberta, Canada is 2,564 square miles of amazing and appealing beauty of alpine lakes, its snow-covered peaks, eye-soothing waterfalls and a great package of adventure for all adventure lovers and one of the most famous places.
Banff National Park was originally a reserve around the Sulphur mountain hot springs which is now a fantastic place with one thousand miles of hiking trails with the most ancient mountains ageing 45 to 120 million years which are surely older than dinosaurs. This huge place consists of a man-made lake named Minnewanka which is its biggest lake made in the 1900s to bring water close to the town in which you can dive now and carry out boat tours.
Speaking of the lake, Lake Louis is the highest permanent settlement in Canada and the most photographed lake in the world as well as home to Fairmont Chateau. Johnston Canyon is the busiest hike in the Banff National Park.
Banff National Park is the Second largest Canadian National Park and is also declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. It is also a shelter to other seven National Historic Sites namely Skoki Lodge, Cave and Busen, Cosmic Ray Station, Abbot Pass Hut, Howse Pass, Fairmont Banff Spring Hotel, Banff Park Museum and Sanson Park which makes it one of the most famous places in Canada.
9) BUTCHART GARDENS:
Located on Vancouver Island, close to Victoria Butchart gardens are the home to the varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees. Butchart Gardens are the National Historic site of Canada declared so in 2004 receiving nearly a million visitors every year.
These beautiful gardens are still maintained and owned by their founding families, currently by the Robin-Lee Clarke the great-granddaughter of the founding couple.
Butchart Gardens were used as an inspiration for Epcot in Walt Disney Resort in Florida. This is a perfect and beautiful place for wedding ceremonies. The gardens have the packages among which the couples can choose the type of ceremony admired the most by then. Butchart Gardens are a group of Six gardens namely the Rose Garden, Sunken Garden, Japanese Garden, Italian Garden and Mediterranean Garden which serve you a full day exploring these grounds.
The nights are also exciting at this group of gardens as the lawns of the garden are home to concerts for the local talent during the Summer. Along with that jazz band, modern folk music, ballet performances can also be enjoyed at this place.
10) OKANAGAN VALLEY:
Okanagan Valley is situated in the Canadian province of British Columbia, stated by the basin of the Okanagan Lake and Okanagan river. Just like the other famous places in Canada known for their great locations and breathtaking sites Okanagan is also famous and visited a lot by tourists for its extraordinary beauty, nature and landscapes.
One such place is the O’Keefe Ranch narrating everyone about the ranching in British Columbia with small to large ancient buildings among which some can be explored by you. There is the O’Keefe family house and St. Annes church a very well known location for weddings. Okanagan is also one of the famous places for the Starlight Drive-in theatre nostalgic enough to take you down the memory lane of the prior generations.
People are also fond of other places including the Davidson Orchards Country Village a must-go place with family, the Shuswap river tubing, the Caravan Theatre, Mabel lake, Echo lake, hiking the Myra Canyon Mountain Park and the most amazing journey of tasting the Okanagan Valley wine.
11) GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK:
Gros Morne National Park located at Rocky harbour in the Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada is the second-largest National Park in Atlantic Canada also known as world heritage site declared by UNESCO.
It is one of the famous places in Canada which is famous for many of the sights and scenarios namely Tablelands for hiking in the Southern area, The Western Brook Pond Cruise taking you along the fjord of Western Brook Pond to adore the ancient cliffs, the Mountains of Morne known for there height and beauty, the beautiful dusk at the lighthouse named Lobster Cove Head.
On the other side resides Kayaking the Trout river to Bonne bay, witness the heart-melting views of the Lookout Hills trails starting from Discovery centre going to the Bonne bay, the Tablelands and then there are the lookout hills, be the part of the Geocaching hiking challenge and skiing the valley of Burridge’s Gulch.
12) CN TOWER, TORONTO:
Located in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada which is widely known as one of the seven wonders of the modern world, one of the most famous places which are in reality the tallest structure in the western hemisphere.
There is much to know about this skyscraper. To start let us know that the observation level is made of glass which can stand the weight of 35 moose, yes it is true and possible. There exists a time capsule since the time it was built which is placed in the wall of the building’s LookOut level and it consists of Canadian coins, a letter from children and Pierre Trudeau( Prime minister of Canada at that time) and three local newspapers. This capsule is planned to be opened in 2076.
When the atmosphere is really not in a mood to create havoc and there is a clear, shiny day out is the time when you can observe the Niagara Falls and the New York state from the CN Tower. You might be shocked to know that this biggest lightning rod is struck by lightning-like 75 o 80 times in a year and can be even more but still, it is safe to visit in the storm as well as any atmosphere because of the lightening electricity is drawn by long copper wires.
Along with all the glory and charm of the tower it also keeps on changing its colour regularly and sometimes also as per the occasion and festival.
13) LAKE LOUISE:
Almost everyone on this planet must have seen the beauty and charm of this amazing place on their phones, laptops, personal computers in the form of pictures. Well, this lake is 100 times better and beautiful than it appears in photographs.
Now, this lake area provides residence to various spectacular wildlife like moose, bears, cougars and elks which is a very common sighting in this area. The town of this all year freezing lake is not at all at the lake but it is located at a distance of 5 kilometres from the lake. It is Canada’s highest community formed of about 1731 metres and has the highest ratio of grizzle bears to humans which is completely shocking and also one of the most famous places.
This lake owns Canada’s most liked ski resort and other famous places like many of the luxurious hotels. These and everything else than these is the reason behind lake Louise to be one of the famous places in Canada.
14) BAY OF FUNDY:
The Bay of Fundy is situated between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. This bay with its enormous powers can reverse the flow of many rivers that empty them in the bay. This phenomenon is called a tidal bore. The Bay of Fundy is also famous for its highest tides known as spring tides.
The Bay of Fundy has Fundy’s Old Sow Whirlpool which is the largest in the western hemisphere and second largest in the world. The upper Bay of Fundy provides residence to the mud shrimp due to the mudflats exposed by low tides and trough these mudflats you can also witness the migrating sandpipers between July and October every year.
15 kilometres along the cliff at Joggins, declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2008, the powerful tides of Fundy have discovered the richest and most ancient carboniferous fossils including ancient forests and Earth’s first reptiles.
15) THE YUKON:
The Yukon is located north to British Columbia and is one of the three northern Canadian territories which is 3 times the size of England. Yukon was named so because of the Locheux word ‘Yuk-un-ah’ which means ‘great river’.
Yukon has the shoreline of 430 kilometres and its official flower is fireweed. Weather is always beautiful in the Yukon which is dry and during Summer low humid and less rough winters.
The great Arctic circle crosses through the Yukon and is also famous for Gold Rush.
16) YOHO NATIONAL PARK:
Yoho National Park is situated in the southeastern region of British Columbia. What and where to visit in Yoho National Park depends on the season you manage to get there.
Places worth visiting here include auspicious fields, canoeing the Emerald lake so-called because of the emerald colour of the lake and witnessing the northern lights, O’Hara lake, kicking horse river, the great Wapta falls and much more. The famous places like Takakkaw falls are a must-visit of the Yoho national park. The Burgess Shale, one of the most important fossil belongs to the Yoho National Park.
Along with this, the most fascinating thing about Yoho National Park is its natural beauty and scenery and also one of the famous places in Canada.
17) HORNBY ISLAND:
Hornby Island is located near the Comox Valley in British Columbia. This beautiful piece is beyond words in the context of its beauty and charm and one of the famous places in Canada.
There are many famous places that makes this island beautiful like the Joe king park which is a membership club hosting varied events and activities takes place, Sound bathing, Mountain biking on some of the best mountain trails, Wedding and events, Music concerts, astronomical observatory to observe some of the beautiful island stars.
Diving and Snorkeling is also very much practiced on this island to visit some massive sea lions. The Natural History Centre at the Hornby island gives a wide description of the animals, plants and geology and are famous places.
You can also have some Hornby island ocean adventure which is a boat charter company that provides you with the luxurious and professional boat along with fishing, sightseeing and cruises to the surrounding area of the island. Moreover, kayaking is also praised a lot in this region as well as the beacon of peace the Sun Door Yoga.
18) CAPE BRETON:
Cape Breton is an island on the Atlantic coast of North America and is a part of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada which has some of the most beautiful coastal scenery and its famous places. It is a blend of Acadian French and the Celtic culture contributing to island heritage.
Starting with the Cabot trails, a 300 kilometre of scenic drive offering you year-round sports, skiing, kayaking and horse riding. The Fortress of Louisbourg, Canada’s historical reconstruction recreated from ruins and living history room which is surrounded by a wall of towers and bastions encompassing nearby 40 buildings. The highland national park is very famous for hiking which gives you a glimpse of amazing wildlife like moose, beaver, deer, wild cats, eagles and many more.
The Cape Breton also has other amazing places like Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Cape Breton’s Miners’ Museum, Highland Village, Les Trois Pignons a fishing village well known for many other arts and the lighthouse of Isle Madame which contributes it to be one of the famous places in Canada.
19) PERCE ROCK:
Perce Rock is situated in Quebec, Canada and one of the famous places in Canada. It is a monolith rising from the sea which has captured people’s attention for a long time. It appears as a ship under sail and is the historical and geological icon of Quebec.
This piece is a massive rocky cliff, made of limestone and shale. The rock has about 150 fossilized species of flora and fauna. It was mapped for the first time in 1844, by Sir William Edmond Logan. on its southern end, there is a natural arch formed on the surface creating a passage and is one of the largest natural arches in the world.
Researchers have stated that it was a part of the mainland. It is a major tourist attraction site, and also one of the famous places as migratory birds sanctuary.
20) MINGAN MONOLITHS:
Mingan Monoliths were created 450 million years ago by natural phenomena. Mingan Island is a group of consecutive 40 islands explored by nature-lovers.
It is one of the most famous places in Canada. The centre of attraction is the beautiful and rocky limestone monoliths rising from the sea. Some of them are dry and some are covered with vegetation.
It attracts a large number of tourists from July to September and also one of the famous places in Canada.
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