The Canadian Rockies
The Canadian Rockies comprise the Canadian segment of the North American Rocky Mountains range. They are the eastern part of the Canadian Cordillera, extending Alberta to British Columbia. The southern end borders Idaho and Montana of the USA. The northern end is at the Liard River in northern British Columbia. This natural beauty spot houses five national parks, four of which (Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho) make up the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage site. You will see stunning landscapes comprising of peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and caves.
The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the border between Ontario and New York. On the Canadian side, Queen Victoria Park offers platforms with spectacular views of the falls, and underground walkways that lead into observation rooms which give the illusion of being within the falling waters. Horseshoe Falls and the adjacent American Falls along with the small Bridal Veil Falls combined form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world and has a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). While in the city of Niagara Falls, you will also see spectacular gardens, the Whirlpool Aero Car, casinos, and Clifton Hill, a major tourist promenade.
Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia
The Cabot Trail is a highway and scenic roadway in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located in northern Victoria County and Inverness County on Cape Breton Island. The route measures 298 km (185 mi) in length and completes a loop around the northern tip of the island, passing along and through the scenic Cape Breton Highlands. It is named after the explorer John Cabot who landed in Atlantic Canada in 1497. The trail passes through many charming communities, each with breathtaking scenery and unforgettable hospitality. Whilst on the trail take the time to hike in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, go whale watching, visit the museums and galleries and sample some of the finest seafood in the world.
Baffin Island is an extremely remote spot, located in the Arctic Ocean of Northern Canada. It is located in the Canadian territory of Nunavut and is the largest island in Canada and the fifth largest island in the world. Baffin Island is named after English explorer William Baffin. The island offers visitors unique experiences such as viewing polar bears, catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights, and kayaking between ice flows. Whether you’re looking for an out-of-the-way adventure or a relaxing break in remotest Northern Canada, Baffin Island has it all.
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It is the hub of Greater Vancouver, which, with over 2.4 million residents, is the third most populous metropolitan area in the country (after Toronto and Montreal), and the most populous in Western Canada. Check out some outdoor theatre at ‘Bard on the Beach’, enjoy some aesthetic treats at an art gallery, or do some serious damage to your credit card in the shops. Vancouver’s cultural diversity is reflected in the range of restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs available.
Old Quebec City
The Québec City area is the perfect destination for a cultural reconnaissance, with a museum or theatre on every corner, featuring displays from mummies and music to war and watercolours. After a tough day of trekking the tourist trail, head to one of the many low-key bars or relaxing restaurants to sample some Canadian culinary treats.
Canada’s most populated city attracts millions of visitors a year with good reason. The city has attractions that span the modern to the historical and the cultural to the commercial.The city’s most prominent landmark is the CN Tower, which once stood as the tallest free-standing land structure in the world at 553 metres (1,814 ft). The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is a major museum for world culture and natural history. The Toronto Zoo, one of the largest in the world, is home to over 5,000 animals representing over 460 distinct species. The Art Gallery of Ontario contains a large collection of Canadian, European, African and contemporary artwork, and also plays host to exhibits from museums and galleries all over the world. Packed with buzzing bars, top-notch restaurants and live music venues, it’s certainly got a strong claim to the crown of Canada’s party capital
Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It is the second largest city in the Province of Ontario and the fourth largest city in the country. The city is located on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. The Changing of the Guard on Parliament Hill or the RCMP march are always popular sights, along with some world class museums. There are also many parks and bike paths that make summer outdoors fun. The winters aren’t bad either. The Rideau Canal, which connects the Ottawa River to the Great Lakes for leisure boaters, makes for the longest skating rink in the world when it freezes.
Churchill, Manitoba is a small town in northern Manitoba on the shores of the Hudson Bay. The town is the Polar Bear Capital of the World (sightings are year round), Beluga Whale Capital of the World (sightings from late June to late August), and one of the best places to catch a glimpse of an Aurora Borealis or Northern-Lights (sightings from late November through to late March). No-one ever forgets a visit to Churchill. It’s the best place to connect to the many wonders of Mother Nature.