Oh, Canada! My home and native land. When I’m not off exploring the globe, I really do love getting to know each and every corner of my home country. I still have so much of Canada left to see, but some highlights so far include a road trip to the Rocky Mountains, going on forest adventures in the Eastern Townships, exploring Cape Breton, driving the Cabot Trail, and experiencing winter in Quebec City during Carnaval de Quebec. Stay tuned for more Canada travel adventures!

Here are some categories of places to visit and things to do while traveling in Canada:

  1. Natural Wonders:
  • Banff National Park, a stunning national park in the Canadian Rockies with glacier-fed lakes, snow-capped mountains, and hot springs
  • Niagara Falls, a world-famous natural wonder that straddles the border between Canada and the United States
  • Cabot Trail, a scenic drive through Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, with views of rugged coastline and highland mountains
  • Moraine Lake, a beautiful turquoise-colored lake in Alberta that is surrounded by mountains and forests
  • Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Newfoundland and Labrador with fjords, mountains, and beaches
  1. Urban Destinations:
  • Toronto, the largest city in Canada, with a diverse population, world-class museums, and iconic landmarks such as the CN Tower
  • Vancouver, a coastal city in British Columbia with a vibrant arts scene, beautiful parks, and access to the Pacific Ocean
  • Montreal, a city with a European flair, known for its historic architecture, French cuisine, and festivals
  • Quebec City, a charming city with narrow streets, historic buildings, and a strong French influence
  • Ottawa, the capital of Canada, with historic landmarks, museums, and beautiful parks
  1. Cultural and Historical Sites:
  • Canadian Museum of History, located in Gatineau, Quebec, with exhibits on Canadian history and indigenous cultures
  • Royal Ontario Museum, located in Toronto, with extensive collections of art, culture, and natural history
  • Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, a historic Catholic church known for its beautiful stained glass windows and Gothic architecture
  • Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre park in Vancouver with totem poles and a First Nations cultural center
  • Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with historic buildings, cobblestone streets, and charming cafes
  1. Outdoor Activities:
  • Skiing or snowboarding in Whistler, British Columbia, a popular ski resort town
  • Hiking or camping in Algonquin Provincial Park, a large park in Ontario with lakes and forests
  • Whale watching in Tofino, British Columbia, a town on Vancouver Island known for its whale watching tours
  • Kayaking or canoeing in the Thousand Islands, a group of islands in the Saint Lawrence River between Ontario and New York State
  • Fishing or hunting in Northern Ontario or Quebec, known for their pristine lakes and wilderness areas
  1. Festivals and Celebrations:
  • Calgary Stampede, a rodeo and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta
  • Quebec Winter Carnival, a winter festival in Quebec City with ice sculptures, parades, and outdoor activities
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival, a music festival held every June in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Toronto International Film Festival, a film festival held every September in Toronto, Ontario
  • Canadian National Exhibition, a large fair held every August in Toronto, Ontario

These are just a few examples of the many things to see and do in Canada. The country is known for its natural beauty, friendly people, and rich culture, making it a must-visit destination for travelers.