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Best Places to Visit in Canada

May 11 , 2021 by: Zoey Cote

Pinning down the best places to visit in Canada is no easy feat. Thanks to its large size, Canada offers every traveler with a unique yet diverse choice of experiences. From the cosmopolitan city streets of Toronto and Winnipeg to the arctic snow-capped mountains of Whistler all the way to its beautifully desolate coastlines of Cape Breton, Canada has something for everyone.

A combination of interesting architecture set in its towns’ natural beauty makes it the perfect tourist destination for your much-needed getaway.

Trying to figure out the best place to visit in this magnificent landscape will depend on where your interests lie. For this reason, I have curated a list of the 13 best places to visit in Canada that includes something for every type of traveler.

Toronto on Pixabay

Toronto

As Canada’s largest city, Toronto had to make it to the top of this list.

Home to ballet, opera, symphony, and Broadway shows, this city is the art and cultural hub of Canada with a diverse and vibrant community. Add to that the exquisite fine dining, luxury shopping experiences, and fantastic museums, and you will find Toronto hard to beat in its extravagance.

Vancouver, by Raskhan Kaderi on Pixabay

Vancouver

Set on the shores of the majestic Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is a city nestled in between the raw beauty of nature with its snow-capped mountains and shoreline.

You can visit Vancouver at any time of the year and you will find something to do. Visiting in winter? Hit the nearby ski resorts. Visiting in the summers? Sunbathe in the sunlight along the peaceful beaches.

 

Niagra Falls, by Rick Bella on Pixabay

Niagara Falls

When talking about the best places to visit in Canada, it would be remiss if I did not add Niagara Falls to the mix.

Just a short drive from Toronto, the Niagara Falls is probably the most talked-about and popular tourist destination in Canada. If you are visiting Canada in the summers, this is the perfect spot for you to check out. The majestic wall of water pummeling over the falls is a sight to behold.

Moreover, the access provided to visitors also gives way for some astounding views. You can even walk up to the edge of the falls and see the water disappear over the crest.

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Cathedral, Montreal on Pixabay

Montreal

Montreal is a beautiful city that provides a fusion between the old and the new.

A gorgeous historic town dating back to the 15th Century mixed in with the metropolis of the modern city center, Montreal is as unique as it gets. The main tourist attraction here is the Vieux Montreal or Old Montreal, with its sophisticated medieval architecture and cobbled streets.

Montreal is also the fashion center of Canada, home to a number of big-name fashion designers and boutiques lined along its historic streets. There is no shortage of quaint restaurants and hotels in the city for you to spend your days and nights in.

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St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada on Pixabay

St. John’s

Located in the far eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s is the oldest city founded by the Europeans in North America and the perfect artist’s retreat.

The sloping streets of St. John’s are lined with colorful little buildings with a view looking out over the harbor. The city might be known for its San Francisco-esque structure but there is more to St. John’s than just its streets. The city has numerous historical sites for history aficionados but what sets this city apart from the rest of Canada is the lively atmosphere, the people, and the culture.

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Banff National Park, Canada on Pixabay

Banff National Park

If you want to get immersed in the beautiful mountain scenery of Canada, the charming mountain town of Banff is the way to go.

The beauty of Banff makes it a tourist town that attracts millions of visitors from all around the world. If you are visiting Canada in the summers, the nearby turquoise lakes of Banff and the snow-capped mountains are a sight you will not forget anytime soon.

But the glory of Banff does not just stop with its splendid views. You can fulfill all your shopping needs in the fabulous shopping malls, discover walking trails and possibly witness some beautiful wildlife if you are lucky.

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Quebec, Canada, by Aurore Duwez on Pixabay

Quebec City

One of the most historically rich destinations to visit in Canada is the walled city of Quebec. Located in the French-speaking province of Quebec, it is considered to be one of the top tourist places in Canada and for good reason.

Similar to Montreal, Quebec City has its history dating all the way back to the 1600s. This is the perfect place to visit with your partner for a romantic getaway. The medieval architecture and cobbled streets will give you a charming fairytale experience like no other place.

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Whitehorse, Canada on Pixabay

Whitehorse

If you want to experience a glimpse of life in Canada’s far north, a visit to Whitehorse is warranted. This is the capital of Yukon and provides tourists with magical views of the northern lights. Going further north Whitehorse, lays the beautiful wild landscape of Alaska.

The city has a rich history dating all the way back to the Klondike gold rush which is evident in many of its tourist sites with an underlying historic theme. Traveling beyond the city limits, you will find some beautiful natural areas that are not as commonly explored by tourists yet have no shortage of awe-inspring sights to take in.

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Whistler, Canada on Pixabay

Whistler

Fancy a visit to a world-class ski destination? Whistler has got you covered.

Whistler was the site of many skiing events during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Despite its dangerous reputation, it is more popular than ever amongst tourists who come here to do all sorts of activities such as hiking, biking, golfing, or – you guessed it – skiing.

The village of Whistler is not just known for its snow-capped mountains, although they are definitely the highlight of it. The town is also filled with a wide selection of great hotels, restaurants, and shopping venues. The Whistler-Blackcomb brings in world-class skiers and skiing enthusiasts from all over the globe year-round.

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Tofino beach, Canada, on Pixabay

Tofino

If you are someone for whom a holiday is incomplete without a beach, Tofino is the way to go. Tofino is every beach and water lover’s dream come true.

A year-round destination, the small town of Tofino on Vancouver Island is known as the unofficial surfing capital of the country. Although it draws in a mix of crowds, it is most well-known for being a surfer’s paradise.

It is a haven for outdoor lovers, providing a range of activities like surfing, hiking, kayaking, storm-watching, observing wildlife, or just chilling at the quaint oceanfront lodges. As small as the town of Tofino is, there are no shortages of things to do and places to visit which make the town feel bigger than it really is.

There are a number of restaurants, hotel lodgings, stores, and cafes around town that add to its attraction.

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Jasper National Park, Canada, photo by Jorg Vieli on Pixabay

Jasper National Park

Cater to the adventurer in you by visiting the Jasper National Park. One of the many great places to visit in Canada, the massive Jasper National Park offers amazing sceneries and a great many instagrammable locations for you to take pictures of.

Not only that, surrounded by these magnificent views, you have the choice of indulging in a variety of activities.

The park is home to various smooth turquoise lakes that are famous for whitewater rafting and kayaking. How you experience the park will change from season to season which further adds to the uniqueness of this park. It is for this reason that it draws in visitors all year round.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada, photo by John Xiao on Unsplash

Capilano Suspension Bridge

If you are always up for new challenges, head on over to the Capilano suspension bridge located in British Columbia. The bridge is 140 meters in length and a whopping 70 meters in height that will either make you fall in love with the place or – if you are afraid of heights – make you curse your lungs out.

The bridge is situated above a river, which adds to the beauty of the surrounding thick green forest. The Capilano suspension bridge might not be for everyone. However, if an exhilarating walk at a dangling bridge so high above the ground is your cup of tea, this might just be the perfect Canadian tourist destination for you.

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Mont Tremblant, Canada, by Iulian Ursache on Pixabay

Mont Tremblant

Mont-Tremblant is located in the northwest region of Montreal in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains. It is best known for skiing and is home to the famous Mont Tremblant Ski Resort which is located at the highest peak on the mountain.

Although famous for tourists in winters, the warm weather does not take away from Mont-Tremblant’s beauty. The mountain is equally as enchanting in the warm summer months as it is in the winters, thanks to its surrounding 400 lakes and six rivers.

Mont-Tremblant is also home to countless hiking trails and beaches. But the fun does not end there, thanks to its diverse landscape. Visitors can take part in a range of activities along this beautiful mountain such as horseback riding, fishing, and mountain biking.

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Canada is home to some of the world’s most beautiful towns. The beauty that this country holds is seemingly endless and is undoubtedly very hard to match. With so many great options to choose from, one is bound to get confused. My list of the best places to visit in Canada will help you narrow down your search and go on an adventure without worrying about what comes next.

 

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