1. Niagara Falls
Of course, the one and only Niagara Falls, one of the most famous attractions in the world! And the second largest falls in the world. It’s estimated that it attracts over 30 million visitors each year and this number never fails to increase. It consists of three beautiful waterfalls If you want to visit, it’s located just over an hour drive away from Canadas most visited city, Toronto.
2. Banff National Park & the Rocky Mountains
Banff National Park and the Rocky Mountains is the perfect attraction to visit if you want to fill a whole day. There’s so much to see and do – it’s impossible to get bored. In fact, you’ll need to plan an itinerary to make sure you don’t miss out on anything. The national park is one of the oldest national parks in Canada and was established in 1885. It’s located in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains so expect some incredible sights! It’s estimated that it attracts over 4.12 million visitors each year with the number continuing to grow. You can visit the cave, museum, the Upper Hot Springs, take a stroll along Vermillion Lakes Drive, Johnston Canyon, Summit Tunnel Mountain. And so much more!
3. Toronto’s CN Tower
Anyone who knows Toronto knows that the CN Tower is iconic and a must-see! It’s one of Toronto most famous landmarks. You can view it from the outside if you wish but if you want the full experience we suggest going inside. From the top floor inside, you will get a spectacular view overlooking the city and lake. Make sure to bring your camera, you’ll want a memory of this picturesque view. And it’s even more spectacular in the evening. The tower lights up with different colours throughout the night. Oh, and a little tip – visit The Lookout 360-degree revolving restaurant and the Glass Floor for the best views!
Are you a snow baby? then visiting Whistler in winter is a must. This beautiful snow-covered village is one of Canadas most famous ski resorts. It’s well-known for holding the winter 2010 Olympic games. And ever since then it attracts over 3 million tourists each year. If you’re visiting Canada in the winter and want to ski or snowboard then you won’t be disappointed. And if you’re not that into snow or snow sports, you can visit in summer too. You will have an equally fun experience. With golf, mountain biking, scenic views and so much more! It’s just over a 2-hour drive from Vancouver.
5. Old Quebec
Old Quebec spreads across the Upper and Lower town of Quebec and is a Canadian gem. You’ll find some of the cities most historic buildings here. Such as Maison Jacquet, Basilica Notre Dame de Quebec, Price Building, Chateau Frontenac, L’Hotel du Parlement and many more. If you’re a history lover and want to immerse yourself in Canada’s culture, then a visit to Old Quebec is for you. It’s even found its place on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites!
6. Polar Bears of Churchill, Manitoba
The Polar Bears of Churchill offers a truly unique experience. The majestic polar bears migrate from land to ice before fall. You can see them all waiting for water to freeze before heading to the ice. The perfect time to take this tour would be October or November, as the bears are beginning to migrate. This tour opens up to tourists each fall. You will be assigned a tour guide who will take small groups of you out on a buggy around the ice in Hudson Bay. You will get the experience of a lifetime as you make close encounters with these magnificent creatures (don’t worry the windows are caged). Once again, bring your cameras, this is something you’ll want to remember. Just make sure you wrap up warm!
7. Vancouver Island
If you’re looking for remote landscapes, sandy beaches, coves, surfing, hiking and all that good stuff… head to Vancouver Island. This island will offer you unforgettable experiences. There are so many activities to carry out and memories to be made. We’d recommend finding accommodation on this island and staying for a few nights. This is so you can experience the best of the island and see as much as possible. The top attractions include Wild Pacific Trail, Cathedral Grove, Butchart Gardens, Tofino, Whale Watching Tours, West Coast Trail, Victoria Harbour and so much more.
8. Vancouver’s Stanley Park
Stanley Park is for the keen walkers, joggers or bikers! It’s located in downtown Vancouver on the west side and attracts millions of tourists each year. No matter what time of the year it is, Stanley Park never disappoints. It’s a 405-hectare park so you can take a long stroll, bike ride or jog in the designated lanes. Once you reach the sea well you will see incredible views overlooking the city and mountains. But you can also visit simply for the attractions in the parks too. You’ll find Vancouver Aquarium, English Bay, the Sea well, Brockton Point Totem Poles, beaches, Lost Lagoon and so much more! You’ll want to spend a whole day here.
9. Victoria’s Inner Harbour
Victoria’s Inner Harbour is beautiful and located right on the waterfront. There’s so much to do, whether you want to walk, shop, dine, watch performances and so much more. No matter what time of the year you visit it’s always bustling with energy and entertainment. However, we definitely recommend visiting in the summertime. This is when you will experience the very best of Victoria’s Inner Harbour! There will be performances daily and live music for everyone to enjoy.
10. Calgary Stampede
And last, but not least, is Calgary Stampede. Unfortunately, this event only lasts 10 days a year but it’s definitely worth planning your trip to coincide with this event. Many tourists do this! The Stampede Grounds is turned into a fun-filled area with rodeo events, rides, food, music and a nightly Grandstand Show. You’re guaranteed to have a good time. It’s usually held in July, so look out for the dates!