Duck into Canada’s Top 10 Places to Visit
From breathtaking mountain peaks, glaciers, lush green forests, and secluded lakes to word-famous waterfalls of Niagara, the expanse of the nature’s beauty in the North American country of Canada is almost unmatched worldwide. Not to be outdone, the country has towering cities with cosmopolitan vibes, cultural scenes and friendly locals.
No matter what is your idea of a perfect holiday, a tour to one of the most livable countries of the world, Canada, will certainly not disappoint you. In this post, I’ve compiled the list of the 10 best places to take in while in Canada.
It doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone why this city was chosen to host the 2010 winter Olympic games once he or she get around it. The madness about sports is all across the city. The locals indulge in excursions like skiing on Grouse Mountain, surfing at Wreck Beach and strolling through Stanley Park. The city also offers a bunch of cultural delights and outdoor markets.
Sitting on the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, this small mountainous town features a fascinating mix of natural attractions and luxury retreat. It also thrives on vibrant nightlife scenes.
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Explore the jaw-dropping architecture of Vieux-Montreal that dates back to the 17th century, do shopping at Boulevard Saint-Laurent – a world-class shopping district, and discover the popular party scenes by night.
This massive and extremely diverse Ontario city has countless culture pockets including Greektown, Little India and Koreatown.
Not so much popular as the capital Toronto the historic city of Montreal, but Ottawa has its own unique charm. Upon arrival, visit its small markets, take in the laid-back atmosphere, and tour its museums.
If a trip to Europe isn’t in reach of your pocket, come to Quebec. This picturesque Canadian city houses 17th and 18th century buildings, and the cobblestone streets bringing the essence of typical European city.
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7. Victoria & Vancouver Island
While the cities of Montreal and Quebec highlights the French roots of the country, Victoria honors the British heritage. The city is the ultimate gateway to wineries of Vancouver Island, which are also known for their skiing and whale-watching facilities.
If you are seeking for water based activities and attractions, head down to Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. Explore the sea surfing past of the city and don’t forget to visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
9. Saint John, New Brunswick
Another Canadian paradise of nature lovers, Saint John is home to a well-preserved shoreline, hiking trails, the Reversing Falls and Irving Nature Park.
10. Niagara Falls
No tour to Canada is complete without a visit to this world-famous and one of the most visited tourist attraction of the country. Watch the breathtaking scenes of wondrous falls and explore the museums, wineries and casinos in the surrounding area.
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