Canada’s most beautiful places to visit

Written by Nigel Simpkins

When people start planning their dream trip to Canada, one of the first places they will put on the itinerary is a visit to the magnificent Niagara Falls. Every year millions of tourists head to the famous waterfalls to see the natural beauty but there are plenty of other amazing places in Canada that are not to be missed. When you are planning your trip to Canada, you might want to consider some of these breathtaking places:

Bay of Fundy

The Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. The Hopewell Rocks are very unusual but what also makes the Bay stand out is that it has the highest tides in the world, going as high as 16m. There is a really good opportunity for whale spotting here and the coastal area is a big favorite with hikers.

Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii, often referred to as Queen Charlottes consists of two major islands – Moresby Island and Graham Island. They lie off the north Pacific coast of Canada and are renowned for their picturesque landscape and their long heritage. Travelers can enjoy lots of sports activities like caving, surfing and even zip-lining in this part of Canada and it is also a very popular fishing destination.

Banff National Park

Banff National Park

There are many national parks in Canada but Banff National Park is generally regarded as the best of them all. Covering 6,641 km² in area, located in the Rocky Mountains, if you want to experience the best that Canada has to offer then Banff National Park is the place to visit. With glaciers, lakes, canyons, hot springs and mountains, you can explore here for weeks and not have been to even half of the best parts.

Canoeing on Moraine Lake or Lake Louise will be an unforgettable experience, with beautiful waters and the stunning backdrop of the Rockies. If you enjoy skiing or fancy trying it out then there are several ski resorts, with Banff town and Lake Louise being very popular for skiing.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

If you’re scared of heights then this one might not be for you but the 450ft long suspension bridge over Capilano River is one of Canada’s next big attraction after Niagara Falls. This suspended walkway takes you through rainforests and in winter the Canyon Lights is a spectacular festival that illuminates the Capilano area. As well as the suspension bridge walk, the Cliffwalk is a new activity at Capilano offering amazing views of the canyon, with some parts of the walk being over glass looking down at the world far below. It is a very thrilling place to visit if you are okay with heights!

These are just a few of Canada’s most stunning parts but there is so much to see and do in this wonderful country. If you are planning your trip to Canada, remember that you will need travel authorization in the form of an ETA. You can find guidance on how to submit your ETA Canada application and send your application before you book your trip, so that you are sure to have your ETA on time for your travel date.