If you’re going to spend the next couple of years studying in Canada, you would have multiple opportunities to explore the sights that Canada has to offer.
With its breathtaking landscapes and untouched scenery, Canada is the perfect place to go out and explore during the warmer months. Most people spend their summers outdoors swimming, hiking, kayaking, and just soaking up the sun. If you are fond of skiing or snowboarding, there are numerous slopes you can visit during the winters as well. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started!
1. Banff National Park, Alberta
Banff is part of the huge Canadian Rocky Mountain range and is also a World Heritage Site. There are more than a thousand hiking trails with a picturesque view of beautiful lakes, mountains, and streams. You can even rent a kayak or have a dip in the lake. Also, there is a downtown area with small restaurants, hotels, and shops for you to explore
2. Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler is known to Canadians as a sports enthusiast paradise. During the winter, its pristine slopes are taken advantage of by keen skiers and snowboarders. You can rent ski and snowboard equipment or sign up for lessons if you want to refine your skills. You can also take a gondola ride through the mountain peaks and enjoy mesmerizing views. There is also bungee jumping
It’s impossible to talk about Canada and not mention the CN Towers. It’s probably of the most popular sites to visit when in Toronto! It is home to the Hockey Hall of Fame (for all you sports fans) and a plethora of museums, galleries, theatres, shops, and restaurants
4. Old Quebec, Quebec
The only walled city in Canada, Old Quebec is popular for its medieval-style architecture which has been preserved for more than 500 years making it one of the oldest areas in the country. During the famous winter carnival, you can explore the rich history, heritage and culture of this unique little city
5. Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral, Montreal
The Notre Dame, a World Heritage Site, was the first ever cathedral built in North America, in 1647. Since then it has undergone many structural and décor changes by renowned artists and architects. It’s definitely worth a visit if you are interested in architecture and designrepresenting the colonial history of Canada.
6. Cavendish Beach, Prince Edward Island
Situated on the Atlantic coast, Cavendish Beach is full of red sand where you will see red sandstone cliffs, dunes, and rock structures. In the summertime, you can partake in activities such as deep sea fishing and snorkeling. There are also small towns around the area where you can explore local cuisine
7. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is, undoubtedly, the most popular tourist spot in Canada. The sight is nothing like you’ve ever experienced before. There are plenty of activities around the area to suit all interests – live music, theatre, golfing and shopping. Visit again even if you’ve visited this location from the American side because the view is infinitely better from the Canadian side. Try taking the cruise!
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