Canada definitely houses some of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s untamed nature, untouched wilderness and rich wild life make it one of the most visited tourist destinations in the entire world. When planning on visiting Canada it is hard to limit oneself to just a few locations, but sadly it is necessary, otherwise it would take us a lifetime to discover everything this amazing country has to offer.
L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
A little lesson in history. On the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland you will discover the only authenticated Norse site in North America. This is something you definitely don’t want to miss, especially if you area history buff. Norse expeditions sailed from Greenland to this location, building a small encampment of timber-and-sod buildings over 1000 years ago. Apart from this unique insight into the Viking lifestyle, you can also enjoy stunning hiking trails on the island.
The Digby Neck
A long peninsula extending into the Bay of Fundy, Digby Neck is followed by Long Island and Brier Island. This is one of the favorite destinations included into adventurous self-drive Canada tours, apart from beautiful landscapes you can also get to experience whale watching at this popular destination. Make sure you make a stop at the Sandy Cove, it is the narrowest stretch of land on the peninsula and it contains a stunning sand beach which would be a shame for you to miss.
Kluane National Park
If you want to experience true Canadian wilderness in its purest for, you mustn’t skip this memorable location. This stunning national park is located in the southwest corner of Yukon Territory, and it is houses the highest mountain peak in Canada – Mount Logan. It can offer you quite the adventure, whether it’s hiking through the area that has the most genetically diverse grizzly population or rafting pass the glaciers. One thing is for sure Kluane National Park will give you an experience of a lifetime, of course, if you are brave enough.
Visiting this famous location will take you all the way to the Canadian Rockies. You can easily access this glacially fed lake through the Icefields Parkway. Now if you are looking for a more adventurous approach to this location you can opt for a hike to the Peyto Lake lookout, considering that this is not that strenuous for most experienced hikers, there is always the option of continuing further up the path to a higher view point. You can enjoy the nature, and stunning views of the lake whose unique color comes from the light reflecting properties of the glacier flour flowing into the lake from the Peyto glacier making it a site to behold. You can also try your like at fishing at this marvelous location with the fishing season stretching from June to October.
If you are more fond of the hustle and bustle of the city, Montreal is definitely the place for you. Its unique blend of the old and the new combines breathtaking structures from the 18th century with the innovative modern buildings of the 21st century. And architecture is not all that is blended in this unique city. Here, you can experience the mixture of two cultures, English and French. This is a city that can definitely show you a good time. It has a rich artistic scene with numerous festivals and exhibitions and on the other hand the mixture of the English and French cuisine makes it the go to destination for foodies.
So there you have it, it wasn’t an easy choice selecting these five locations, but if you combine them there is a little bit for everyone. Whether you want to feel the adrenaline rush rafting down the Alsek River, or marvel the majestic whales at Digby Neck, or you just want to relax and have a drink at one of numerous Montreal cafes, Canada will definitely take your breath away. And you can be sure that you will be coming back for more.