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Busy cosmopolitan streets in the city of Toronto. Pearly white peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Canada is home to a number of the most diverse and beautiful locations one could imagine. Narrowing your choice to a couple destinations might be a difficult task. Here are 5 must-visit spots in Canada that should be a part of everyone’s bucket list.
1. Banff National Park
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park is surrounded by the most breathtaking and spectacular scenery in all of North America. It is a destination filled with blue and turquoise lakes, glaciers, waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. The jewel of Banff National Park is Lake Louise. Its calm water perfectly reflects the mountains surrounding it. Visitors can take serene walks along its shores. Tourists can also drive the Icefields Parkway which stretches from Lake Louise all the way to Jasper to enjoy one of Canada’s most treasured and rewarding destinations.
2. Old Quebec
Another place in Canada I had the pleasure of visiting when I was young is Quebec. As the capital of Quebec province, the city is lined with winding streets made of cobblestone and tall, towering cathedrals. Old Quebec is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage organization. It’s truly a bucket-list item to experience the city’s irresistible charm coupled with 17th- and 18th-century buildings that house bakeries, bistros, diners and cobbled squares. The Lower Town is home to the stunning Château Frontenac, while the Upper Town offers wonderful views of the Citadel, Parque Historique de l’Artillerie and the Place d’Armes.
Toronto is a large cosmopolitan city that, to the newcomers and outsiders, might seem like just another in the line of big cities. But this beautiful city is dotted with big skyscrapers and its streets are teeming with people going about their business. I first visited Toronto when I was 14 and I’ve been in love with it ever since. Toronto is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse places on the planet, with Chinatown, Greektown, Little Italy and Koreatown all within the city limits.
4. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is as one of the most unique experiences in the world. Looking down it is not something for the weak-hearted. Located an hour away from Toronto, Niagara Falls boasts an impressive 57-meter drop. Boat rides allow tourists to get up close to this magnificent force of nature. Table Rock is an ideal place to snap a couple of vacations pics and share them with your friends and family. The Niagara SkyWheel provides an unmatched perspective over the falls, the Niagara River and Parks.
5. Churchill, Manitoba
On the surface, Churchill, Manitoba might appear to be a boring small town located in the middle of nowhere. But what you might not know about this subarctic location is that it is dubbed the “polar bear capital of the world”. You can watch the polar bear migration as they make their way from land and onto the ice. And you can also witness some of the most vivid auroras.
Guest Writer – Roxana
Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney, Australia and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about a healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing by following her on twitter.