Canada is a country famous for its natural environment. People from all over the world visit Canada to enjoy its expansive space and extraordinary range of land and waterscapes.
The expanse of Canada’s natural beauty, from mountains and glaciers to secluded lakes and forests, is almost unparalleled worldwide. But Canada’s allure is not just the great outdoors; Canada has cosmopolitan cities that are clean, safe, friendly and multicultural. In fact, Canada repeatedly is lauded as one of the world’s most livable countries. Whether your interests are river rafting or live theater, Canada won’t disappoint.
Canada is a famous “northern” destination, yet it’s not all igloos and snowcaps. Spring, summer and fall have their own charms and add to Canada’s appeal.
Diverse cultures, climates and landscape make Canada a destination to suit any interest.
Canada is a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging diversity. Thus, urban hubs feature a range of ethnic neighborhoods, restaurants, and shops.
Famous Tourist Spots:
In addition to rich and varied urban centres, Canada’s natural environment is one of the most beautiful in the world. From pristine coastlines to rugged mountains and sparkling lakes, Canada’s geography inspires awe coast to coast.
Niagara Falls, Ontario: With more than 6 million cu ft (168,000 m³) of water falling over its brink per minute, Niagara Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America and maybe the most famous in the world.
Bay of Fundy, the Maritimes:The Bay of Fundy extends from the northern coast of Maine into Canada between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Twice daily, the Bay fills and empties its 100 billion tonnes of water, creating the highest tides in the world – in some areas of the bay; tides reach more than 50 feet (16 m).
Rocky Mountains, British Columbia / Alberta:The Canadian portion of this magnificent North American mountain range stretches along the BC / Alberta border and includes five national parks that attract millions of visitors each year for hiking, biking, skiing, fishing or just relaxing:
- Banff National Park
- Jasper National Park
- Kootenay National Park
- Waterton Lakes National Park
- Yoho National Park
The Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories:One of the first natural heritage locations to be designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978, the Nahanni Park in Canada’s Northwest Territories comprise the South Nahanni River, Virginia Falls, sulphur hotsprings, alpine tundra, mountain ranges, and forests of spruce and aspen.
Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland:Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gros Morne offers exceptional beauty by way of towering cliffs, waterfalls, coves, land points, sandy beaches, and colourful fishing villages.
Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta:Two hours east of Calgary is one of Canada’s most unique National Parks where dinosaur history meets stunning scenery. Pinnacles, serpentine spires and other sculptural land formations jut up from these Alberta badlands, creating an eerie environment unlike any other in Canada. This awesome landscape is home to some of the most extensive dinosaur fossil fields in the world boasting the remnants of at least 35 species of dinosaur that lived here 75 million years ago when the area was a lush, sub-tropical forest.
Northern Lights:The northern lights (scientific name: Aurora Borealis) is a phenomenon seen in northern skies where solar particles collide with atmospheric gases and create a light show in the sky. Depending on how north the location, the color of these lights is green, white, red, blue and/or violet. The aurora oval – the area where the northern lights occur most often and with greatest intensity – covers a huge part of Canada.