26 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Canada

Canada is the second-largest country in the world with a vast array of natural wonders, so any attempt to make a list of places in a country known for its sheer beauty will always be a tall order. Everyone will have their own ideas but from my time spent exploring this extraordinarily scenic country, here are my favorite most beautiful places to visit in Canada…

1. Yellowknife/Northwest Territories – for a truly stunning wilderness experience in Canada

Yellowknife Canada

Yellowknife Canada

When you’re done walking around the oldest city in North America and ticked the polar bears off your wildlife list, then I would recommend properly heading up north in search of the Aurora Borealis, aka the Northern Lights.

As a natural phenomenon, you’re never guaranteed to see them, but Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories is a great place to try. Just remember to wrap up warm!

To get one of the greatest glimpses into such a vast, sprawling country, how about going coast to coast, from Atlantic to Pacific?

Taking a drive across the Trans-Canada Highway or a ride on the Canadian (a 1950s train journeying from Toronto to Vancouver over the course of 3-4 days), is something that few people experience in a single trip, but any who do so will remember for the rest of their lives.

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My must-do highlights of Yellowknife/Northwest Territories

  • Take a tour of the auroral oval to see the magnificent and breathtaking Northern Lights.
  • Explore around the Old Town on Great Slave Lake’s waterfront where you will find an array of top restaurants and art shops.
  • Hike along the Ingraham Trail to see Hidden Lake Territorial Park which features Cameron Falls.

2. The Rockies – one of the most famously scenic and beautiful places to visit in Canada

The Rockies Canada

The Rockies Canada

While the entire Rockies stretch through the USA as well, when it comes to jaw-dropping scenery its northern neighbor comes up trumps, whether it’s for hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter.

Comprising 5 National Parks (Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, and Yoho) this area should be near the top of any bucket list.

The Rocky Mountaineer is the train of choice for many honeymooners, and it’s easy to see why – glass-topped carriages giving superlative views onto glaciers, towering mountain peaks, waterfalls, canyons, and lakes so blue you’ll think your eyes have been Photoshopped.

My must-do highlights of The Rockies

  • Admire the most stunning views of the surrounding landscape by taking a ride up the Banff Gondola.
  • Visit the beautiful Moraine Lake, famous for being on the back of the Canadian dollar bill.
  • Take a dip in the warm waters of the hot springs filled with a soothing atmosphere.
  • Stay in one of the many cool unique hotels in Banff or Jasper.

3. Vancouver Island, Vancouver and the Johnstone Strait – the must-see (and very scenic) places to explore in Canada

Vancouver Island - most beautiful places to visit in Canada

One of the best places to explore in Canada

Vancouver City

After visiting Vancouver I decided it’s definitely up there with some of the best cities in the world. I loved how easy on the eye it was, the cool and cosmopolitan vibe, its incredible array of bars, restaurants, cafes and museums, the friendly locals and the striking skylines.

Next I explored the coast and surfers love the wild, epic waves here (though with a nickname of “Graveyard of the Pacific” the west coast should be approached with caution), and animal lovers come to spot the beautiful orcas in the waters of the Johnstone Strait. 

Vancouver Island is another must-see in Canada and is a famously beautiful and tranquil spot with pristine scenery and pockets of quirky communities.

If you prefer something more sedate to all that excitement, you can relax with something quintessentially British (well, you are in British Columbia, after all!) – afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel, Victoria which is listed as one of the most ‘iconic hotels in the world.’ 

My must-do highlights of Vancouver Island, Vancouver and the Johnstone Strait

  • Go kayaking to explore the picturesque lake waters and discover the variety of wildlife around.
  • Wander through the vibrant 55 acres of lush flowers and greenery at The Butchart Gardens.
  • Hike along the Wild Pacific Trail which takes you around the rugged cliffs and coast of the island.
  • After exploring the art galleries and museums in Vancouver City head to the iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Go Whale watching – a must-do in the months of May to October.

4. Lake Louise – one of the largest and most scenic ski resorts in Canada

Lake Louise Canada

Beautiful Lake Louise is located in the Rockies but deserves a special mention of its own.

You’ve seen the photos – with water almost impossibly turquoise (the result of minerals in the rock that flow into the lake after glacial erosion) – now it’s time to see the lake for yourself and get a picture of your own.

This isn’t the place to get away from it all – and certainly won’t be able to get away from thousands of other tourists – but some places are popular for good reason, and deserve to be visited anyway.

My must-do highlights of Lake Louise

  • Capture an Insta-worthy shot with the famous electric blue lake as your backdrop.
  • Rent a canoe and spend some time out on the waters, well known for being a trip must-do activity.
  • Discover the perfect bird’s eye view overlooking the lake by embarking upon one of the hiking trails.

5. Churchill, Manitoba – one of the top destinations in Canada and where polar bears roam freely

Churchill Canada

Churchill, Manitoba

To fans of seeing animals in their natural environment, this place is no longer a secret – it’s marketed as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World” and it more than lives up to its name (I saw about 40 of them in one day on a recent trip – although you might want to check your traveler’s insurance before you go!).

While it is already the premier destination for seeing these beautiful white bears, not everyone realises that in late summer it is also a fantastic place to see Beluga whales.

Add to that the opportunity, if you’re lucky, to see the Northern Lights in the deep of winter and to see colorful wildflowers in June-August, and it means this tiny town of around 1000 people has something to offer year-round, definitely one of the best places to visit in Canada! 

My must-do highlights of Churchill, Manitoba

  • Take your chance to see the Northern Lights as this location is one of the best places to experience them at.
  • Stop by the Churchill Northern Studies Center to learn about the history and ecology of the area.
  • For those who like history, wander around the Prince of Wales Fort which is only accessible by boat.

6. On the trail of the Titanic in Nova Scotia – one of the best places to visit and explore in Canada

Halifax Canada

Nova Scotia boats in Canada

Despite visiting during a snowy blizzard, I still enjoyed my time in Halifax. Partly because I always wanted to say I’d been to Nova Scotia, but also because there is a wealth of history there.

Due to blanket snow, I couldn’t visit the “Titanic Graveyard”, so-called as many of the fateful boat’s passengers are buried here.

Pier 21, known as Canada’s equivalent to the USA’s Ellis Island, was the “Gateway to Canada” for thousands of immigrants from ocean liners from 1928-1971, and is now one of Canada’s most important museums.

Halifax also makes a good jumping-off point for drives further afield to Prince Edward Island or Cape Breton.

My must-do highlights of On the trail of the Titanic in Nova Scotia

  • Take a full or half-day guided tour to learn about the historic tragedy.
  • Explore the Pier 21 museum to delve into the past of this Canadian location.


7. Niagara Falls – the world-famous Canadian beauty spot

Niagara Falls Canada

Angel Falls may be higher, and Victoria Falls may be wider but Niagara still holds the crown of the world’s most famous waterfall.

It provided the backdrop for one of Marilyn Monroe’s better films, has hosted countless weddings and honeymooning couples, and daredevils from across the globe have come to test themselves against the might of mother nature, either by crossing on a tightrope or throwing themselves over the edge in a barrel.

Thankfully there are safer ways to enjoy the falls, namely the Maid of the Mist boat (tip: it’s worth letting people past you so that you’re at the front of the queue if you want to make sure you’re first into one of the wettest spots on the boat).

Everyone has their own opinion of which side is better (Canadian vs American) but as you may only visit once I’d suggest seeing it from both!

My must-do highlights of Niagara Falls

  • Soar through the sky with the coolest form of transport, WildPlay Zipline, which hits speeds of 40mph.
  • Get a unique view of the majestic falls by riding the Skylon Tower 233 meters up high.
  • For some indoor fun, check out the adrenaline-pumping and award-winning Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

8. Toronto – the bright and bustling cosmopolitan city and an amazing place to visit in Canada

Toronto City Canada

Toronto Street View

Even the most committed nature seeker will find themselves in a city at some point, so embrace all that the urban life has to offer in Toronto.

My first impression was that it seemed like a smaller, cleaner, tidier version of New York.

The views from the CN Tower (which held the title of the world’s tallest freestanding structure for over 30 years) are as incredible as you’d imagine, while the Royal Ontario Museum is the best single summary of Canada’s cultural life and history.

For something really unusual, check out the Cineforum (where local eccentric Reg Hartt will essentially show you short films and animations in his living room, and maybe talk about LSD…), while the historic Distillery District is alive with cafes, art galleries, and idiosyncratic shops.

And finally, take a walk up to the Gothic Revival stately home Casa Loma – in equal parts fascinating, quirky, and tragic.

My must-do highlights of Toronto

  • Wander around Toronto Island Park which features beautiful trails, small beaches and a few amusement rides.
  • For any sports fans, watching a baseball game at the Rogers Center is a must-do activity.
  • Purchase some fresh local produce from St Lawrence Market, a landmark of the city.
  • Stay in one of the many cool and unique hotels in Toronto.


9. The Bay of Fundy – home to the highest tides on earth and the rarest whales in the world

The Bay of Fundy Canada

The Bay of Fundy Whale Canada

Almost as world-famous as some of the other places on this list, and easily as spectacular, kayakers and canoers come from all over the world to paddle through the jaw-dropping scenery and the planet’s highest tides.

The unique geography of the beautiful area also means that whale watching here is an essential experience – you might see humpback, fin, right whales, or even blue whales.

My must-do highlights of The Bay of Fundy

  • Admire the spectacular Hopewell Rocks with their unusual formations created by the Fundy tides.
  • Watch the force of the tides in action from the observation deck which has a clear glass-panelled floor.
  • Explore the lush greenery and beautiful waterfalls at the National Park.


10. Quebec City – a pretty and elegant city home to a rich French heritage and a charming Old Town

Quebec City Canada

Beautiful architecture of Quebec City at night, Canada

In the French-speaking province of Quebec, while Montreal is a fantastic city for many reasons and little Quebec City may be a victim of its own success in terms of popularity, it’s still a must-visit destination when exploring Canada. 

The world’s most photographed hotel is in the center of town, North America’s only Ice Hotel is around 30 minutes away, and around every corner is a glimpse into another quaint side street or romantic cafe, making this 400-year-old city wonderful to explore on foot.

My must-do highlights of Quebec City

  • Walk across the incredible suspending bridge above Parc de la Chute-Montmorency for a magnificent experience.
  • Visit the famous and stunning Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral filled with breathtaking architecture.
  • Have some fun at the fantastic Village Vacances Valcartier/Ice Hotel, which boasts the largest theme park in Canada.
  • Stay in one of the many cool and unique boutique hotels in Quebec.


11. Old Montreal – a charming and historic neighborhood to visit in the province of Quebec

Old Montreal

Old Montreal Canada

Was I in Montreal or Marseilles? Aside from various billboards advertising poutine, I was hard-pressed to tell the difference.

Take a walk down these beautiful boulevards and you’ll be presented with quaint corner cafés, boutiques with pretty windows and impressive columns and churches, which speak strongly of Canada’s colonial past.

You’ll be able to explore the numerous pretty cobbled streets, feel all cultural, and shop ‘til you drop at the same time.

Make sure you check out the Basilica of Notre Dame before stopping for a cappuccino and taking the weight off your weary feet, whilst you people-watch and try and get your head around it not being actual France.

My must-do highlights of Old Montreal

  • Visit the Notre Dame Basilica, the oldest Catholic parish church in the city, filled with a spectacular interior.
  • Ride on the La Grande Roue de Montreal for the best views overlooking the city and all of its beauty.
  • Check out the exhibitions in the Science Center, an interactive and family-friendly activity.
  • Stay in one of the many cool and unique hotels in Montreal.

12. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, British Columbia – a much-loved and much-Instagrammed tourist attraction in Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Do you like heights? Enjoy sweaty palms? Relish dreams of falling? If so then we’ve got what you need. The Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of Vancouver’s most visited attractions.

This 140-meter bridge spans the Capilano river (obviously) and sits over 300 feet above a verdant green valley. Hold your breath and strut across it. Fear or no fear you’ll be glad you did.

The park itself sits within a very scenic and beautiful park, that is complete with snowy peaks and pointing pines. Visit at the right time and you’ll be in for a treat, and it doesn’t even have to be daylight.

The park is bedecked with lights on a vast array of trees, bridges, and caverns. Ever seen Avatar? You’ll feel like you are in a James Cameron movie, just don’t turn blue with the cold.

My must-do highlights of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, British Columbia

  • Admire the best views overlooking the rainforest by walking across the adrenaline-pumping bridge.
  • Explore through the Treetops Adventure to be high amongst nature and its beautiful surroundings. 
  • For those who are adventurous, check out the thrilling Cliffwalk located on the edge of the granite stone.

13. Whistler – one of the best places to go skiing in Canada

Whistler - Winter Canada Whistler Summer - Canada

Home to one of the largest ski resorts in North America, Whistler is in the group of the top tourist places in Canada for skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and ski jumping. However, if you are a summer person, you can also explore mountain biking and hiking, as the hot weather is perfect for it.

Whistler receives over two million people per year, with its beautiful scenery and breathtaking panoramic views this city was also a host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. If you are having a long vacation, Vancouver is also a great destination to visit as it’s only under 2 hours from Whistler by car.

My must-do highlights of Whistler

  • For those who love to hit the slopes in winter, this is a perfect location to go skiing or snowboarding.
  • Soar through the forest on a zipline, and get your heart racing with this adrenaline-pumping activity whilst checking out great views.
  • With an array of boutiques, a day spent shopping in the village is a must-do.

14. Nahanni National Park Reserve – more than seven million acres of beautiful scenery to explore


Nahanni National Park Reserve

If you are an avid reader of the blog, you’ll know that we absolutely love a UNESCO world heritage site. If you say to most people ‘Canada’, this is what they think of. Wild turquoise rivers crash through steep-sided granite valleys. Pine trees dotting grassy plains.

And if you visit in the summer you’ll be presented with an ocean of color and a literal sea of wildflowers. This country is truly wild and beautiful and still remains pretty much untouched. Remember, leave only footprints and take only memories.

My must-do highlights of Nahanni National Park Reserve

  • Paddle through the Nahanni River on a kayak which passes gorges, waterfalls and natural springs.
  • Find the ideal spot best suited to you and go climbing up the granite rocks for wonderful views of the landscape.
  • Take a flightseeing excursion over the area for the most Instagrammable shots.

15. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia – a very charming and picturesque town to visit in Canada

Lunenburg - most beautiful places to visit in Canada

Lunenburg Nova Scotia Canada

Lunenburg is a proper enigma. If you plonked someone in the middle of town and asked them where they were, without telling them anything else, you’d get a range of answers. The bright-colored building, of which over 70% are original, have a slight Scandinavian feel to them.

Which is weird as it was originally settled by the British over 400 years ago. Beautiful Lunenburg is one of only two towns that are designated as UNESCO world heritage sites. If you visit, you’ll be able to indulge practically every sense. It is jam-packed with artisanal and often very local fayre.

Restaurants, breweries, and even the odd splash of local rum can be found in abundance. Turn your saturation filter up to max (on the camera not the rum) and make your friends really, really jealous with photos of the pretty colored buildings. Definitely one of the prettiest places to visit in Canada.

My must-do highlights of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

  • Indulge in delicious freshly made seafood treats at one of the many local restaurants.
  • Take a trip on the world-renowned racing ship champion, Bluenose II, who was undefeated for 17 years.
  • Wander around the charming Old Town Heritage District filled with colorful buildings and an array of shops.

16. Cape Spear – Canada’s easternmost point of land and a lovely place to visit

Cape Spear - the best places to visit in Canada

Want to go to Canada? Want to be the first person in an entire continent to see the sunrise? If you answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions then you must pay a visit to stunning Cape Spear. It is the most easterly point in the entire continent of North America.

If you set off swimming from the cape, the next place you’d reach would be The British Isles. Pack a flask of something hot (or maybe cold and sparkly) and head off on a walk.

Aside from an amazing (if chilly) sunrise over the Atlantic, you’ll be able to check out the Cape Spear lighthouse. Which sits atop a rocky promontory. It is quite remote but well worth the trip.

My must-do highlights of Cape Spear

  • Go for a scenic hike along the Blackhead Path trail which offers brilliant views across the waters.
  • Climb up the steps at the historic lighthouse and hear the stories of the families who lived there for generations before.
  • Wander along the Pretty Harbor fishing village located close to Cape Spear for some peace and tranquillity.

17. Lake Magog – one of the most beautiful lakes to visit in Canada

Lake Magog

Two words. Rugged, Beauty. And you’re going to want to stay for more than a day to truly take it all in, you won’t want to be in a hurry.

You’ll need to be made of strong stuff, especially if you embark on the 4-mile hike up to Sunburst Peak. If you get a chance wander down to the lake itself to cool your feet down.

It is glacially fed and as a result, is crystal clear all year round. Breathe in a deep lungful of air that will be about the freshest you will get on the planet and admire sweeping and wild vistas.

My must-do highlights of Lake Magog

  • Spend the day soaking up the sun rays at one of the two beaches located along the shores of the lake.
  • Discover the enchanting scenery across Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises Park with a walk.
  • Go out kayaking across the crystal-clear waters to grab some Insta-worthy shots.

18. Abraham Lake – a unique and wonderful scenic spot in Canada

Abraham Lake Canada

Want to see what human endeavor and nature look like when they interact. Check out the very pretty Abraham Lake. Why do I say this? Well, you’d be entirely forgiven for thinking that Abraham Lake is a natural phenomenon. (Spoiler, it isn’t).

The lake was actually man-made after the Saskatchewan river was dammed in 1972. If you’d visited in the 60’s you’d have probably been stood in a grassy valley. But the human endeavor isn’t actually the best bit about Lake Abraham. There’s something going on under the surface, literally.

The lake is beautiful all year round with milky blue glacial water. Here’s our advice. Visit in winter, bring your camera. Due to deposits of various flora on the bed of the lake, huge methane gas bubbles are released. These are then trapped at various layers under the frozen surface.

You’ll be presented with a cathedral of frozen wonder as these bubbles make miles of frozen subsurface columns. All observed from your own private and entirely unique viewing window.

Your best bet to avoid mishaps is to hire a guided tour. Walking on frozen lakes is rather cool, but also a little bit dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing.

My must-do highlights of Abraham Lake

  • Take a scenic drive around the lake to discover the best views at the several lookout points located around the area.
  • Book a guided rock climb for a memorable experience.
  • Pack a picnic and stop off for a short break whilst admiring the picturesque scenery.

19. Glacier National Park – with glacier-carved peaks and valleys located right on the border

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Okay this is officially mostly in Montana USA but I’ve included it’s located right on the border of Canada and is an incredible place to visit if you’re exploring either country. Especially if you like hiking. If you do you’ll absolutely love the 700 miles of gorgeous trails.

Visit in the autumn and you’ll be treated to hundreds of square miles of deciduous trees that are ablaze with color, like strips of burnt amber gold. If you are an ‘outdoorsy’ type then it will be utter heaven for you.

Aside from walking there is the option to go kayaking climbing, and cycling. You name it. You can keep the accommodation costs cheap, provided you have a tent as Glacier National Park is the ideal spot to get back to nature.

My must-do highlights of Glacier National Park

  • Embark on the most scenic drive in the park, Going-To-The-Sun Road, filled with breathtaking views.
  • Hike along the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail to discover magnificent viewpoints of the pretty lake.
  • Go back in time with a 1930’s vintage Red Bus Tour which takes you to the most popular landmarks.

20. Yoho National Park – easily one of the most beautiful places to visit in Canada

Yoho National Park Canada

Yoho National Park Canada

Definitely one of the most beautiful places to visit in Canada. Stand on top of steep-sided gullies and breathe it in.

The stunning views here are to die for. Whether you want to just stop for the day and have a picnic or spend a few weeks walking to your heart’s content the Yoho National park has something for you.

Driving through the beautiful park alone is worth it, but ideally, you’ll want to stay and appreciate all it has to offer. This is the land that time forgot, if you take a guided tour, you’ll be able to traverse tracks cutting through scree-sided valleys and see if you can find a fossil or two.

It’s literally impossible not to be impressed by the size and scale of it all here. Every direction you turn will take your breath away.

My must-do highlights of Yoho National Park

  • Explore the stunning and vibrant Emerald Lake, surrounded by lush forests with a peaceful atmosphere.
  • Visit the Natural Bridge, a great Insta-worthy shot location and an unusual landmark to see.
  • Hike to the impressive Wapta Falls, the biggest waterfall in the park standing at 18-meters high.

21. Algonquin Provincial Park – a magnificent natural paradise to explore in Canada with incredible wildlife

Algonquin Provincial Park

Algonquin National Park

Moose! You’ll shout as you drive down highway 60 on your way to the very scenic Algonquin Provincial Park. Apparently, they are attracted to the roadside with the promise of salt left over on the roads from the winter. From wildlife to wolves, Algonquin is stuffed with natural wonder.

Sit by a sedate glassy lake and feel all wild, or get a bit more active and hire a canoe to really explore all it has to offer. In fact, even if you haven’t done it before you’ll find the opportunity to hire a multi-day paddling tour which includes everything you will need (yes, a guide as well).

At night the park is alive with howls, hoots, and maybe even a crystal-clear view of the milky way. Go on, treat yourself, this is a fantastic place to visit in Canada! 

My must-do highlights of Algonquin Provincial Park

  • Hire a guide to take you on a canoeing tour around some of the 2,000 kilometers of routes on the lake.
  • Find the best hiking trail suited to you and spend that day amongst nature, exploring the forests.
  • Spend the night camping outside under the beautiful stars at one of the several locations across the park.

22. Campobello Island – one of the best and most wonderful places to visit in Canada

Campobello Island

A fun day at the Bay of Fundy? Just what you need. The area actually includes a summer home of a former US president, and if it’s beautiful enough for Frederick D Roosevelt it’s more than beautiful enough for us.

Lying off the east coast of Maine the island is actually part of Canada (so make sure you remember to bring your passport).

Once you get there, you’ll be able to explore tiny coves, amble across beaches, and even indulge in a spot of whale watching.

The island can be accessed via road, or if you want to test your sea legs there are ferries running in the summer. And the best bit? Entry to everything that you encounter on the attractive island is free!

My must-do highlights of Campobello Island

  • Climb up the stairs to the top of the most photographed lighthouse in the world, Head Harbor Lighthouse.
  • Learn about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s early life before he became president at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park.

23. Magdalen Islands – a fantastic scenic place to explore in Canada

Magdalen Islands

Magdalen Islands Canada

It’s a little bit quiet here. But that’s why I liked it. Stunning unspoiled beaches, atmospheric sweeping sea views, and even a bit of history are all rolled into one package.

Maybe it’s not just natural things to see here though. What’s super interesting are the people. Almost every single one of the islands’ 12,500 inhabitants has an interesting history? Do you know why? They are practically all descendants of sailors who washed up on the very beaches you’ll be walking after they were shipwrecked.

The Madelinots have made the area into a true cultural melting pot. Whether you want to try local traditional smoked fish or a big mouthful of local craft beer you’ll find it here.

My must-do highlights of Magdalen Islands

  • Take a leisurely bike ride along one of the dramatic located to explore through the island.
  • Discover the row of colorful cottages to find an entrance to the white sand beach located behind.
  • Hike to the edge of one of the cliffs for an Instagrammable shot and a brilliant view overlooking the ocean.

24. Garibaldi Lake – a beautiful turquoise-colored alpine lake in British Columbia

Garibaldi Lake Canada

How does a beautiful sapphire jewel set in a ring of volcanoes sound to you? Amazing? Yep, I thought so too.

Garibaldi lake is located in the southwest corner of British Columbia and was formed when a lava flow naturally dammed the valley. In geological terms, it is still a baby at only 9000 years old.

If you want to hike up to and around the picturesque lake, it’s going to take you around 5 hours (depending on how fast you walk).

If that sounds a bit much, and you’ve got a few quid there is the option to hire aerial tours where you can take in the iridescent waters and black foreboding peaks whilst being told what you are seeing by an experienced pilot and guide. Cool eh?

My must-do highlights of Garibaldi Lake

  • Take a refreshing dip in the clear turquoise waters, but be careful its not too cold.
  • Hike along the Garibaldi Lake Trail which reaches an elevation height of 2,690 feet high.
  • Camp overnight at one of the three camping grounds for a unique and memorable experience.

25. Whitehorse Region – Canada’s wonderful wilderness city

Whitehorse Region Canada

Whitehorse Region Canada

There’s gold in them hills. No really, there is, and it’s the reason why Whitehorse exists.

It’s the capital of the Yukon territories and still holds quite a lot of the wild west charm that people normally only see if they visit a theme park. You are spoiled for choice if you visit, and the city makes the ideal base to shoot out into the countryside.

Head out into the stunning wilderness and discover hot springs, beautiful emerald lakes, and perhaps the occasional nod towards the history of the native people who were displaced by the gold rush.

You get the best of both worlds in Whitehorse. You can enjoy the perks of being in a city and, depending on how fast you drive, you can be in the true wilderness in about 15 minutes.

My must-do highlights of the Whitehorse Region

  • Take part in an organised aurora viewing evening for a chance to see the Northern Lights.
  • Indulge in some delicious cuisine at one of the city’s eateries.
  • Explore along the hiking trails to find the 25-meter suspended bridge over Miles Canyon.

26. McArthur Lake – one of the most stunning lakes in Canada

McArthur Lake

Now I don’t say this lightly… this is perhaps one of the most beautiful lakes in existence. It’s like walking in a literal dream sequence.

If you are a hiker, or even if you are not this is an absolute, hands-down, must-see. You’ll find McArthur lake in the middle of the Yoho National Park.

Try to hold it together as you are presented with snowy windswept peaks and a lake that is so blue, you’d think it was photoshopped if you weren’t seeing it for real. Visit at the right time and you’ll be all alone, perfect! 

My must-do highlights of McArthur Lake

  • Capture some Insta-worthy shots of the picturesque landscape, surrounding mountains and vibrant waters.
  • Admire the scenery along the trail of a hike to find the perfect viewing spot.
  • If you want to stay longer, book a camping spot for the night to soak up more of this beautiful location.

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  1. Canada really is a wonderland! I feel like it is so underrated and then when people get a taste of it, they realize just how special it is. There’s still so much more I want to discover that is on your list! 🙂

  2. I really like to share your all these images which look very fantastic and cool. I also enjoyed my self while I was visiting this kind of places. In my point of view all these places are the best ways to have great fun in Canada. I hope you will have a joyful time there.

  3. This is a very good post Lee. All the places and photos are so beautiful to see and everyone wants to go there once. After watching these makes me want to go to Canada again and Brought back my memories when i go there.

  4. Wow! this is a nice post for a traveler to know about canada’s beautiful places. I hope this post will be very helpful for every traveler.After saw this photos I am charmed and My mind wants to go away towards canada right now.

  5. Nice places, I visited Niagara Falls only last year and it was most memorable trip for us. Falling views of Horseshoe waterfalls from table rock and Maid of the Mist boat ride was great experience for us.

  6. Your photos are amazing. I too love Canada yet have seen so little of it. I love going to Toronto, a big city with a great vibe and wonderful to explore.

    Niagara Falls is also fabulous. I’ve seen it from both sides. The US side does have some fantastic views but I still think the Canadian side is better.

  7. Great list and wonderful pictures! As a Canadian, I would definitely add Vancouver on the list too (although I suppose it’s sort of part of the rockies). It’s as cool, clean and urban as Toronto, but right on the ocean and surrounded by mountains. What more could you ask for?

  8. I’ve always wanted to go to Canada, great guide to its beautiful places. I love the images you have chosen especially the first and the last.


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