Canada has many of interesting destination spots to visit. With an area of more than 9 million square, the natural panorama in Canada is very enchanting. One of them is Niagara Falls which has become a destination for local and foreign tourists. No wonder, if this country is also very popular to become a world tourist destination. Here are some of them.
Here are 10 Popular Travel Destinations in Canada You Must Visit
1. Niagara Falls
As the name suggests, Niagara Falls is a tourist city located on the west bank of the Niagara River, the province of Ontario (ON), in western Canada. Across the Niagara River there is also a city of the same name, Niagara Falls but it is a territory of the state of New York, United States. From this Niagara River flows the Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls), this is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Niagara Falls itself consists of 3 waterfalls namely Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.
From Niagara Falls, visitors can see Horseshoe Falls and American Falls very clearly. The population of the city was around 83 thousand people in 2011. Between Niagara Falls (Ontario) and Niagara Falls (New York) is connected by 2 international bridges, the most famous being the Rainbow Bridge. Besides Niagara Falls, other attractions in the city include MarineLand, Journey behind the fall, and Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory.
2. Old Montreal
Old Montreal is the oldest area in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Located in the small town of Ville – Marie, this area is also dubbed “New France” because its buildings are in French style. In general, Old Montreal is bounded by McGill St on the west side, Ruelle des Fortifications to the north, to the east bordering Rue Saint Andre and to the south by Saint Lawrence River.
With many historic old buildings, Old Montreal is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Canada. Some of them are Montreal City Hall, Bonsecours Market, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, Chateau Ramezay and Sir George-Etienne Cartier National Historic Site of Canada.
Then there is Place d’Armes, Saint-Sulpice Seminary, Bank of Montreal Head Office, Aldred Building and New York Life Building that are no less classic.
3. Burcharts Curtains
You can see Butcharts Garden with a variety of atmosphere; there are Italian Garden, Japanese Garden, Sunken Garden, Concert Lawn Walk, Mediterranean Garden and Rose Garden which are very charming. You also can still find the former mining quarry on one side of the park, making the view more contrasting, varied and not boring.
From Sunken Garden, you can see a variety of plants planted at different heights. This makes anyone who sees it will be fascinated by the composition of shapes and colors of flora in this place. For visitors who use wheelchairs, Sunken Garden also provides a special lane, so no need to worry.
No less interesting is the Japanese Garden. Torii Gate or the typical red-colored Nippon country gate will welcome every visitor who will enter. Here you will be treated to plants from Japan, complete with a small river, fish ponds and a classical oriental-style bridge. Maple trees around the park give the impression of peace.
4. CN Tower
CN Tower is one of the tallest towers in the world with a height of more than 550 meters. The tower located in Toronto is considered an icon of the city. CN Tower is used as a communication tower. More than two million visitors come to this tower every year.
There are two areas for visitors in this tower, namely seven floors at an altitude of 330 meters and SkyPod at an altitude of 447 meters, just below the antenna. From SkyPod, you can see the scenery as far as 100-120 kilometers, or even you can see a little part of the City of Rochester, New York, United States on a clear day.
Quebec is a city located in the eastern part of Canada. Despite being in Canada, this city gives a totally different sensation from Canada. Here you will feel the experience of traveling like in France. Here, you can also visit Frontenac Chanteaux which stands beside the River St. Lawrence. Frontenac Chanteaux is a fortress that was once under the French people and was built as a protection from the British navy. One more unique from Quebec is namely Hotel De Glace. This hotel is a hotel made of ice that opened during the early winter months.
Vancouver City is a city that is ranked as the most comfortable place to live. Vancouver is also known in the world for its beauty. In this city there is one of the largest urban parks in North America, namely Stanley Park. The landscape in the city is dominated by the North Coast Mountains and Mount Baker in Washington. Together with Victoria, this city is the warmest city in winter time.
Victoria is also one of the favorite destinations of tourists who come to Canada. When you come to this place, you will be welcomed by the classic beauty typical of Victoria. The feel of England was thick in Victoria because Canada was a British colony. In Victoria, you can visit several destinations such as The Empress, a grand old Edwardian-style hotel; The Grandeur British Colombia Parliament Building, a British Columbia parliament building with a combination of Roman-style architecture and Baroque-style details; and The Butchart Garden, a place where more than 700 types of flowers and plants grow in a garden that has five main parks, namely Mediterranean Garden, Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, and Italian Garden.
8. Banff National Park
This national park is one of the national parks in the Rocky Mountains, located in the west of Calgary, Alberta. Here you can see rows of mountains with hundreds of glaciers, forests, ice rinks and views of the Alps.
In addition you can feel the beauty of this national park firsthand; you can also do activities that are quite extreme, namely diving in a cold ice lake which of course is accompanied by a professional lifeguard. This national park entrance ticket costs range of $10 to $20.
9. Fundy Bay
The Fundy Bay is located on the east coast of Canada and has an area of 270 square kilometers. It has the highest tides in the world with a difference of 16.2 meters. As many as 100 million cubic of sea water flows into and out of this every time there is an ebb and flow of about 6 hours. This bay is famous for its coastal rock formations, extreme tidal effects. In this bay, you can enjoy dramatic views of steep cliffs and volcanic rocks that reveal a large number of fossils and signs of life from millions of years ago. The Bay of Fundy is also a place for migrating birds, where rare and endangered habitats of whales are found, and fossil discoveries of plants and animals.
10. Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island is the most beautiful place in Canada. This place is always successful in hypnotizing tourists, because of its amazing beauty and panorama. Clean beaches, rising blue sea and blue sky with thin wrestling clouds make the mind fly away at the point of calm.
The atmosphere in this place is very relaxed and comfortable. Make anyone who visits Prince Edward Island fall asleep, because the atmosphere in this place is guaranteed to make your mind refreshed after being busy with a boring work routine. On the North West coast, you can also see modern windmills made for wind energy. Uniquely, if you successfully reach that point, you will get a ribbon as a sign that you have visited Prince Edward Island.