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5 Most Popular Attractions In Canada

Where to find best locations on your trip to Canada

There are a multitude of wonderful destinations to explore in the beautiful country of Canada, and the following are just a few of the unique memorable experiences that you and your family can enjoy:

1. Niagara Falls

A view of Niagara Falls in Canada and USA
Located on the border between the USA and Canada are Niagara Falls,
one of the most popular attractions in both countries.

(Image: Saffron Blaze (Own work), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia)

The powerful falls are on the border of Canada and the United States and actually are composed of the three Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls, and Horseshoe Falls, which is also known as Canadian Falls. Combined, these have the world's highest flow rate of any waterfall with, as is said, over a million “bathtubs” of water plummeting over the edge each second. After dark each night, the falls are illuminated by a spectacular light show, which is great to see on a night cruise.

How to view the falls:

Hornblower Niagara is the most popular Canadian cruise option, and the Maid of the Mist on the USA side is one of the oldest attractions in the area. Some Canadian tours offer cross-border transportation to the boat’s departure point.

Journey Behind the Falls. You walk through tunnels that are 130 years old onto an observation deck behind the Horseshoe Falls.

Skylon Tower, which is a 520-foot observation tower with sweeping views of Niagara Falls as well as a revolving restaurant and an arcade.

2. Whale Watching

Mammoth whales frolic around the Gulf Islands and in the Strait of Georgia, so you can see them when you visit Vancouver in British Columbia. The season runs from March through October as thousands of whales are migrating through the area. The most common whales are resident orcas that feed on migrating salmon and transient orcas that hunt mostly for seals and porpoises. You may also see gray whales. Be sure to bring your camera to record them leaping through the water and often right beside your boat.

3. Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway

Icefield Parkway and Lake Louise in Canada
The Rockies are amongst the most spectacular scenic locations, not only in
Canada but in the world, where you will find many picturesque places.

(Image: Florian Fuchs (Own work), CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia)

The Rockies boast some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery, but the rugged terrain poses challenges that are best handled by taking a sightseeing tour. The guide will take you to explore the picturesque Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, and also Moraine Lake and Bow Falls. National park fees are included. This spot is a great match if you’re planning an RV rental in Edmonton. A 5-hour drive from Edmonton is what separates you from this beautiful place.

4. Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

These are two more of Vancouver’s major attractions.. Take a walk through the forest at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Ride the Grouse Mountain Skyride, which is North America's largest aerial tramway, and see the amazing views from the top. Bring walking shoes and a rain jacket. The park entrance fees and taxes are included in the tours, some of which also stop at the Capilano River hatchery.

5. Old Montreal City Walking Tour

Most of the major cities offer walking tours of different lengths with a local and knowledgeable guide to give you stories and facts, and Montreal is no exception. The historic centerpiece is Old Montreal with its culture, architecture, and history in the oldest area of the city. You will see famous sites and squares like Bonsecours Market, Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal City Hall, Champ de Mars, Place d'Armes, and Notre-Dame Basilica where admission is included.

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