22 places to visit and things to do in Canada
Best travel destinations in Canada: Check out all the amazing things you must do while visiting the country.
Canada is a country filled with a diverse variety of activities and nature. It's a standout travel destination, so we rounded up the best places you can visit in Canada. It's time to make a bucket list.
1. CN Tower, Toronto
On a clear day, you can see all the way to Niagara Falls — that’s 160km — from the CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest structures, at 1,815.5 feet.
2. Okanagan Falls, British Columbia
The vast lake and gorgeous wildlife is a must-see at Okanagan Falls.
3. Niagara Falls, Ontario
Bordering both Ontario and New York, the three massive waterfalls are something you have to see in your lifetime.
4. Train journey from Toronto to Vancouver
Via Rail Canada offers a four-night, three-day trip on a train called the Canadian. The scenic journey from Toronto to Vancouver shows you all the beauty the country has to offer. "Leave the city centre behind and glide through gentle prairie fields, rugged lake country and picturesque towns to the snowy peaks of the majestic Rockies," Via Rail states on its site.
5. Chateau Frontenac, Québec City
This hotel built in the 19th century looks as though it's from a movie.
6. Parliament Hill, Ottawa
The capital’s three magnificent Parliament buildings are must-sees for jaw-dropping Gothic architecture and museum-quality art.
7. Crowfoot Mountain, Alberta
The beautiful mountain is known to be a great place for snowmobiling.
8. Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador
Glaciers, forests, mountains, and beaches encompass Gros Morne National Park.
9. False Creek, Vancouver, British Columbia
This inlet in the centre of Vancouver separates the downtown area from the remainder of the city. Cross the small street bridges to enjoy the views.
10. The Magdalen Islands, Québec
These eight islands can be visited by ferry. Colourful homes and smooth beaches make it a popular place to relax.
11. Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick
These fascinating rock formations are located in the Bay of Fundy. They get their unique shape because of water erosion.
12. Churchill, Manitoba
Known as the polar bear capital of the world, it's hard not to see the fuzzy creatures roaming around, while you're there. The town is also known for its excellent beluga whale watching.
13. Notre-Dame Basilica, Montréal
You can't help but be in awe of the gothic architecture in Montréal's Notre-Dame Basilica.
14. Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Manitoba
The geometric design of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights deserves to be seen. The museum features many stories and art behind the culture of the country.
15. Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler offers the largest skiable area in all of North America. People come from all over the world to ski these slopes.
16. Revelstoke, British Columbia
Considered to be one of Canada's hidden gems, Revelstoke is an incredible place to ski in the winter. Once the snow melts, the lush nature emerges — there are tons of hiking and biking trails.
17. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Berlin-based architect Daniel Libeskind created the Royal Ontario Museum — it's one of the most famous and beautiful buildings in Toronto.
18. The Northern Lights
When in the Northern region of Canada, you have to be sure to enjoy the Northern Lights in spring.
19. Banff National Park, Alberta
As Canada's oldest national park, Banff is a gorgeous place to camp, hike, and take in the country's rich history.
20. Absolute World, Mississauga, Ontario
This pair of skyscrapers twists 209 degrees from top to bottom.
21. Moraine Lake, Alberta
The incredibly blue lake sits among the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
22. Jelly Bean Row, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
The downtown area of St. John's is filled with colourful houses totally worthy of a picture.