If you’re thinking of planning a trip to the culturally rich and diverse country of Canada, then make sure you read up on these five places first. As some of the most picturesque and awe-inspiring places in the world, they’re not to be missed.
1) Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver
Imagine yourself suspended above the dense canopy of a forest, luscious greenery as far as the eye can see, and total quiet apart from the sounds of nature around you. This is what awaits you on the suspension bridge at Capilano. You can walk along the edges of the treetops, stroll across crashing rapids beneath you, or go out at night and witness the magical canyon lights, illuminating your way home.
2) Niagara Falls, Ontario
This bucket-list destination has seen millions of photographs over the years, so don’t miss the opportunity to take your own. Whether you prefer to take it from the base of the water giant during the Journey Behind the Falls excursion, or from the Hornblower river cruise where you can get up close and personal, there are plenty of stunning angles to capture this gigantic natural phenomenon. You can even take it from your bedroom in this Fallsview Hotel, so there really is no excuse.
3) Lake Louise, Banff National Park
Dramatic landscapes, snow-capped mountains and preserved natural beauty are what you’ll find when you travel to Lake Louise. Banff National Park is home to hundreds of wildlife species, dozens of trekking trails, and of course welcoming lodges for you to put your feet up. However, you won’t find a picture-taking opportunity quite like this one, so go and experience the alpine wonders and sparkling calm waters for yourself. You can find out more about this stunning place by clicking here.
4) Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland
If you find wintery scenes more your kind of scenery, then head for the icebergs gliding along the coastlines of the Avalon Peninsula. Twilingate is known as the iceberg capital of the world, so you’ll be guaranteed a few glacial wonders. You should be able to do a spot of whale and bird watching too, as the Peninsula is home to some of the most beautiful species in the world, such as the Atlantic Puffins.
5) Eagle Plains, Yukon
Here, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of one of the most emotive and iconic phenomena in the world: the Northern Lights. Make sure you charge your camera battery before you head off, because the Plains themselves are home to some stunning scenery of their own. Golden grassy hills, rolling mountainsides and grizzly bears on the hunt for food – after the majesty of the Northern Lights has died away, you’ll still find plenty of things to keep you snap-happy.
I hope you’ll stop by these places if you’re ever across the Canadian border in future – let me know if you find any hidden gems of your own in the comments.