25 Great Things To See and Do in Canada

The list is endless, but here are 25 great things to see and do in Canada.

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  1. Cabot Trail - This scenic route in Cape Breton is one of the prettiest drives in Canada.
  2. Quebec Winter Carnival - The world's biggest winter carnival takes place in Quebec City.
  3. Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful city surrounded by mountains and water and characterized by a laid-back, west-coast vibe.
  4. Tofino - With a population under 2000, Tofino, on Vancouver Island, has retained a quaint small-town charm, but with grand, surrounding landscape.
  5. Algonquin Park - 7,725 square kilometers of lakes and forests, bogs and rivers, cliffs and beaches in northern Ontario.
  6. Fall Foliage - Especially in the eastern parts of Canada, the end of September to early November brings colorful fall foliage.
  7. Quebec City - Quebec's provincial capital is steeped in history and European in flavor.
  8. Old Montreal - This part of downtown Montreal has been preserved in much of its original state, with the oldest buildings dating back to the 1600s.
  9. Canadian Rockies - This mountain range covers the stretches over the southern half of the BC / Alberta border and boasts incredible national parks, including Banff and Lake Louise.
  10. Whistler - One of the world's great ski resorts, Whistler is two and a half hours from Vancouver.
  11. Edmonton Folk Festival - It takes a bit to get there, but once you're in Edmonton, the festivals never stop. The folk festival is one of Canada's best.
  12. Calgary Stampede - Billed as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Stampede showcases Calgary's cowboy tradition.
  13. Wine Country - Canada has two major wine regions, the Okanagan and the NiagaraOttawa Winterlude - Canada's national capital puts on a winter festival over three weekends every February.
  14. Dinosaur Provincial Park - Home to some of the most extensive dinosaur fossil fields in the world.
  15. Niagara-on-the-Lake - Quaint, cultured town beside Niagara Falls, famous especially for the Shaw Theatre Festival.
  16. The Nahanni - This national park in Northwest Territories comprise the South Nahanni River, Virginia Falls, sulphur hotsprings, alpine tundra, mountain ranges, and forests of spruce and aspen.
  17. Gros Morne - Towering cliffs, waterfalls, coves, land points, sandy beaches, and colourful fishing villages in Newfoundland.
  18. Gaspé - This peninsula on the southern part of the St. Lawrence is one of Quebec's premier travel destination, famous for its rugged, stunning landscape.
  19. Bay of Fundy - Extending from the northern coast of Maine into Canada between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the Bay boasts the highest tides in the world.
  20. Magdalen Islands - In the heart of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, these islands are marked by sand dunes, interspersed with island "mounds" and valleys.
  21. Prince Edward County - About an hour and a half from Toronto, this region of southeastern Ontario has distinguished itself as a haven for foodies and antique hunters.
  22. Queen Charlotte Islands - Located on the Pacific B.C. coast, these islands can be accessed by boat or float plane and feature rocky coastline, native village remnants and the chance to experience wilderness, solitude and Haida culture.
  23. Ottawa - Canada's capital has a cultured, yet friendly atmosphere and is steeped in history.
  24. Quebec Ice Hotel - Stay overnight or just visit the only ice hotel in North America, about 20 mins outside of Quebec City.
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