Canada offers so many breathtaking views that merely mentioning five of them seems almost sacrilegious. In a land rich with heart-stopping mountains, flowing whitewater rivers, crystal clear lakes and streams, huge emerald forests, lovely old historical cities and some of the prettiest views on earth, Canada has special places to offer everyone.
Cape Enrage, Bay of Fundy
One of the marine wonders of the world, the twice-daily tides rise and fall 50 feet in the Bay of Fundy–about the height of a four story building. Witness the phenomenal tide from the cliff heights of Cape Enrage as the sea waters sweep into the bay. When the tide is out, take a walk on the floor of the ocean along Barn Marsh Beach, leaving your foot prints to be erased when the sea returns later in the day. Keep yourself safe and your trip happy by investing in travel insurance if you intend to partake in the rappelling or rock climbing available at the cape. Cape Enrage earned its name from the dangerously churning waters of the bay, but viewed from the cliffs, the tide will astound you.
In old Quebec, founded in 1608, Upper Town or Haute-ville is surrounded by ramparts. It remains the only walled city in North America north of Mexico. With its air of a historical European city, Quebec offers unique architecture, lovely old churches, winding streets, French bakeries and gourmet restaurants. If sauntering down cobblestone streets lined with shops is your heart?s dream, Old Quebec is for you. Quebec?s huge variety of architectural styles is unique to this city. Thirty outdoor staircases entertain (or exhaust) visitors as they wander through the historical heart of Quebec. Museums, churches, luxury top hotels such as Chateau Frontenac and the unusual copper roofs of the town offer visitors a view into Canada’s historical past.
Although the Falls have been commercialized, Niagara Falls remains one of the most breathtaking sights in Canada. Seen from the Maid of the Mist or from a helicopter, a visitor finally understand the stunning power of the falls. The Canadian Falls flows at a rate of 600,000 gallons per second. Journey behind the falls and watch them from observation decks located behind the falls. If you go in winter, you’ll see the fantastic ice shapes created by the roaring waters. At night, the falls are illuminated for an entirely different perception. A jaunt along the White Water Walk at the edge of the whitewater rushing to the falls will enthrall visitors with a sense of nature’s power and beauty.
Awesome describes the scenery surrounding Banff Springs in the Canadian Rockies. The peaks rocket toward the sky around the quietly majestic Fairmount Banff Springs Hotel, the “castle in the mountains.” Built by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in the 1880s, the Fairmount enticed visitors to relax in luxury while witnessing the grand scenery of the Rockies. With ski resorts nearby, scores of other winter sports available, and the clean brisk mountain air, the Canadian Rockies are lovely year round, but excel in welcoming visitors in austere but gorgeous wintertime.
Boasting the mildest climate in all of Canada, the Vancouver Island region encompasses islands and islets, beaches and forests, crystal-clear lakes and rushing rivers, mountain peaks and a warm, luxuriant coastal playground for avid explorers. Inspiring views are in every direction on this lovely bit of Canada’s Pacific coast. British Columbia’s capital city Victoria offers a lovely city excursion for relaxing shopping and dining adventures to visitors. Every kind of land and water sport are available here, but the best part is simply the stunning scenery around the fjord-like coast.
Whichever beautiful destination you decide to choose, be sure to equip yourself with travel insurance when visiting Canada.