Incredible Destinations In Canada
Consider Canada for your next family vacation abroad – from zoos to aquariums to theme parks and even rodeos – for its wide range of multigenerational entertainment.
With a diverse landscape, pristine wilderness, and progressive cities, Canada is the perfect family destination. The best thing about visiting in winter or summer is that you will have a completely different experience.
Cities In Canada
Niagara Falls, Ontario
The beauty of Niagara Falls is easily understood. It is often considered one of the top natural wonders of the world. Several incredible daredevil feats (now illegal) have taken place here over the years.
Seeing the river chug through at approximately 20 to 30 (and up to 68) mph toward a 188-foot waterfall will leave you in awe. During low water, the roar of the river is audible for miles away as a misty fog forms.
Known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls is a must-see/bucket list destination for families and foreigners alike.
Vancouver, British Columbia
When compared with larger cities like Toronto and Montreal, a city of Ottawa’s size may seem unlikely to serve as Canada’s capital. However, it doesn’t mean you should ignore this city. Come see it for yourself–it’s small yet vibrant, family-oriented yet nightlife-oriented, somewhat chilly but undeniably cool.
In addition to its political and cultural prominence, Ottawa is a popular tourist destination for visitors from outside the province.
On foot, you can explore the city’s impressive architecture, cutting-edge museums, funky boutiques, and snack joints.
Furthermore, this city enjoys celebrating, hosting dozens of festivals throughout the year. Winter may seem like a deterrent, but a few hours of ice skating (or sipping hot chocolate) along the Rideau Canal will turn even the most stubborn summer lover into a winter lover.
Although Toronto is cosmopolitan, for newcomers, it may appear to be just another big city.
In downtown, skyscrapers dot the landscape, and the streets are thronging with people. The public transportation system is excellent. But look beneath the surface of Canada’s largest city and you’ll discover a lot more than an impressive skyline.
Toronto has a rich cultural heritage, with over half of its residents born outside the city. In addition to its 200 ethnic groups, Toronto is home to 140 different languages, making it a unique travel destination.
Visitors to Toronto may feel as if they’ve seen more than a few countries after visiting Greektown, Little Italy, Koreatown, and Chinatown.
Among the city’s notable landmarks is one of the world’s tallest freestanding towers, the CN Tower, as well as the largest underground shopping mall, PATH.
The city’s biggest attractions are noteworthy, but you should experience it the same way you would any major city: sipping a cocktail in a corner restaurant, browsing colourful shops in quirky neighbourhoods, or hopping on the subway for a night on the town.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia’s capital is a historian’s paradise: These harbour towns have been British strongholds and pirate havens.
In addition, the city was also the new home for more than a million immigrants and the final resting place of hundreds of victims of the Titanic disaster on the icy Atlantic.
Halifax’s top attractions are all dedicated to the preservation of its rich history, so you might think the city is stuck in the past. But you’d be wrong.
Thanks to its natural harbour, Halifax has become the commercial capital of Canada’s Maritime Provinces.
Halifax has become known as a cultural hub, as well. For visitors, that means a variety of festivals, art galleries, and live performances.
Halifax is also a good place to kick off an outdoor adventure – there are many public parks and small ski resorts in the area.
The region is known for its seafood, including salmon, lobster, and halibut, which can be savoured alongside stunning views of the harbour in many downtown restaurants. If you are looking to experience Halifax’s past or present, then Halifax provides an excellent backdrop.
The city of Montreal can be summarized in a single word: multifaceted. With 18th-century buildings blending into a 21st-century skyline, this city represents a blending of Old and New Worlds.
Formerly traditional homes have been transformed into funky fusion restaurants, with the familiar English accent juxtaposed with French rolled “r’s”.
Flags of the rainbow and cloth emblems of India, Portugal, and France hang along with an assortment of French pastries and Montreal-style bagels with sesame seeds.
You may think you had seen everything. But a short ride in an elevator takes you to a second city located several floors below ground level.
World-class museums, as well as bustling markets, are among its best attractions. Start your tour in Vieux-Montréal, which is known for its cobblestone streets. Enjoy a cappuccino at one of the traditional French cafes along Boulevard Saint-Laurent or explore historic cathedrals.
The downtown area is also a great place to shop or go hiking if history is not your thing.
Montreal – and especially Rue St-Denis – is known for an exciting nightlife scene that lasts until the early hours of the morning.
Saint John, New Brunswick
Saint John’s skyline may not demonstrate the best first impression: oil tanks and shipping terminals dominate the city’s skyline, and decades of industrialization have left behind a somewhat gritty appearance.
Despite its industrial past, the second-largest city in New Brunswick has a vibrant downtown where former relics now complement the scenery. Saint John’s heart, the City Market, has been a part of history since it was built in the late 19th century as a centralized market for the city.
There are also many Irish pubs honouring the many Irish immigrants who settled here in the mid-1800s.
Nevertheless, Saint John’s proximity to the Bay of Fundy is probably the primary reason to visit.
An ideal backdrop for outdoor excursions, this large inlet separates New Brunswick from Nova Scotia.
You can experience the powerful tides of Fundy right in Saint John by visiting Reversing Falls Rapids. You can also experience the bay’s beauty by hiking through Fundy National Park, kayaking, and more.
You’re sure to catch a glimpse of one or more whales if you keep your eyes peeled.