Travelling to Canada isn’t on everyone’s bucket list, but it should be. If a tropical paradise is your idea of the perfect vacation, sure, Canada might not be for you. But it has so much more to offer than just white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Mountains pierce the sky here, and cities are filled with culture and diversity. Outdoor lovers, city explorers, and adventure enthusiasts should add Canada to the top of their travel bucket list. Here are the top 5 reasons to visit Canada in 2019.
Explore the wilderness of Banff National Park.
Banff National Park is the country’s oldest national park. It can be found in Alberta and covers an impressive 6,600 square kilometers. The main reason most Canadians and foreigners consider it to be the top outdoor destination is because it is located in the Rocky Mountains. You’ll find everything from soaring mountains to glacier lakes to dense forests. The main attraction here is Lake Louise where to glassy waters perfectly reflect the surrounding mountains.
Check out the historical sites in Parliament Hill.
The nation’s capital of Ottawa is home to delicious food, cultural diversity, and architecturally impressive historical parliament buildings. The best way to take in the city is by walking through Parliament Hill, where the Neo-Gothic architecture will show you a different side of Canada. During your time here be sure to check out Peace Tower and the Centennial Flame. The flame was lit in 1966 to remember the Canadian confederation and has been burning ever since.
Take in the beauty of the impressive Niagara Falls.
The Canadian Niagara Falls is the most visited attraction by tourists from all over the world. If you are in Toronto, it is just about an hour-long drive to the falls, so make it happen. You can explore the water surrounding the falls with a boat ride on the famous Maid of the Mist – be prepared to get wet!
Get a feel for the citylife by visiting Toronto’s CN Tower.
City lovers should definitely make a stop to Toronto. You can watch sunset on the shores of Lake Ontario after you make a trip to the top of the CN Tower. At 553 meters high it stands as one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, and you’ll get the best views of the city here. You can eat a steak dinner and sip on fine wine while dining in the tower’s revolving restaurant. It doesn’t matter where you sit because eventually you’ll make your way 360 degrees for views of all of Toronto.
Wander the quaint French streets of Old Quebec.
Travelling to Quebec will make you feel like you aren’t even in Canada anymore. The French-speaking province is home to delicious French cuisine and culture and has some of the top historical sites in the area. Check out the famous Chateau Frontenac, the Citadel, and Plains of Abraham during your time here. It will feel like you stepped back in time to a small quaint town in the heart of France.