This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary and what better way to celebrate than by planning a family trip to one of many incredible destinations within the country. From coast to coast, Canada is filled with incredible wonders to discover or re-discover! Whether it’s travelling up mountains on the west coast, a summer on the great lakes or visiting historic cities, there is always something to do – no matter the season!
Algonquin Provincial Park
Algonquin Provincial Park is one of Canada’s most popular tourist attractions because of it’s proximity to Toronto and Ottawa. One of the most beautiful parks in Canada, Algonquin has a vast interior or maple hills, rocky ridges and thousands of lakes. You can enjoy camping throughout one of their eight campgrounds, hiking one of 14 trails, participating in their Natural Heritage Education programs, or visiting their fascinating Visitor Centre.
Niagara Falls is a Canadian city at the famous waterfalls of the same name, linked to the Unites States by the Rainbow Bridge. There is something for everyone in Niagara Falls, it offers a great variety of attractions. Most visit Niagara Falls to witness the mighty Falls for themselves, but there are also a lot of great waterfall experiences. The most popular excursion is the Hornblower Niagara Cruise taking visitors to the base of the falls for an up-close wet and wild view. Other attractions include two casinos, Clifton Hill, Lundy’s Lane and much more!
The CN Tower is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest city. This structure is an architectural and engineering wonder of the world. Visitors can rocket to the top of the CN Tower in a glass panel elevator overlooking the city. Once at the top, guests can overlook the incredible city of Toronto looking down through the glass floors or from the incredible SkyPod. Other attractions include the 360 restaurant and EdgeWalk, the world’s highest full-circle hands-free walk encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod.
Banff National Park
Western Canada is well-known for it’s incredible natural wonders, including the Canadian Rockies. While touring the west coast one would be remiss to not visit Banff National Park. Banff National Park is the oldest in Canada, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park encompasses over 6,000 square kilometers of mountain wilderness. Guests can hike incredible trails, camp, ski or take a drive through the scenic park. From the Rocky Mountain scenery to the abundant wildlife, Banff National Park should be on every Canadian’s bucket list.
Old Quebec is located in the heart of Quebec City, comprising of Upper Town and Lower Town. Designated a World Heritage treasure by UNESCO, Old Quebec is the only walled city north of Mexico. Old Quebec is a living history lesson with a remarkable mix of architecture, heritage, art and culture. There is no shortage of dining or shopping in Old Quebec and it’s the perfect getaway for history lovers!