Whether you are looking for breathtaking and unfathomable splendors or nature or picturesque cities full of fascinating architecture and man-made marvels, Canada no doubt, has it all. Considered by many as one of the most livable countries of the world, Canada has a sophisticated and vibrant culture. It is one of those lands where man and nature has made peace and proudly showcases their glory. Here I present my list of top ten tourist attractions in Canada.
10. The Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy is an amazing place to observe the gravity of the moon at work as it has the highest tidal range in the world. With waters rising up to 53 feet higher than usual during the tides, this place offers quite a few amazing sights. Alongside the tides, the splendid rock formations at the bay, Fundy National Park, and the Grand Manan Island offer the tourists an amazing adventure. One of the finalist for being the new seven natural wonders, The Bay of Fundy undoubtedly deserves the starting spot on my list of top tourist attractions in Canada.
09. Calgary Stampede
Calgary Stampede is one of finest rodeos in the world and a widely anticipated festival held every July in the city of Calgary.With a fascinating display of the mid-19th century culture of west America, Calgary Stampede is a very renowned and attractive event in North America. Often called the “Stampede City” after this fascinating event, the whole city of Calgary, during the event, turns into a western town with cowboy dresses all around and many buildings and outlets painted in cowboy theme. This event lasts 10 days and proudly labels itself as the “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, becoming one of the top tourist attractions in Canada.
08. Vancouver’s Stanley Park
The city of Vancouver is perhaps best symbolized by its amazing Stanley Park spread across a 1000 acres. Voted as the “Best Park in the world” by Trip Advisor, this park can offer a breathtaking scenic ride on the Vancouver Seawall by the pacific. Filled with huge red cedar and Douglas fir trees, the park has been a top notch tourist attraction since the late 18th century. A polar bear exhibition, Vancouver Aquarium, scenic Beaver Lake, and the Stanley Park Pavilion and Rose Garden are just a few of the amazement in store for the visitors.
07. St. John’s Signal Hill National Historic Site
The signal hill located at the St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, is of astounding historic significance. It is the place where the final battle of the “7 year war” with France took place. It is also the place where the first ever wireless signal was received in 1901. The Cabot Tower was used to send signal to the nearby harbor and the ships in place by raising flags. This landmark has played a great role in the innovation of military communications and has become one of the most charming tourist attractions in Canada with an amazing panoramic view of the city and the sea.
The town of Whistler by the Coast Mountains in the province of British Columbia, is known for its delightful accommodation and some wonderful resorts and restaurants. The area is a paradise for the mountain bikers, skiers and winter sports of many kinds. With a cheerful atmosphere around the town all year long, this is one of the major tourist attractions in Canada. The town has hosted the winter Olympics of 2010 and is the perfect place for an unforgettable winter adventure.
05. Parliament Hill
Located in the southern banks of the Ottawa River in Ontario, the Parliament Hill houses some of the finest neo gothic style architectural sights including the Parliament of Canada. The most attractive structure in the hill is the Peace Tower that stands between the House of Commons and senate of the Parliament house. Divided into three blocks, the area has many other buildings of significant political importance. With the magnificent summertime event “changing of the guard”, the Parliament Hill attracts more than 3 million visitors each year and undoubtedly one of the most visited tourist attractions in Canada.
04. Old Quebec
The historic neighborhood of the Quebec City, known as Old Quebec, has some very important buildings with amazing architectures. Divided into an upper and a lower part, the town is a splendid display of a prestigious culture influenced by the French. Château Frontenac, the Citadel, the Plains of Abraham, many neatly kept parks and gorgeous museums are the core attractions of the region. With many buildings dating as far back as the 17th and 18th centuries, this place filled with delightful and vibrant people is one of the must see places in Canada .
03. Toronto’s CN Tower
A marvel of architecture and engineering, the CN tower in Downtown Toronto is a sight for the sore eyes. Standing 553.33 meter above the ground, the CN tower held the position of the tallest structure in the world for 34 years until being surpassed. Built initially for observation and communication purposes, is quickly became a popular tourist destination. Housing an amazing rotating restaurant named “360”, the main pod of the tower provides the best possible view of the city, the lake and beyond. Declared as one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World, The CN tower is simply magnificent and one of the must-visit tourist attractions in Canada.
02. Banff National Park and the Rocky Mountains
The oldest national park of Canada the, Banff National Park, lies right in the middle of the Rocky Mountains and offers some of the most splendid sceneries in North America. Surrounded by the majestic rocky peaks known as the Valley of the Ten Peaks crowned with snow that reflects in the picturesque Lake Louise, it is one of the world’s most visited national parks. It is a precious experience
for the visitors and with great accommodation in the nearby town of Banff, a place no tourist should miss.
01. Niagara Falls
Canada’s most symbolic landscape and tourist attraction, the Niagara Falls is one of the greatest natural splendors in North America. The falls lie right in the borderline between Canada and America with the Horseshoe Falls in the Canadian side. The massive Horseshoe Falls drop nearly 60 meters down and is almost 800 meters wide in the brink. There are safe platforms in the top the falls to provide an amazing view and special boats named “Maid of the mist” take the tourists close to the bottom of the falls. Attracting tourists and adventurers from all over the world, this landmark truly will give you a experience of lifetime. So, Niagara Falls is gets the top place in my list of top ten tourist attractions in Canada.
Author: Tajirul Haque
Tajirul Haque is a travel enthusiast and freelance travel writer on Upwork. Having written hundreds of travel articles on so many travel destinations around the world for his clients, Tajirul started Top Travel Lists back in September 2014. Travel writing is his passion and he always loves to write about a new destination as it allows him to know about more beautiful places the planet has to offer. He is always available for freelance travel writing opportunities.