Places to Visit in Canada

Canada is located in North America, and it is one of the popular destinations not just for tourism but also for higher education. Canada is known to be the second-largest country in the world. The capital of Canada is Ottawa, and other popular destination in Canada includes Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. The country is surrounded by beautiful lakes and awesome places to visit. So, if you are looking for a foreign destination then Canada should be in your bucket list.

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    You can get an experience of nature, city life, nightlife and shopping when you are in Canada. However, travelling to Canada also requires proper planning. We would suggest, when you plan the itinerary of your Canadian trip, do not forget to making arrangements for Canada visa, passport, international travel insurance etc.

    Travel insurance is always recommended as it will help you cover the uncertainties during the trip at a minimal premium. So, let us help you in planning your itinerary by talking about some of the top places to visit in Canada.

    List of Places to Visit in Canada

    Canada has ten provinces and three territories. This includes popular areas like Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, and Manitoba. Almost every province has something to offer in terms of touristy attractions, and we are going to talk about them in the list below. These places are easily accessible through different country visas. Some places also require international travel insurance to visit them. So, make sure you’ve read and follow the travel guidelines before boarding.

    • Calgary
    • Halifax
    • Niagara Falls
    • Montreal
    • Quebec City
    • Toronto
    • Vancouver Island
    • Vancouver
    • Ottawa
    • Churchill
    • Banff National Park

    Calgary

    Calgary is the largest city of Alberta, and it is situated in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. The city got populated after the oil was discovered in the nearby areas. Calgary also hosts Calgary Stampede every year, and if you are travelling around the same time, then this is one thing that you shouldn't miss. Most of the shopping districts in Calgary are located in Stephen Avenue Walk and Barclay Mall. You can experience city life in Calgary along with the beautiful view of mountains. There are many amusement parks and zoos in the area as well. If you are a fan of technology, then it would be worth visiting the science centres in Calgary. Calgary is also famous for other competition, parades and festivals, and we would recommend you to check out those while visiting Calgary.

    Halifax

    Halifax is famous for the second-largest natural harbour, and the city also has a rich history. You will come across colonial architecture and a lot of cafes in the city. The historic sites in the city make it mandatory for you to take a walking trip. If you are staying in downtown, then most of the nearby places would be easily accessible. You can visit the Citadel Hill, Public Gardens, Pier 21 and even the Canadian Museum of Atlantic when you are in Halifax.

    Niagara Falls

    Without visiting Niagara Falls, your trip to Canada will be incomplete. These waterfalls are located at the border of the United States and Canada. The best part about visiting Niagara Falls from Canada is that you get to see the best view when visiting it from the Ontario side. It is one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations, and you will come across many other spots near Niagara Fall. The area is full of observation towers, casinos, hotels, restaurants and many souvenir shops. It is the most favoured honeymoon destination that offers both romantic and adventurous feel.  Niagara Falls is also popular because you can get a marriage license here without any waiting. When you are here, you can visit Queen Victoria Park, and this is a special delight in Summers because of the firework during the night. Many helicopter tours and jet boat tours are also offered here, and it is certainly worth a visit. While taking up the Canadian tour, do not miss this place and do not forget your travel insurance in Canada.

    Montreal

    Another fantastic city to visit in the city is Montreal, and it is also located at the meeting point of two rivers. The two rivers that meet in Montreal are the Ottawa River and St. Lawrence River. Montreal is also famous as the cultural capital of the country. We find Montreal to be very energetic, which is called as the city of musicians. This is yet another French-speaking city of Canada, and it is also referred to as Paris of North America. The best time to visit Montreal is in autumn because of the orange hues of the tree in the city. There are many museum and buildings of historical significance in the city. You can also get a chance to climb the clock tower when you are in Montreal. It offers an exceptional view of the city and the river. If you have to shop for yourself and your relatives, then a visit to Bonsecours market and Carrefour Laval Mall would be worth it.

    Quebec City

    Are you a fan of French culture? Well, if you are, then you are surely going to love Quebec City. The city is located in the eastern part of the country, but it looks like a European village because of its architecture, cuisine, and heritage. You can visit the Vieux Quebec, which is the historic district of Quebec City. It is located on a hill that overlooks St Lawrence River, and it is one of the beautiful Old Cities in the world. If you are a fan of historical sites, we recommend visiting Citadel, Palace Royale, and other similar sites. You will find abundant cafes in the city that serves authentic French food. You can also visit bars in the area, and you are going to love the nightlife. It is also worth booking a night stay in Chateau Frontenac. If you are visiting in winter, you can also book a stay in Ice Hotel. It is one of the unique hotels in Canada. There are many activities available in the area, and you can enjoy visiting the waterfall as well when you are in Quebec City.

    Toronto

    Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, and it has a population of 30 lakh people. This city is located on the shores of Lake Ontario, and it is also quite close to Niagara Falls. You will also come across a lot of the Indian population in Toronto. If you are staying in Toronto as a student, it also makes sense to visit the cities on student travel insurance. The city offers a lot to explore for the students.  If you love city attractions, then CN Tower is worth a visit. It is one of the tallest building in the world. You can visit the deck of the building and enjoy the uninterrupted view of the city. You can also take a meal at 360 restaurants and enjoy a ride in the glass elevator. Toronto is one of the most visited places in Canada, and you must not give a miss to this city.

    Vancouver Island

    You might already be aware of the fact that Vancouver Islands are named after George Vancouver, who was a British Explorer. These islands are surrounded by the pacific, and it is a home of lakes, waterfalls and glacial mountains. If you love nature or hiking, then Vancouver Island is the place you must visit. Many group treks are arranged here, and the location is also a delight for photographers. You can get a glimpse of exotic wildlife here, and at the same time, it is a good spot for whale watching. You can arrange these trips with many group operators in the area. Apart from these places listed above, you can also visit Cathedral Groves and Strathcona Provincial Park in Vancouver Islands. Before involving yourself in adventure activities, ensure that you buy travel insurance online that covers those activities.

    Vancouver

    Apart from the Vancouver Islands, you can also plan a visit to Vancouver. This is one of the largest city in the country, and it is a foodie's paradise. You can try fresh seafood here. In terms of touristy things, you can try visiting Stanley Park, aquariums, Seawall and water park in Vancouver. You can also visit China Town as it is among the favourite places. The waterfront complex is yet another place that you can enjoy in Vancouver. There is a huge film industry in Vancouver, and you have a high chance of coming across a celebrity in the area. Apart from this, if you are taking a cruise trip, then you will find your ship in Vancouver. It has the fourth-largest cruise ship terminal in the world. The best part about Vancouver is that you can experience ski slopes and beaches in the city.

    Ottawa

    The next popular place in Canada is Ottawa, and the most astonishing thing about Ottawa is that it is the meeting point of three rivers. Ottawa is the sixth-largest city in terms of population, and you will also find a lot of French population in the city. You will come across many parks and waterways in the city, and they are a sight to relish. If you are visiting Ottawa in summer, you can enjoy biking whereas, if you are visiting in winters, you can enjoy the beauty of ski resorts. When you are in Ottawa, you must also visit Rideau Canal. Rideau Canal is one of the most popular skating rings in the months of winter. Apart from this, you can visit historical sites and markets in the city. You can also enjoy the view of Parliament Hill in Ottawa if you are a fan of such places.

    Churchill

    If you haven't seen polar bears yet, this is precisely where you can find polar bears. Churchill is a small town in Canada, and you can add it to your itinerary, depending on your interest. Apart from the polar bears, you can also check for bird watching and whale watching tours.  If you are visiting Canada between October & November, then this is a must-visit place. You can enjoy the sight of polar bears grabbing fish in your tundra buggies.

    Banff National Park

    If you wish to visit a place that offers you isolation and a view, you should include Banff National Park in your trip. It is one of the largest national parks, and the route to the Banff National Park itself is mesmerizing. The scenic route is full of colourful lakes, canyons and waterfalls. You can take up a car for the trip to the national park, or you can opt for shuttle services if you are looking for an economical option. There are a lot of adventure activities available here, and if you are lucky, then you will also get a sighting of a grizzly bear.

    So, if Canada is in your list, you can consider the afore-mentioned places to cover. Just prepare well along with the Canada travel guidelines. Apply for Canada Visa and international travel insurance beforehand to avoid the last minute hassle.

    Ensure that you are spending enough time at a destination and you are not rushing into things. Canada is one of the most scenic countries in the world, and this one will surely be the most memorial trip for you!

    FAQs

    • Q. What is one thing that I should not miss while visiting Canada?

      Ans: We have covered most of the places that you should visit while you are in Canada. Some of the places offer you wildlife, while others may allow you to be close to nature. You can also experience city life and historical sites in the country. You can plan your trip according to the interests of your loved ones so that everyone can enjoy their trip to Canada. The country has something for everyone.

    • Q. Is there a best season for travel?

      Ans: Usually, the summer season is the best time to visit Canada. This includes Mid May to end of the June. During these months, the climate is suitable, and the tickets are also not expensive. If you are not bothered about the price of your trip, then we would recommend you to visit between the end of June to start of October.

    • Q. What are the things that I can purchase from Canada?

      Ans: There are some popular things that you can buy from Canada. This includes Maple Syrup, Canadian Ice Wine, Wool Blanket, Artwork, Electronics, and clothes. However, if you visit the USA during the trip, then some of the electronics and clothing would be cheaper in the USA. But do not miss on maple syrup and Canadian ice when you are visiting Canada.

    • Q. Can I work while I am visiting Canada?

      Ans: Working Holiday Visa is available to the citizen of some countries, and during this time, you can spend a year or two in the country while getting legal employment. The rules vary from one nation to another, so you can check the same. Unfortunately, India is not on the list, but you can still check out the other countries eligible for working holiday visas.