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10 Best Places to Visit in Canada - Travel Video

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  • Awe-inspiring scenery, vibrant cities and a welcoming atmosphere all make Canada a popular
  • tourist destination.
  • As the largest country in North America, Canada is a vast land encompassing majestic mountains,
  • virgin forests, spacious prairies and Arctic tundra.
  • While much of the nation is of British and French descent, Canada is home to a mosaic
  • of multicultural communities.
  • Here's a look at the best places to visit in Canada.
  • Number 10.
  • Calgary.
  • The largest city in Alberta, Calgary is situated between the Canadian Prairies and the foothills
  • of the Canadian Rockies.
  • After oil was discovered nearby in the early 1900s, Calgary boomed into what is now one
  • of Canada’s largest metropolitan areas, attracting thousands every year to its world-famous
  • rodeo event, the Calgary Stampede.
  • This Old West celebration is held over ten days in July with rodeos, chuckwagon races,
  • parades, competitions, crafts and food.
  • Number 9.
  • Ottawa.
  • Located at the confluence of the Ottawa, Gatineau and Rideau rivers in southeastern Ontario,
  • Ottawa is the capital of Canada.
  • As the nation’s capital, Ottawa is home to many financial, commercial and federal
  • establishments including Parliament Hill, the government seat where the ceremonial Changing
  • of the Guard takes place daily during the summer.
  • Running right through the heart of the city, the Rideau Canal is Ottawa’s star attraction.
  • In winter the canal becomes the world’s largest ice skating ring.
  • Number 8.
  • Whistler.
  • Thanks to a couple of spectacular mountains called Whistler and Blackcomb, the Whistler
  • resort is the largest and most famous alpine ski destination in North America.
  • Located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler is a two-hour trip from
  • Vancouver along Canada’s most scenic drive, the Sea-to-Sky Highway.
  • At the base of the two mountains are three quaint villages, Whistler Village, Creekside
  • and Upper Village.
  • The Peak 2 Peak gondola transports visitors from the villages to the mountains.
  • Number 7.
  • Vancouver Island.
  • Vancouver Island, named after the British explorer George Vancouver, is the largest
  • island off the West Coast of the North American continent.
  • Located across from Washington State, it is accessible by ferry through the San Juan Islands
  • from Anacortes, from Port Angeles on the state’s Olympic Peninsula, or from Vancouver on mainland
  • British Columbia.
  • Vancouver Island is famous for the quaint city of Victoria, the gorgeous Butchart Gardens,
  • the surf town of Tofino and the wilderness in the north, where one can catch a ferry
  • to Prince Rupert, and another to Alaska from there.
  • Number 6.
  • Quebec City
  • Quebec City may be the capital of the Quebec province in eastern Canada, but its French
  • heritage, architecture and language make it appear more like a charming European village.
  • Perched on a hill overlooking the St. Lawrence River is Vieux Quebec, the city’s historic
  • district.
  • A walk along the cobblestone streets of the Old City offers encounters with attractions
  • like the Citadel and the Place-Royale, the area where explorer, Samuel de Camplain, established
  • the first North American-French settlement.
  • The city’s icon, the stunning Chateau Frontenac, is regarded as the most photographed hotel
  • in North America and offers tours even without an overnight stay.
  • Number 5.
  • Toronto.
  • The capital of Ontario, Toronto is the most populated city in Canada as well as one of
  • the largest cities in North America.
  • With a large number of ethnic districts like Chinatown, Little India and Little Italy,
  • Toronto is also one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities.
  • The city’s main tourist draws range from impressive landmarks such as the iconic CN
  • Tower and the fairy tale castle of Casa Loma.
  • Additionally, the Toronto Islands are a popular destination with beaches and outdoor activities.
  • Number 4.
  • Montreal.
  • The second largest city in Canada after Toronto, Montreal is the cultural and financial capital
  • of the Quebec province.
  • Boasting the largest French-speaking community outside of Paris, France, Montreal is a bustling
  • metropolis comprised of a downtown district, a historic quarter, entertainment district
  • and several distinctive neighborhoods.
  • Montreal’s main sights include downtown skyscrapers like the Olympic Tower, the historic
  • buildings of Old Montreal and several family attractions like theme and water parks.
  • Number 3.
  • Niagara Falls.
  • Niagara Falls is a series of three awe-inspiring waterfalls situated on the border of Canada’s
  • Ontario and the United States’ New York.
  • The Ontario side of the Falls is called Horseshoe Falls and offers the best views and most attractions.
  • The immediate area surrounding the Falls is a premier tourist spot teeming in observation
  • towers, restaurants, souvenir shops, casinos and high-rise hotels.
  • One of the best places to view the Niagara Falls on the Ontario side is from Queen Victoria
  • Park where the Falls are illuminated and fireworks are displayed nightly during the summer.
  • Number 2.
  • Banff National Park.
  • Located in the province of Alberta, the Banff National Park is not only Canada’s first
  • national park, but also one of the nation’s largest and most visited national parks.
  • The park’s breathtaking scenery and wildlife draw many tourists every year along the Trans-Canada
  • Highway, which passes through the park.
  • Banff National Parks large concentration of wildlife includes mammals like black bears,
  • grizzly bears, bison, moose, wolves and bald eagles.
  • Number 1.
  • Vancouver.
  • Situated between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean in British Columbia, Vancouver
  • is favored for its majestic landscapes that present a natural playground where tourists
  • can swim in the ocean, rollerblade through scenic parks and snow ski in the mountains
  • all in one day.
  • The third largest metropolitan area in the country, Vancouver is one of the most poplar
  • places to visit in Canada.
  • Vancouver’s star attraction is Stanley Park which covers a huge area of woodlands, gardens
  • and green spaces.
  • Some of the city’s other top sites include Granville Island’s remarkable food market
  • and Chinatown’s vibrant array of shops.

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Awe-inspiring scenery, vibrant cities and a welcoming atmosphere all make Canada a popular tourist destination. As the largest country in North America, Canada is a vast land encompassing majestic mountains, spectacular coastlines, virgin forests, spacious prairies and Arctic tundra. While much of the nation is of British and French descent, Canada is home to a mosaic of multicultural communities. Here's an overview of the best places to visit in Canada.

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