It’s no wonder why we enjoy, scenic, and natural landscapes, when mother nature has so much to offer. From incredibly tall trees, to endless peaks and valleys, there are such wonderful components to the Earth and we should take time out to explore them.
Canada is famous for its breath-taking climate and awesome natural attractions. It doesn’t matter the time of year, there are always places you can visit to take in the amazing scenery. Here are our top 7 natural attractions in Canada that will blow your mind, as well as up your Instagram game!
1. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, British Columbia
Surrounded by the beautiful rainforest, Capilano Suspension Bridge is an out-of-this-world kind of place. Simple yet scenic, the bridge is situated 70 meters (229 ft.) above the river and is over 140 meters (459 ft.) long. Apart from the bridge, visitors can also enjoy the various attractions offered by the park, such as walking on suspension pillars attached to eight old Douglas firs. Or simply take a stroll on the walkways attached to the cliffs. Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of heights, you can enjoy the views and nature from the ground too.
Located on the west coast in British Columbia, Haida Gwaii is the perfect place for nature lovers. Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site has a great combination of remote islands and temperate rainforest. Haida Gwaii has two main islands: Graham in the north and Moresby in the south, as well as about 150 smaller islands nearby. Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands all have fishing, hiking and camping facilities around too. Apart from that, you can also surf there or explore the aboriginal sites around the islands. The place has a wide range of things to do for any kind of traveller.
Surrounded by incredible mountains, Cave and Basin National Historic Site is a cultural and a historical delight. Not only can you explore the beautiful caves, you can even venture beyond and go on a discovery tour around the dazzling area surrounding the site. The sites famous lantern tours also create a magical atmosphere inside the caves, offering an unforgettable experience.
Situated near Blackcomb Mountains, Whistler is one of the biggest attractions for skiers and snowboarders in Canada. The town is situated next to the giant Blackcomb Mountain and is home to Whistler Blackcomb, a famous ski resort. You can paddle-board on Alta Lake, visit Brandywine Falls, or just relax and enjoy the view from your hotel room. The town is the perfect combination of glistening snowy mountains and mysterious lakes and waterfalls, with plenty of things to do for any kind of traveller.
Established in 1907, Jasper National Park is one of the largest national parks in the Canadian Rockies, occupying almost 11.000 square kilometers. The park has an incredible backcountry trail system that takes you on an exciting adventure through its wilderness. In addition, Jasper National Park also has the famous Columbia Icefields, one of the very few icefields in the world accessible by road. The park’s wildlife, combined with skiing facilities nearby is sure to leave visitors occupied and entertained for a long time.
For those looking for a quiet and beautiful site to relax and explore, Thunder Cove Beach is a perfect place. Located on Prince Edward Island, the beach provides an intimate and harmonious experience – perfect for those who enjoy more relaxed pastimes. Visitors may also enjoy nearby dining and shopping facilities, as well as an art gallery, all located not far away from each other.
7.5 miles away from Quebec City, Montmorency Falls is a big and breath taking waterfall in the middle of an alluring park. The waterfall is surrounded by stairs, which allows visitors to view it from different perspectives.
You can enjoy the views from the bridge or the stairs, but also via cable car or from a restaurant nearby. During winter, the water from the waterfall freezes, creating an ice cone named, ‘Sugarloaf’. There is no doubt that Montmorency Falls will leave you speechless any time of year.
Canada is a country rich with extraordinary wildlife and stunning nature. Discovering as many places as possible can create an enriching and unforgettable experience. You can explore the whole country for up to 2 years on an IEC working holiday visa. To find out if you qualify, fill out our assessment form now.