As the second largest country, by area, in the world, Canada offers a host of unique experiences that differ widely from one another depending on the region of the country visited. Metropolitan cities, picturesque coastlines, and rugged mountains all come together to form a fascinating travel destination. Below are 10 Canadian experiences not to be missed by the seasoned traveler.
Hopewell Rocks – New Brunswick
One of the only places in the world where the tides vary so much each day that it is possible to walk on the ocean floor during low tide. Going back during high tide on the same day is a must so that you can make comparisons.
Quebec City – Quebec
The entire city is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Sight and for good reason. It is one of the oldest European settlements in the Americas and its French roots are evident in every restaurant, shop, or museum you will visit; it’s like a trip to Europe without the hassle of a transatlantic flight.
Rideau Canal Skateway – Ottawa
During the winter months, the canal surrounding the national capital city freezes over and becomes a giant skating rink that is accessible 24 hours a day.
Poutine – Quebec and other eastern provinces
This distinctly French-Canadian dish of French fries, cheese curds, and gravy is rampant in the eastern part of the country. It popularity is so vast that some restaurants now serve modern twists on the classic with high-end additions like duck confit.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – Nova Scotia
In the provincial capital of Halifax stands one of the most comprehensive museums for Titanic artifacts in the world. A must see for anyone fascinated by the ill-fated liner.
Lake Louise – Alberta
The jewel of Banff National Park, the glacial waters of Lake Louise delight with shades of sapphire against the snow-capped Rockies.
Vancouver – Britsh Columbia
Modern skyscrapers and natural outdoor spaces blend seamlessly in this hotbed of ethnic diversity. Also, the beautiful views of the Pacific never fail to please.
Niagara Falls – Ontario
No trip to eastern Canada would be complete without a visit here. A soaking wet ride on Maid of the Mist gets you up close and personal to the massive falls.
Anne of Green Gables House – Prince Edward Island
Even for those who are not fans of the book, a visit to the bucolic country home surrounded by green fields is like stepping back in time.
Toronto Chinatown – Ontario
The largest Chinatown in Canada, and the second largest in the Americas, is THE place for what is sure to be one of the best Cantonese meals of your life.
These suggestions are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to attractions in the Great White North. While visiting this great country you can consider staying at an upstanding location like the Cartier Place & Towers Suite Hotels in Ottawa. Canada truly offers fresh experiences that will please even the most seasoned of travelers.
Brionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn’t writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.