5 places to visit in Canada for nature lovers

Bay of Fundy

Canada is the second-largest country in the world and boasts some of the best natural wonders, from glaciers and mountains to secluded forests and lakes.

With the expanse of the country being so large it hard to decide which location to visit first. Top of my list would be Ontario, with flights to Toronto, Canada taking around 8 hours from the UK from Heathrow or Manchester airport.

Toronto
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5 places to visit in Canada for nature lovers

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the most iconic waterfalls on the planet and is situated on the Canadian / American border, on the Niagara River which connects two of the five Great Lakes. Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

They consist of three different waterfalls: The American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls are in the USA and the largest Horseshoe Falls are in Canada.

Niagara Falls
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It is the Canadian side of Niagara Falls which offer some of the most impressive views of the iconic waterfalls there are many observation points to choose from. The Skylon Tower is a revolving observation deck which allows you to have a panoramic view of all three falls, plus there is a lower observation deck where you can peer over the falls and in the summer, you can even sail beneath the falls on a boat tour but be prepared to get very wet!

Vancouver Island

We fell in love with this stunning location whilst watching the TV program See, which was filmed at the Strathcona National Park in the heart of Vancouver Island.

Strathcona National Park
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Vancouver Island is also home to the Johnstone Strait, a 68-mile long channel along the north east coast of Vancouver Island which is one of the most scenic places to go whale watching tour in the world.

Orca Whale

Bay of Fundy

The Bay of Fundy is famous for having the highest tides on earth, which at low tide strand fishing boats, and have, in some places, carved the coastline into sculptured islands and rock columns.

With 160 billion tonnes of seawater gushing in and out of the bay twice a day. The power of the tides is most evident at The Hopewell Rocks. At low tide you can walk the ocean floor and look up at the cliffs and rocks.

Bay of Fundy
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Banff National Park

Banff National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and Canada’s most prized gem. It is located in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, west of Calgary and is most famous for its mountainous terrain, with many glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, alpine landscapes and turquoise glacial lakes.

Banff National Park
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Activities here include hiking, biking, skiing and camping in some of the world’s most breathtaking mountain scenery.

Gros Morne National Park

The views here are stunning as this huge park contains some 2,000 feet tall cliffs, soaring fjords, some of the highest waterfalls in Canada whilst also having sand beaches, rock pools and forests to explore.

Gros Morne
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Shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers, Gros Morne’s ancient landscape is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Is Canada on your travel bucket list?

9 thoughts on “5 places to visit in Canada for nature lovers

  1. Jenne says:

    Vancouver Island really IS the best, take it from a local 😉 I rarely leave, there is so much beauty to admire! Newfoundland though, def rivals our awesomeness. Thanks for sharing!
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  2. Canada has been on my travel bucket list for a long time but sadly don’t think I’m going to be fulfilling the dream anytime soon. Love how it is so rich in beautiful nature.
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  3. Katrina says:

    Wow what a beautiful place! It’s never been a place that’s interested me but wow those national parks could change my mind! Breathe taking

  4. Niraj Shah says:

    I really really want to go to the Niagra falls, that would be the first thing in my list when I visit Canada!

  5. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    I would really like to visit the Niagara Falls. It is so beautiful and majestic. The Bay of Fundy looks like a must visit place too. I have read some travel articles about it and it makes me want to go there too.

  6. We are hoping to go on a road trip of Canada in the next few years and will definitely be visiting the places on this list. I mean, who wouldn’t visit Niagara Falls?

  7. Beth Sachs says:

    Canada is definitely on the bucket list. Absolutely beautiful scenery. I imagine it being a bit like New Zealand, a country I love.

  8. Sarah Bailey says:

    I would absolutely love to go to Canada one day, I’ve always been interested by Niagra Falls, but I think all these other places would go onto my list as well.
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  9. Canada has been on our places to visit for a long time, my husband loves train journeys and he has highlighted a few trains that travel across Canada

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