One of the most prominent natural attraction of Canada is Niagara Falls. It is swamped with visitors in large numbers all round the year. This is located along the American border, and is a mere hour’s drive from Toronto. The falls, descend from a height of approximately 57 meters and create a majestic view. Visitors can view the falls from a close distance by getting on the top. Both Niagara Gorge and Niagara Falls have been attracting tourists and adventure seekers from across the country.
Banff National Park
Situated in the heart of the might Rocky Mountains, the Banff National Park lies in the province of Alberta. It brings forth the views of some of the most magnificent sceneries of Canada. Snow capped mountains, turquoise green lakes as well as glaciers are all very well accessible from this beautiful park. Lake Louise is the jewel of the park. It is where the green waters reflect the mountains surrounding it. Taking a stroll around the shores is an important thing to do here. Icefields Parkway which runs between the Jasper and Lake Louise is an interesting drive and another must see attraction here. Towards the southern end of the lake, you can come across a number of resorts, stays, dining options and shopping hubs.
Toronto’s CN Tower
Lying in the biggest city of Canada, the Toronto’s CN Tower is an iconic landmark. Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, this tower is indeed one of the tallest structures of the world with its height of over 553 meters. In its fine dining revolving restaurant, you can enjoy the exquisite fine dining meals when enjoying the beautiful views of the lake and the city around. You also have a Glass Floor and LookOut that offers excellent views all over the city and around. Visiting the tower during the night time can be a good idea as the tower is lit in different colors then.
Listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Quebec is a tourist attraction that sprawls across the Quebec’s Upper and Lower Town. It has the most historic buildings of the city. Situated along the River St. Lawrence, the Lower Town is the home to the outstanding Château Frontenac and is also the site of the original settlement. There are several treasures found in the region too. On the other hand, the Upper Town is nestled on the high cliff of 100 meters. It is a home to the valley, Parque Historique de l'Artillerie, the Plains of Abraham and the Place d'Armes. Very well developed for tourism, this is indeed one of the most significant historical area of Canada.
Whistler is only a two hour drive from Vancouver. It is the prominent ski resort in Canada and has always been the most favored winter sports area here. A number of adventure activities can be enjoyed here such as mountain biking and golf with a backdrop of beautiful atmosphere all round the year. In the year 2010, the village gained international attention when it became one of the location for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Several recreational opportunities such as dining, world class skiing and hotels can be availed here.
Ottawa's Parliament Hill
Standing tall above the Ottawa River, the Ottawa's Parliament Hill is in existence since the 19th century. These Parliament buildings are built in the Neo-Gothic style. The most striking feature here is the Peace Tower which divides the Senate and the House of Commons on the either side. Taking a lovely walk along the Ottawa river is an important thing to do here.
St. John's Signal Hill National Historic Site
Overlooking the sea and the city, towards the entrance to the St. John's harbor is the magnificent Signal Hill National Historic Site. In the year 1901, the first wireless transatlantic signal was received. This attraction also played a significant role in the Seven Years war against France. The current fortifications that can be seen here were built during the 1800s.
One prominent place to see here is the Cabot Tower. Built in the year 1897, the place marks the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Newfoundland. Right from the top of the tower, you can get panoramic views of the city. You can see the coast as far as the Cape Spear which is the eastern most point of North America.