Canada:Famous for Its Soaring Mountains, Stunning Glaciers and Isolated Beaches

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Canada:Famous for Its Soaring Mountains, Stunning Glaciers and Isolated Beaches

Canada, one of the largest countries in the world is home to vibrant cities like Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto which will make your trip unforgettable. Canada's vast land is dominated by forests, rocky mountains, wildlife, freshwater lakes and beaches, an outstanding nature holiday destination. In addition to its natural beauty, Canada prides itself as one of the countries with the highest freedom of religion, respect for human rights and a high quality of life.

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Canada:Famous for Its Soaring Mountains, Stunning Glaciers and Isolated Beaches

1. CN Tower (Toronto)

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The CN Tower offers breathtaking views as far as 160 kilometers from the city on clear days. It stands 553 meters high and is one of the national icons of Canada, making it a must-see site when visiting the country. The observation deck features a glass floor for those feeling a little braver. If you want to make your sightseeing tour more adventurous, take the outdoor handsfree Edgewalk around the tower.

The tower is home to a number of award-winning restaurants offering various international cuisines for an exceptional dining experience. Summer (June to August) is the peak tourist season in Canada. Due to the long queues in summer, we recommend visiting attractions either early in the morning or late afternoon when crowds will be less.

2. Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls is one of the most romantic spots for sightseeing in Canada. The falls form the border between New York and Canada. Two of the falls are located in the US and one is in Canada. A sightseeing trip to the Niagara Falls is an opportunity to enjoy nature at its best. You can spend time your sightseeing time just watching the falls or make your sightseeing tour in Canada more memorable by taking a jet boat ride or a Niagara helicopter ride.

Areas around the falls have endless trails for cycling, hiking, and geocaching. The best season for sightseeing around Niagara Falls is during the summer, from June to August, when the weather ranges from warm to hot. The winter is usually harsh, forcing the boat tours to close.

3. Prince Edward Island

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Prince Edward Island, one of the Atlantic provinces of Canada, has miles of beautiful beaches, unforgettable seafood and a fascinating culture. By the ocean, you can dive, snorkel, fish or swim. Sightseeing the mainland is an opportunity to view the setting of Anne of Green Gables book, Prince Edward Island parks and discover Charlottetown.

The best time of the year for sightseeing on Prince Edward Island is during the summer, just like most other parts of Canada. If you are interested in the seafood festivals held here, August to October is the ideal time to visit.

4. Quebec City

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Quebec City is the capital city of Quebec province and the seventh largest city in Canada. Its well-preserved colonial architecture, museums, culture and tasty food make it one of the most cherished cities in Canada.

The city is compact sized and you can see most of the famous attractions in a few days. The Old Quebec Town, Place Royale, and Old Port are among the best sightseeing spots to learn the history of the city. While the Plains of Abraham, Place d'Youville and Montmorency Falls Park are among the best places to escape to nature in the city.

The best times for sightseeing in Quebec either from June to September for summer activities or December to March for winter activities, though the winters can be harsh.

5. Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal (Montreal)

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Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal is an important part of the Catholic historical heritage in Canada. While sightseeing around the Basilica, you will be impressed by its size, fine religious art and the archeological treasures. The Basilica's heritage staff offer guided tours. They will enlighten you on the history of the church and narrate the meaning of each treasure and symbol.

The Basilica has two boutiques that sell various religious literature, sacramental items, and souvenirs that will best remind you of your sightseeing tour in Canada. The Basilica is open most of the days of the year for groups and individual sightseeing tours. The summer is the busiest sightseeing season because of the region's warm and favorable weather.

6. Parliament of Canada (Ottawa)

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Sightseeing tours at the Parliament of Canada are free and accessible almost every day throughout the year. Guided sightseeing tours are offered daily (so long as there are no parliamentary proceedings). Daily tours offer an opportunity to learn about the functions and history of the Parliament of Canada and sometimes give an opportunity to view the House of Commons, Senate and the parliament library.

A sightseeing tour from July to early September will grant you access to the East block which houses the heritage rooms that contain the history of Canada and its parliament in the 19th century. September to April is the best time for curriculum-based sightseeing tours. The parliament buildings have strict regulations on bags and you are only allowed to get in with a single small sized bag.

7. Rideau Canal (Ottawa)

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The Rideau Canal connects Ottawa, the capital city of Canada to Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River. The canal is one of the oldest landmarks in Canada. It is one of the sightseeing sites that are favorable for both summer and winter. Summer (June to August) is the best for sightseeing due to the warm weather.

The canal in summer is abuzz with boat rides, fishing, camping, cycling and hiking activities. In winter (January to early March), it freezes and becomes the world's largest skating rink, attracting thousands of tourists for skating and other winter fun activities in Canada.

8. Capilano (North Vancouver)

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One of the major sightseeing attractions to Canada in Vancouver city is the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. The park consists of about seven footbridges suspended between Douglas Fir trees above the Capilano River. Apart from the bridge, other sightseeing attractions include a nature park, Cliff Walk, nature trails and botanical gardens.

We recommend that you should follow all the safety measures put in place to avoid any height incidences. The best time for sightseeing the park is in summer, from April to October when it is dry and warm in Canada. When it gets wet, the walkways become slippery.

9. Moraine Lake

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Moraine Lake is popularly known for its image on the twenty dollar bill of Canada. The lake derives most of its water from the melting of glacier ice. Moraine lake has an attractive shade of blue, making it a unique lake in Canada. The area around the lake has hiking and mountaineering routes for sightseeing. If you would like to do some sightseeing of the nature trails around the lake, we recommend that you walk in groups of at least four as bear activities have been reported in the area.

The best time for viewing the lake's stunning blue color is in summer from late June to the end of July when the lake has fully thawed. If you would like to go sightseeing earlier than that, the lake and the surroundings have a beautiful backdrop for amazing photos.

10. Yellowknife

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Yellowknife is the only city in the Northwest Territories of Canada. It is a unique and charming city with an enchanting culture and history. Yellowknife city is unique in its own way. It is located on the edge of the Arctic Circle, making it get sunlight for almost 24 hours during summertime. In fact, Yellowknife is one of the sunniest cities in Canada. Yellowknife offers an opportunity to experience the artistic community and the Northern Canada rich cultural heritage.

The city is the best place in Canada for viewing the aurora borealis (northern lights) due to its long and dark winter nights. The best time for seeing the aurora is from mid-November to early April. A sightseeing tour in the summer (June to August) is best timed for canoeing, dog sledding, camping, fishing, and hunting.


Canada prides itself as one of the top sightseeing destinations in the world. Canada is one of the safest countries with very friendly citizens. In Canada, you will experience all the wonders of nature, a historic charm and you will enjoy the vibrancy of its blended culture. In the summer, you will bask in the pleasant beaches as you indulge in the delicious seafood. The winters in Canada can be harsh, but then it opens doors to the largest skating rink in the world. Canada is the ultimate sightseeing destination for both the summer and the winter.