11 Natural Wonders In Canada That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

Grab your bucket list! It’s time to start dreaming of new adventures and these natural wonders in Canada are the perfect places to start.

From the provincial park where dinosaurs once roamed to the iconic turquoise waters of Lake Louise, everybody should have the opportunity to experience these Canadian wonders at least once in their lifetime.

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The best part is that all of these spots are completely natural, which means they’ll be waiting for you as soon as the time is right to visit.

Niagara Falls

Address: Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: Although it’s rated one of the best tourist attractions in Canada, Niagara Falls isn’t just for visitors. You simply can’t make a bucket list of Canadian natural wonders without including it!

Lake Louise

Address: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, AB

Why You Need To Go: The extraordinary turquoise waters of Lake Louise are so iconic that people travel from all over the world to see them. Totally natural and incredibly beautiful, this spot needs no Instagram filter.

Great Bear Rainforest

Address: Great Bear Rainforest, Kitimat-Stikine C (Part 2), BC

Why You Need To Go: The Great Bear Rainforest covers an impressive 6.4 million hectares on B.C.'s north and central coast. Here, you’ll be able to find wildlife that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, including spirit bears that look like they’re straight out of a fairytale.

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Waterton Lakes National Park

Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, AB

Why You Need To Go: Located where the prairies of Alberta meet the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, this national park has clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, mountain vistas and even bright pink waters (on very rare occasions).

Northern Lights

Address: Varies

Why You Need To Go: Arguably one of the most mesmerizing natural wonders to discover, the Northern Lights should be on every Canadian’s bucket list. Even better, the True North is one of the best places on Earth to find them.

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Address: Dinosaur Provincial Park, AB

Why You Need To Go: Around 75 million years ago, Dinosaur Provincial Park was a subtropical paradise inhabited by dinosaurs. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can explore the place where over 150 full dinosaur skeletons were discovered.

Flowerpot Island

Address: Flowerpot Island, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can explore this unique wonder simply by hopping on a boat. Located on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, the island is an unmissable destination for anybody who loves the natural world.

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Leanchoil Hoodoos

Address: Yoho National Park, BC

Why You Need To Go: While it’s a tough hike to find the unusual geological formations of Leanchoil Hoodoos, the sight will be worth sweating for! These unique natural wonders are sometimes known as fairy chimneys, which is pretty cute too.

Thunder Cove Beach

Address: Thunder Cove Beach, Lot 18, PE

Why You Need To Go: Thanks to its iron-rich soils, P.E.I. is home to some 500 miles of distinctively fiery coastline. Here, you’ll find incredible photo opportunities, particularly at Thunder Cove beach where there’s both red sands and red rock formations.

Iceberg Alley

Address: The Atlantic Marine Ecozone, NL

Why You Need To Go: What could be more awe-inspiring than massive 10,000-year-old glaciers? These incredible icebergs are visible from many points along the northern and eastern coasts, especially on clear days.

Moraine Lake

Address: Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, AB

Why You Need To Go: Recognized internationally for its colour-changing waters, Moraine Lake is one of Canada’s most iconic natural landmarks. Here, you’ll find snow-capped mountains and gushing waterfalls. Talk about a nature lover’s paradise!

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