It's definitely difficult to remember how beautiful our own country is when all we want to do is travel the world. We're always so consumed with travelling outside of Canada, not realizing the beauty that it truly holds.
I'm sure any of us would choose a trip outside of Canada before we chose to travel inside of our country, but there are many reasons why we should rethink that theory. Canada has so many beautiful views that we're all missing out on just because we think the rest of the world is more interesting. Would you think of travelling to the Yukon for a fun trip? Probably not. But you'd be surprised at how beautiful and rich the views actually are.
So I've come up with a list of 10 picture perfect places in Canada you need to travel to at least once in your life. Get to know and discover the beauty of your own country!
1. Banff National Park // Alberta
Banff is Canada's oldest national park, but has the most amazing views of the Rocky Mountains. I'm sure you've seen pictures before of it's crystal clear water and perfectly carved mountains but wouldn't it be better to view it in person? This is personally in my top 10 places to visit.
2. Torngat Mountains National Park // Newfoundland and Labrador
Torngat Mountains have been the home to Inuits for thousands of years. I can definitely see why. The mountains border Quebec, and this is a super popular place to visit if you enjoy fishing, hunting or just discovering new and historic places.
3. Capilano Suspension Bridge // Vancouver
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a super popular attraction in Vancouver. However, the view is what takes peoples breath away (or the fear of heights, whatever one works for you). You're completely surrounded by nature and the view from way up high is mesmerizing. If you're ever in Vancouver, I would suggest putting this first on your to-do list.
4. Baffin Island // Nunavut
Baffin Island is the largest island in Canada, and definitely one of the most beautiful. There is always wildlife running around, and it's a great place to ski if you're into that. It's home to the worlds highest vertical cliff which is 1250 metres.
5. Nahanni National Park Reserve // Northwest Territories
This park has beautiful whitewater and most visitors need to be flown in by a floatplane. If you're feeling adventurous, this is a great place to canoe or kayak while taking in the scenery.
6. Peggy's Cove // Nova Scotia
Peggy's Cove is famous for the adorable lighthouse that lights up the small community. It's just outside of Downtown Halifax, and has a beautiful clear view of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy some local lobster at a close by restaurant while you're at it.
7. Cavendish // Prince Edward Island
Yes, this is the setting for Anne of Green Gables. And it's even more cute in person. You can stop by the authors home/birthplace but exploring the whole town would be to your benefit. You'll discover how beautiful Prince Edward Island really is when you stop by Cavendish Beach and just explore.
8. Kluane National Park and Reserve // Yukon
Kluane, which are the highest mountains in the Yukon, are absolutely breathtaking. Mount Logan has the highest peak in Canada, measuring at 5,959 metres. Don't be surprised if you see a ton of grizzly bears, because they tend to roam around aimlessly. This is a must-see if you're an avid hiker.
9. Bruce Peninsula National Park // Ontario
Bruce Peninsula is a breathtaking park in Ontario that has flowerpot-shaped rocks and a hidden Grotto. This is Ontario's own paradise, as the water is as crystal clear as it gets. There are several activities you can do here, but no matter what you'll be in awe that this stunning spot is so close to home.
10. Tombstone Territorial Park // Yukon
Get away from everything and travel to Tombstone Territorial Park. With absolutely no service and a beautiful view, you'll find yourself feeling refreshed. Hiking in this park is difficult, however completely worth the trip.
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