As we all know, Canada is the second largest country in the world. Our country is rich by land, culture and yes it is very different from the rest of the globe. All of the Canadian cities are beautiful in their own way. They have certain features that define them from other cities such as landmarks, attractions, natural wonders, architecture, history and events. Here is a list that will help you distinguish every Canadian city and make you curious to visit every single one of them at least once:

Read also: 14 Things You Will Only See In Canada

1. Toronto

  • Edge walk the C.N Tower
  • Visit one of Canada's hippest neighbourhoods, Kensington Market.
  • Check out the Pandas at the Toronto Zoo
  • Escape to the Toronto Island's.
  • Explore the festival scene all year long whether you go to VELD, D.D, Taste of the Danforth, The Christmas Market and countless more food, music and culture related festivals.
  • Discover the world of art at ROM.
  • Have a photo session in Graffiti Alley
  • Visit different cultural neighbourhoods such as China Town, Little Italy, Greek Town and several more.
  • There are over 8000 restaurants to eat at.
  • Spend a day at Canada's Wonderland.
  • Check out one of the most friendliest LGBT neighbourhoods in the world.
  • Go shopping at the world's largest underground shopping centre, The PATH.
  • See a Raptors, Maple Leafs or Blue Jays game.

2. Montreal

  • Explore the history and eat delicious food by spending time in the beautiful Old Montreal
  • Check out the Grand Prix
  • Have the world's most mouth watering poutines.
  • Get lit at Osheaga or Igloofest.
  • Party all night long at Nuit Blanche
  • Visit Montreal's Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal
  • The Montreal Biodome (an indoor re-creation of four different ecosystems.) 
  • Explore Mont Royal Park
  • Learn about the French-Canadian culture.
  • Admire the spectacular views from Montreal's Tower Observatory ( The Olympic Park)
  • Watch a Habs game.
  • Visit the Underground City, that connects shopping malls, over 2000 stores, restaurants, museums, metro stations, universities,offices, banks and other establishments.
  • Check out La Ronde amusement park.
  • Montreal has the 2nd largest amount of restaurants per capita in North America.
  • Last call for drinking is 3 am.

3. Vancouver

  • Admire the beautiful nature because Vancouver is one of the most picturesque cities in the world.
  • Hit the slopes in Whistler.
  • Get fit by partaking in a variety of outdoor activities (hiking, skiing, snowboarding, surfing etc.)
  • The friendly people
  • Explore the Pacific Ocean and islands on the ferry.
  • Go whale watching.
  • Visit hot springs.
  • Go to Vancouver's Art Gallery.
  • Cheer on the B.C Lions, Canucks or Whitecaps.
  • Eat the freshest seafood.
  • Check out Stanley Park
  • Explore Gastown
  • Bike down the Seawall ( the world's largest uninterrupted seaside path.)
  • Visit Canada's most notable China Town.
  • Check out the suspension bridges, Capilano or Lynn Canyon.
  • Have a $100 hot dog at DougieDog on Granville Island.
  • Visit the Vancouver's Police Museum.

4. Ottawa

  • It is Canada's capital after all
  • Check out Parliament Hill
  • Go to the National Gallery of Canada
  • Visit the historic farmers market - ByWard Market.
  • Boat or skate down the Rideau Canal.
  • Celebrate Canada Day.
  • Spend a night at the Fairmont Château Laurier.
  • Explore the history of Ottawa at the Cumberland Heritage Village.
  • Take a Lady Dive Amphibus tour.
  • Cheer on the Senators
  • Taste the food scene.
  • You must have a Beaver Tail.
  • The Quebec border is 10 min away ( that means last call for drinking is 3 am.)
  • Check out one of the 35 festivals, Canadian Tulip Festival is the most famous.

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5. Quebec City

  • It's the home to maple syrup.
  • Ride the river ferry
  • Enjoy the French fare
  • Go sledding on Les Glissades de la Terrasse, a 82-metre-high ice slide.
  • Visit the Quebec Winter Carnival  or Festival d'ete de Quebec.
  • Stay at the ice hotel.
  • Go on the Le Massif de Charlevoix's train.
  • Check out The Musee National des Beaux.
  • Purchase some souvenirs at Rue du Tresor, also known as Treasure Street.
  • Spend a day at Battlefields Park.
  • Walk the wall(4.6-kilometre circuit) around the Old Upper Town.
  • On look the guards dramatic performance when changing shifts La Citadelle.

6. Edmonton

  • Check out the High Level Bridge that runs across the North Saskatchewan River.
  • Go to North America's largest shopping and entertainment centre, West Edmonton Mall.
  • Surf at the World's largest indoor wave pool and the go on the longest water slide.
  • Visit the 4 Pyramids, The Muttart Conservatory.
  • Check out Fort Edmonton Park
  • Go to the Energy Discover Centre, the site of oil discovery in Canada.
  • Experience a Canadian Safari at Elk Island National Park.
  • There are giant structures everywhere.
  • Check out a performance at Canada's longest running Jazz Club, Yardbird Suite.
  • You've got to go for the Bacon Festival
  • Visit the largest Pioneer Village in the country.
  • Enjoy a green onion cake @ Blue Plate

7. Winnipeg

  • It's the home to Canadian Prairies
  • Visit the Forks, the most historical meeting place for Aboriginals
  • Learn your rules @ The Canadian Museum of Human Rights.
  • Check out the famous pedestrian bridge, Esplanade Riel.
  • Visit the Assiniboine Park Zoo
  • Check out the longest running cultural festival Folklorama.
  • Treat yourself at one of Canada's most luxurious Scandanavean Spa, Thermëa.
  • Visit the Royal Canadian Mint to see a $600,000 gold bar.

8. Calgary

  • Explore the Wild West of Canada
  • Check out the largest rodeo, The Calgary Stampede
  • Stop by the Peace Bridge
  • Release your inner cowboy and to purchase a cowboy hat.
  • Visit a farmers market
  • Admire the Rocky Mountains
  • Channel a pioneer vibe at Heritage Park.
  • Have a dougnut from Jelly Modern Doughnuts
  • Go to the Calgary Tower.
  • Take a 90 min trip to Drumheller, the dinosaur gallore of the world.
  • Raft the Bow River.

9. Halifax

  • Check out the Halifax Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
  • Go on a Alexander Keith's Brewery Tour.
  • You have to visit Peggy's Cove.
  • And the Harbour Hopper Tour or sail on a Tall Ship
  • Admire the beautiful waterfront.
  • Check out the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.
  • And the Halifax Citadel pyramid forts site.
  • It was the closest major port to the sinking of the Titanic, therefore there's a burial grounds are set in Halifax.
  • Experience the highest tides in the world at the Bay of Fundy.
  • Spend a day at McNabs Island.
  • Check the time at the Old Time Clock that has been running for 200 years.
  • Lobster Rolls are a must.
  • Enjoy the world's freshest oysters.
  • Get your surf on at Lawrencetown Beach.

10. Regina

  • Check out the Mounties training facility.
  • Party it up at the Warehouse District bars.
  • Enjoy a cone at the Milky Way ice cream shop.
  • Take a day trip to Moose Jaw.
  • Gamble at Casino Regina.
  • Check out the Regina Floral Conservatory.
  • Go to the Kiwanis Waterfall Park.
  • Spot a couple of Bisons.

11. St. John's

  • Deadman’s Bay Path of the East Coast Trail.
  • Admire the breathtaking landscapes.
  • Go whale watching.
  • Pick berries at Signal Hill and Quidi Vidi.
  • Visit The Rooms Museum.
  • Go iceberg spotting.
  • Go for a stroll or bike ride along the 125 km Grand Concourse walkway.
  •  St.John's has the most amount of pubs per square foot in Canada.

12. Yellowknife

  • Go dog sledding
  • Experience The Great Slave Lake ice fishing tour.
  • Snowmobile across Yellowknife.
  • Walk along the Cameron Rivers Falls trail.
  • See the Northern Lights.

13. Whitehorse

  • Go for the Yukon 1000 canoe race.
  • See the Northern Lights.
  • Check out theMiles Canyon for a hike and cross the suspension bridge across the Yukon River.
  • Go up to the Grey Mountain Lookout to see a panoramic view of the city.
  • There are  over 85 km for cross country skiing.

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