If you've been asked where you're from while travelling, you can always expect pretty much the same responses. People mention that Canadians are very nice and that Canada is a beautiful place to visit. They're right on two counts!\nIt's easy to take it for granted when you live here. If you're looking to book a trip, why not scrap Europe or Australia and instead explore your own home country?\nFrom the west coast to the east coast, there are so many surreal places that you wouldn't believe really exist. Those photos you constantly see on your Instagram feed where the water is so blue it looks edited? Yeah, that exists. And it's in Canada!\nTake this as an opportunity to cross off some of those destinations on your bucket list. Several of these places are probably in most books you see in the travel section of a bookstore called 1000 Places To See Before You Die.\nDevon Island\nWhere: Baffin Bay, Nunavut\nView this post on Instagram "Iceberg, right ahead!" . . . #expedition #explorecanada #nunavut #arctic #arcticocean #devonisland #oneoceanexpeditions #oneocean #adventure #adventuretravel #travel #frozen #iceberg #kayak #paddling #outdoors #frontier #scenic #view #ocean #instatravel #toosoon #explorenunavut #cruise A post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀David Webb (@davidebwebb) on Aug 27, 2017 at 10:08am PDT\nNunavut is severely underrated. It's never the first place somebody goes to when they're exploring Canada, but it should be! Devon Island is largely underpopulated and contains several mountain ranges. If you can, you definitely should visit the ice cave in Belcher Glacier. You can walk inside, and the photos you take there will be unbelievable.\nSpotted Lake\nWhere: Osoyoos, British Columbia\nView this post on Instagram Spotted Lake, BC . . . #hellobc #explorebc #travel #travelbc #sky #lake #camping #photography #landscape #lensflare #britishcolumbia #earth #nature #spottedlake #osoyoos #travelcanada #canada #mountains #roadtrip A post shared by photography (@artbylucky_) on Jan 20, 2018 at 11:44am PST\nNo, that's not Photoshop. And no, it's not magic. It's a lake that has a high concentration in minerals. During the summer months when the lake water evaporates, it leaves behind these minerals that form various-sized spots. The spots change in size and colour depending on the minerals within that spot. How cool is that? You won't see that very often in your life.\nLunenburg\nWhere: Nova Scotia\nView this post on Instagram If you’re happy and ya know it clap your mitts 👏🏻⛵️ #SEAwhatididthere #SEAInsteadofSEE #ONAROLL A post shared by 𝐊𝐄𝐑𝐈 𝐊𝐄𝐋𝐋𝐘 (@kerikellyy) on Feb 22, 2020 at 12:13pm PST\nIf you like a little colour in your life, here's the place for you. Lunenburg is a port town that's actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. It's known for its brightly coloured houses that are all over town. Even if you're there just for a day trip, it's fun to walk around to see the different architecture. There's even a bright purple house that you can't miss.\nGaspé Peninsula\nWhere: Quebec\nView this post on Instagram Percé lies near the top of the Gaspé Peninsula. Originally named Sigsôg, meaning steep rocks, by the Mi’kmaq people who originally inhabited the area, it was later named for the famous rock that lies just off the coast. Historically an important fishing village, Percé is now quite popular as a stop among tourists travelling along the peninsula. . . . . . #percé #gaspepeninsula #quebec #ilebonaventure #atlanticcanada #captivatingcanada A post shared by Captivating Canada (@captivating.canada) on Dec 5, 2017 at 5:44pm PST\nThis scenic area north of Quebec City has everything. There are rugged seascapes, beautiful beaches, colourful fishing villages, pine forests, and historic lighthouses. If you go between June and October, you will definitely get to go whale watching!\nWaterton Lakes National Park\nWhere: Waterton, Alberta\nView this post on Instagram I miss being in my favourite place every day and I’m really tired of studying for midterms A post shared by Ash (@ashley__francis) on Nov 3, 2019 at 7:23pm PST\nDamn, Alberta is lucky with all their lakes. If you can go visit all of them, well, you're a pro. There's nothing like looking onto the water with the majestic mountains in the background. It's still a largely quiet and uncrowded national park, so take advantage of that. Go while you can before everybody else on Instagram goes.\nNahanni National Park\nWhere: Fort Smith, Northwest Territories\nView this post on Instagram I'm gonna miss you, Canada #germanybound #NahanniRiver #glacierlake A post shared by Hannah Bates (@sortahamah) on Aug 17, 2016 at 12:10pm PDT\nThe best part about coming here is the view from the flight. You'll see these mountains from your window and you are guaranteed to get some amazing aerial shots of the area. But there's nothing like coming to the park and witnessing it. Depending on the time of year, you can easily kayak or canoe in the lake or go on some moderate to challenging hikes. You really are away from the city and all the distractions. It's just you, nature, and wildlife.\nBay of Fundy / Hopewell Rocks\nWhere: Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick\nView this post on Instagram Exploring the #flowerpots 🌼 📷 @maxduff A post shared by Vicki (@vickieex) on Oct 18, 2018 at 3:32am PDT\nYou get a twofer with this tourist attraction. You get a different experience when you visit during high tide and during low tide. During high tide, you can see the monstrous waves come crashing against the rocks. But during low tide, you can actually walk on the ocean floor amongst the flower-pot rocks! As long as you make it back to the platforms before high tide begins again, you'll be able to walk two kilometres of beach and explore the coves!\nLynn Canyon Suspension Bridge\nWhere: North Vancouver, British Columbia\nView this post on Instagram Into the forest I go, to lose myself and find my soul. 📸 by @paddyhea #Adventure #Vancouver A post shared by Georgina | Vancouver (@georginastokes) on Nov 5, 2018 at 6:13pm PST\nTest your phobias by coming here. You might think you're fine with heights until you're faced with this suspension bridge that sits 50 meters high from the bottom of the canyon. And remember, don't look down. Look up! You're going to see all the beautiful green trees around you so hopefully, that'll help you relax a bit.\nMont-Tremblant\nWhere: Quebec\nView this post on Instagram Mont-Tremblant - Canada - 2018. • Le bonheur de faire un road-trip à la découverte des parcs nationaux ! Avec ma passion pour la nature, je suis comblée ! • • • #canada #monttremblant #snow #randonnee #parcnaturel #nature #forest #quebec #happiness #travel #traveling #globetrotter #passion #voyage #viaje #travelblogger #travelphotography #travelgram #mercilavie A post shared by Journal de voyages 🇫🇷🇨🇱 (@lau_dela_) on Nov 2, 2018 at 7:31am PDT\nMont-Tremblant is another perfect year-round destination. In the winter, you can obviously go skiing or stay inside at the Mont-Tremblant resort curled up by the fire while drinking a cup of hot chocolate. In the other seasons, you can easily go on the trails if you're up for some hiking. If you'd rather see the view of the city from the top, you can always take the chairlift up and down. It's kind of romantic and like a different kind of Ferris wheel experience.\nView this post on Instagram 🍂🍁🍂 A post shared by Jane Miranda (@diaries_of_jane) on Nov 7, 2018 at 7:38pm PST\nView this post on Instagram Rainy days are an excuse for taking cute umbrellas out. ☔ • • • Les jours de pluie sont une excuse pour sortir de jolis parapluies. ☔ A post shared by Mehdi 🇫🇷 Yvon 🇵🇭 (@travel_avec_nous) on Nov 2, 2018 at 4:36pm PDT\nFlowerpot Island\nWhere: Tobermory, Ontario\nView this post on Instagram Deep in thought aka thinking about that fish and chips place we drove by. • • • #flowerpotisland #tobermory #ontario #parkscanada #fall #nature #hiking A post shared by Coraline Doan (@thuylien13) on Oct 19, 2018 at 6:08pm PDT\nFlowerpot rocks are in Ontario too. If heading to Hopewell Rocks is too far for you, just go to Flowerpot Island instead. You won't get the same experience, but you'll still get to see those pretty flowerpot pillars. You will also get to explore caves and lighthouses. Nothing beats just standing on a rock and looking out onto the ocean, you know?\nView this post on Instagram 最爱🌊 A post shared by @ melin_xi on Oct 11, 2018 at 5:30pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram Thank you Canada, you’ve been a dream. 🇨🇦 A post shared by Kelleth Cuthbert (@kellethcuthbert) on Sep 30, 2018 at 12:29pm PDT\nDinosaur Provincial Park\nWhere: Patricia, Alberta\nView this post on Instagram Badlands, great moustache #35mm A post shared by Christian (@christian_becker) on Sep 24, 2019 at 7:29pm PDT\nAny Land Before Time fans out there? There have been more than 150 dinosaur skeletons found here and more than 50 species have been discovered. While it's no Jurassic Park, it's still a pretty cool place. You could take a guided tour, go on hikes, go camping, and even go glamping. That's right, that last option is for those who don't want to slum it by sleeping on the ground. Have fun exploring and looking out for fossils.\nAbraham Lake\nWhere: Nordegg, Alberta\nView this post on Instagram Casual morning stretch in banff ❄️🍑☃️ A post shared by ❀ MOLLY ❀ (@molllified) on Feb 23, 2020 at 8:17pm PST\nYou're about to be let into the best-kept secret. This hidden gem is located in the Rocky Mountains, but it's often overlooked for the more popular lakes in the area. This lake is extra special, though — it's known for the ice bubbles (aka methane bubbles) that get trapped in the lake during the winter. That's not photoshop, that's real life! It's definitely worth the road trip especially for the cool photos you can take.\nView this post on Instagram Some things in Alberta are worth missing 💙 #abrahamlake #bigbeautifulblue #davidthompsoncountry #rockymountains #nordegg #travelalberta #nikon #optoutside #lovethewild A post shared by Corby 🌿 (@hellocorina) on Nov 4, 2018 at 5:13pm PST\nChurchill\nWhere: Manitoba\nView this post on Instagram 🤪 #PolarBear #Churchill #HudsonBay #Manitoba #Canada #CanadianShield #Tundra #ClassicCanadianTours #TundraBuggy #EcoTourism #Tongue #Paw A post shared by @ dr_drea__ on Nov 5, 2018 at 8:43pm PST\nThis is not a drill. You have the opportunity to see polar bears up close and personal when you go on a guided tour in Churchill. It's known for being the "polar bear capital of the world" for a reason. Be warned, it can be on the pricy side, but if you're looking to splurge for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, well, it could be worth it. Churchill is also known for being a great spot for dog sledding too. Yet another thing not everybody gets to do in their life. You're checking off so many things on the bucket list by coming here.\nLake Louise\nWhere: Banff, Alberta\nView this post on Instagram I have probably visited this lake more times than I can remember. Last week during our @eddiebauer gathering we went back. It’s like watching a really good movie over and over, the details become more apparent each time. I love the details of this area, not only this fascinating lake but all of the opportunities it brings from the surrounding mountains. The place transforms as we head into winter and I can’t wait to watch it unfold. #ebcontributor #liveyouradventure #explorealberta A post shared by katie goldie (@goldiekatie_) on Nov 7, 2018 at 2:30pm PST\nNope, that's not a filter. The water really is that blue. If you don't believe it, well, you just have to go there yourself then. The glacier-fed lake is surrounded by high peaks that you can actually climb up through trails. During the summer, you can go canoeing on the water and you can go skating on it in the winter.\nGreen Gables\nWhere: Cavendish, Prince Edward Island\nView this post on Instagram Channeling my inner👒Anne of Green Gables on this first day of school 2018! Hahahaha I haven’t been in school for decades, but I clearly recall myself as a precocious 12 yr old back in 1980....heading into 7th grade when I first read Lucy Maud Montgomery’s #books 📚set in picturesque province PEI... That said, how surreal is it that I’ve finally found my way to where it all began?! My trip to PEI definitely wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Green Gables!! 💖🏠🙏🏻 #bucketlist✔️ • • • • • • • • #princeedwardisland #canadianblogger #torontoblogger #discoverunder5k #microblog #blog #microinfluencer #follow #me #mylife #instalike #50andfabulous #green #sheisnotlost #cavendish #poseoftheday #explorepei #canada #photooftheday #tourismpei #heritagehouse #anneofgreengables #feeling #grateful #fashionblogger #bloggerlife #travelgram #travelwithme A post shared by Caroline 🍇🙏🏻 (@grapefulyue) on Sep 4, 2018 at 6:44pm PDT\nIt's real and you can visit it while rocking some red braids. Anne of Green Gables is read all over the world and the famous house in the books and movies is open to the public. So embrace how dramatic and whimsical Anne Shirley was, buy that tourist hat that comes with attachable red braids, and enjoy your time here.\nMuskoka\nWhere: Ontario\nView this post on Instagram Always in my heart ❤️🍁 A post shared by Kathya Cavaz (@bestkathyaever) on Nov 3, 2018 at 4:37pm PDT\nCottage country? Yes, please. There are always cottages for you to rent on Airbnb when you want to visit Muskoka. It's another place that offers activities for every season. During the winter, there are ice skating trails, because ice skating on a lake or a rink is so basic. During the summer months, you can jump into the water or chill on the boardwalk with a glass of wine.\nEagle Plains\nWhere: Yukon\nView this post on Instagram "Wonder is the beginning of wisdom." - Socrates The Northern Lights over Eagle Plains in the Yukon photo courtesy of Destination Canada ..................................................................... #wanderlust #auroraborealis #northernlights #yukon #eagleplains #canada #seetheworld #travel #travelquote #travelinspo #travelingram #nightsky #naturephotography #wonderful_places #getoutside #notallthosewhowanderarelost #rideexplore A post shared by Ridebooker Whistler (@ridebooker) on Apr 16, 2016 at 1:10pm PDT\nIceland isn't the only place to see the Northern Lights. You can stay in the country to witness the aurora borealis and all you have to do is take a trip to the Yukon. There are several resorts and chalets for you to stay at in the region. It's the best spot for seeing the Northern Lights because it's so far away from any light pollution. How cool would it be to see this in person instead of online and in photos?\nGros Morne National Park\nWhere: Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador\nView this post on Instagram Green Gardens Hike near the south end of Gros Morne. A sketchy climb out to this point made for an amazing view of the coast, and a good place for @haydeeee to sit and ponder. A post shared by Spencer Duncan (@susp3nce) on Oct 25, 2018 at 9:19pm PDT\nThis park has been shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers. If you're up for the cardio, there are plenty of trails and hikes for you to go on that all offer a splendid view of the water. If you're looking to get as close to the water as possible, the park also offers boat tours.\nView this post on Instagram Views from the top of Gros Morne Mountain. We were expecting rain and 100km winds in October, but instead were met with sun for the whole trip. We were stoked to say the least. Long fjords and big caribou were just a few highlights of the hike! A post shared by Spencer Duncan (@susp3nce) on Oct 21, 2018 at 8:05pm PDT\nBruce Peninsula National Park\nWhere: Tobermory, Ontario\nView this post on Instagram What beats a summer swim? How about a stolen September swim, where the weather, the water temperature and your travel schedule all line up perfectly for one last dip of the season. 📷 @francis.lozada 📍 @BruceGreySimcoe #DiscoverON | #ExploreCanada A post shared by Ontario Travel (@ontariotravel) on Sep 12, 2019 at 7:00am PDT\nYou're about to be surrounded by dramatic cliffs. But nothing beats seeing those turquoise waters of Georgian Bay. When you're here, you'll be able to see tons of wildlife, walk on some rocky areas, and strain your neck from trying to see the top of some ancient cedar trees.\nKluane National Park\nWhere: Haines Junction, Yukon\nView this post on Instagram #fbf. These are a few of my favourite things...💫 A post shared by lcwiebe (@lcwiebe) on Oct 26, 2018 at 5:48pm PDT\nYou could spend a week here. There's so much to do in this national park, you might as well set up camp here to try and explore as much as you can. When you're here you'll see ice fields, forests, and towering peaks. You can even go on a trail called the King's Throne which take you above Kathleen Lake. With a name like that, you know that trail is something you can't miss out on.\nView this post on Instagram “Be in love with your life, every minute of it.” ~Jack Kerouac A post shared by Ryan (@rburns107) on Oct 29, 2018 at 3:17pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram When the views ok but your dog is cute af A post shared by Zoë Westerby (@zoeoeyy) on Oct 30, 2018 at 11:50am PDT\nMoraine Lake\nWhere: Banff, Alberta\nView this post on Instagram T’sais quand ta photo n’a besoin d’aucun filtre 🙌 . Hier j’avais mon dernier cours du programme d’entrepreneuriat. Ce fut 8 semaines intensives à apprendre tellement d’informations cruciales aux développements d’entreprise, à discuter avec des experts du milieu et développer de belles amitiés avec les autres participants; tous destinés à un bel avenir! . Les prochaines semaines seront maintenant consacrées à la rédaction de notre plan d’affaires et le développement de notre business. C’est tellement excitant! J’ai la tête qui déborde d’idées et d’ambitions, j’ai hâte de tout vous dévoiler! . Sur ce, si vous voulez nous encourager et suivre les développements, je vous invite à suivre nos pages Instagram et Facebook @oradiycrafts ☺️💚 A post shared by Maude Robitaille (@mauderobi) on Nov 8, 2018 at 11:22am PST\nLake Louise is more popular, but you can avoid the crowds here. Moraine Lake is equally beautiful, but it's a hidden gem that's overshadowed by Lake Louise. You'll still get stunning views of that insanely blue water while also seeing the tall peaks surrounding it. It is a bit smaller than Lake Louise and you will have to climb a little bit to get to a good photo-taking spot, but man, it's worth it. So take all the photos you can to try to capture that water colour. But you know nothing will be the same as seeing it with your own eyes.\nBig Muddy Badlands\nWhere: Coronach, Saskatchewan\nView this post on Instagram 5:24 AM, June 21/18. Castle Butte, after we came down from the summit and did a walk around. There were many clouds to the north east so the morning sun placed only the slightest glow onto this landmark. #sask #castlebutte #exploresask #landoflivingskies #landmark #bigmuddybadlands #badlands #earlymornings #ipulledoverforthis #meanwhileinsask #prairiesnorth A post shared by Gilbert Katerynych (@gilbertkaterynych) on Jun 28, 2018 at 9:20pm PDT\nDon't be alarmed by the name. It's a lot prettier than the name suggests. You can walk in the valley on several different trails and see Castle Butte. The area is also known for its history. A ton of outlaws used a series of trails that surrounded the badlands.\nWhitehorse\nWhere: Yukon\nView this post on Instagram Main Street. Yukon 🇨🇦 #canada #yukon #whitehorseyukon #igersyukon A post shared by R o b e r t o | שאה (@rsahmkow) on Oct 12, 2018 at 7:29pm PDT\nYou'll fall in love with Whitehorse's colourful buildings. They're lined up all down the main street so you won't miss them. If you can, you should definitely head to Takhini Hot Springs. You can soak, swim, and hang out in the natural mineral waters. Pools are so boring and you need to move on from them, especially when hot springs are an option! It's especially fun to do in the winter when it's freezing outside but you're warm and toasty in the water.\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.