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The Top 5 Things You Must Do In Every Province And Territory In Canada

Canada is a traveller's paradise. Its unique geography gives rise to an extensive range of natural wonders and cool places that are perfect for satisfying the wanderlust.

READ ALSO: 13 Bucket List Places In Canada Every Couple Needs To Travel To At Least Once

This makes it kind of a mosaic of different places from around the world. There's no need to hop on a plane to get your nature fix - you'll find mountains, lakes, deserts, badlands and even Arctic tundra all in a single land.

If you're looking to explore Canada, here's a helpful guide of the top 5 things you must do in every province and territory:

British Columbia






New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland and Labrador


Northwest Territories


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British Columbia

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Capilano Suspension Bridge


A 140-metre-long pedestrian path suspended 70 metres above a surging river that cuts through a massive canyon in Vancouver.

via @elpuntodefuga

Stanley Park Seawall


A stone wall erected around the perimeter of the iconic Stanley Park that makes for a scenic walk or bike ride.

via @seatoskygondola

Sea To Sky Gondola


A gondola takes passengers to the top of a mountain where there are epic viewing platforms, suspension bridges and scenic hiking trails.

via @whistlerblackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb Resort


A world-renowned ski resort perfect for ski enthusiasts in the winter and vacationers in the summer.

via @outershores

Gwaii Haanas

Haida Gwaii

A region consisting of ancient Canadian rainforests, secluded beaches, colossal mountains and scenic trails.

For the top 5 things to do in Alberta, click Next.

Glacier Skywalk


A 1-km walkway made entirely of glass that overlooks a stunning 280-metre drop in Banff National Park.

via @enchanted.forest

Lake Louise


One of the most photographed lakes in the world, known for its pure blue colour and nearby award-winning hotel resort.

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Calgary Stampede


An annual ten-day rodeo, festival and exhibition held every July that celebrates Calgary's heritage and roots.

via @worldwaterpark

West Edmonton Mall


The largest shopping mall in North America that boasts an indoor waterpark, exclusive entertainment and several name brands.

via @taran.ka

Hoodoo Trail


An epic hiking trail that takes explorers through the rugged badlands and dinosaur region of Alberta.

For the top 5 things to do in Saskatchewan, click Next.


Purple Beaches

Prince Albert

Unique beaches in Prince Albert National Park with purple-coloured sand that resulted from centuries of glacial activity.

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Beechy Sandcastles

Coteau Hills

A spectacular array of sandcastles and hills that offer a refreshing atmosphere in the flatlands of the Prairies.

via @tourismsask

Big Muddy Badlands


A "spectacl of nature's architecture" that consists of beautiful rock formations such as the iconic Castle Butte.

via @nymaproduction

Tunnels of Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw

A year-round tourist attraction that offers historical guides on the tunnels once used by gangster Al Capone during the bootlegging days.

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Saskatchewan Roughriders 


Undoubtedly Saskatchewan's pride and joy, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian football team based in the provincial capital of Regina.

For the top 5 things to do in Manitoba, click Next.

The Forks


A historic site that serves as a public hub for shops, restaurants and urban parks in Winnipeg.

via @jeff_vernaus

Exchange District


A national historic site of Canada that features over 50 amazing restaurants for the die-hard foodie.

via @inukshuk7

Assiniboine Park


A recreational area that features a spacious green space and a popular animal zoo.

via @simone_jasper

Tundra Buggy


An unusual hotel-on-wheels that takes sightseers to the land of the polar bears, where they can spend a night in their territory.

via @graceserr

Souris Swinging Bridge


A historic suspension bridge measuring 184 metres long that is known for its characteristic bouncing motion.

For the top 5 things to do in Ontario, click Next.

The Grotto and Indian Head Cove

Bruce Peninsula

Two incredible formations in the Bruce Peninsula that are made up of rugged rocks and crystal clear waters.

via @ontariotravel

Journey Behind The Falls

Niagara Falls

A tourist attraction that takes people behind the famous Niagara Falls for viewing during the day or evening (when the lights turn on).

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1000 Islands Boat Tour

Thousand Islands

A scenic boat ride run by Gananoque Boat Lines that takes tourists through the historic waters of the 1000 islands.

via @loveottawa

Parliament Hill


The political heart of the country that holds historic tours, shows and festivals throughout the year.

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CN Tower Edge Walk


An adrenaline-pumping attraction that allows participants to walk outside the top of the CN Tower on a ledge that is 356 metres above ground.

For the top 5 things to do in Quebec, click Next.


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Boulevard Saint-Laurent


A major street in Montreal known for its rich cultural heritage and trendy commercial spots.

via @luciesullymt


Quebec City

Arguably the most beautiful site of Old Quebec that features European-like streets and architecture.

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Hôtel de Glace


An unusual accommodation made entirely of ice and snow, from the structure to the furniture.

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Whale Route


A stretch of land along the St. Lawrence River that offers the best opportunities for whale watching.

via @sarahdage

Îles de la Madeleine

Gulf of St. Lawrence

A beautiful island just off the Gaspe Peninsula with a gorgeous landscape and tranquil beaches.

For the top 5 things to do in New Brunswick, click Next.

New Brunswick

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Hopewell Rocks

Bay of Fundy

A unique formation of towering rocks that sit on the site of the world's highest recorded tides.

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Grand Manan Island

Bay of Fundy

A varied landscape that's home to unique creatures like puffins, migrating whales and a variety of bird species.

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St. Andrews By-The-Sea

Charlotte County

Voted the best destination in Canada by USA Today, St. Andrews By-The-Sea is the perfect place to escape the troubles of city living.

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Fundy Trail Parkway

St. Martins

A 2,600-hectare park the features stunning lookouts along the Bay of Fundy coastline.

via @capeenragenb

Cape Enrage


A Marine Wonder of the World that has a cool zip line starting from the top of a historic lighthouse.

For the top 5 things to do in Nova Scotia, click Next.

Nova Scotia

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Halifax Waterfront


A boardwalk community that has a mix of small town businesses, cute shops and eats, and fun local festivals.

via @vincentdufour

Cabot Trail

Cape Breton

A scenic roadway through the Cape Breton Highlands that has been named one of the greatest drives in the world.

via @wanderlust_leah

Annapolis Valley

Bay of Fundy

A charming wine country situated between two parallel mountain ranges along the Bay of Fundy shore.

via @dronecole


Mahone Bay

A UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its colourful buildings and vibrant community.

via @kinebernard


Maitland Bridge

A national park that features traditional encampment areas, scenic canoe routes and ancient petroglyphs.

For the top 5 things to do in PEI, click Next.

Prince Edward Island

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Thunder Cove


A hidden gem that features red stone cliffs, sand beaches, rolling dunes and explorable caves.

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Cavendish Beach


An 8-km stretch of sandy shore that is also the site of the popular Cavendish Beach Music Festival for country music fans.

via @jennmentos


Prince County

A cozy resort town with picturesque views and a peaceful community that's perfect for a vacation getaway.

via @deography

Confederation Trail


A 470-km trail running through the entire island that offers sightseeing opportunities for biking enthusiasts.

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Avonlea Village


A replica of the fictional town of Anne of Green Gables that features several cute shops an restaurants.

For the top 5 things to do in Newfoundland, click Next.

Newfoundland and Labrador

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Gros Morne

Long Range Mountains

A national park with some of the most striking views in the country, like the Western Brook Pond, the Long Range Traverse and the Tablelands.

via @critchmark


Bonavista Peninsula

"The best and largest harbour in all the Land," known for its great fishing opportunities an amazing seafood.

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A small community that sits by the shore that frequently receives migrating whales and passing icebergs.

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Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island

An ultra-modern resort that features high-end rooms and luxury amenities such as an art gallery, cinema and rooftop hot tubs.

via @eastcoasttrail

East Coast Trail

St. John's

A long distance-footpath that combines the beauty of the wilderness with the vibrancy of small towns scattered along its way.

For the top 5 things to do in the Yukon, click Next.

Emerald Lake


A spectacular lake known for its intense green colour and mountain backdrop.

via @patrickjacobson

Bombay Peggy's

Dawson City

A popular hotel in Dawson City that was once a historic brothel.

via @explorecanada

Sign Post Forest

Watson Lake

A collection of signs from all over the world along the Alaska Highway.

via @danielmoroni

Takhini Hot Springs


A century-old hot spring that features two pools with mineral-rich waters.

via @visitdawsoncity

Midnight Dome

Dawson City

A vista point that offers a spectacular view of Dawson City from a cliff.

For the top 5 things to do in the Northwest Territories, click Next.

Northwest Territories

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Aurora Village


A northern resort that allows guests to sleep in traditional tipis under the glamour of the Northern Lights.

via @spectacularnwt

Virginia Falls


A surging waterfall taller than Niagara Falls, stretching 500-metres into the sky.

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Great Slave Lake


The second largest lake in Canada is also a prime location for recreational fishing and boating.

Fairy Meadows


A surreal valley under a mountain range called "The Cirque of the Unclimbables" that features gentle trails with awesome views.

via @crankyscarlet

Old Town


A historic town that has managed to retain some elements from the "Dirty Thirties" era.

For the top 5 things to do in Nunavut, click Next.

Mount Thor

Baffin Island

Boasts the largest vertical drop in the world with an elevation of 1,675 metres.

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Prince Leopold Island

Qikiqtaaluk Region

A remote land suited for extreme adventurers that also serves as a migratory bird sanctuary.

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Baffin Island

A national park that consists of extreme summits and unusual arctic wildlife.

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A scenic landscape featuring rocky bedrock hills and colourful heath tundra.

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Pond Inlet

Baffin Island

A tiny hamlet with a vibrant community that sits at the entrance to the historic Northwest Passage.

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