Canada is a country best known for its friendly and polite locals, and its incredibly cold climate, but there’s a lot more to Canada than that. It’s a diverse country that has so many great places to go and things to do. If you’re thinking about taking a trip to Canada, these are some of the highlights that you should try to hit while you’re out there.
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No list of amazing Canadian destinations would be complete without Niagara Falls. It’s one of the most iconic and recognizable natural features in the world, and it’s even more spectacular when you see it for real. The awe-inspiring waterfall is like nothing that you’ve ever seen before and it’s going to be the highlight of your trip, but a lot of people don’t realize that there is more to do in the surrounding area.
If you’re feeling lucky, you can visit the local casino resort or if you’re not the gambling type, you should head over to Marineland instead. It’s a great amusement park and aquarium with loads of great rollercoasters and marine life to see, with plenty of shows to see as well.
If you’re a history buff and you want to delve into the rich history of this great country, the Castle Hill National Historic Site in Newfoundland is one of the best places to start.
The Greenwood Inn & Suites Corner Brook is well situated so it’s easy to reach the Castle Hill site, so if you’re coming primarily to see that, it’s a good place to stay. The Castle Hill National Historic Site was the location for a battle against the British and French for control over this fishing location. It’s an important chapter in the history of Canada and North America so it’s a must see for anybody that is interested in history.
A lot of people instantly think of skiing when they think of Canada. If that’s you and you’re looking to hit the slopes during your visit, Whistler is the best place for it. This great resort in British Columbia is one of the biggest in the whole of North America where you can ski, toboggan or even jump on a snowmobile. It’s not all about the snow though, there are also some great museums and art galleries that you can visit, as well as some incredible restaurants to eat at in the evenings.
The French city of Quebec is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada, especially for couples that are looking for a romantic getaway. North America’s oldest walled city is a cultural haven filled with loads of great museums and art galleries.
There are also some impressive architectural sites, especially the great citadel. If it’s history that you’re after, you should take a trip to Battlefields Park.
Hopefully, this should give you a few ideas to help you plan your trip to Canada and help you to experience everything that this great country has to offer.