Canada is my home country and even though I’m often enamoured by far away places, I never take for granted the beauty and incredible travel experiences Canada has to offer.
As the second largest country in the world, there’s a vast amount of places to visit in Canada. Coast to coast, there’s something for every type of traveller whether it be adventuring in the outdoors, relaxing in a small town, exploring a big city, or learning about the history and traditions of our cultural mosaic.
With so many things to see and do in Canada, unless you have months to spare, one trip to Canada can never be enough!
Canada Travel Guide
I’ve pulled together all my Canada travel tips and information into one handy resource, making it easier to plan a trip to Canada.
This Canada travel guide includes detailed articles about places to see in Canada, plus my recommendations for booking accommodations and tours.
One important thing to know when planning a trip to Canada, is that the large geographic area, high cost of domestic flights, and slow and limited rail options can make travelling in Canada a challenge. The best approach is to focus on a specific region rather than try to see the entire country in one trip.
But, if you’re not afraid of a long road trip (we Canadians sure aren’t), then a drive across Canada is a memorable way to see the country. My family did this when I was in junior high school and it was one of my favourite summer vacations!
Places to Visit in Canada- What to See and Do
I’ve organized my blog posts about Canada by province and territory, making it easier to browse for inspiration for a trip to Canada.
This by no means is an exhaustive list of places to visit in Canada, but rather a collection of locations I’ve explored since starting this blog. Each destination features articles about places to see and things to do in that province or territory, plus travel tips based on my personal experience.
Here are some ideas for where to visit in Canada!
Alberta is the second province from the west coast, landlocked between British Columbia and Saskatchewan, and is the most populous of Canada’s three prairie provinces. The landscape of Alberta is diverse and features the Rocky Mountains, Columbia Icefield, aspen parkland, prairies, desert badlands, and boreal forest.
Destinations in Alberta
Here are some places to visit and things to do in Alberta, my home province. You can find some more ideas at Adventure Alberta.
British Columbia is Canada’s most western province, sitting between the Pacific Ocean and Rocky Mountains. It’s easy to appreciate nature in B.C. because the province is home to forests (including a temperate rainforest), mountains, lakes, fjords, uninhabited islands, and semi-arid valleys. British Columbia is one of Canada’s major wine producing regions and a popular summer vacation spot for western Canadians.
Destinations in British Columbia
Here are some places to visit and things to do in British Columbia.
Ontario is in east-central Canada, bordered by the Great Lakes to the south and Hudson Bay to the north. It’s Canada’s most populous province and home to the nation’s capital (Ottawa) and the country’s most populous city (Toronto). The landscape of Ontario includes the Canadian Shield, the Niagara Escarpment, and the boreal forest.
Destinations in Ontario
Here are some places to visit and things to do in Ontario.
Quebec is in eastern Canada and is the only province to have a predominantly French-speaking population (French is the official language). It’s the second most populous province in Canada, with most people living in the southeast near the Saint Lawrence River, between Montreal and Quebec City. The landscape includes the Appalachian Mountains, Saint Lawrence Lowland, Canadian Shield, boreal forest, and more than half a million lakes.
Destinations in Quebec
Here are some places to visit and things to do in Quebec.
Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s prairie provinces, sitting between Alberta and Manitoba in western Canada. The southern part of the province is prairies, the north is boreal forest, and there are a few areas of sand dunes. Saskatchewan has about 100,00 lakes and receives more hours of sunshine than any other province.
Destinations in Saskatchewan
Here are some places to visit and things to do in Saskatchewan.
The Yukon is a territory in northwest Canada. The land is sparsely populated and wild with mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes, rivers, and tundra. The Yukon is home to Canada’s highest peak (Mt. Logan) and is known for the Klondike Gold Rush. It’s also a great destination for viewing the northern lights. The Yukon’s untouched beauty makes it one of my favourite places to visit in Canada.
Destinations in the Yukon
Here are some places to visit and things to do in the Yukon.
Accommodations in Canada
We highly recommend BOOKING.COM to reserve accommodations in Canada, as it’s the only site we use to book our hotels. They have a huge selection of properties and guarantee you’ll get the best price on the internet. Most properties offer free cancellation and don’t require prepayment.
Tours in Canada
GET YOUR GUIDE is my trusted site for booking local tours, activities, and attractions tickets. They have an impressive inventory to choose from and offer a best price guarantee. Here’s a small sample of what they offer, or click the link above to browse the full selection.
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