Canada has filled with natural beauty all around in the form of Mountains, meadows, rivers, and lakes. Canada also holds the world’s most buzzing metropolitan cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Right from landscape, scenery, culture, and entertainment Canada always has something new for each visitor. In that way, we have the top 10 must-visit landmarks of Canada, which are awestruck and unique, that never fail to amuse you and hence do not miss out on these if you have a chance of visiting Canada.
The Hopewell Rocks are located in the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick. These are unique rock formations that are pounded and shaped by tidal erosion, that are shaped in a way such that the lower part of the stones are thinner than the upper part of the stone. Above which small trees and plants grow. Visiting this place during low tides are ideal and spend time walking along the maze that Hopewell rocks create or sit back and witness the sun disappearing and illuminates through the rocks during sunset. The Hopewell rocks are also called Flowerpot Rocks and they stand 40 – 70 feet tall. The formations consist of dark sedimentary conglomerate and sandstone rock. The large volume of water flowing in and out of the Bay modifies the landscape surrounding it.
The Canadian Rockies
Canada’s Rockies are made up of wide mountain peaks, rolling hills, diving valleys, lush flora, and crystal cold mountain lakes and rivers. The entire place gives you a view of breath-taking scenery. Most of the visitors visit here to experience
boundless activities like camping, hiking, fishing, bird watching, or mountain biking.
With jagged, ice-capped peaks, including towering Mt. Robson it’s a region of alpine lakes, diverse wildlife, and outdoor recreation sites. Yoho National Park is home to the massive Takakkaw Falls. Other national parks are Jasper with famously accessible Athabasca Glacier and Banff, site of Glacier fed Lake Louise.
Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City
If you visit the Old Quebec City during your trip, have a pit stop at the prestigious 19th Century built Chateau Frontenac is worth spending some time. The elegant hotel and its watchtowers and stunningly decorated drawing rooms overlook the Saint Lawrence River and the entire city view. The Château Frontenac was designed by Bruce Price and was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway company. The hotel is presently managed by Fairmont hotels and resorts. The Château Frontenac was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1981. The hotel was expanded on three occasions, with laser major expansion that took place in 1993.
CN Tower, Toronto
Toronto is one of the urban cities of Canada and it holds the CN tower, a communication tower with an antenna that reaches over a height of 1800 feet, making this one of the tallest free-standing structures in the world. You can view a glimpse of this tower from virtually anywhere in the city. You can walk to the downtown to the heart of Toronto to snap photos or take the elevator to view the entire cityscape from the amazing observation tower. In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern seven wonders of the world by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It also belongs to the world federation of Great towers.
The Confederation Bridge, carrying the trans-Canada highway that links New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island via the sprawling Northumberland Strait. This was built in 1997, 8 miles long, and 200 feet above the sea level. This bridge has a stunning view during the sunrise and sunset. Before this bridge was officially named, it was referred to as the “fixed link”. This bridge was officially opened to the public on May 31st, 1997. This is a multi-span balanced cantilever bridge with a post-tensions concrete box grinder structure. The speed limit on the bridge is 80km per hour but can vary with wind and weather conditions. When traveling at the speed limit, it takes about 12 minutes approximately to cross the bridge.
Canada’s most famous parliament building is located on Parliament Hill in the nation’s capital of Ottawa, is perched on the picturesque Ottawa River. An impressive Gothic Revival style, you can opt for a guided tour of the structure that’s made up of 3 separate buildings, the East Block, the Centre Block, and the West Block. This hill attracts 3 million visitors each year. Following several extensions to the parliament and departmental buildings and a fire in 1916 that destroyed the centre block, Parliament hill took its present form with the completion of the peace tower in the year 1927. Canada’s most famous parliament building is located on Parliament Hill in the nation’s capital of Ottawa, is perched on the picturesque Ottawa River. An impressive Gothic Revival style, you can opt for a guided tour of the structure that’s made up of 3 separate buildings, the East Block, the Centre Block, and the West Block. This hill attracts 3 million visitors each year. Following several extensions to the parliament and departmental buildings and a fire in 1916 that destroyed the centre block, Parliament hill took its present form with the completion of the peace tower in the year 1927.
The Northern Lights
The Northwest Territories in Canada’s largest and most pristine natural wilderness. Home to wood bison, moose, beaver, muskrat, caribou, grizzly bear, foxes, black bear and whales, the most awe-inspiring element remains the “Aurora Borealis” or the Northern lights, a natural light show that can be witnessed in September to October and from March to April, at night. An aurora sometimes referred to as polar lights, northern lights or southern lights is a natural light display in the Earth’s sky, which is predominantly seen in the high latitude regions. Auroras are the result of disturbances in the magnetosphere caused by the solar wind. These disturbances are strong enough to alter the trajectories of charged particles in both solar wind and magnetospheric plasma. These particles, mainly electrons, and protons precipitate into the upper atmosphere.
Niagara Falls is very much famous and well known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. However, it’s Canada’s Horseshoe Falls that far out impresses the falls in the US producing nearly 6 million cubic feet of water every single minute. You can catch the best view and take the best photos from Queen Victoria Park in the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario. In Niagara Falls state park, the observation tower, at prospect point, just out over Niagara Gorge for a view of all 3 waterfalls. Trails from the Niagara Gorge Discovery center lead to other viewpoints. The Aquarium of Niagara serves as a home to Humboldt penguins, seals, and sea lions. The Niagara Falls state park has awe-inspiring attractions, interactive exhibits, miles of hiking trails, and delectable dining options in a family-friendly environment.
Nova Scotia’s tiny, quaint seaside village sits on top cliffs that were carefully and naturally carved by the glaciers. Explore the natural beauty of the village, with its iconic lighthouse, and let the sea salt Kiss your lips at the nearby Peggy’s cover preservation area, Indian Harbour, and Hackett’s Cove. Peggy’s Cove is 43km southwest of Downtown Halifax and comprises one of the numerous small fishing communities located around the perimeter of the Chebucto Peninsula. The community is named after the Cove of the same name, a name also shared with Peggy’s point, immediately to the east of the Cove. The village marks the eastern point of the St. Margaret’s Bay. From its inception, the community’s economy revolved around the fishery. However, tourism began to overcome fishing in economic importance following the Second World War.
Banff National Park
If you love outdoors, then Banff National Park will be the right pick for you. This National Park is Canada’s oldest National Park, established in 1885. Banff encompasses 6,641 sq. km of mountain terrain with many glaciers, ice fields, and alpine landscapes. Banff has over three million visitors annually, the health of its ecosystem has been threatened. Banff National Park is the most visited Alberta tourist destination and one of the most visited national parks in North America. Experience your alley or rather your mountain, valley, forest, snow hill, or crystal clear lake. You can find many natural amusements all season long which includes cycling, hiking, and swimming in summer. Fishing, hunting, and mountain climbing in spring or autumn. For winter the activities are skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or sleigh rides during winter.