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Best places to visit in Canada

Best places to visit in Canada

Located on the northern US border, the beautiful country of Canada lies. Making up the
northern part of North America, Canada stretches from both the east coast to the west
coast, consisting of 10 provinces. This beautiful country offers many beautiful
landscapes and French heritage. To see all of Canada, you will probably have to go more
than once—but that does not mean you cannot plan ahead! Here are a few of the best
places to visit while traveling through Canada.

1. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This beautiful Canadian city lies closely to the Pacific Northwest portion of America
(just above Washington), with much to offer to locals and tourists from across the world.
The city of Vancouver offers an artistic view for locals and tourists, with plentiful
museums exhibiting only the most beautiful art pieces that Canada has to over. Not only
is the art prominent in this beautiful, Canadian city, but Vancouver is also the home to
the ever popular Stanley Park. Stanley Park offers gorgeous scenery from Canada’s
finest, but also a scenic sea wall.

2. Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Chances are, you have already heard of Banff National Park. Photographers,
adventurers, tourists, all of these individuals taking amazing pictures and posting those
to social media of Banff National Park Scenery. Chances are, you have already said “I
want to go here!”, or “what a beautiful place!” If you have not, not to worry! There is still
time to go visit this ancient park. Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park,
dating back to the 1800s. In the modern world, Banff National Park still offers beautiful
scenery, and plenty of things to do. Perhaps some of the highlights from Banff National
Park are the gondola ride, ski resorts, and hot springs. Are you more of an adventurous
tourist and prefer adventure? Banff National Park has something for everyone!
Adventurers can enjoy the diverse landscape, and those who simply want to relax have
hot springs to do so.

3. Québec City, Québec, Canada

Québec City is located in Québec Canada, and offers a taste of Europe for those who do
not actually want to go to Europe. This city is home to history, French culture, and is
perfect for romantic destinations. The city once stood in the shadow of the ever-popular,
Toronto, but when Québec City reached 400 years, the cities tourism took a leap
forward. Quebec City is home to a beautiful citadel, cathedral, Montmorency falls, and
even a castle like hotel. This city is perhaps one of the most historic and French cities
that Canada offers to the world. The city encompasses its 400 year history with its stone
buildings, narrow streets, and colonial core. Make sure to bring your French skills with
you, as this is the most French speaking city in all of Canada!

Those were three places in Canada that are surely worth visiting. No amount of wording
can truly encompass the beauty and culture these Canada destinations can bring us. Be
sure to plan ahead, and learn some French!

Best time to visit Canada

Best time to visit Canada

Canada is a beautiful, vast country that makes up the northern part of North America.
The country itself borders the continental United States, stretches from coast to coast,
and is home to 10 Canadian provinces. Canada is home to 36.3 million residents, and a
plethora of beautiful, diverse species. With the country being so big, and even having 10
different provinces to visit, it is important to determine when the best time to visit
Canada is.

January through March

Canada is pretty far north from the equator, which is why it is no surprise that these
months host the Canadian winter. Do not let that winter fool you, though! Canada
winters can host some amazing wild life events, natural events, and even different
winter festivals. One of the most popular festivals for this time period is the Quebec
Winter Festival. This festival lasts for 14 days and is well known for amazing snow and
ice sculptures.
During this time frame, one of nature’s most rare shows can be seen: the aurora. The
aurora is commonly known as the northern lights, and can only be seen, late at night in
some of the coldest regions around the world. Though it may be cold, seeing the
northern lights will be worth it!

April through June
April and May are both less common months for tourists to travel to Canada. So much in
fact that the price of traveling to Canada during these months is lower than the rest of
the year. If you have to be traveling to Vancouver, British Columbia (along the west
coast of Canada), you can witness the best day time skiing. The sun is shining, and the
skies are clear, but the weather conditions are still great for snow play!
May is when the snow starts to melt, and other Canadian destinations become more
accessible. This month is also great for whale watching along the eastern coast of
Canada.
June is an ideal month to visit if you want nothing to do with Canada’s cold winter. The
snow has melted, bodies of water have no more ice, and the weather is certainly not
cold!

July through October

July and August are the summer months for Canada, and offer a great variety of outdoor
activities. This is also a great time to watch Orca’s follow the salmon to Canada (on the
west coast).
From late August through November, the salmon run commences. Salmon return from
the ocean to western Canadian rivers for mating, and attract beautiful predators along
the way.

September and October exhibit the beautiful fall of Canada. From colorful leaves to
cooler weather, Canada’s scenery is at its most beauty during this time. This is also a
great time to visit Niagra Falls!

November and December

During these two months, the winter starts to return. Don’t let the cold scare you,
though! With the holidays approaching, Canada hosts many different holiday-based
festivals during this time, and they also start to reopen the skating rinks.
The best time to visit Canada, is during whatever season you want to visit. There is
always something to see or do year round in this beautiful country!