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From the mountain peaks of the Canadian Rockies to the cosmopolitan streets of Toronto – Canada is an affordable yet entertaining place to visit. If you are yet to explore the region, check out some of the best places you must pay a visit to while in Canada.
Canada is famous for Niagra Falls and it brings in millions of visitors. Located over an hour’s drive from Toronto, the falls drop about 57 meters. You can enjoy the massive falls from various key points.
Niagra George and Niagra Falls attract tourists and daredevils for over a century. During the 19th to 20th centuries, several attempts were taken to plunge over the falls with boats and barrels. All these along with tightrope walkers evolved a carnival atmosphere in and around Niagra Falls.
Families enjoy a walk down the outrageous Clifton Hill. You can also enjoy a cruise ride on the base of the falls, a look from the bottom of the falls, a trip up the Skylon tower, and so on. All these will produce a mesmerizing experience.
If you are a foodie, try steak and seafood in the restaurants around Niagra Falls. There are various dining places like Morton’s Grille, Rainforest Cafe, Hard Rock Cafe, and so on. There are various antique shops around the Falls. You can shop various products for your acquaintances.
Niagra Falls International Airport is close to the falls and is served by private flights and a DirectAir charter. For the mass, Buffalo-Niagra International Airport is about 44 km from the main city. A cab will take you there in 30 to 40 minutes.
If you are a history lover, there’s no way you can skip Old Montreal while visiting Canada. Lined with several historic buildings, Old Montreal is also famous for fine dining and shopping.
If you visit both New and Old Montreal, the contrast will be more visible to you. While New Montreal is a vibrant modern city, Old Montreal is where you can indulge in nature. Once there, visit Rue Bonsecurs, Marche Bonsecours, Notre Dam Basilica, Place Jacques Cartier, and the City Hall.
Here are a few places you can shop: Galerie d’art, Blanche, Art Galleries, Foundation Phi, Boutique Denis Gagnon, Espace Pepin, Boutique Metiers d’art du Quebec, and more. Some of the best restaurants include Monarque, Helena, Dandy, L’Original, Olive at Gourmado, Holder, and Bloom Sushi.
You can visit Old Montreal from 3 metro stations. If you are coming from the eastern edge, Champ de Mars is the nearest metro station. If you are visiting the place from the western edge, Victoria Square is the closest one. And if you are visiting Old Montreal from the central section, Place d’Armes is the nearest one.
If you want to enjoy the lifestyle of a Swiss ski village, Banff is the perfect destination for you. Located at the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff national park is the first national park in Canada.
If you are an adventure sports enthusiast, you may ski down Mount Norquay. Further, you can hike to the massive pillars called Hoodoos. Many prefer to bike along Healy Creek. If you are exhausted, luxurious resorts are around to help you relax.
Here are a few ideas to spend your time in Banff: visit Banff Sunshine village, check out Moraine Lake, enjoy the Banff gondola ride, visit Mount Norquay, and so on.
Some of the shopping hubs of Banff include Canada House Art Gallery, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, All in the Wild Gallery, Mountain Galleries, Cascade Shops, etc. You can shop maple syrup, aboriginal art pieces, Alberta sports team merchandise, fridge magnets, Tim Horton's mug, etc.
Depending on your taste, try classic breakfast, pork sandwich, salmon benny, Canadian eggs benny, steak and mushroom, etc.
Several airlines directly fly to the Calgary International Airport. Take a public or private transport along the 140 km drive to Banff from the airport.
Whistler Blackcomb is a famous ski resort that you can visit around the year. It is an important winter sports region of Canada. At the same time, the place amazes the tourists in summer with golf, mountain biking, and a beautiful atmosphere.
The village earned international attention back in 2010 as it hosted Winter Olympic Games that year. The area offers fine dining, luxurious resorts, world-class skiing, and other outdoor sports opportunity. The beautiful scenery of the place will fascinate you.
Once there, try the pizza, steak, and wine. There are various bar come restaurants in and around the locale. Spend time in the neighbourhood and pick find artworks, jewellery, fashion items, outdoor sportswear, equipment, and luxury items.
Vancouver International is the nearest airport to Whistler. You can avail of a cab from the airport to reach the village within 2.5 hours.
Toronto’s CN Tower
On the shores of Lake Ontario lies the iconic CN Tower. As one of the most famous landmarks in Canada, the tower has a height of 535 meters. At the top of the tower, you can enjoy fine dining in the revolving 360 restaurants. Enjoy the meal while looking over the lake and the city.
The Glass Floor and The LookOut will offer a mesmerizing view around the area. Spend a night there to check out the stunning beauty of the city at night.
CN Tower has dedicated gift shops from where you can shop mugs, tower products, gift cards, etc. CN Tower has an online store as well where you can browse the products available in the shop.
From appetizers to snacks, the main course to deserts – everything is available in the restaurants on top of the tower. Remember that you need to book your table prior to visiting the restaurants. Adhere to the time schedule of the restaurants.
Currently, the Bremner Boulevard entrance is the only entry point to the CN tower. Land at Toronto airport and take a bus or train to reach the destination. While the train takes about 30 minutes to reach, the bus may take more than an hour.
Canada is rich with diverse sceneries: from stunning nature to vibrant nightlife, historic artworks to cultural heritages – you got it all. From fashion enthusiasts to nature lovers – everyone can find something or the other in Canada. Visit the place and bring thousands of memories along with you.
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