As announced a month ago, this is September 7th Canada will reopen its borders For international tourism. While there are still many specific restrictions and safety measures that visitors must adhere to, it will be possible for the first time since the beginning of 2020 To travel With the simple purpose of finding out Natural and cultural wonders North American country.
That’s why today we wanted to remember some of the landscapes and cities that want a long vacation Canada 10 of them here. Of course, it should be made clear that visiting them involves many trips considering the sheer size of the country and the distance between them.
1. Quebec City, province of the same name
Despite being the capital of the province, it is a beautiful city with narrow streets, stone buildings and a small urban environment. Its architecture is reminiscent of a typical French scene and it is no coincidence that it was born 413 years ago as the capital of New France.
Founded in the early 17th century, it is the only example of a walled colony city preserved in northern Mexico. For this reason, its historic center is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The historic center is divided into two parts: Ciudad Alta (fortified area) and Ciudad Baja, which overlooks the harbor. You can take long walks between the two areas or move from one to another using the funicular.
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The official language is French and if you go as a tourist and ask the locals for directions, you will easily notice that many do not speak English.
A must-see place in central Quebec is the beautiful French-style neighborhood with petite champagne, restaurants, boutiques and photo spaces. Also worth a visit is the Presque des Quebecois, built in 1893 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, with a large mural depicting the city’s history and the famous luxury hotel Sato Frondenok.
2. Niagara Falls, Ontario
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There is a natural boundary between the three Niagara Falls Canada And the United States is not indebted to the heights of its fame, but to its impressive and powerful river, which can fall 168 thousand cubic meters per minute at certain times of the year. Look forward to it: An Olympic swimming pool can fill 2,500 cubic meters of water.
The Canadian area is 670 meters wide and the American Falls is 260 meters wide. The Niagara River, of which they are a part, connects two major lakes in North America: the Erie and Ontario.
There are helicopter tours to get closer to the waterfalls, to absorb the breeze from the waterfalls, and to monitor the waterfalls from the air. On Canada, The zip line facing the falls was installed a few years ago. There is also a ride behind the waterfall that takes you to an underground facility that takes you behind a waterfall.
This waterfall is about 12 thousand years old.
3. Churchill, Manitoba Province
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It is also one of the few human settlements where polar bears can be found in freedom. It is not necessary to travel on a trip like the rest of the world, but just a little escape from the city (with an experienced guide of course).
Churchill is on the path of polar bear migration, with an estimated 900 to a thousand specimens in the region. The best time of year to see them is autumn. You can also get a closer look at the belugas in the woods.
In special vehicles, there are tours that see the boat or the bear. Tourism activities are restricted so as not to affect the habitat or interfere with the natural processes of the organism. If you really want to see the bears up close, you should opt for a tundra vehicle tour; Safely, can be up to two meters away.
There are no roads to Churchill and can only be reached by air or train.
By the way, a male polar bear weighs over 600 kg and can reach a height of two meters to three meters. This species is capable of sensing odors from a distance of 30 kilometers.
4. Banff National Park, Alberta County
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In 1885, Banff was declared the first Canadian national park and the Third World. Curiosity about the place began two years ago when workers from the Canadian Pacific Railway discovered hot springs in a cave east of the area.
It is a paradise of dense forests, glaciers, 1,600 km of marked trails, winter freezing waterfalls and turquoise lakes. Of the latter, the most famous are Lake Louis and Lake Moraine.
Banff has a spectacular gondola ride, a ski resort, a historic city and hot springs in the middle of nature.
Along with the Jasper, Coutinho and Yoho National Parks, Banff is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Rocky Mountain Parks.
5. Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick Province
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In other parts of the world the range of the waves is usually a meter or less, but in this bay the situation is very different: the water level can rise up to 14 meters, twice a day. It is said to be the largest wave in the world.
This phenomenon is especially found in the Hopewell Rocks, a natural setting created over thousands of years, where wave carvings, arches and individual columns of sandstone are carved.
When the tide is low, you can walk quietly along a two-kilometer stretch of beach between systems about 16 meters high. Once the tide rises, you can kayak near the newly created “islands”. The place is open for tourism in May and October.
Water is characterized by its brown color, which is caused by the continuous movement of electricity, which carries mud from the bottom and mixes with sea salt.
6. Victoria, British Columbia
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They call it the “city of flowers” because of its temperate climate (warm Canada, Indeed) allows gardens to thrive throughout the year. In the spring you can find hundreds of cherry trees and tulips, and in the summer you see about 80 years of tradition: thousands of circular baskets adorned with flowers hang around the city, and as the season progresses the arrangements become spectacular.
Victoria is a boat ride from Vancouver, the capital of British Columbia. Although it is a large city, it does not miss the friendly and beautiful atmosphere, like the Canadian version of the small town “Stars Hollow” of the Gilmore women’s series.
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The love of flowers is fully expressed in the bootcard gardens, with a history of more than a century. Fishermen’s Ward’s floating community, shops connected by beers, and provincial parliament buildings, with its 3,300 lights at night, are not to be missed. If you are a fan of supernatural stories, stop at Fon Don Alley, the narrowest street in the country.
From May to October, killer whales can be seen in the waters around Victoria. In the summer there are humpback and mink whales.
7. White Horse, Yukon Territory
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When the plane lands, it’s hard to believe that the capital and main city, Yukon, is right in front of your eyes. At first glance, a set of narrow streets runs through a vast mountainous area, forested in summer and completely white in winter. The city of Whitehorse is a great starting point to name a season of the year, to go hunting the northern lights, go sledding or snowmobiling.
Between August and April, the northern lights were visible throughout the city; When the night is particularly clear and the event is very strong, you can appreciate it without going out of nature.
Here are two special events. In summer, the sun shines only two hours a day (midnight sun), and in winter it lasts up to 18 hours at night.
Crossing the Yukon River via Whitehorse Canada
8. CN Tower, in the province of Ontario
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Do you have the courage to walk on a narrow outdoor walkway located 356 meters above the ground? At Edgewalk, you can find the best experience you can get at the top of the CN Tower. With Channels, you can actually keep the city of Toronto on your feet for 30 minutes.
The broadcast tower has been the tallest structure in the world for over 30 years. It is not considered a skyscraper because its floors are too small to occupy.
In addition to the Edgewalk, the CN Tower has cesspools, a revolving restaurant and glass panels so you can feel like floating. The latter is the world’s first attraction, which was screened in 1994.
On a clear day, you can even see Niagara Falls from the tower.
9. Capillano Bridge, British Columbia
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Built over 130 years ago, the Cabilano Bridge is Vancouver’s oldest tourist attraction. Canada It is surrounded by a suspended structure and dense coniferous forest at an altitude of 70 meters above the Capellano River. The path is narrow and simple, just 137 meters long, but an ecological park has been created around it with more extensive elevation circuits.
Another attraction of Treetops Adventure Park; It is an eco-tourism circuit with seven wooden suspension bridges and several observation decks, starting at ground level and reaching a height of 33 meters. Cliffwalk is located on a trail in the Cabilano Canyon area. It reaches a height of 91 meters; In addition, the path was narrow and the floor was made of slates.
During the holidays the park can be visited at night and Christmas lights are installed on all bridges.
A beautiful city recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In addition to the beauty of its colorful wooden buildings, its importance is an excellent and well-preserved example of the planned British colonial settlement in North America.
Lunenberg was founded in 1753, and most of its historic buildings date from the 18th and 19th centuries.
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