Top 5 places to visit in Canada

Banff, Canada

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Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or just fond of taking a moment to take in stunning scenery, Canada has it all. With its rich cultural and historical legacy, there are lots for visitors to take in when they visit. Here are five places which cannot be missed out when you’re next in Canada:

The CN Tower

The CN tower is a 553.33m high communications and observation tower based in Toronto. It is now the third tallest tower in the world, having been ousted out of the top spot by the Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower. That said, it still offers spectacular views of the city that can be enjoyed from the observation deck or the 360-degree restaurant. It is a popular destination with tourists, with over two million visitors each year coming from all over the world to see it.

Niagara Falls

On the border of Canada’s Ontario and New York in the United States, Niagara Falls is a series of three jaw-dropping waterfalls that can’t be missed on a tour of Canada. Attracting millions of visitors a year, the falls are a popular destination for families, a romantic getaway for couples or for adventurous travellers. There are a number of ways for visitors to experience the falls: from the Ontario side – Horseshoe Falls, or the Maid of the Mist boat tour that brings visitors close to the falls, or a boardwalk beside the rapids as well as jet boat and helicopter tours. There’s so much to see and do here there is bound to be something to keep visitors of all ages entertained.

Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Victoria Harbour is a popular destination for tourists in British Columbia. With a rich and fascinating history, there are a number of interesting buildings that can teach visitors about the region such as the Fairmont Empress, Royal British Columbia Museum as well as the parliamentary buildings.

Banff National Park

Located in Alberta’s Rockies, Banff is a popular resort town and is especially popular with visitors who aren’t afraid of adventure with numerous outdoor activities on offer such as hiking, skiing, and biking. Those who aren’t too keen to get their hands dirty, however, can sit back and take in the stunning scenery and maybe meet some of the local wildlife.

Montreal

Located in the Canadian province of Quebec, Montreal is the largest city in the province and second biggest in the country. The official language is French, spoken by 56.9% of the city’s population which is indicative of the city’s rich culture and history. There are a number of buildings in the city, especially in the historic centre, which reflect the city’s legacy and having been named the 2006 UNESCO City of Design, there is much to appreciate about Montreal meaning it can’t be missed.

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Rachel