It’s no secret that Canada is a stunner and many come to the country just to visit the absolutely breathtaking scenery within the borders. From massive lakes to towering mountains, snow and ice and unique wildlife, Canada is a must-see destination for any nature lover.

Get your camera ready because these top spots you’re going to want to remember forever and are totally Instagram worthy.

Northern Lights

Northern-Lights

WHERE: Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories

Also known as Aurora Borealis, there is no better light show in the world. Luckily Canada has a few spots where you can spot these magnificent colours.

Niagara Falls

Niagara-Falls

WHERE: Ontario

Niagara Falls is what Canada is known for and is the country’s biggest attraction. It draws in millions of visitors a year to see the spectacular power of the falls. It is a spot that truly has to be witnessed in person.

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dinosaur-Provincial-National-Park

WHERE: Alberta

You can call it the Jurassic Park of Canada. This provincial park is known as one of the world’s biggest dinosaur graveyards. Over 40 species of dinosaurs have been found here because back in the day it was a popular spot for all sorts of prehistoric life. Nature or history buff, this is the place for you.

Hopewell Rocks

Hopewell-Rocks

WHERE: New Brunswick

These oddly shaped rocks are in the Bay of Fundy and are a sight to see. As the tide lowers visitors can explore the ocean’s floor and roam around the rocks shaped by the water. Many have plants growing on top making them look like flower pots.

The Canadian Rockies

Canadian-Rockies

WHERE: British Columbia and Alberta

Canada is famously known for its Rocky Mountains and they are an iconic sight that many foreigners have seen. The turquoise waters of lakes such as Lake Louise and Lake Morine are amongst this UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you’ll find some of the best skiing in the world, incredible train rides and road trips plus four national parks.


The Cabot Trail

Cabot-Trail

WHERE: Nova Scotia

This is Canada’s version of the Great Ocean Road in Australia. Its winding road hugs the coastline and weaves around valleys and hills with out of this world views of the water. The lush greenery of the national park makes this stop a must-do road trip in Canada.

Ellesmere Island

Ellesmere-Island
Source: Geologist Going for a Stroll by Derrick Midwinter – Under Creative Commons license

WHERE: Nunavut

Located only 702km from the North Nole, Ellesmere Island is the top of the world. The glaciers, valleys, mountains and ice caps make for a rugged terrain that is so beautiful. Here you’ll experience nature all to yourself and can adventure by backpacking, skiing or climbing with 24-hour daylight.

Gros Morne National Park

Gros-Morne-National-Park
Source: Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park, Western (4) by VisitGrosMorne – Under Creative Commons license

WHERE: Newfoundland & Labrador

This UNESCO World Heritage site looks like it could be on another planet because of the contrast between the greenery and the burnt orange colour of the Tablelands. This national park is most known for its fjords and is the most northerly section of the Appalachian Mountain Range.


Polar Bears

Manitoba-Polar-Bears
Source: Keeping a close eye for danger by Valerie – Under Creative Commons license

WHERE: Manitoba

It’s a bit of a journey to get to but a trip to Churchill will almost guarantee you a polar bear spotting. Churchill has one of the world’s largest populations of polar bears and their majestic beauty can be seen up close in Canada’s Arctic.

Algonquin National Park

Algonquin National Park
Source: Algonquin National Park, ON by LisArt – Under Creative Commons license

WHERE: Ontario

Algonquin Park is a nature lovers paradise. It’s full of hiking trails, wildlife and lakes to canoe across. Its beauty inspired the famous Canadian painting group the Group of Seven with its vivid colours.

And know that you have a list of epic places to visit in Canada you want to see them all don’t you? Well good news! You can enter for a chance to win $1500 in travel credit via Insurance Hunter! Of course it is in honour of Canada’s 150th. There’s no better year to explore Canada then 2017!

Get out and get exploring Canada!

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2 Comments

  1. All the spots look awesome Taylor but goodness I want to see those polar bears. Always one of my biggest dreams, seeing those guys in Churchill. I was glued to all the nature shows as a kid featuring that special community in Canada. Rocking post as always.

    • I am dying to see them as well! I know it’s a pricey trip but it’s only a province over from me so I should be going!

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