Canada is a beautiful country filled with vivid landscapes that will take your breath away, bustling cities that are some of the top places to live in the world, and small towns that will make you want to stay forever because of their charm. If you have yet to explore Canada then you need to start now, and here’s your chance to.

But first, to encourage you to explore Canada and more of this amazing country here are the top three things to do in three of the top destinations in the country:

Toronto

No trip to Canada is complete without visiting the country’s largest city. There is no shortage of entertainment here and you’ll quickly discover why it is considered one of the best cities to live in the world.

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Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

1. CN Tower

A touristy thing to do? Absolutely, but even the locals enjoy taking the long ride up the elevator to see views over the sprawling city during the day or to see the glistening lights at night. Here you can stand on the famous glass floor or enjoy a delicious meal in the 360 rotating restaurant.

2. The Islands

Here you’ll find beaches, picnic areas, bikes, kayaks, and more to rent. It’s the perfect mini getaway from the city for the afternoon. Take the ferry over and watch the sunset from the main island for incredible views of the Toronto skyline.

3. Queen Street West

You simply can’t come to Toronto without indulging in a little shopping. On Queen Street West you’ll find the street lined with small unique or big brand shops. If you continue walking you can spot the Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square where city hall is located. Walk a little bit further and you’ll hit the famous Yonge Street for more entertainment and the cities largest shopping mall, the Eaton Centre.

READ MORE: 2 Days in Toronto

Niagara Falls

One of the most iconic images of Canada are the impressive falls, so why not visit and see them for yourself? Niagara Falls is a quick stop away from Toronto, making the perfect day trip or weekend getaway.

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Hornblower ferry, Niagara Falls

1. The Falls

A little obvious, but the falls themselves are the main attraction in Niagara Falls and are a must see. Luckily the Canadian side has the best view. Dine at a restaurant and watch the falls light up when the lights turn on. Or if you don’t mind getting a little wet hop on the Hornblower ferry to get up close to the falls.

2. Niagara-on-the-Lake

Love wine? Then you’ll love this area. You can try a full or half day tour and enjoy a wine tasting of some of Canada’s most delicious wines. The area is famous for making ice wine so make sure you don’t miss out of trying some of it!

3. Clifton Hill

Bring out your inner child and head to Clifton Hill where you’ll find arcade games, haunted houses, museums and more.

READ MORE: Niagara Falls for All Ages

Vancouver

What makes Vancouver such a stunning city is the amount of nature so close by. You can visit a city but still see the ocean, explore forests, and watch sunsets disappear behind mountains.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Vancouver

1. Capilano Suspension Bridge

This bridge is not for the faint of heart. It’s suspended across a river and moves more than you may like it to. But it provides spectacular views and leads you to more tree top walks through the forest.

2. Stanley Park

Rent a bike and spend the afternoon riding around this picturesque park. Have a picnic, people watch, enjoy the view of the ocean. It’s peaceful and a must-stop place in the busy city.

3. Granville Island

If you love food then you don’t want to miss Granville Island. Find all of the fresh bread, cheese, fish, dips, desserts and more in the island’s market. You’ll probably eat more than you should, enjoy a pint at the brewery, and then take home more snacks for later.

READ MORE: A Mini Guide to Vancouver in a Weekend

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31 Comments

  1. michelle matta Reply

    Id like to check out the Radisson in Niagara Falls Canada as well as do the tourist thang there. Thanks for the giveaway! Joined the mailing list today

  2. My choice would either be Vancouver or New Orleans, both on my list for the coming year!

  3. Mackenzie Salhany Reply

    Ouuuu pick me pick me!! Niagara and all of its wine are calling my name.

  4. Mark Trolley Reply

    It’s been so long since I’ve been to Toronto, I’d love to go back!

  5. Carolann Hughes Reply

    It would be fantastic to spend a night downtown Toronto – and hopefully with one of their sleep number beds!! 🙂

  6. Samantha Applewhaite Reply

    I live between Niagara Falls and Toronto so I’m there quite often and get the best of both cities! I would love to explore more of my country though so I would definitely want to go to VANCOUVER!

  7. Leigh Anne Borders Reply

    I would love to visit Tornoto. I am a middle school teacher and I have to teach that area to my students I would love to have expericne with this area so I can give them firsthand information.

  8. I recall visiting Niagara Falls Taylor. Absolutely magical. The Maid of the Mist is something else. All the best to the contestents!

  9. I have always wanted to go to Canada. In a perfect world, I’d go see a hockey game (prefer Maple Leafs or Canadians VS the Blackhawks). My choice destinations apart from Toronto & Montreal are Vancouver/Whistler (outdoor sports). An event like Montreal and/or Vancouver International Jazz Festival, some food tours and sporting events would be fun. It would be even more fun being able to celebrate the 150th birthday with my neighbors to the North.

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