Canada ranked as the second-best country worldwide in 2017 and 2018, according to US News & World Report. The World Economic Forum also listed Canada as one of the top ten tourist destinations in the globe in the 2013 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index. These rankings suggest that Canada is an incredible country to visit. And above all that, it’s an amazing country to travel to. Here are 4 things to see in Canada.
Take some time to visit this town in Vancouver, Canada. Currently, more than two million people visit it annually. It hosts Whistler Blackcomb, which is North America’s largest ski resort. You can enjoy ski-related activities such as snowshoeing, ski jumping, and tobogganing. You can take part in snowboarding and skiing as well, and take the opportunity to climb Blackcomb and Whistler mountains. Visit this quiet town and take your pick of breathtaking sights to see or incredible adrenaline-filled activities to do.
2. Gros Morne National Park
This park lies in Newfoundland, which Canada’s most easterly province, and is on the west coast of the island. It is a marvelous sight to see because it is home to the second-highest mountain peak in Newfoundland. More specifically, it stands at 806 meters, which means that this mountain is over two times taller than the Empire State Building in New York. It is worth noting that the name of the park, Gros Morne, means “large mountain standing alone” in French. You can also see many other things in Gros Morne National Park, including rock formations, waterfalls, and cliffs. These landscapes are so breathtaking that UNESCO designated this park as a World Heritage Site.
3. The CN Tower
The CN Tower is in Toronto, Ontario. In this case, CN stands for Canadian National Tower. Other people refer to it as Canada’s National Tower, and it is 553.3 meters tall, which is even taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Construction of this tower started in 1973 and ended in 1976. Today, it stands as the tallest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere.
More than two million international tourists visit this tower annually marveling at its incredible height and design. Many of them enjoy a meal in its revolving restaurant known as 360. Others step on its Glass Floor, Outdoor Observation Terrace, or Indoor Observation Level. The first two viewpoints sit at an elevation of 342 meters while the third one is at 346 meters.
4. The Aurora Borealis
You can watch this sight in Canada’s Northwest Territories because Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories lies in the auroral oval, the geomagnetic North Pole above which the northern lights appear. This fantastic display of colored lights across the sky is, in fact, a collision of gaseous particles disturbed by a stream of charged particles from the sun’s surface.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories is the best viewpoint for such an incredible scene. A clear sky for most of the year is the principal reason why people love viewing the Aurora Borealis from here, and there are also lighthouses throughout the city that send alerts to residents when there is an aurora forecast.