There aren’t too many countries out there that offer as many opportunities to tourists as Canada does. Regardless if you’re passionate about local cuisine, sightseeing, sailing or skiing, Canada has it all. While its E. side is a great mix between the exuberance of NYC and the charm of Europe, its W. side is very popular for its breathtaking natural landscapes. Because of that and more, there are many things you can do and visit here and even though we’ve tried to narrow it down to the following attractions, there’s a lot more that Canada has to offer for those who have the time to discover it.
Jasper National Park
Located in Alberta, the JNP is by far the biggest National Reservation of the Rocky Mountains. Along with many other provincial and national parks of the Canadian Rockies, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in nineteen eighty four and is home to a wide range of mountains, glaciers, lakes, canyons, but also waterfalls and breathtaking scenery. To include some of its most impressive attractions, they include the Columbia Ice field, the Athabasca Glacier and the Pyramid Lake. As for the activities you can engage in here, camping, river rafting, fishing and hiking can all make the experience of visiting of the JNP that much more amazing.
Old Montreal Port
Lying hidden in Montreal’s historical center, the Old Montreal Port was N. America’s economical center many years ago, yet after the fall in the field of naval activities, the Canadian government decided that it would be a good idea to try and recondition the place. Today, the port is an incredible touristic and artistic destination that’s filled with wonderful old boats and charming buildings.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
The CMHR tells the complex story of human rights focusing on Canadian experiences, but also on experience from all over the globe. The building in which the museum is housed was designed by Antoine Predock, a popular American architect which took inspiration from Canada’s landscape and topped his work of art with a soaring pinnacle, called the Tower of Hope. Inside the museum, extraordinary artifacts, incredible visuals, but also state of the art technology brings the metaphysical concepts of human rights to life.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
This is by far the largest indoor aquarium in the country and even though it is open for quite a few years, it seems that tens of thousands of tourists come to Canada every year specifically to visit this incredible place. The Danger Lagoon is one of its most popular attractions and that’s because it allows visitors to pass through a tunnel made entirely out of glass and experience the thrill of seeing large sharks swimming overhead.
However, if you’re the type who loves something a bit more colorful, then the rainbow Reef is certainly going to deliver. This is a wonderful display of corals and fish of every possible color you can imagine, but also Planet Jellies, which is a collection of unique jelly fish which will leave you breathless thanks to their delicateness and beauty. While the aquarium has a well implemented educational component, it’s done in such a way that it’s both engaging and fun, so you’re going to learn about all these great creatures this indoor ecosystem houses in a very fun way.