Canada is easily one of the best destinations in the world. I have been fortunate enough to visit this amazing country on several occasions, each time I go back I find myself loving the place even more.
I think that there’s no other way to have the full Canadian experience than by checking out the country’s most cultural and famous places. I always take a look at which landmarks are in the area before booking one of many mansions in Canada for our family holiday.
Here are the top 5 landmarks that we love to visit when we’re in Canada. Every single landmark on our top 5 list is an ideal destination for every type of holiday. I promise that when you learn more about the country you will fall in love with it just as I did.
I think it’s only fair that the most famous falls in the world gets to top the list. It’s located between the US and Canada, right on the border of both countries. I think that the Niagara Falls give every visitor the most jaw dropping views. Your experience of this impressive will depend on which season you visit. If you head there during the summer you will be able to enjoy many attractions in the city, our favourites are the boat tours and also the Skywheel. Don’t forget to pack a waterproof jacket if you hop on one of the boat tours because you’ll be super close to the falls. Head to the top of the sky tower to get beautiful views of the Niagara Falls. If you’re there in the winter months you might actually see the falls have frozen over. Which ever season you choose you are bound to have an amazing experience.
The Hockey Hall of Fame
No trip to Canada would be complete without trying to learn about the national sport – Ice Hockey (Just ‘hockey’ if you’re in Canada). It’s a good idea to get to grips with it all because it means you’ll have a great time watching it live or in a bar with the locals. There is no better place to start than the Hockey Hall of Fame which is located in the downtown area of Toronto. It’s such an interesting place and it’s dedicated to remembering past stars and the rich history of hockey. I love walking in to the Great Hall here because it’s the place where the impressive major NHL trophies are kept on display. If you fancy trying your hand and playing the game for real, you will absolutely love your time in the Play Zone. The play zone gives you the opportunity to feel the thrill of being a goalie or you can play a virtual game where you have to beat a computer controlled goalie. Other parts of the museum you can’t miss are the Puck Wall of Fame and of course the replica of the Canadian Dressing Room.
The CN Tower
You might not know the name, but I think you’ll certainly recognise the most famous landmark in Toronto. The CN Tower should always be your first port of call when you’re discovering what Toronto has to offer. Not so long ago the tower was the tallest tower on the planet, it stands 553.33 meters tall. The ideal time to visit is sunset, this gives you the chance to see the city during daylight and watch it change into night when the lights illuminate the city. If you really want to push the boat out and spoil yourself then book a table at the 360 restaurant, there aren’t many places in the world that can rival the view whilst you dine.
The Canadian Rockies
How can this iconic place not make any top 5 list for Canada? You can visit the Rockies by car but I strongly recommend that you take the train, it is one of the best train journeys in the world. Located in British Columbia, the Rockies boast breathtaking views plus wildlife and the bluest lakes you’ll ever see. There are loads of activities and places to visit here, hiking and boating are some of my favourites but it’s impossible to list everything here because there are so many choices! If you’re a lover of breathtaking views then you MUST make sure you head to Jasper National park and hop on the brilliant Jasper Tramway to make it extra special.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
I have a real fear of heights so I was surprised how much I loved my time on the suspension bridge. Leave the fear at the door and head off on a super adventure through nature along the famous suspension bridge. As you make your way across the bridge you will find yourself standing high amongst the trees, at the same time listening to the soundtrack which is provided by the delightful sounds of the wild nature that surrounds you. Don’t forget to go for an adventure on both the treetop adventure and also the cliff walk. It’s great to be up in the treetops because it gives you a real insight into the lives of the animals in the rainforest.
Have you been lucky enough to visit Canada in the past? I would love to hear all about your experiences, tips and thoughts. Just pop your comment in the box below this article. I am really looking forward to reading everything you have to share, hoping to pick up a few tips too!