Canada welcomes over 22 million visitors annually from around the world. Drawn to its pristine landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and lush parks, tourists can explore Canada’s natural beauty through a variety of tours and outdoor experiences.
If you love nothing more than getting out in nature, here are a few destinations you’ll want to consider for your travel plans.
Banff National Park
Canada’s oldest national park was established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. The park’s 2500 square miles features turquoise glacier lakes, breathtaking views from mountain peaks, and abundant opportunities for observing wildlife. Exploring Lake Louise and Banff’s rivers by canoe are a relaxing way to explore the waters, but for those who prefer to stay on land, knowledgeable guides lead hikes through the park’s trails or you can venture out independently.
Located in the Red Deer River Valley northeast of Calgary is the town of Drumheller, the dinosaur capital of the world. An abundance of fossils have been uncovered here, and the Royal Tyrrell Museum functions as much as a research facility as it does a functioning museum that educates the public. The town’s visitor center is marked by a model T-Rex 4.5 times its actual size, making for a can’t-miss icon welcoming you to town. Exploring the exhibits of the Royal Tyrrell Museum and digging for fossils with a paleontologist will be memorable experiences for the dino-obsessed.
Bay of Fundy
Nestled between the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the Bay of Fundy is one of the 7 wonders of North America. Visitors can explore sea caves at low tide, leisurely kayak around the islands, walk sandy beaches, and spot whales. For active travelers who want a truly unique experience, sign up for a 5K or 10K event whose route weaves across the ocean floor, pitting you against the rising tides.
Canada will be welcoming vaccinated tourists soon – click here to read the details from the government.