Canada is a land filled with beautiful landscapes, picturesque cities, and truly divine sceneries. However, because there are so many places of majesty and beauty in Canada, it may be easy to overlook some of the country’s most important landmarks. Below is a shortlist of some of Canada’s most important landmarks to visit next time you’re traveling through the Great White North.
Quebec City – Old Quebec
One of the oldest, and only walled cities in North America, Quebec City carries with it an air of European charm in a cool North American locale. When walking through Quebec City, you will unmistakably feel the city’s French Canadian character. It is home to the iconic Chateau Frontenac, which towers above the city. Old or Vieux Quebec is home to much of the old French colonial architecture the city is largely famous for. This sector of the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985.
Toronto – Waterfront, CN Tower; Ontario
Of course Canada’s most iconic city is also its most populous holding more than 2.6 million within its city limits. Toronto is truly a cosmopolitan city, with neighborhoods filled with people from across the globe. When in Toronto, you’ll want to visit the city’s Waterfront which is changing face almost on a yearly basis. Also, visit Toronto’s CN Tower, a landmark in the city that stands an imposing 1800 feet tall – the world’s seventh largest structure.
Pass through the Rideau Canal which acts as a walk-through park in the summer months, displaying wonderful gardens and pleasure boat-riding. If you visit in the winter, the canal is turned into the world’s second largest ice skateway, free for all to ice skate along its almost 8 kilometer stretch. The Canal connects Canada’s capital city Ottawa, with Kingston Ontario on the banks of Lake Ontario. Like Old Quebec City, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls refers to three different waterfalls that are located between the United States and Canadian borders. The great waterfalls are just an hour away from Toronto, and can be seen best on the Canadian side of the border. It has become one of the top tourist attractions in both America and Canada.
Capilano Suspension Bridge, British Columbia
Drawing over 800 thousand visitors every year, the 137-meter long Capilano Suspension Bridge in Northern Vancouver is one of the city’s top tourist attractions. The bridge is located in Northern Vancouver’s various nature trails, providing tourists with a unique rainforest canopy walk. Amazingly, the bridge was first built in 1889, but since then has undergone various reconstructions.