Places to Visit in Canada
The main places in each province and territory of Canada are:
- Barkerville Historic Town. This was the site of a settlement during the Klondike Gold Rush. Today you can see the unique buildings lining the streets that date back to that time and shop unique stores dating back to the Victorian era
- Capilano Suspension Bridge. This bridge is located in the West Coats Rainforest and features seven bridges of swaying planks suspended from the tree tops.
- Whistler. Whistler is a premier ski resort and tourist destination in every season of the year, even in summer when there is no snow.
- Dinosaur Provincial Park. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will see the remains of more than 35 species of dinosaurs that once lived in this region. Here you can also witness the Badlands of Canada, with the fascinating rock formations.
- Drumheller. This is a small town that has been nicknamed the Town of the Dinosaurs. There are many museums and sight-seeing routes.
- West Edmonton Mall. This mall is one of the largest in the world with an indoor water park, a hotel, along with thousands of stores and restaurants.
- Batoche National Historic Park. Learn about the struggles of the Metis People and the headquarters of Louis Riel, the leader of the red River Rebellion.
- Doukabhor Heritage Village. This living history museum in Veregrin will take you back to the time of the Doukabhor immigration to Canada. You can learn of the persecution they faced in their homeland and how they made a home for themselves on the prairies.
- Quill Lakes. It location along a bird migration route make this site a favorite with birdwatchers. You can fish in the lakes and camp in the many parks. There are many small towns and villages offering accommodation and dining.
- Costume Museum of Canada. Located in Winnipeg, this is just one of the attractions in the city. Here you can see many exhibits of fashion through the centuries.
- Broken-Beau Pioneer Village Museum. Learn about the lives of the Ukrainian, Polish and German immigrants who started new lives in this area in the early 1900’s.
- Thompson Zoo. Located in northern Manitoba, this zoo is the only northern rehab center for animals in the North.
- Centreville Amusement Park. This amusement park located quite close to Toronto is a turn of the century park with more than 30 rides and amusements for the whole family.
- Niagara Falls. Take a boat trip under the falls on the Maid of the Mist and visit the many museums and attractions in the area.
- Ottawa Take a tour of the Parliament Buildings in the capital city of the country.
- Historic Garrison District. Located in Fredericton, this was once a British garrison. It is a two-block area surrounded by a wrought iron fence. There are museums, shops and restaurants situated within the compound.
- Irving Eco-Centre. Here you will see one of the few remaining great sand dunes on the eastern coast of Canada. There is a two-mile boardwalk along the beach from which you can see much of the areas marine life and wildlife.
- Kings Landing Historical Settlement. A living history museum that re-enacts the lives of the early settlers in this area.
- Upper Clements Theme Park. This park is located in the heart of the Annapolis Valley and features a myriad of shops and amusements, including a wooden roller coaster. Just across the street, you can visit the Upper Clements Nature Park and a few miles away you will find Port Royal, the site of the first settlement in the New World.
- Cabot Trail. This scenic drive around the Cape Breton Highlands provides visitors with some of the most spectacular views in the province. The small towns and villages along the trail all have attractions of their own.
- Fortress of Louisburg. This reconstructed 18th century fortress will take you back in time to the wars between Britain and France for control of North America.
Prince Edward Island
- Avonlea Village, Cavendish. This is the ultimate in family fun as you tour the house where of Lucy Maude Montgomery, the creator of Anne of Green Gables. Pony rides, hay wagon rides, entertainment of all kinds and a beach are only part of what you will find here.
- Woodleigh Replicas. See replicas of 30 British castles spread out over 45 acres of green countryside.
- Kensington Water Gardens. Here you will feel as if you are in Britain with King Arthur;s Camelot, a street in London and a fantastic light show at night.
Newfoundland and Labrador
- Gros Morne National Park. This is a World heritage site for its unspoiled wilderness. There are small villages located within the park and one can hike in the mountains to see an inland fjord.
- Cape Spear. This is the most easterly point in Canada. Learn about the history of lighthouses at the museum and watch the whales frolicking in the Atlantic Ocean.
- Hawthorne Cottage. Relive the early life of renowned Canadian explorer, Captain Bob Bartlett, with a visit to his childhood home in Brigus.