Top ChoiceNational Park in Liard Trail

Nahanni National Park Reserve

A place of unparalleled natural beauty in the southwestern NWT near the Yukon border, this 30,000-sq-km, Unesco World Heritage national park is bisected by the epic South Nahanni River that twists and foams its...

Top ChoiceHistoric Site in Louisbourg

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

The fortunes of the province that became Nova Scotia are inextricably bound up with this mighty fortress, built by the French but battled over countless times before finally being burned to the ground in 1760....

Top ChoiceGlacier in Icefields Parkway

Athabasca Glacier

The tongue of the Athabasca Glacier runs from the Columbia Icefield to within walking distance of the road opposite the Icefield Centre. It can be visited on foot or in an Ice Explorer all-terrain vehicle. It has...

Top ChoiceGardens in Brentwood Bay

Butchart Gardens

Far more than just another pretty flower arrangement, Butchart is a national historic site and a triumph of early-20th-century gardening aesthetics. With its well-tended blooms, ornate fountains and diverse...

Top ChoiceNational Park in Southern Alberta

Waterton Lakes National Park

Here flat prairies collide dramatically with the Rockies, with a sparkling lake and a hilltop castle that may make you wonder if you've fallen into a fairy tale. Sadly, Waterton Lakes National Park is rarely...

Top ChoiceHistoric Site in Southern Alberta

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

The story behind this Unesco World Heritage site with the strangest name of any attraction in Alberta is one of ingenuity and resourcefulness – and is key to the First Nations' cultural heritage (and Canada's,...

Top ChoiceLake in Lake Louise

Moraine Lake

The spectacular, deep teal waters of Moraine Lake are one of Banff’s iconic sights. The lake’s rugged and remote setting in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, accessed via a narrow winding road, only add to its allure,...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Drumheller

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

This fantastic museum is one of the pre-eminent dinosaur museums on the planet, made even better by a $5.9 million expansion project completed in 2019. Even if you have no interest in dinos, you'll come out...

Top ChoiceNational Park in Jasper Town & Around

Jasper National Park

Wolves, elk, caribou, beaver and bear roam freely; glaciers stretch out between stark mountain peaks; waterfalls thunder over slopes; and valleys are wide and lush, with rivers charging turbulently through them –...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Alberta

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Walking into this open-air museum experience is quite literally like stepping back to the turn of the century. Staff aren't just in costume, they perform in roles of real-life immigrants from Ukraine and go about...

Top ChoiceCable Car in Squamish & Around

Sea to Sky Gondola

Sea to Sky Gondola

On a warm summer’s evening, with a 7.5km ascent under your belt and a pint of craft beer on the table in front of you, there are few better places in Canada than the top station of Squamish’s spectacular gondola....

Top ChoicePark in Northern Ontario

Killarney Provincial Park

Killarney is often called the crown jewel of the Ontario park system, and is considered to be one of the finest kayaking destinations in the world. Paddlers can spend from a day to a week exploring over 50 lakes,...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Ottawa

National Gallery of Canada

National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery is a work of art in itself: its striking ensemble of pink granite and glass spires echoes the ornate copper-topped towers of the nearby parliament buildings. Inside, vaulted galleries exhibit...

Top ChoiceGallery in Cape Dorset

Kenojuak Cultural Centre & Print Shop

Though many Inuit communities now generate world-class artworks, Cape Dorset's remain the most revered. The new Kenojuak Cultural Centre, named after Kenojuak Ashevak, is split into exhibition space and a...

Top ChoiceHot Springs in Jasper Town & Around

Miette Hot Springs

More remote than Banff's historic springs, Miette Hot Springs ('discovered' in 1909) are 61km northeast of Jasper off Hwy 16, near the park's eastern boundary. The soothing waters, kept at a pleasant 37°C (98°F)...

Top ChoiceNational Park in Baffin Region

Quttinirpaaq National Park

The northernmost and most mountainous of Nunavut's national parks, 37,775-sq-km Quttinirpaaq is Canada's second-largest, way up on Ellesmere Island. Now the mass of frozen crags, topped with age-old ice caps,...

Top ChoiceCastle in Thousand Islands

Boldt Castle

Boldt Castle

This lavish turn-of-the-century island castle in the middle of the St Lawrence is only around 25km from Gananoque, but technically in the USA, so you'll need your passport to visit. It was built by George C...

Top ChoiceWaterfall in Niagara Falls

Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls

The centerpiece of any visit here are the Horseshoe Falls. Named after their 670m curved shape, they have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in North America; at 65km/h, more than 2574 kiloliters of water per...

Top ChoicePark in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

One in a magnificent seven of BC national parks, Pacific Rim is replete with wave-whipped beaches and brooding forests, most of them far from civilization. The park is split into three units, often visited...