Must-see attractions in Canada

  • Killarney Provincial Park

    Northern Ontario

    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…

  • 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…

  • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

    Vancouver Island

    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…

  • Garibaldi Provincial Park

    British Columbia

    This 1950-sq-km park is justly renowned for hiking trails colored by diverse flora, abundant wildlife and panoramic vistas. Summer hikers seem…

  • Canadian Canoe Museum

    Eastern Ontario

    Displaying the world's largest collection of canoes and kayaks, this museum is a must-visit. The phenomenal display of around 150 canoes (500 are stacked…

  • Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts


    Pang is famous for its lithographs, prints and tapestries, and this extraordinary place brings it all together. There are few tapestry studios in the…

  • Klondike National Historic Sites

    Dawson City

    It's easy to relive the gold rush at myriad preserved and restored places. Parks Canada runs walking tours through the day that allow access to various…

  • 1000 Islands Tower

    Thousand Islands

    Just east of Ivy Lea, some 20km from Gananoque, a series of soaring bridges links Ontario to New York State, USA, over several islands. Halfway across,…

  • Beaverbrook Art Gallery

    New Brunswick

    This excellent gallery was a gift to the town from Lord Beaverbrook. The exceptional collection includes works by international heavyweights and is well…

  • Exterior of the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in the town of Baddeck at the start of the Cabot Trail, Bras dOr Lakes, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Bell was a famous inventer who among many other things invented the telephone.

    Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

    Cape Breton Island

    Telecommunications pioneer and inventor Alexander Graham Bell fell in love with Bras d'Or during a family holiday – apparently the hilly scenery reminded…

  • St Lawrence Market.

    St Lawrence Market Complex

    Old Town, Corktown & Distillery District

    Old York's sensational St Lawrence Market has been a neighborhood meeting place for over two centuries. The restored, high-trussed 1845 South Market…

  • Montreal, Canada. July 31, 2019 . Exterior of the basilica of Notre Dame in Quebec. Sunny day.

    Place d'Armes

    Old Montréal

    This open square is framed by some of the finest buildings in Old Montréal, including its oldest bank, first skyscraper and Basilique Notre-Dame. The…

  • Totem poles, Totem park, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    Royal BC Museum


    Arguably the finest museum in British Columbia and carrier of a ‘royal’ prefix since 1987, Victoria’s flagship sight mixes the cream of BC’s provincial…

  • "Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, British Columbia.Other images of the Victoria, British Columbia:"

    Craigdarroch Castle


    More ostentatious country mansion than fortified castle, Craigdarroch, with its turrets, stained-glass windows and palatial interior, looks like it might…

  • The Old Port of Montreal on a sunny day.
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    Old Port

    Old Montréal

    Montréal's Old Port has morphed into a park and fun zone paralleling the mighty St Lawrence River for 2.5km and punctuated by four grand quais (quays)…

  • Signal Hill National Historic Site

    St John's

    The city's most famous landmark is worth it for the glorious view alone, though there's much more to see. The tiny castle atop the hill is Cabot Tower,…

  • Battlefields Park

    Québec City

    One of Québec City’s must-sees, this verdant clifftop park contains the Plains of Abraham, site of the infamous 1759 battle between British General James…

  • Lachine, Montrel, Canada. July 2021. Man kayaking in the Lachine canal water scenic view of environmental friendly suburbia rich in green trees
Man kayaking in the Lachine canal water scenic view of environmental friendly suburbia rich in green trees
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    Canal de Lachine


    A perfect marriage of urban infrastructure and green civic planning: a 14km-long cycling and pedestrian pathway, with picnic areas and outdoor spaces…

  • June 29, 2011: Visitors explore the Capilano Cliff Walk through rainforest vegetation. The cantilevered and suspended walkways jut out from the granite cliff face 230 metres above the Capilano River.
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    Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

    North Shore

    As you inch gingerly across one of the world's longest (140m) and highest (70m) pedestrian suspension bridges, swaying gently over roiling Capilano Canyon…

  • June 4, 2013: Exterior of the Art Gallery of Ontario with a Victorian mansion and a controversial modern addition by architect Frank Gehry.
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    Art Gallery of Ontario

    Kensington Market & Chinatown

    The AGO houses collections both excellent and extensive (bring your stamina). Renovations of the facade, designed by the revered Frank Gehry and completed…

  • Norse sod hut at L.#8217;Anse aux Meadows, Newfoun

    L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

    Newfoundland & Labrador

    Leif Erikson and his Viking friends lived here circa 1000. Visitors can see the remains of their waterside settlement: eight wood-and-sod buildings, now…

  • This is an image of The Canadian Museum For Human Rights. The Museum is located at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and is now open to the public.

    Canadian Museum for Human Rights


    Housed in a stunning contemporary building designed by American architect Antoine Predock, this terrific museum explores human rights issues as they…

  • September 7, 2018: Exterior of the Musee de la civilisation de Quebec (Museum of Civilization) near the Saint Lawrence River.
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    Musée de la Civilisation

    Québec City

    This world-class museum wows even before you’ve clapped your eyes on the exhibits. It is a fascinating mix of modern design that incorporates preexisting…

  • (GERMANY OUT) Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilisation(Außensicht)- 1996 col (Photo by Merten/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

    Canadian Museum of History


    Allow plenty of time to experience this high-tech, must-see museum across the river, in Hull, Québec. Documenting the history of Canada through a range of…

  • Vancouver at night
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    Science World


    Under Vancouver's favorite geodesic dome (OK, it's only one), this ever-popular science showcase has tonnes of hands-on galleries and a cool outdoor park…

  • Roedde House Museum


    For a glimpse of what the West End looked like before the apartment blocks, visit this handsome 1893 Queen Anne–style mansion, now a lovingly preserved…

  • Beautiful Laburnum (Golden Chain) blossoms in the mid of May at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, BC Canada.

    VanDusen Botanical Garden

    Fairview & South Granville

    This highly popular green-thumbed oasis is a 22-hectare, 255,000-plant idyll that offers a strollable web of pathways weaving through specialized garden…

  • Police Museum exterior

    Vancouver Police Museum & Archives

    Gastown & Chinatown

    Illuminating Vancouver's crime-and-vice-addled history, this quirky museum has had a recent makeover, uncovering the former coroner's courtroom (spot the…

  • Toronto, Canada - August 24 2021:  Evergreen Brick Works in the Don Valley, a brick factory from the 19th century preserved as a park and museum
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    Evergreen Brick Works

    East Toronto & Rosedale

    Famed for the transformation of its once-deteriorating heritage buildings into a prime location for all things geotourism, this dynamic, LEED-certified…

  • The Eskimo Museum in Churchill, Canada. The town is known as the .Polar Bear capital of the world.

    Itsanitaq Museum


    This one-room museum showcases an exceptional collection of Inuit carvings made of whalebone, soapstone and caribou antler, as well as millennia-old…

  • 500px Photo ID: 67163147 - Halifax Town Clock on Citadel Hill

    Citadel Hill National Historic Site


    Perched atop the grassy hillock looming over town, this star-shaped fort played a key role in Halifax's founding. Construction began in 1749; the current…

  • The Arbutus Greenway is transformed from historic rail corridor to a nature walkway for people to do cycling, rolling and strolling, in Vancouver BC Canada.

    Arbutus Greenway


    A former disused urban rail line that's being transformed by the city into a cool linear park, this 8.5km-long flora-fringed walking and cycling route is…

  • September 29, 2018: Inside the Jean-Talon Market in Montreal.
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    Marché Jean-Talon


    The pride of Little Italy, this huge covered market is Montréal’s most diverse. Many chefs buy ingredients for their menus here or in the specialty food…

  • La Fontaine Park in Montréal was the perfect place to take a break after a few long days of cycling.

    Parc La Fontaine


    At 34 hectares, this great verdant municipal park is the city’s third largest, after Parc du Mont-Royal and Parc Maisonneuve. In the warmer months weary…

  • Whyte Museum of Canadian Rockies.

    Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

    Banff Town

    Founded by local artists Catharine and Peter Whyte, the century-old Whyte Museum is more than just a rainy-day option. It boasts a beautiful, ever…

  • A two red macaw parrots on branch in the tropical garden of Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Bloedel Conservatory

    Fairview & South Granville

    Cresting the hill in Queen Elizabeth Park, this domed conservatory is a delightful rainy-day warm-up. At Vancouver's best-value paid attraction, you'll…

  • VANCOUVER - APRIL 12, 2014: Founded in 1931, Vancouver Art Gallery is the fifth-largest art gallery in Canada. Neoclassical building was designed by F. Rattenbury and  is located at 750 Hornby Street.
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    Vancouver Art Gallery


    Combining blockbuster international shows with selections from its striking contemporary collection, the VAG is a magnet for art fans. There are often…

  • Granville Island Public Market
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The view of Granville Island from Granville street bridge.

    Granville Island Public Market


    Granville Island's highlight is the covered Public Market, a multisensory smorgasbord of fish, cheese, fruit, teas and bakery treats (near-legendary Lee's…

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