Must-see attractions in Canada

  • Marine Building entrance

    Marine Building


    Vancouver's most romantic old-school tower block, and also its best art-deco building, the elegant 22-story Marine Building is a tribute to the city's…

  • Richmond, BC, Canada - July 6, 2018:  Piling food onto a plate. The night market is a popular destination on weekends in Vancouver.   Food is the highlight of the market.

    Richmond Night Market

    Lower Mainland

    Arguably Richmond's biggest lure is this atmospheric, always busy, Asian-flavored night market that has grown from humble beginnings in 2000 to become the…

  • A couple sits by No Name Falls in Glacier National Park

    Glacier National Park

    British Columbia

    To be accurate, this 1350-sq-km park should be called '430 Glaciers National Park'. The annual snowfall can be as much as 23m, and due to the sheer…

  • Boardwalk from Science North and Lake Ramsey bay at dawn, Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

    Science North

    Northern Ontario

    After passing through a tunnel dug deep within the 2.5-billion-year-old Canadian Shield, work your way down through the spiral of exciting hands-on…

  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection, an art gallery with a focus on the Group of Seven

    McMichael Canadian Art Collection


    Handcrafted buildings (including painter Tom Thomson’s cabin, moved from its original location), set amid 40 hectares of conservation trails, contain…

  • February 6, 2016: Crowd of skaters at Harbourfront Centre public skating rink.

    Harbourfront Centre


    An artistic powerhouse, this 4-hectare complex educates and entertains Toronto's community through a variety of year-round performances, events and…

  • Terrasse Dufferin

    Québec City

    Perched on a clifftop 60m above the St Lawrence River, this 425m-long boardwalk is a marvelous setting for a stroll, with spectacular, sweeping views. In…

  • Marché Atwater


    Just off the Canal de Lachine, this fantastic market has a mouthwatering assortment of fresh produce from local farms (some promoting sustainability),…

  • Glass Bottle House made by Edouard Arsenault on Prince Edward Island.

    Maisons de Bouteilles

    Prince Edward Island

    This amazing place brings a new meaning to recycling. The three buildings here are constructed entirely from reclaimed bottles, collected from the local…

  • 05/17/10 - TORONTO, ONTARIO - Open doors for Chris Hume column.  401 Richmond Street West. Rick Madonik/Toronto Star.

    401 Richmond

    Entertainment & Financial Districts

    Inside an early-20th-century lithographer's warehouse, restored in 1994, this 18,500-sq-meter New York–style artists collective hums with the creative…

  • Fort William historical park, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

    Fort William Historical Park

    Northern Ontario

    French voyageurs, Scottish gentlemen and Ojibwe scuttle about while re-enacting life in the early 1800s at this historical park. From 1803 to 1821, Fort…

  • Roosevelt Campobello International Park

    New Brunswick

    Southernmost Campobello Island is home to this 1133-hectare park. Its star attraction is Roosevelt Cottage, the 34-room lodge where Franklin D Roosevelt…

  • Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario

    Canadian War Museum


    Fascinating displays twist through the labyrinthine interior of this sculpture-like, modern museum, tracing Canada's military history with the nation's…

  • Art gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    Art Gallery of Alberta


    With the opening of this maverick art gallery in 2010, Edmonton at last gained a modern signature building to counter the ubiquitous boxy skyscrapers with…

  • MARCH 26, 2018: Exterior of the Harbourfront Centre (The Power Plant building) during sunset.
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    Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery


    Easily recognized by its painted smokestack, the Power Plant gallery is just that: a former power plant transformed into Toronto's premier gallery of…

  • Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

    Nova Scotia

    This isolated wilderness on the Bay of Fundy offers some of the best coastal hiking in Nova Scotia. The 55km coastal loop usually takes three days to…

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Montreal, QC/Canada - 6/26/2020: a combination of old and modern architecture at the same scene, the historical building of McCord museum with a background of a modern building of McGill University.

    Musée McCord


    With hardly an inch to spare in its cramped but welcoming galleries, the McCord Museum of Canadian History houses thousands of artifacts and documents…

  • Wood Buffalo National Park

    Northwest Territories

    Established in 1922 to protect a large, dark and distinctly Northern subspecies of bison, and straddling the Alberta–NWT border, is Wood Buffalo National…

  • Montreal: People walking on Saint Denis street in Montreal's Plateau Mont Royal in Quebec region
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    Rue St-Denis


    The backbone of Montréal’s francophone shopping district, Rue St-Denis is lined with hat and garment shops, uberhip record stores and terrace cafes…

  • Auyuittuq National Park


    Among the globe's most flabbergasting places, Auyuittuq (ah-you-ee-tuk) means 'the land that never melts.' Appropriately, there are plenty of glaciers in…

  • SS Klondike steamship

    SS Klondike National Historic Site


    Carefully restored, this was one of the largest stern-wheelers used on the Yukon River. Built in 1937, it made its final run upriver to Dawson in 1955 and…

  • Mt Revelstoke National Park

    British Columbia

    Grand in beauty if not in size, this 260-sq-km national park, just northeast of its namesake town, is a vision of peaks and valleys – many all but…

  • Katannilik Territorial Park


    Near Iqaluit and one of Nunavut's finest parks, Katannilik means 'Place of Waterfalls' and comprises two main features. A Canadian Heritage waterway,…

  • Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21


    There's an argument that this dockside museum is Canada's most important institution. Between 1928 and 1971, Pier 21 was the Canadian version of the USA's…

  • Bar U Ranch

    Southern Alberta

    Founded in 1882, Bar U was once one of the largest commercial ranches in the world, covering 160,000 acres. You can wander back in time through its two…

  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs

    Nova Scotia

    Located on the site of the Old Joggins No 7 Coal Mine, this impressive visitor center relates the story of the World Heritage–listed Joggins Fossil Cliffs…

  • Bruce Peninsula National Park

    Bruce Peninsula

    Much of the area just south of Tobermory is protected by this national park, flaunting some of Ontario's finest assets: the Niagara Escarpment, 1000-year…

  • Fort Anne National Historic Site

    Annapolis Valley

    The strategic importance of Annapolis Royal, particularly its access to the Annapolis River, led to decades of conflict, mostly centered on this…

  • Batoche National Historic Site


    A virtual civil war was fought here in what is known as the Northwest Resistance of 1885, when Louis Riel led the Métis in defending their land from the…

  • Yoho National Park

    British Columbia

    Although the smallest (1310 sq km) of the four national parks in the Rockies, Yoho is a diamond in the (very) rough. This wilderness is the real deal; it…

  • Point Pelee National Park

    Southwestern Ontario

    About 13km southeast of Leamington, this well-loved national park features nature trails, a marsh boardwalk, lookout towers, forests and lovely sandy…

  • Prince Edward Island National Park

    Prince Edward Island

    Running along the island's north coast for 42 sandy kilometers, this national park encompasses some of the island's finest beaches, alongside a diverse…

  • Grand Pré National Historic Site

    Annapolis Valley

    This interpretive center explains the historical context for the deportation of the French-Acadian people from Acadian, Mi'kmaw and British perspectives,…

  • East Point Lighthouse

    Prince Edward Island

    Built in 1867 (the same year as Confederation), the East Point Lighthouse still guards PEI's northeastern shore. As you climb the 67 steps to the top, you…

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site

    Southwestern Ontario

    About 100km northeast of Windsor, this historic site is the location of the clapboard home of Father Josiah Henson, an escaped slave who later became a…

  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park

    Cape Breton Island

    One of Atlantic Canada's most famous and spectacular national parks, Cape Breton Highlands occupies 20% of the Cape Breton Island landmass. It's…

  • Le Monastère des Augustines

    Québec City

    On no account should you miss this museum, which traces the history of the order of Augustinian nuns who founded Québec’s first hospital, the Hôtel-Dieu,…

  • Cape Forchu Lightstation

    Nova Scotia

    Instantly recognisable thanks to its strange 'apple core' shape (designed to deflect winds around the structure), the present-day lighthouse on the lonely…

  • New Media Gallery

    Lower Mainland

    With the right curators and a foresighted arts community, it’s amazing what you can do with 200 sq meters of space. This small gallery in New West’s super…

  • Glenora Inn & Distillery

    Cape Breton Island

    The first distillery in North America (and the only one in Canada) to make single-malt whisky, this renowned producer claims to take its secrets straight…

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