Canadian Rockies (Alberta and British Columbia): Known for its breathtaking mountain ranges, pristine lakes, and outdoor adventures, the Canadian Rockies attract nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Lake Louise, and the Icefields Parkway are among the top attractions in this region.
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake (Ontario): Niagara Falls, one of the world’s most famous natural wonders, draws millions of visitors each year. The region also features attractions like the Skylon Tower (map), Hornblower Niagara Cruises, and the picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-Lake with its wineries and historic sites.
Greater Toronto Area (Ontario): The Greater Toronto Area, including the city of Toronto, is a vibrant and diverse region offering cultural attractions, shopping, dining, and entertainment. Major attractions include the CN Tower (map), Royal Ontario Museum (map), Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada (map), and Toronto Islands (map).
Vancouver and the Pacific Coast (British Columbia): Vancouver and its surrounding areas offer a blend of urban charm and natural beauty. Highlights include Stanley Park (map), Granville Island (map), Capilano Suspension Bridge (map), and the scenic coastline of the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can also explore nearby attractions like Whistler, Victoria, and the Gulf Islands.
Quebec City and Montreal (Quebec): These historic cities showcase a blend of European charm and Canadian culture. Quebec City’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers a glimpse into its rich history, while Montreal impresses with its vibrant festivals, architecture, and culinary scene.
Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador): The Atlantic provinces offer stunning coastlines, picturesque fishing villages, and cultural experiences. Highlights include the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, Fundy National Park in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island‘s red sand beaches, and the rugged landscapes of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Canadian Maritimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island): The Maritimes are known for their maritime heritage, seafood, and charming coastal towns. Visitors can explore iconic sites like Peggy’s Cove (map), Lunenburg, the Bay of Fundy, and the Anne of Green Gables attractions on Prince Edward Island.
Yukon Territory – Tourist attractions include the gold rush town of Dawson City, Kluane National Park and Reserve and a number of attractions in Whitehorse and other communities.
Saskatchewan offers two major cities, Regina and Saskatoon. Statistically the warmest summers with the most sunlight hours in Canada occur in Saskatoon.
Manitoba – some of the finest beaches in North America. Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province. Half of its downtown consists of high-rise buildings from 1880–1920. It also has the famous Exchange District (map) which is known as North America’s best collection of architecture wonders.