Top 5 Things to Do/See in Canada

Canada is a beautiful country that attracts many tourists, each year, from all over the world. Yes, people do associate this country with its natural beauty, national parks, and maple syrup, but there is a lot more in store. The beautiful landscapes and wildlife, the polite people, the fun road trips, and the Northern lights are just a few other things that attract people towards Canada, and there is so much more it promises, a few of which we shall discover right away.

1. The Rocky Mountains and the Banff National Park

Located in the heart of the grand Rocky Mountains in Alberta is the Banff National Park which gives you the chance to enjoy some of the most beautiful sceneries in Canada. The snow-capped gorgeous peaks, the lovely turquoise green lakes, and the glaciers are all accessible in the park and will certainly take your breath away. The most important attraction of the park that you must not miss visiting is the Lake Louise where you will be able to see the green waters reflecting the nearby mountains.

2. Niagara Falls

This list just cannot be complete without mentioning the worldwide-famous Niagara Falls. This is one of those natural attractions which bring millions of visitors every year. Situated along the American border, about an hour’s drive from the city of Toronto, these huge falls drop about 57 meters. You can get to see the beautiful falls really close, from the edge of the top itself, and enjoy a view which you never will be able to forget.

3. Prince Edward Island

One of the best places to visit in Canada, Prince Edward Island, which also is the smallest province, became famous a few years post the publication of the story “Anne of Green Gables” (in 1908). Even after so many years after the publication of the book the Prince Edwards Island still is as stunning and popular because of its historic architecture, beautiful beaches, red rocky cliffs, and fresh seafood.

4. Whistler

Whistler, which was the official Paralympics and Olympic Winter Games 2010 venue, is certainly one of the most popular ski resorts in this world. Located in the shade of the Whistler Mountains and Blackcomb, this wintertime village has a beautiful frosted look that straightway will remind you of the classic Christmas cards that you used to send to your friends and family in your childhood. Though it is said to be an ideal place to visit in winters, it has become a famous summer destination as well.

5. Fernie

For over a hundred years Fernie has been popular for its perfect beauty and setting. With a colorful history and an immensely striking downtown area, Fernie is equally attractive to nature lovers as is to those interested in history. This has been one of the most popular places to visit in Canada for anyone interested in skiing and is also an attractive place for snowmobile adventurists.

An important piece of information –

Now, if you are already lured into visiting Canada in your next vacation and have started searching for the best hotel and ticket deals, there is one important thing you just must not forget and that is the Canada ETA. If you plan to travel by air then an ETA (electronic travel authorization) is a recent entry requirement. Even before you board your flight you will need an ETA.

Do not worry as getting an ETA is very simple. You just need a credit card, email address, your passport, and access to the internet. The procedure is secure and safe. You will have to enter personal details like your name, email address, passport number, answer some questions, and then submit your application.

Once you have your ETA Canada, your flight tickets, and your hotel bookings are done you are all set to have the most amazing vacation in Canada, a trip that you will cherish all through your lifetime.

Author: Teresa Miller