best cities and attractions

Best Cities and Attractions to Explore on Your Next Canada Tour

Canada abounds in tourist places that are sure to last in your memories on your next tour. The coming year in Canada brings you unlimited opportunities to explore, entertain and enchant yourself with lots of fun while exploring new places. When it comes to cities and towns in Canada, it offers tourists a diverse choice of experiences. It includes mountain resorts and chic cosmopolitan centres, so determining the places to visit mainly depend on your preference.

Toronto

Toronto

Lying on the shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto has its own unique identity. It is a vibrant and multicultural city with enchanting museums, stunning architecture, beautiful beaches and a wonderful restaurant scene.

Being Canada's largest city, Toronto serves as the cultural hot spot, with opera, ballet, symphony and Broadway shows. If you wish to indulge in fine dining, extraordinary shopping and wonderful museums, the city has a lot of entertainment options. In summer, you get to enjoy the outdoor concerts as well as cultural performances.

Just step out the city center and you will find yourself among the sparkling beaches, which are perfect on hot summer days. In winter, you can enjoy a public skating rink outside city hall, and enjoy the unique winter events, like the popular Winterlicious. There are various ski resorts near Toronto which you can easily find.

The best known attractions in the city include:

  • CN Tower
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
  • Rogers Centre
  • Art Gallery of Ontario

Vancouver

Vancouver

The city of Vancouver is so beautiful that it has gained attention from many filmmakers. Due to its popularity, the city has got a nickname, Hollywood North. A trip to Vancouver unfolds beauty, a fun atmosphere, perfect climate and lots of thing to do. Lying on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the city is backed by snow-capped mountains. It remains active and locals enjoy the outdoors year-round.

For sunbathers, they can bask on the beaches in summer while skiers can always hit the nearby ski resorts in winter. Food lovers can take delight in fine dining or simply enjoy a casual meal while admiring the sunset. Shopping lovers can head to the markets of Granville Island or explore the high-end shops in the city center.

If you are planning to spend more than a couple of days and want to enjoy interesting outings, you can take a day tour from Vancouver to some of the hotspots like Victoria, Whistler or Fraser Valley.

Do explore places here:

  • Stanley Park
  • Granville Island
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Grouse Mountain
  • Kitsilano Beach

Calgary

Calgary

The oil industry has helped in making Calgary a prosperous city. This multicultural city is located on the edge of the prairies which indicates it’s still a cowboy country. The Old West spirit is still alive here. That is the reason cowboy hats as well as line dancing remains in the fashion.

Due to the Calgary Stampede festival, it has been marked on the map. However, city's role as the first even Canadian host of the Winter Olympics in the year 1988 cannot be ignored. It has solidified its place as the top destinations of Canada.

Calgary serves as the biggest city of Alberta, which has all the hospitality options like restaurants, hotels and other niceties. All this accompanies a flush urban center which has experienced great prosperity since the 1990s. Calgary's adjacency to Banff, ice fields and the Rocky Mountains also a big draw to the region. The attractions here:

  • Calgary Zoo and Prehistoric Park
  • Heritage Park Historical Village
  • Calgary Tower
  • WinSport: Canada Olympic Park
  • Prince's Island Park

Montreal

Montreal

Being the second most populous city of Canada, Montreal holds a great charm for visitors coming from around the world. Montreal is a unique city that takes pride in being an old historic district that dates back to the 1600s. It also serves as a modern city center with huge underground shopping. Old Montreal is considered as the main tourist hub, with abundance of cobbled streets and spectacular old buildings.

The city of Montreal is a home to great number of fashion designers, and high-end boutiques that are lined up in the historic streets with quaint hotels as well as restaurants. Situated in the French-speaking province of Québec, this city has its own cultural identity. If you are among English-speaking visitors, you will not face any trouble in communicating here.

The city is a home to attractions like:

  • Notre-Dame Basilica
  • Old Montreal
  • Jardin Botanique
  • Oratoire Saint-Joseph
  • Parc Jean Drapeau

Winnipeg

Winnipeg

Winnipeg is the city that hosts some wonderful festivals throughout the year. Sports lover especially love to visit the city to camp or hike. The city is famed for its architecture and museums. If you are travelling in summer, the thriving city of Winnipeg is worth a stop. Enveloped by fields with canola or sunflowers, and lying along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, the city is magical destination. The Forks is a major tourist area, with restaurants, market and outdoor walking trails.

Here you can visit:

  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • The Forks
  • Grand Beach
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Assiniboine Park and Zoo

Ottawa

Ottawa

Being the capital city of Canada, Ottawa is acclaimed as the most educated city. It is a home to some of the most famous national museums of the country. While you are there in winter, go skating on the Rideau Canal should be on your list. The city has abundance of historic sites. Being a small city, it is easy to navigate and so much fun to explore. Summer here is a perfect time to visit with a host of events that are organized throughout the season. It includes the Tulip Festival in spring and the popular Canada Day Celebrations on July 1st.

In winter, when the weather is cold, the canal here transforms into a 7.8-kilometer skating rink. It is easy to access Ottawa because it takes a few hours by train or car from Toronto.

The main attractions here include:

  • Parliament Hill
  • Canadian War Museum
  • Rideau Canal
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Peace Tower