The 9 best places to visit in Canada
Our selection of must-see places
Located in the heart of Canada, Winnipeg is a multicultural city with its Italian, French and Chinatown districts. After visiting the Royal Canadian Mint and before going to the Manitoba Museum, why not take a walk through Assiniboine Park to relax. The Western Canada Aviation Museum and St. Boniface Church are also worth visiting.
Monuments | Museums | Architecture | Art & Culture
Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, is one of Canada's oldest cities. It has the second largest natural harbour in the world and a huge naval military base. Its splendid citadel, built in 1749, is a major tourist attraction and has a great historical importance. The magnificent clock gifted by the Duke of Kent in 1800 sets the rhythm of the city's life. The city has many charming pubs, where people meet, talk and relax.
Port | Monuments | Architecture | Relax | Sea
The Province of Quebec
Quebec is a French-speaking province with a strong cultural identity and splendid national parks such as La Mauricie Park and Jacques-Cartier Park. Its 4 distinct seasons ensure a large diversity of activities and landscapes, the fall in Quebec is renowned for its breathtaking colours. When winter comes, the Montmorency Falls reveal their surprising "sugarloaf".
Looking for a road trip? Trace the history of the the First Nations around Lac Saint-Jean or take the coastal road to discover the cliffs, beaches and forests of the Gaspé Peninsula and its famous Percé rock.
Your trip will also turn into a culinary journey from Montreal’s microbreweries to the famous Poutine.
If you're looking forward to visiting what is known as the Belle Province (beautiful province) we have put together this list of the must-see attractions, both urban and rural.
Places to visit in the Province of Quebec
Art & Culture | Monuments | Architecture | Parks | Relaxation
Located on the south end of Vancouver Island, this small Canadian town is named after Queen Victoria. The British settled on the island in 1843 and really enriched the cultural heritage. Victoria Harbour once was a supply point for gold miners; as for the Royal British Columbia Museum, it is an essential place to learn more about the local history. Take a look at the British Columbia Parliament, it is a huge 150-metre-high neo-Romanesque building. The city, with blooming gardens and Victorian houses, is a little piece of England in the middle of North America.
Monuments | Museums | Architecture | Art & Culture | Port
Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city located between the mountains and the ocean. A visit to the Grandville Island market is an essential stopover to discover local gastronomy and crafts. Kitsilano and English Bay beaches are ideal places to relax, play beach sports and paddle. Winter sports enthusiasts will love visiting Cypress Mountain and Whistler ski resorts.
Monuments | Museums | Port | Art & Culture | Mountains
The federal capital has a calm and relaxed atmosphere where you can visit the Parliament Hill and its three neo-Gothic buildings before exploring the Rideau Falls. To get off the beaten track, board on a boat trip on the Ottawa River.
Monuments | Museums | Art & Culture | River
Toronto is the largest urban area in Canada. The 553.3-meter-high CN Tower offers a magnificent panoramic view. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Ontario Art Gallery are also worth a visit. Take the opportunity to see a hockey game in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Monuments | Museums | Art & Culture
The Niagara Falls
At a turn in the road, here they are, a gaping hole in the ground, shaped like a horseshoe set between Canada and the US. Everyone who gets close to the falls is first surprised by the noise, as you can hear the water falling from miles around. Then, when only a few yards away from the falls, you will be surrounded by a thick mist. This impressive sight will remain etched in your memory. The nearby city of Niagara Falls has many attractions, museums and restaurants with a view of the falls.
Natural wonders | River | UNESCO World Heritage | Waterfalls
Lake Louise is a small hamlet located in the province of Alberta. The splendid mountains covered with snow and pine trees that surround it reflect in its clear water. Overhanging the lake, the Fairmont Chateau offers a breathtaking view of the Victoria Glacier. Lake Louise is located in Banff National Park, which is home to an incredible diversity of eagles. As the regional climate is ideal for winter sports, there are several ski resorts, including Lake Louise Ski Resort.
Mountain | Nature | Lakes | Hiking | Animals