Canada is a big vast country with divers charming landscapes and vibrant cities as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Little cities as Ottawa or Quebec City are also a part of Canada touristic boom with their colonial past relics. But before of any urban life and vibe cities Canada is renowned for its fantastic wildlife and outdoor activities. Canada goes green with the purpose to drag more and more tourists, as this is the first thing for sure when thinking about Canada. If you wanna take a Canada vacations, be sure to combine these two sides of the Canadian tourism, choosing from the following destinations.

1. Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia is a well renowned ski resort. There are many slopes in Grouse, and the first of them is 80 years old. Beginners and professionals find in Grouse Mountain a ski paradise. Besides, you can do other many outdoor activities: skating, climbing mountains, walking.

A gondola in Grouse Mountains, a skiers paradise

A gondola in Grouse Mountains, a skiers paradise

2.Toronto Zoo. Canada is so unique, so proud, so rich when it comes to wild life, that even the country’s biggest Zoo is for sure an event with its 5000 species, offering a good relax in the middle of Canada’s most cosmopolitan city.

zoo

3. Civilization Museum in Ottawa ( or in French Musee Canadien des Civilisations) is Canada’s most important and most visited museum. Founded in 1856, it has been moved to the actual location in 1990 despite strong critics and huge costs about its Disneyfication. But the new location and organization showed to be very succesfully, making it a must do during any visit in Canada. You will find many historic artifacts, speaking up about a 20000 years history. Special attention for the Indian culture and civilizations, and special wings for Post museum and Children museum.

The Canadian Museum of Civilisation lie in Ottawa in the front of the Parliament Hill and is a Canadian symbol

The Canadian Museum of Civilizations lies in Ottawa in the front of the Parliament Hill and is a Canadian symbol

4.Ontario Science Center in Toronto is a fantastic museum with avantgarde architecture and design. It actually consists of three main buildings united through escalators and bridges, and hosts many permanent and occasional exhibits. Thesedays it host The lizzard world and How to be a spy. Besides, the outdoor exhibitions are opened on a 24 hours basis. The museum hosts Moon and Mars rocks, hi tec exhibitions etc.

Ontario Science Center in Toronto is the hi tec Canada

Ontario Science Center in Toronto is the hi tec Canada

5.Quebec City is one of the oldest settlements in North America, founded in 1608. Today hosts many museum, a Summer festival and a Winter carnival and the Old Town looks like old European cities from Middle Age. You will find a fantastic unique atmosphere in Quebec City.

Quebec City is picturesque mainly in the Old Town

Quebec City is picturesque mainly in the Old Town

6.CN Tower in Toronto with its stratospheric height of 530 metres has been for 30 years from 1972 the world’s tallest building. It offers excelent Toronto view and fantastic food in its 360 Restaurant. Another reason to visit Toronto.

CN Tower is another major reason for the Canadian pride

CN Tower is another major reason for the Canadian pride

7.Banff National Park, in Alberta and Canadian Rockies is a fantastic place for all possible outdoor activities, or simply for a relaxing vacations. Banff National Park is unique, much bigger and very different from Yellowstone.

Banff National Park is simply great for outdoor vacations

Banff National Park is simply great for outdoor vacations

8. French Restaurants in Montreal. Savoir vivre like in Paris, chic and styled with a sophisticated French cuisine, of course. Best place for gourmands and gourmets, if you understand what I mean.

French Restaurants in Montreal are a gourmets paradise

French Restaurants in Montreal are a gourmets paradise

9.Bay of Fundy is an unique place where could be observed world’s biggest tides (13 foot, or 4 meters). This could represent a huge energy source, but we still wait the best procedure. Meanwhile, here are to see some endangered species and a rich wildlife.

Bay of Fundy with its magic and its huge tides

Bay of Fundy with its magic and its huge tides

10.Niagara Falls needs practically no other presentation. It is the most visited place in Canada, but is not my taste anymore. Too touristy, too much mass tourism, too artificial. nevertheless, spectacular and worths a visit.

Niagara Falls is so touristy, that ends up to be old fashioned.

Niagara Falls is so touristy, that ends up to be old fashioned.

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