10 Best Places to Visit in Canada

10 Best Places to Visit in Canada

Category : Americas , Canada

Awe-inspiring scenery, vibrant cities and a welcoming atmosphere all make Canada a popular tourist destination. As the largest country in North America, Canada is a vast land encompassing majestic mountains, spectacular coastlines, virgin forests, spacious prairies and Arctic tundra. While much of the nation is of British and French descent, Canada is home to a mosaic of multicultural communities. An overview of the best places to visit in Canada:

10. Calgary

Calgary

 

The largest city in Alberta, Calgary is situated between the Canadian Prairies and the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. After oil was discovered nearby in the early 1900s, Calgary boomed into what is now one of Canada’s largest metropolitan areas, attracting thousands every year to its world-famous rodeo event, the Calgary Stampede. This Old West celebration is held over ten days in July with rodeos, chuckwagon races, parades, competitions, crafts and food.

Hotels in Calgary: 4 stars

Hotel Stars Discount Price per night, from Choose dates

Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel

★★★★

-25%

139105

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Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Airport

★★★★

-21%

10079

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Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire

★★★★

-40%

15795

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The Fairmont Palliser

★★★★

-6%

135126

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Best Western Premier Freeport Inn Calgary Airport

★★★★

-10%

6861

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Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel

★★★★

-15%

157133

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Aloft Calgary University

★★★★

-11%

8173

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Hotel Arts

★★★★

-20%

11996

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Courtyard by Marriott Calgary Airport

★★★★

-13%

9079

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The Westin Calgary

★★★★

-27%

164121

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Sheraton Cavalier Hotel Calgary

★★★★

-16%

9680

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown

★★★★

-17%

122101

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Grey Eagle Resort

★★★★

-6%

10195

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The Westin Calgary Airport

★★★★

-16%

8874

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Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport

★★★★

-16%

7058

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9. Ottawa

Ottawa

 

Located at the confluence of the Ottawa, Gatineau and Rideau rivers in southeastern Ontario, Ottawa is the capital of Canada. As the nation’s capital, Ottawa is home to many financial, commercial and federal establishments including Parliament Hill, the government seat where the ceremonial Changing of the Guard takes place daily during the summer. Running right through the heart of the city, the Rideau Canal is Ottawa’s star attraction. In winter the canal becomes the world’s largest ice skating ring.
WHERE TO STAY IN OTTAWA?

8. Whistler

Whistler

 

Thanks to a couple of spectacular mountains called Whistler and Blackcomb, the Whistler resort is the largest and most famous alpine ski destination in North America. Located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler is a two-hour trip from Vancouver along Canada’s most scenic drive, the Sea-to-Sky Highway. At the base of the two mountains are three quaint villages, Whistler Village, Creekside and Upper Village. The Peak 2 Peak gondola transports visitors from the villages to the mountains.
WHERE TO STAY IN WHISTLER?

7. Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island

 

Vancouver Island, named after the British explorer George Vancouver, is the largest island off the West Coast of the North American continent. Located across from Washington State, it is accessible by ferry through the San Juan Islands from Anacortes, from Port Angeles on the state’s Olympic Peninsula, or from Vancouver on mainland British Columbia. Vancouver Island is famous for the quaint city of Victoria, the gorgeous Butchart Gardens, the surf town of Tofino and the wilderness in the north, where one can catch a ferry to Prince Rupert, and another to Alaska from there.
WHERE TO STAY IN VANCOUVER ISLAND?

 

6. Quebec City

Quebec City

 

Quebec City may be the capital of the Quebec province in eastern Canada, but its French heritage, architecture and language make it appear more like a charming European village. Perched on a hill overlooking the St. Lawrence River is Vieux Quebec, the city’s historic district. A walk along the cobblestone streets of the Old City offers encounters with attractions like the Citadel and the Place-Royale, the area where explorer, Samuel de Camplain, established the first North American-French settlement. The city’s icon, the stunning Chateau Frontenac, is regarded as the most photographed hotel in North America and offers tours even without an overnight stay.
WHERE TO STAY IN QUEBEC?

 

5. Toronto

Toronto

 

The capital of Ontario, Toronto is the most populated city in Canada as well as one of the largest cities in North America. With a large number of ethnic districts like Chinatown, Little India and Little Italy, Toronto is also one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities. The city’s main tourist draws range from impressive landmarks such as the iconic CN Tower and the fairy tale castle of Casa Loma. Additionally, the Toronto Islands are a popular destination with beaches and outdoor activities.

Hotels in Calgary: 4 stars

Hotel Stars Discount Price per night, from Choose dates

Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square

★★★★

-8%

263240

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The Anndore House

★★★★

-35%

207134

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Sky Suites Yorkville

★★★★

-28%

518374

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto

★★★★

-36%

265171

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The Omni King Edward Hotel

★★★★

-26%

271202

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The SoHo Hotel

★★★★

-18%

273223

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One King West Hotel and Residence

★★★★

-15%

197168

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Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel

★★★★

-28%

232168

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InterContinental Toronto Centre

★★★★

-32%

283194

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Cambridge Suites Toronto

★★★★

-26%

224165

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Kimpton Saint George Hotel

★★★★

-9%

258236

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Old Mill Toronto

★★★★

-15%

152129

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Fairmont Royal York Hotel

★★★★

-21%

246196

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Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

★★★★

-25%

231173

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Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbourfront

★★★★

-36%

183117

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InterContinental Toronto Yorkville

★★★★

-26%

340253

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The Broadview Hotel

★★★★

-11%

263234

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Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

★★★★

-25%

221166

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Hilton Toronto

★★★★

-57%

251108

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Hyatt Regency Toronto

★★★★

-22%

208162

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4. Montreal

Montreal

 

The second largest city in Canada after Toronto, Montreal is the cultural and financial capital of the Quebec province. Boasting the largest French-speaking community outside of Paris, France, Montreal is a bustling metropolis comprised of a downtown district, a historic quarter, entertainment district and several distinctive neighborhoods. Montreal’s main sights include downtown skyscrapers like the Olympic Tower, the historic buildings of Old Montreal and several family attractions like theme and water parks.
WHERE TO STAY IN MONTREAL?

 

3. Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Falls, Ontario

 

Niagara Falls is a series of three awe-inspiring waterfalls situated on the border of Canada’s Ontario and the United States’ New York. The Ontario side of the Falls is called Horseshoe Falls and offers the best views and most attractions. The immediate area surrounding the Falls is a premier tourist spot teeming in observation towers, restaurants, souvenir shops, casinos and high-rise hotels. One of the best places to view the Niagara Falls on the Ontario side is from Queen Victoria Park where the Falls are illuminated and fireworks are displayed nightly during the summer.
WHERE TO STAY IN NIAGARA FALLS?

 

2. Banff National Park

Banff National Park

Located in the province of Alberta, the Banff National Park is not only Canada’s first national park, but also one of the nation’s largest and most visited national parks. The park’s breathtaking scenery and wildlife draw many tourists every year along the Trans-Canada Highway, which passes through the park. Banff National Parks large concentration of wildlife includes mammals like black bears, grizzly bears, bison, moose, bighorn sheep, wolves and bald eagles.

 

1. Vancouver

#1 of Best Places To Visit In Canada

 

Situated between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean in British Columbia, Vancouver is favored for its majestic landscapes that present a natural playground where tourists can swim in the ocean, rollerblade through scenic parks and snow ski in the mountains all in one day. The third largest metropolitan area in the country, Vancouver is one of the most popular places to visit in Canada. Vancouver’s star attraction is Stanley Park which covers a huge area of woodlands, gardens and green spaces. Some of the city’s other top sites include Granville Island’s remarkable food market and Chinatown’s vibrant array of shops.

Hotels in Calgary: 4 stars

Hotel Stars Discount Price per night, from Choose dates

L'Hermitage Hotel

★★★★

-15%

258219

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The English Bay Inn

★★★★

-9%

229209

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Hotel BLU

★★★★

-24%

335256

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The St. Regis Hotel

★★★★

-7%

366339

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites

★★★★

-32%

475324

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Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA

★★★★

-12%

270237

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The Listel Hotel Vancouver

★★★★

-15%

269228

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Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

★★★★

-21%

257203

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EXchange Hotel Vancouver

★★★★

-14%

425366

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Holiday Inn North Vancouver

★★★★

-7%

174163

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Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

★★★★

-15%

451386

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The Westin Grand, Vancouver

★★★★

-14%

370317

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Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver

★★★★

-18%

387316

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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

★★★★

-12%

291254

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Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre

★★★★

-6%

220207

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The Lonsdale Quay Hotel

★★★★

-31%

268186

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