Canada is a vast country that is home to some of the most beautiful sights — both natural and man-made — in the world. Here’s a list of Canada’s top places to see before you die.
The Rideau Canal, Ontario
Connecting Ottawa to Kingston and the Ottawa River to Lake Ontario, the Rideau Canal still uses historic locks. In winter months, a section of the canal makes up the largest skating rink in the world.
Banff National Park, Alberta
The 6,641 square kilometres of Banff National Park include some of the most majestic mountain peaks and ridges in the world. Surrounding these mountains are beautiful glaciers, lakes, and coniferous forests. Banff is the quintessential alpine playground.
Cape Spear Lighthouse, Newfoundland
A designated National Historic Site, the lighthouse sits near the easternmost point of North America. The name is actually derived from the French “Cap d’Espoir” — Cape of Hope.
Most visitors go to Churchill to get a glimpse of polar bears in the wild from the safety of tundra buggies. It just so happens to also be a great place to catch the aurora borealis and be near the historic Prince of Wales Fort.
The Great Lakes, Ontario
The largest collection of freshwater lakes on earth, the Great Lakes hold 21 percent of the world’s total surface freshwater. Visit Toronto for a combination of urban and natural wonders.
Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
Known for its incredible tidal range, the Bay of Fundy boasts a daily water level change of 17 metres. One hundred fifteen billion tonnes of water must flow into or out of the bay between high and low tides.
The Walled City of Old Québec, Quebec
The only remaining walled city in North America outside of Mexico, Old Québec has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to the fortified walls themselves, highlights include the citadel, other historic buildings, and the shoreline of the Saint Lawrence River.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Finally, a sight so amazing it would make any list of places to see before you die; Niagara Falls is the largest waterfall in the world. At 50 metres it is not the tallest, but Niagara has the highest flowrate: 168,000 cubic metres per minute during high flow.
The world is full of amazing sites, far and near. We are wonderfully lucky to have so many of them right here in Canada. Are your eyes in good enough shape to enjoy these wonders? Come in for a free consultation to see if you are a candidate for LASIK.
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