If you follow this travel blog, you might already know I’ve worked in Canada a few times. A total of six months spent between Ontario, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and British Columbia made me think of moving to this amazing country more than once. Because although weather conditions may be rough sometimes, the people and natural wonders of Canada are absolutely worth it. Here are my top four:
Shared with the US as part of the North America Rocky Mountains range, the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta display an outstanding beauty I could just compare to the Alps, Europe (my favorite mountains in the world).
World Heritage Site, Mount Robson and Mount Columbia are the two highest peaks and they feature up to five National Parks: Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho, and Waterton. Glaciers, lakes, limestone caves, peaks, waterfalls, and canyons are found there.
I loved Whistler Blackcomb back in 2009, one year before the Winter Olympics, and can’t wait to come back and head to Calgary and Edmonton, in Alberta to check everything these mountains have to offer as well as world-famous spots like Lake Louise, Banff, and Jasper.
Once again shared with the US, I’ve visited them three times. Three different falls: Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls combined to form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 50 m. I would highly recommend saving for the boats that take you where all the action is going on. You’ll end up soaking water but it’s one of the easiest and funniest ways to feel alive in the area! Last tip? Search for Niagara Fall hotels in advance since they can get really expensive during public holidays, summer and during special events as the huge and free display of Fireworks once a week!
Bay of Fundy
Then there was this one time when I spent one entire month in Nova Scotia.
My job consisted of touring around and checking on my students. Let’s say I traveled a lot. The province is beautiful, with warmer temperatures than the average Canadian continental crazy weather and there is a lot to see and do! If you have the chance, just hire a vehicle and road trip along the coast. Memorable reddish sunsets in the North West part – Bay of Fundy – and lighthouses like Peggy’s Cove will make for the perfect picture to bring back home. Hope to head East next time and check the well-known Cabbot Trail! Hiking for 5 days anyone?
Actually they are not exclusive Canadian phenomena, and I didn’t have the chance of witnessing them in Canada but I’ve followed them for a while and hopefully, I’ll be able to experience them sometime soon. Fingers crossed!
Ever been to Canada? Share your favorite Canadian wonders with us in the comments below!
Great List and nice Pics. Niagra falls is a delight any day, any time
Thanks for stopping by, Pereira 🙂 Glad you liked it!
For the record. The Bay of Fundy is SHARED by Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and northern Maine (Washington County). So don’t be in a rush to get to Peggy’s Cove folks!
Gorgeous photos. Love your Nova Scotia!
Amazing! Your blog is catchy 😛
You know? I got a travel visa to go to Canada and I let it go! I know: too bad, but situation was complicated. So I’m on debt with this promising and amazing country and looking forward to going asap. After Iceland and Norway this year and despite the fact that I’m a “warm climate” girl, I can confirm that I’m in love with nordic countries and Canada for sure will be next one of them. These places you mention above sound great. However, I’m really courious about Vancouver too, don’t know why…
About norther lights, I had the chance of trying 3 times and succeed one 😀 So, keep on trying! It’ll come! 😉
OMG, same here! Got the NZ WHV and sadly, I couldn’t use it. I guess a year is only 365 days and choices have to made sometimes. That was a tough one, I promise!
PS: Head to Canada ASAP! 😉
Love this. I’m from Edmonton, and I’ve been to the Rockies. Sometimes it can be easy for me to forget how lucky I am living only a few hours away from the Rockies. I’ve also seen Niagara Falls and the northern lights. I’ve been to Nova Scotia too, but it was a really short trip and I didn’t see the Bay of Fundy.
If you ever travel to Edmonton or Calgary let me know. If I’m around I’d love to meet up.
Thanks so much Alouise! I’ll keep it in mind 🙂
And yes, you are so lucky!
Seriously, can’t wait to hit Alberta. These days I’ve been day dreaming about it so much specially after the #Alberta1x1 instagram campaign kicked off. One of my dreams has always been to work in one of your ski resorts as a seasonaire .. I wish there were no boundaries, work visas and borders!