Are you planning to load up the car and head across Canada this summer? You will travel through some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes on earth. Here are five places you shouldn’t miss.
1. The Bay of Fundy
This remarkable natural phenomenon is known for having the highest tides in the world. This constantly changing landscape provides the perfect opportunity for exploring the natural wonders of the area including sea caves, an ever-changing ocean floor, amazing marine life, and fossils that are millions of years old. The bay is located between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. It is home to many species of whales, including the Finback, Minke, Humpback, and Right.
2. Quebec City, Quebec
This capital of Quebec Province is a large city with small world charm. Located in the Saint Lawrence River Valley, Quebec City has held on tightly to its French culture. Be sure to check out the Parc Aquarium du Quebec on the shores of the river and the Musée de la civilization.
3. Jasper National Park
This spectacular park, located in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, is one of the largest and most popular National Parks in the country. Surrounded by high mountain peaks, cold, clean lakes, and stunning waterfalls, Jasper was made a World Heritage Site in 1984. You will need several days, or even weeks to take it all in. Lodging opportunities are numerous. There are campgrounds, hotels and inns nearby. Affordable places like Best Canadian Motor Inns which is one of the Drayton Valley hotels can be found throughout parts of Canada.
4. Banff National Park
Not far from Jasper in the province of Alberta, Banff is Canada’s oldest National Park. Here you will find glaciers, hot springs, and the fabulous Lake Louise. Wildlife here is abundant. The park is home to wolves, mountain lions, grizzly bears, and wolverines.
5. Vancouver, British Columbia
As you near the west coast, you won’t want to miss the cultural mecca of Vancouver. Vancouver is a coastal seaport city of over 603,000 people. It is one of the most culturally diverse cities in North America. The climate is temperate and quite warm in the summer. Vancouver embraces its heritage of native cultures. There are often festivals and ceremonies in the summer celebrating the First Nations. Be sure to check out the Museum of Anthropology at UBC (University of British Columbia).
A trip across this expansive and beautiful country is truly the trip of a lifetime. Better start packing.