Canada is a great holiday destination for its natural treasures and cosmopolitan cities. According to Business Insider, the second largest country in the world offers a lot of attractions and experiences to travelers.
From a geographical point of view, Canada is well-known for the longest coastline in the world. Also, the border it shares with the United States is the world’s longest land border. According to About Travel, the country’s natural beauty includes mountains, glaciers, secluded lakes, and forests. The spectacular land and waterscapes, along with the natural phenomenon of the eerie neon Northern Lights, validate Canada as a beautiful destination.
Niagara Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. Three combined falls; the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls, create the waterfall with the highest flow rate around the globe. According to Pan American World, “there is no other place in North America that has the amount of water they have, the equivalent to more than a million bathtubs.”
Over the years, due to its beauty, Niagara Falls has been an inspiration for many authors, painters, composers, and filmmakers. Nowadays, tourists have a lot of things to do in Niagara Falls. The experiences include sailing up to the brink of the waterfall, walking behind it or flying over it in a helicopter.
The Rocky Mountains include five national parks, which are some of Canada’s virtues.
- Banff National Park
- Jasper National Park
- Kootenay National Park
- Waterton Lakes National Park
- Yoho National Park
A lot of adventures are awaiting visitors at those national parks. For example, Jasper is appreciated for the Yellowhead Museum and the excursions, such as Skyline Trail or Path of the Glacier. Kootenay overwhelms with the beauty of landscapes, “whitewater rivers, alpine meadows and a horizon full of mountains covered in snow.” The Rocky Mountains are a great holiday destination for outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing, and winter sports like skiing or snowboarding.
The Northern Lights is a phenomenon consisting of a curtain of green, aqua, violet and yellow tones that create shapes, which flicker in the sky, and give it a magical look. The colors change depending on the location of the phenomenon. The celestial light show covers a huge part of Canada, and it can be seen well in Yellowknife, Churchill, the Hudson Bay, Manitoba, and Whitehorse city.
Over the years, the eerie colorful event has caused authors and explorers to create many historical theories, superstitions, and myths around it. For example, in Medieval Europe, the Northern Lights were considered a sign from God, while some of the Aboriginal Canadians called them the Dance of the Spirits. The phenomenon even appeared in a theatrical play called “Almost, Maine,” written by John Cariani.
Besides the incredible natural attractions, Canada is a great holiday destination for its multicultural and friendly cities. According to About Travel, the country is encouraging diversity, so the tourists can experience a large range of ethnic restaurants and shops.
Moreover, the beautiful Canadian cities inspired Hollywood filmmakers. According to CNN, several towns all across North America have hosted many movies:
- “Titanic,” in Halifax
- “Brokeback Mountain,” in Alberta
- “Blades of Glory,” in Montreal
- “Twilight,” in Vancouver
- “Unforgiven,” in Calgary
- “The Incredible Hulk,” in Toronto
- “Capote,” in Winnipeg
Furthermore, as Alux stated, Canada is recognized as the most well-educated and peaceful countries in the world. So, there are a lot of reasons to visit Canada, which is a great holiday destination.
Opinion News by Bianca-Ramona Dumitru
Edited by Jeanette Smith
About Travel: Reasons To Visit Canada
Alux: 20 things you didn’t know about Canada
Business Insider: The 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime
CNN: 10 things Canada does better than anywhere else
Panamerican World: 20 reasons to visit Canada
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