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Tourist Attractions in Canada

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Canada

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About Canada

Canada is the second largest country in the world by area. There are many rivers, lakes, and forests occupy almost half of the country’s territory. Also, this country has a rich history. Therefore, it is not surprising that Canada has a lot of different sights.

Conditionally, they can be divided into two types: natural and historical. To natural, first of all, there are numerous national parks. Flora and fauna in them are preserved almost in pristine condition. They also include rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Historical monuments are museums and places where memorable events took place. As well as temples, churches and various architectural structures.

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Top-35 Tourist Attractions in Canada

Niagara Falls

It is located on the border of two countries: Canada and the United States. The part located on the Canadian territory has the shape of a horseshoe. Often this waterfall is called so. It is considered the most powerful in North America. Every year the Horseshoe takes away from 8 cm to 2 metres of Canadian territory. To stop this process, a whole system of canals and drainages has been created.

Parliament Hill

34447 reviews
Located on the south bank of the river in Ottawa and is the heart of the city. It is a symbol of national revival. It is an architectural complex where the highest authorities of the country meet. The original centrepiece was built in the 19th century, but later there was a fire and it was destroyed. In 1922 the complex was rebuilt. Its highest part is called the Peace Tower. It is dedicated to Canadians who died during the First World War.
Open time
Monday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Stanley Park Drive

It is located on a peninsula. It is bounded by the waters of English Bay, Vancouver Harbour. The park borders the business centre of Vancouver. It was opened in 1888, named in honour of the 6th Governor General of Canada. The park covers an area of over 400 hectares. Most of it is made up of forests that are over a hundred years old. There is also a miniature railway, a summer theatre, tennis courts and a golf course, monuments and sculptures, and the Vancouver Aquarium.

Granville Island

2597 reviews
This is the shopping centre of Vancouver. This is where the huge market is located where you can buy clothes, groceries, woodwork, fish and more. It is not actually an island, but a peninsula. It is located under the Granville Street Bridge, next to Falls Creek Bay. It is also home to a water park, which is the most popular and largest in British Columbia.

Mount Royal

2286 reviews
A mountain located in the territory of Montreal. It has 3 peaks, the highest point is 233 metres. The mountain is located between the Appalachian Mountains and the Laurentian Uplands. A park was formed here in 1876. Another landmark is the Cross on Mont-Royal. The first version of the Cross was erected back in 1643 as a tribute to the Virgin Mary. There is also the Oratory of St Joseph, which is a place of Catholic pilgrimage.

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

21001 reviews
The castle is one of the symbols of the province of Quebec. It was built and opened in 1893. It was later rebuilt several times. In 1981 it was included in the list of National Historic Places. The author of the project is the American architect Bruce Price. It was here that Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt negotiated in 1943. Now the castle houses a hotel, which is considered one of the most photographed in the world.

CN Tower

66861 reviews
The tower was built in 1975 and is a symbol of Toronto. It is the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere. It is also one of the seven engineering wonders of the world today. The tower is used for telecommunication needs, there is an observation deck and a revolving restaurant. The observation deck is very popular with tourists. Its floor is made of thick tempered glass. It allows you to walk above the city.
Open time
Monday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal

27458 reviews
Cathedral, located in the historic centre of Montreal on Place des Arms. The first version was built in 1672. But the modern version of the basilica was erected in the XIX century. The author of the project was the Protestant architect James O,Donnel. At that time the temple became the largest religious building in North America. Unfortunately, in 1978 the basilica’s chapel was badly damaged by fire. It was rebuilt, but with modifications.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 12:30 – 4:00 PM

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

17442 reviews
Located on Mont-Royal mountain in Montreal. It is visited by about 2 million people every year. This place is very popular among Catholics. The oratory was built in 1924. The founder is the monk Andre Bessette, who was canonised by the Roman Pope in 2010. The monk healed many people during his lifetime, but even now there are many confirmed healings taking place at the Oratory. The Roman Church has confirmed the veracity of these miracles.
Open time
Monday: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Rue du Petit Champlain

73 reviews
Located in the historic part of Quebec City. The street was founded at the end of the XVII century. Its first inhabitants were French craftsmen. It is here that the oldest buildings in Canada are well preserved. The street is rich in architectural and historical monuments. For example, they include the Square of Arms. Those who wish are offered a ride along the street in a horse-drawn carriage.

Royal Ontario Museum

33835 reviews
Opened in 1857. It was originally called the Natural History Museum, but was renamed the Royal Museum in 1912. It is located in Toronto at Bloor Street and Avenue Road near Queen’s Park. The museum has a collection of about 6 million objects and 40 galleries. And 150 years after its opening, architect Daniel Libeskind transformed the museum building. It is designed in the shape of crystals.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

55922 reviews
Opened in 2013. It is the largest in Canada. There is a great variety of marine and freshwater inhabitants. Especially popular is the glass tunnel with a moving floor. There is an area similar to the Canadian Great Lakes. There is also an area similar to the Indian Ocean. This oceanarium has one of the largest collections of jellyfish in the world. There are also the “elders” – 100-year-old lobsters.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Royal BC Museum

9216 reviews
It was built in 1886 and now has over 7 million exhibits. It is the main attraction of the province of Victoria. And the title of Royal Museum was given to the museum by Queen Elizabeth II. There are many different galleries, but the permanent three: the history of local peoples, as well as natural and the latest. There are many different artefacts, there is even a Victorian submarine.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Heritage Park

6828 reviews
The village recreates life in Western Canada from 1860 to 1950. The museum is located outdoors, on 127 acres of land. It offers train rides, horse-drawn carriage rides. Improvised actors recreate the life of those times. In addition to exploring the old streets, you can see the decoration of houses, schools and shops.

Royal Tyrrell Museum

12289 reviews
The park is located in the province of Alberta, in the Red Deer River Valley. It was created in 1955 to protect fossil animal excavation sites. In 1979, the park was included in the UNESCO list. Whilst in the past finds from the park were taken to museums around the country, in recent years they have become exhibits at the Tyrrell Museum. This museum is located close to the park. It features a rich collection, but also has a well-equipped laboratory. The museum has 10 exhibition galleries and each gallery represents a particular era of the planet’s development. All the way back to the emergence of man.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hockey Hall of Fame

5269 reviews
The hall opened in 1943, but it didn’t have a permanent location for a long time. It is now located in Toronto on Young Street, in the former Bank of Montreal building. It showcases the development of not only Canadian hockey, but also European hockey. There are stands with skates and sticks from different times. There are also handmade items. But the pride of the Hall is the Stanley Cup.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Montréal Underground City

3226 reviews
It was opened in 1962. It is a large shopping centre located underground. It has almost everything: various shops, offices, hotels, cinemas, garages, concert halls, restaurants and cafes. Even residential complexes are located underground. From here there are exits to almost all above-ground shopping and business centres of the city. You can get around by bus and metro.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Casa Loma

27120 reviews
The castle was built in the early 20th century. Its owner was Sir Henry Pellat and the architect was Edward Lennox. The castle has 98 rooms, a large library, a botanical garden. There are shower rooms. For some time the castle was a hotel. But then the government took over the ownership. After that there was a question of demolishing the castle, but still it was decided to open a museum here.
Open time
Monday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

La Citadelle de Québec

7856 reviews
Located on Cape Diamant. It is an integral part of the fortification of the old town. The fortress was built in 1812. But even before that there were fortifications here. However, the construction of the fortress made this area impassable to the enemy. Later the residence of the first persons of the state was located here. And in 1943-1944 conferences with the participation of Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, William King were held in these walls. Now there is a museum here.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Rideau Canal

564 reviews
The canal was built in 1832 in case of war with the United States. It is one of the oldest operating canals in North America. It was built for steam ships. It is now used for tourist purposes. In summer, boat trips are offered, and in winter it becomes one of the largest ice rinks in the world. The canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The original locks and canal-forming structures have been perfectly preserved here.

Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park

66 reviews
It is a system of four national parks: Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho. It also includes three British Columbia provincial parks, hot springs, glaciers and mountains, and the headwaters of major river systems. It has been a UNESCO site since 1984. Banff is Canada’s oldest national park. It has many glaciers and coniferous forests. Jasper is the largest reserve of the Rocky Mountains. Maline Lake is located here. The Kootenays have a wide variety of landscapes, from cacti to glaciers. Yoho is located in a mountainous area. It has many lakes and waterfalls.

Wood Buffalo

National Park, located in the central part of the country between Lake Athabasca and Great Slave Lake. It has long and cold winters but warm and short summers. The area offers grassy prairies and meadow plains. It is in Wood Buffalo that the largest herd of American bison on the continent resides. Cranes and pelicans nest here. The park is also home to elk and deer, beavers and wolves.


A national park on the island of Newfoundland. It was established in 1973. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a great diversity of landscapes here. There are glacial valleys, waterfalls, fjords, lakes. On the territory of the park there are Long Range Mountains – this is the oldest mountain system of the planet. It is unique in that one can observe the drift of continents here.

Signal Hill Road

This is a hill near St John’s on which there are fortifications and a signal flagpole. They appeared on the hill in the 17th century after the Seven Years’ War. During the reign of Queen Victoria, Cabot Tower was erected here. Now this place is a National Historic Site of Canada. In summer, historical reconstructions are often held here.

The Butchart Gardens

21415 reviews
This is a demonstration flower park. It is located in the city of Brentwood. The development of the garden began at the beginning of the XX century. Earlier there was a limestone quarry here. After mining it was filled with earth. And from that time Jenny Pym, the wife of the owner of the quarry, began to lay out the garden. The place became popular in 1920. Now there are 5 themed gardens: sunken, rose garden, Japanese, Italian, Mediterranean. They are open to visitors all year round.
Open time
Monday: 3:00 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 3:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday: 3:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 3:00 – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 3:00 – 9:00 PM

Montreal Botanical Garden

24249 reviews
It is among the most famous botanical gardens in the world. It opened in 1936 and was listed as a Canadian Historic Site in 2007. There are Japanese, Chinese, English, alpine gardens, rose garden, azaleas, rhododendron garden, aquatic plant garden. There is also a poisonous plant garden and a First Nations Garden. The area is home to squirrels, ducks, turtles, and herons.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

29016 reviews
Built in 1889. It was the design of engineer George Grand McCain. The first version was made of hemp rope and cedar planks. But in 1956 it was completely rebuilt as the old version fell into disrepair. It is located at a height of 70 metres and the river below it seems very small. The bridge is privately owned. Nancy Stibbart has all the rights to it.
Open time
Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Montmorency Falls

28277 reviews
Located within the boundaries of Quebec City in Montmorency Park. The waterfall has a height of 84 metres. It was discovered in 1613 by Samuel de Champlain. Nowadays, a footbridge has been built over the waterfall, and the Montmorency River flows under a motorway below. The footbridge is also a lookout point. From here you have a beautiful view of the St Lawrence River into which the Montmorency flows. The island of Orleans is also clearly visible.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thousand Islands

108 reviews
This natural attraction is an archipelago of islands. It stretches along the Canadian border in the province of Ontario along the source of the St. Lawrence River. A total of 1864 islands are located here. Back in the 19th century, these islands were a cause of strife between Canada and the United States. After Canada won, they became a place for good recreation and tourism.

Hopewell Cape

The second name is Flowerpot Rocks. It is located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy at Cape Hopewell. Here twice a day there is a maximum tide, and the rocks are submerged almost to the top of the water. They have an unusual shape. And the reason for that is the tides. But to see and understand the whole tidal cycle, the park should be visited twice a day.

The Great Lakes

This is a system of freshwater lakes in North America. It includes a number of large and medium-sized bodies of water connected by smaller ones. The largest include: Upper, Huron, Michigan, Erie, Ontario. Fishing, shipping, and many harbours are developed here. This system is among the largest accumulations of fresh water on the planet. Now the ecological situation of the lakes has significantly improved. They are very attractive for tourists.

Johnstone Strait

38 reviews
Located along the northeast coast of Vancouver. The width of the strait is 2.5-5 kilometres. There are no cities, settlements along its entire length. It is the main navigation channel for the west coast of North America. In the warm season about 150 orcas come here, and tourists often come to see them. And in order to study orcas in their natural habitat, an ecological reserve was opened.

Icefields Parkway

This highway was built in the 1970s for tourists. The main function is to link Banff and Jasper National Parks. The drive offers scenic views of the surrounding area. Driving along it you can see glaciers, Canada’s highest mountains, and glacial lakes. You can also see bears, mountain goats and cougars, eagles, and moose along the way.

Four Seasons Resort Whistler

1676 reviews
A famous ski resort located in British Columbia. Ranked among the best in North America and in the world. Here you can ski on the slope of the glacier. The height of the snow cover reaches 914 cm. This is one of the snowiest places on the planet. And in 2010, the Winter Olympics were held in this place.

Grouse Mountain

595 reviews
One of Vancouver’s major attractions. It is part of the North Shore mountain range. You can climb the mountain by cable car and get a great view of the neighbourhood and the ocean. In winter, there are 25 slopes and several ski trails that are suitable for both experienced and beginner skiers.