Jasper National Park, Alberta
This hotspot year-round in the Canadian Rockies has different sites to offer every season: there are waterfalls, glacial lakes and backcountry hikes during the summer. The Marmot Basin, with a whopping 1,675 acres of skiing terrain, is perfect for your family to visit during the winter. Don’t miss out on riding on the Jasper SkyTram, an aerial tramway on the Whistlers Mountain where you can enjoy miles of scenic views that are sure to entrance you. During the night, the park makes sure not to have any light interfering with the sights, making it an ideal spot for stargazing. Be sure you don’t leave without a road trip through the Icefields Parkway.
Cavendish Beach, Prince Edward Island
This teensy province is known to be home to fabulous oysters. The historic architecture and the incredibly beautiful sandy-white shoreline make the trip definitely worth it. You won’t find yourself idle here as you go deep-sea fishing, kayaking, parasailing. It is a pretty sweet place to go golfing as well. Don’t leave without having the experience of cracking open a fresh lobster caught by one of the fishermen of a nearby Summerbay Resort village. There’s plenty of music, theatre and arts to amuse yourself within this beautiful land of sunshine and salty breeze.
Montmorency Falls, Quebec
While many think of the Niagara Falls when they think of Canada, the cliff from where Montmorency River tumbles into the Saint Lawrence is 275ft tall, more than three times taller than Niagara Falls. This spot is perfect for some adventure – you could rock climb around the canyon’s interior and abseil down the rocks to a zip line across the canyon. During the summer, there is the international fireworks competition that you could watch as they use the falls as a backdrop in a stunning display.
Capilano Suspension Bridge, British Columbia
The 450ft-long bridge hangs 230 feet above the Capilano River, which is a significant water source for residents of Vancouver. It definitely is a fantastic viewpoint of the West Coast rainforest as you can walk through to get a spectacular squirrel’s eye perspective of the forest. It is best after a rainfall which can strike any time of the year. Travel a few miles downhill to laze about the beaches of Vancouver.
Undoubtedly, a dreamland for adventure enthusiasts, the undiscovered nature of it as an international spot makes it the perfect place to escape the crowds one would associate with other sightseeing destinations like Banff and Lake Louise. Outdoor lovers can simultaneously enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains with all the activities available here throughout the year. During the winter, skiers can choose to either ski at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort or heli-skiing in the Purcell Mountains. And in the summer, you could come back to go hiking or mountain biking.