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January 2015

Top 5 Attractions To Visit In Canada

Published: Saturday 10 January 2015

1. Vancouver Island

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Located on Canada's southern west coast, Vancouver Island is the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand. Famous for its wildness, the breath-taking Butchart Gardens, surfing in Yofino and the quaint town of Victoria, the island is definitely for those who love nature. Here in Vancouver, you can also see the Capilano suspension bridge, which is definitely worth a visit!
Fun fact: Vancouver Island is home to some of the tallest Douglas fir trees in the world.


2. Canadian Rockies

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Many tourists associate Canada with the luscious green mountainous scenery they see of the Canadian Rockies. Found between Alberta and Vancouver, there are five major parks that make up the Rockies: Yoho, Jasper, Kootenay, Banff and Waterton. This area is famous for hiking and biking trails.
Fun fact: To protect the park animals, Banff National Park specifically built over and under passes on the Trans-Canada Highway for wildlife to use.


3. Niagara Falls

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Undoubtedly one of the major tourist attractions of the world, Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States. Although it is not the tallest waterfall in the world, it is the combination of height and width that makes Niagara Falls so beautiful.
Fun fact: Niagara Falls has moved back seven miles in 12,500 years, making it possibly the fastest moving waterfall in the world.


4. Polar Bear Watching in Manitoba

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If you're feeling adventurous, then be sure to make a stop in Churchill, Manitoba in northern Canada and go on a polar bear watching tour. Experience the amazing polar bears in their natural habitat and whilst you're at it you will definitely enjoy the stunning scenery as well.
Fun fact: Churchill, Manitoba has been nicknamed "Polar Bear Capital of the World".


5. Old Quebec

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A historic neighbourhood of Quebec City, Old Quebec is a UNESCO world heritage treasure comprised of an Upper Town and Lower Town. People come here to visit the historic churches, museums and cathedrals, including Notre-Dame-de-Quebec Basilica Cathedral. Fine dining and shopping are an art form in Old Quebec.
Fun fact: Quebec City has the oldest median age of any major city in Canada, which is 43.5 years old.