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Here are the top 10 tourist destinations in Canada.

 

  1. Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island Canada

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 Located off the coast of beautiful British Columbia, Vancouver Island is one of the most sought-after destinations in Canada. Immerse yourself in nature and gaze at magnificent wildlife like bears or killer whales while spending the night in an ancient forest campground or luxurious hotel.

  1. Tofino

Tofino - Canada

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Are you Looking for a smaller place to visit on Vancouver Island? If so, Tofino is a fantastic option. The town has about 2,000 people and is an excellent destination for nature lovers. It’s known to have the best surfing in Canada plus intense storm watching in the winter. Those who love wildlife will have opportunities for both whale and bear watching.

  1. Whistler Blackcomb

Top 10 tourist destinations in Canada

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If you’re a snow sport enthusiast, Whistler Blackcomb is calling your name. It’s the largest ski resort in North America with over 200 runs located north of Vancouver on the mainland of British Columbia. Summertime in Whistler offers exciting activities like hiking, mountain biking, zip lining, and even bungee jumping above the Cheakamus River!

  1. Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray - Canada

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Being one of the best places to view the Aurora Borealis from October to March, Fort McMurray is a key place to visit in Northern Canada. It’s also home to the Athabasca oil sands, which is the largest  deposit of crude bitumen (crude oil) in the world. If seeking rare sites is your thrill, Fort McMurray is a perfect destination.

  1. Calgary

Calgary - Canada

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Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Calgary has a big city feel with a touch of country culture. You can eat at high class restaurants and enjoy fashionable shopping in the city or rally up the cowboy hats for the famous Calgary Stampede. If you’re traveling with the family, don’t forget to take the kids to visit the Calgary Zoo!

  1. Banff

Banff - Canada

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Just an hour outside Calgary, Banff is located within the Banff National Park high in the Canadian Rockies. In the heart of the city is a resort town surrounded by spectacular mountains with art galleries, museums, and amazing restaurants. Outside the main town you’ll have a chance to gaze at glaciers, sit in hot springs, and hike to mountain lakes. A great way to capture all this scenery from above is on theBanff Gondola.

  1. Churchill Churchill - Canada

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If encountering a polar bear is on your bucket list, Churchill is the place to visit! It’s known as the polar bear capital of the world and guided tours allow you to safely come face to face with these massive creatures. You can also kayak or even snorkel with beluga whales when they migrate here. Keep in mind that Churchill is freezing, so be ready to face some extreme winter weather.

  1. Montreal

Montreal - Canada

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Can you imagine a mini Europe in Canada? Montreal plays the part perfectly and is even known as the Paris of North America. In Old Montreal you can explore 18th century buildings, fine art museums, cobblestone roads, and French cuisine. The only thing missing is the Eiffel Tower!

  1. Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls - Canada

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Located in Ontario, the city of Niagara Falls is famous for the three massive waterfalls that attract thousands of visitors each year. Bring out the poncho and get soaked on a variety of guided tours. The city is also located in the heart of Ontario wine country, so enjoying a nice glass of wine after the excitement of the falls is a must.

  1. Savary Island

Savary Island - Canada

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When most people think of Canada they imagine mountains of snow and extremely cold weather, but this is far from the truth. Right off the coast of British Columbia lies an island that will make your frigid vision of Canada disappear into thin air. Savary Island catches the heated southern tide, which creates the warmest water north of Mexico. The island has white sand beaches with limited transportation, so if you’re looking for a more secluded travel experience, this is it!