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Whether you’re looking for metropolitan cities, incredible nature or for some beach breaks. Canada is certainly not short of options!

You may have heard of Montreal but did you actually experience it? What other cities are there to visit in Canada? What to see in Canada in winter and summer? Follow us today for a tour from east to west of the second largest country in the world!

10 Must Do’s in Canada

1. The impressive Acadia

Canada Acadie - blog Opodo

On the Acadian side, you can observe the world’s largest tides and impressive rock formations in the Bay of Fundy. Acadia is also the ideal area to see bears, especially at Little, Big Bear Safari. You love culinarian experiences too? Acadie is full of local recipes made from potatoes, salmon, lobster, steak … as well as special desserts. If you like wine, head to Wolfville and the Annapolis Valley.

2. Go back in time in Nova Scotia

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As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Lunenburg, according to the organization, is “the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America”. One of the advantages of visiting Canada is to be able to walk in between houses with old-time charm, dating back to some of the 18th century. If the weather is nice, set off for a picnic at Cape Forchu Lighthouse, which has guided the boats to Yarmouth Harbor since 1840.

3. Take a walk in Old Quebec

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With its downtown UNESCO heritage site, the beautiful capital of Quebec is a pearl that will make you travel a few centuries back. Admire the hotel Château Frontenac while overlooking the city and stroll through its small cobbled streets between carriages and street artists.

4. Experience Montreal’s unique atmosphere

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Quebecers know how to party and their main city does not lack atmosphere. While winter is an opportunity to discover the underground Montreal, in summer the season of music begins! Starting on June 24th, Quebec’s Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day is celebrated with a fanfare, followed by the endless string of musical festivals that fill the streets of the city.

5. See Niagara Falls for real

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Less than two hours from Toronto are the famous Niagara Falls. And trust us, whatever photos you’ve seen of them don’t even come close to the feeling of experiencing these masses of water right in front of you.

6. Explore Alberta and the Rockies

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For more breathtaking views, visit the Canadian Rocky Mountains just a few miles from Calgary. You will find several superb lakes including Moraine Lake, which is distinct in its turquoise color. Experienced climbers will be able to climb Mount Robson, which is the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. Still motivated? Drive down the badlands to the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park on the border with the United States.

7. Falling in love with Vancouver

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We know few cities as nice as Vancouver! Enjoy a port city with a mild climate (for Canada) where life is good, the presence of the sea, the large Stanley Urban Park and, to the north, Lynn Canyon Park with its suspension bridge. You are into sports? Feel free to go to Vancouver Island where you will find even more beaches, hiking trails and surf spots.

8. Go on an adventure at Nahanni Park

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The Naha Déhé River, or South Nahanni, is “one of the most spectacular waterways in North America” according to UNESCO which has inscribed this incredible park (yet little visited) to the world heritage of humanity. Admire the Virginia Falls, twice as high as the Niagara Falls. National Geographic even cited the river’s excursion among the 20 best tourist adventures in the world. Are you climbing, hiking or just seek to spot some wild animals? Perfect, Nahanni Park is just for you!

9. See the incredible aurora borealis!

Aurores boréales Canada - blog Opodo

There are many places to see the Northern Lights in Canada (especially in Quebec) but the northern lights are a good reason to visit the NWT region. Especially the Yellownife City side (pictured left) or Great Slave Lake (right) offer a unique setting to observe an unforgettable sky.

10. Kick back and enjoy the beach at Lake Huron!

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Ontario has many breathtaking beaches on its west coast. Go ahead to kick back, recharge and do not miss the very famous sunsets of the region! Where to go? Sauble Beach, Goderich Beach Main and Bayfield Main Beach are our favorites.

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