Coast to glorious coast – 7 captivating Canadian places to visit

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Enjoying the very best of glorious Canada, we take inspiration from a fantastic grand escorted tour of the country taking holidaymakers on a coast to coast adventure showing off the breathtaking beauty of this wonderful holiday destination.

1. Banff

Banff

Nestled in the iconic Canadian Rockies, visiting Banff really does take holidaymakers out into the magnificent Canadian wilderness.

Exploring Banff National Park, Sulphur Mountain, taking its name from immense natural springs located on its slopes, is one of the key tourist attractions in the area.

A man-made platform providing special views looking out across the famous Fairmount Banff Springs Hotel, the sights presented at Surprise Corner are simply staggering.

Another popular and extremely adventurous excursion available in the region, why not take to the skies and enjoy the Rockies from a comfortable and close-up view of the famous peaks?

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2. Montreal

Montreal

Following the famed Maple Leaf Trail, tourists exploring the region will be able to visit some of the country’s best-known cities.

Beautiful Montreal is no exception. The largest city in the province of Quebec is a sparkling city whose skyline is dressed with striking architecture and fabulous foliage, that, during the autumn months, transforms to display different eye-catching shades of brown, orange and yellow.

Key city spots tending to attract visitors to the region include Mount Royal, Montreal Botanical Garden, Saint Joseph’s Oratory (found on the mountain), and the city’s massive old church.

A city that has taken inspiration from destinations across the world, Montreal offers visitors with a fantastic fusion of history and culture and is perhaps one of the trendiest in the Northern Hemisphere.

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3. Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, or Cataract City (Spanish for Waterfall City), is a series of waterfalls that send water down some 50 metres in an awe-inspiring display of power.

Lying on the border between Canada and the USA, Niagara Falls is one of Canada’s most famous tourist attractions.

Out of the three falls, Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in the North American hemisphere.

Helicopter rides can be booked for a fee that allows for fantastic views and the opportunity to get a better sense of the scale of the Falls.

Famously, locals and visitors have taken to attempting to plunge off the Falls in barrels. Not recommended due to the obvious amount of danger involved, Anne Edison Taylor was the first person to go over the Falls.

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4. Ottawa

Ottawa

The Canadian capital, Ottawa can also be found along the country’s famed Maple Leaf Trail.

A rather grand city, Ottawa is packed with history and beautiful buildings.

One of the most photographed places in the entire North American continent, Parliament Hill lies at the heart of Canadian politics.

Another notable landmark, Rideau Hall, home to the Governor-General, dates right back to the early 19th century.

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5. Quebec City

Quebec City

Sitting on the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec City is a historic city that features a UNESCO-listed World Heritage site.

Old Quebec, locally known as Vieux-Québec is a historic UNESCO-listed neighbourhood featuring highlights such as the Citadel and Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica.

The Citadel, one of the largest fortresses in this part of the world, offers the perfect photo opportunity.

Visitors can catch the Changing of the Guard ceremony between June and September in what is sure be a highlight of the trip.

The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac Hotel is the epitome of luxury. A popular landmark, this hotel was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway company.

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6. Toronto

Toronto

The capital of the province of Ontario, Toronto offers a range of highlights.

The iconic CN Tower, rising over 500 metres into the skyline, offers panoramic views and the chance to dine in a 360-degree restaurant.

Whilst in town, check out St Lawrence Market for a spot of fresh-food and some intriguing souvenir options.

As you can imagine, this Market is very popular. Expect crowds if visiting.

Foodies – lookout for the Kensington Market Food Tour. A great local tour, participants are taken around Kensington Market to different restaurants in order to try and sample different takes on Mexican, Portuguese, Canadian, and Caribbean dishes.

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7. Vancouver

Vancouver

One of the greatest cities on the planet, Vancouver, resting on its own bay, is packed with character.

The city’s Gastown, Chinatown and the lush greenery of Stanley Park all welcome millions of visitors each and every year.

Located just outside the city, Capilano Suspension Bridge, high amongst the treetops, is an exciting tourist attraction offering fantastic views of the forest below.

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