Top 5 Most Beautiful Places in Canada Summer
Niagara Falls is an essential destination, making a visit all the more unforgettable during summertime. Additionally, this location makes an ideal place for camping trips, lakeside picnicking and mountain trekking adventures.
BC’s Okanagan Valley is an idyllic summertime haven, boasting gorgeous vineyards, orchards, lakeshore parks and pine forests – perfect for wine tasting, lake kayaking or discovering ancient stone etchings on hikes. Guests can even participate in wine tasting!
1. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, located along the border between Canada and the United States, is one of the world’s most iconic natural landmarks. Comprised of three waterfalls: American, Horseshoe and Bridal Veil – as well as numerous man-made attractions like Maid of the Mist, Table Rock Scenic Tunnels, Spanish Aero Car, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum and Marineland – Niagara Falls offers something spectacular for visitors of all kinds to experience.
The Niagara Skywheel is another iconic attraction of Niagara Falls that provides breathtaking views from 175 feet in the air, perfect for adults and children alike to experience year-round. There is also plenty of shopping in Niagara Falls from clothing boutiques to candy stores – offering something fun for every visitor year-round!
One of the best ways to experience the Niagara Falls is with a journey on the iconic Niagara River. It runs right past the waterfall, providing stunning scenic walks or picnic sites near to it; also ideal for viewing fireworks during summer evening shows!
Niagara Glen Nature Reserve provides hiking trails with scenic vistas of Niagara Gorge. Perfect for dayhikes or for more daring guests who want an adventure, there are also cliffs perfect for rock climbing.
Niagara Falls offers many peaceful parks that provide scenic views of the water. Queen Victoria Park on Niagara Parkway provides free, first-class viewing of the falls; features include Zimmerman fountain, major stone garden, hybrid tea rose garden and carpet bed displays.
Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls is one of Canada’s most iconic tourist spots and visited by people from all around the globe, drawing visitors with boat tours behind and around them as well as walks through its gorge, offering amazing views from different vantage points. Furthermore, this park houses a small museum dedicated to understanding more about their history.
Victoria, British Columbia is widely considered Canada’s Garden City and rightfully so. Butchart Gardens – renowned horticultural masterpiece featuring rose, Italian, Japanese, sunken gardens – stands as its centerpiece and should not be missed at any cost! You will want to return again and again throughout the year just to witness its ever-evolving landscape and witness its changing flora!
Visit Vancouver and experience its numerous highlights like the Royal BC Museum, Fisherman’s Wharf and Beacon Hill Park – not forgetting one of the country’s finest hotels – Fairmont Empress! They even put your name on your shampoo bottle!
For an adventurous experience, head to Cape Churchill in Manitoba and watch polar bears basking on Hudson Bay ice. Take an off-road tundra rover tour guided by local guides for up-close experiences with these captivating animals; but remember, climate change may impact this ecosystem in future visits.
Western Canada is an incredible sight, featuring windswept mountains and fjords scattered across its landscape. Gros Morne National Park stands out as particularly breathtaking, boasting picturesque peaks and postcard-perfect fishing villages; plus providing hikers an unforgettable Canadian wilderness adventure.
Vancouver boasts a vibrant city center complemented by the spectacular Vancouver Seawall, which provides a scenic setting for exhilarating bike rides along its 17-mile length, providing expansive Pacific Ocean views as well as entry points into Stanley Park and offering access to diverse Stanley Park activities. Furthermore, Vancouver hosts the second oldest Chinatown in North America which deserves a visit for its charming streets and historical landmarks.
3. Georgian Bay
Georgian Bay’s expansive blues and greens beckon us to dream. Summer breezes drift softly along sandy shores; maple leaves explode in autumn colors; thick pines quiver at winter’s chill; this magical landscape captured the hearts and imagination of Canada’s Group of Seven painters as it continues to draw visitors today.
This rugged coastal wilderness near Parry Sound offers the ideal conditions for hikers, canoeists and nature enthusiasts. Hiking trails weave through towering granite cliffs and Eastern mixed forest while moose, bears and beavers make this Canadian wilderness their home. Furthermore, thousands of icebergs pass by annually from spring through summer here, earning it the moniker Iceberg Alley.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and boasts an exciting mix of cultures like Greektown, Little India and Koreatown – not to mention panoramic city views from the 1,815-foot CN Tower or sampling gourmet treats at St Lawrence Market or getting an authentic glimpse into Canadian life at Hockey Hall of Fame! Toronto will provide enough art, music and food cultures to satisfy even the most discriminating traveller.
Meaford, located only two hours north of Toronto on Georgian Bay’s southern shores, provides visitors with beautiful stretches of sandy beach, crystal-clear waters and spectacular sunset views. From strolling Wasaga Beach’s 14 km of sandy shoreline to camping with views of Lake Huron shoreline – Meaford’s conservation areas offer a tranquil escape outside the big city.
Canadian landscapes boasting sparkling, glacier-fed lakes and dramatic mountain ranges are an unrivaled natural paradise for nature enthusiasts. Alberta’s stunning Banff National Park is known for its dramatic mountains and glacier lakes such as Lake Louise – an unparalleled oasis – while Kootenay Rockies’ Yoho National Park in Yoho offers intense blues and greens, dramatic peaks, Takakkaw Falls that cascade over 150m into Emerald Lake, plus over 120 species of marine life dating back 500 million years ago!
Vancouver is a bustling metropolis that has something for everyone, making it an unforgettable destination. From its China Town and Granville Island breweries to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and 4,100-foot Grouse Mountain – Vancouver provides adventure in abundance!
4. Murray Beach
Western Canada beaches are an undeniable draw during the warmer summer months, making Murray Beach one of the best spots in Canada to visit this season. Notably, its southernmost point marks some amazing vistas while offering up numerous other exciting experiences from botanical gardens and aviaries to stunning coastal trails and world-class sport fishing!
Yoho National Park offers mountains, waterfalls and lakes surrounded by Kootenay and Banff National Parks – ideal for both hikers and those seeking relaxation by the water. Haida Gwaii islands boast some of the best surfing and coast trail experiences available across North America while simultaneously boasting some of the oldest known points of aboriginal habitation within North America.
Manitoba, often an overlooked Canadian province, offers visitors a rich experience. Winnipeg boasts vibrant culture while expansive prairie scenery and abundant wildlife are hallmarks of Manitoba life. Spruce Woods Provincial Park should not be missed for nature enthusiasts while Montmorency Falls Park and Canyon Ste-Anne provide incredible hiking trails – not forgetting Manitoba’s vibrant culture thriving within its city limits!
Visit Quebec’s Iles de la Madeleine or Magdalen Islands for a breathtaking island experience, closer to Newfoundland than mainland Canada, for stunning scenery and an easygoing vibe – plus one of the world’s premier international sandcastle competitions!