Many tourists do not know that there is so much more to Canada than the Niagara Falls.
However, 2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary which makes it a perfect opportunity for you to visit and explore the often unknown splendour and greatness of Canada’s natural beauty.
While the Niagara Falls is, and always will be, the belle of the ball, don’t miss the country’s vast landscape where there are plenty of other sights worth visiting.
Cape Spear is the most easterly point in North America and is home to a beautiful lighthouse. If you stand with your back to the sea, the entire population of North America is to your west. If you face the sea, the next stop east is Ireland.
If you’re an adrenaline junky, then the region of Charlevoix is the place for you. Charlevoix is home to the mountain Le Massif de Charlevoix which looms above the St. Lawrence River with the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies. Within its borders, you will also find a crater, the 11th largest in the world.
Heaven Tree, a Sitka spruce, is found in the Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park. The tree is 11.5 ft (in diameter) and is roughly 800 years old. If you are interested in trees, you should also head over to Meares Island where you will find the Hanging Tree Garden, one of the oldest known red cedars which is estimated to be between 1,500 to 2,000 years old.
And as for water, head to the Skookumchuck Narrows in British Columbia's Sunshine Coast where the water rushes at more than 16 knots, making it one of the fastest flowing tidal currents in the world. Or head to New Brunswick which is home to Fundy’s Old Sow Whirlpool, with a width of 75 meters it is the largest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world.