I know many people will say a city or park. However, I want to know what area of the countryside is the best area to see. I want to go up to Canada and enjoy some of the peace and quite, but am not sure what is the best area to go see at any period of time. If you can please let me know I would appreciate it!
I think it will be hard to beat the Alberta/British Columbia area. Banff NP, Jasper NP & Waterton NP are postcard pretty. Worth investigating for sure. The last day of my cruise to Alaska stopped at Victoria BC. I think you will love visiting Victoria & Vancouver Island. Good luck with your trip.
Canada's a big country with many very, very, very diverse landscapes. We've got everything from arid desert to barren arctic tundra to temperate rain forest, majestic mountain ranges, open prairie, the Canadian shield, fishing communities, sandy beaches and rugged coastline, etc, etc, etc.
So my question to you is: what is your idea of a beautiful landscape?
As a general answer to your question though: 75% of the Canadian population lives within 100 miles of the US border. Go further north than that and you will likely find what you are looking for
I personally agree with vegasmike6. I think the Jasper/Banff/Lake Louise is the most beautiful, with the Vancouver Island (which includes the city of Victoria and its nearby Butchart Gardens) and ferry trips across to the San Juan Islands (part of the US) are fantastic.
P.S. Some also love the vistas in Nova Scotia and also the city of Montreal--but I haven't been to either of these--and therefore can't judge them against the other areas mentioned.
The west coast is very beautiful, but it is not the only beauty spot. The Canadian Shield, which extends across northern Manitoba, northern Ontario and northern Quebec, is gorgeous. It is a huge area of granite hills, over a million lakes, one of the world's largest forests and a vast, unspoilt wilderness. The best way to visit this region is either by car, stopping at parks or renting a cottage on a lake, or by canoe, traveling down one of the rivers. But bring lots of mosquito repellant.
I can't really say anything about the places in the west, but regarding landscape is one of the most magnificent places in Canada.
Have been to Niagara Falls, also nice, but the surroundings are not.
I am lucky enough to have relatives in Ontario (near Chatham and London, roughly in between Toronto and Detroit) and also visited really rural untarred roads, where people have there business in livestock or grains etc. I really liked it but to call it beautiful would be pushing it too much.
I have been to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland on the other hand, and really like those places. The Cape Breton Island is beautiful, but Newfoundland is the best: apart from the St. John's area, it's mostly nature and some smaller rural towns, great coastline, floating icebergs, whales and the fantastic Gros Morne NP. It's hilly with lots of lakes and forests. It's not as wild or spectactular probably as the west, but it does a better job in being much more quiet and not very touristy, especially if you come in June or September.
10 most beautiful places in canada:-
Prince Edward Island
Kelowna, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Quebec City, Quebec
Lake Louise, Alberta
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Most definitely the rockies!
One other thing should be mentioned about visiting Canada--and that is the friendliness of the Canadian people.
Let me give you a very simple, yet outstanding example of this. Back on September 11, 2001 when the World Trade Towers in New York were attacked (as well as the Pentagon in Washington, D. C), all the planes headed for the US from overseas were ordered grounded. As a result, many of these planes were forced to land in Canada--primarily Newfoundland, Vancouver, Montreal, or Halifax. The people on-board these planes were forced to find accommodation for their overnight stays in these places--which in some of the more rural areas had no hotels or motels in sufficient numbers to house them all. In response to the shortage, people in places like Newfoundland province took in the travelers to their homes--some for as long as two weeks--until the planes were allowed to fly again. The people did this in most cases free of charge; just helping out as best they could both the US and foreign citizens.
I would like to believe that we in the US would do the same in such a situation--but the fact is, I cannot guarantee this would happen everywhere in the US--and I'm pretty certain it would not happen in most of the large cities.
To this day, almost 11 years later, I and many other US and foreign citizens remember this great act of kindness of the Canadians--and realize what friendly people they are--not only in Newfoundland, but across the entire length and width of Canada.