The five Places that you and your Family Must Visit as Canadian Newbies
There is nothing that is more challenging than deciding to leave one’s home country and move to a foreign land. The toughest part of the decision comes from not knowing how life will be in the new country and whether you will fit in well in the new society. Well, if you have recently moved to Canada, you have already realized a how beautiful the country is, and hopefully, you cannot wait to explore all of it. However, here are the five places that should be in your first year in Canada must-visit list.
The Niagara Falls
The falls are the most famous natural tourist attraction shared by Canada and the USA. The massive falls are located about an hour’s drive from Toronto, at the border. They fall magnificently to a depth of 57 meters. The Falls have been over the centuries a source of both awe and inspiration for people from all over the world. Thrill seekers, ranging from those who tried to plunge into the falls with canoes, to tightrope walkers, and this created a carnival-like atmosphere in the surrounding towns, which has persisted to date.
The Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park
If you want to experience the full view of the majestic beauty of Canadian nature, the Rocky Mountains are the ideal place to go. You will marvel at the beauty of the idyllic turquoise green lakes, snow-capped mountain peaks, glaciers, refreshingly green vegetation and of course the parks jewel, Lake Louise. The charm of the park and the mountains in Banff, a town nearby where you will get food and accommodation to complete your full Canadian dining experience.
Do you love culture? Well, there is a lot of cultures preserved in different parts of this beautiful country, but there is no better place to start than Old Quebec. The town contains all of the areas historic buildings, which is the reason behind it’s being named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area is home to the historic Chateau Frontenac the 100-meter-tall cliffs just make it the perfect tourist attraction. Its location in Quebec means that you can even make it an afternoon picnic or outing destination with the family.
The Whistler Ski resort
If you are coming from the tropics, whistler, and the snowy surroundings will be the perfect place to start experiencing temperate climate. The ski resort is located two hours away from the city of Vancouver. For the past century, it has been the country’s most important winter sports area. This does not mean you cannot visit in the summer. Lately, the place has developed golf mountain biking, hiking, and other fun summertime activities. The accommodation is reliable as a lot of infrastructures was set up to support the 2010 winter Olympics.
The signal Hill on St. John’s Harbor
Signal Hill is one of the most respected national historic sites for Canada. It is here where the first transatlantic wireless signal was received in 1901. The harbor also played a very important role during the French war of the 19th century. Another site that might interest you on Signal Hill is the Cabot Hill. The tower was put up to mark one hundred years since the establishment of Newfoundland.
The sites that are listed here are bound to have you moving around Canada and experiencing the true beauty of this extensive country. Take time and prepare that road trip, because it takes a cross-country road trip to really assimilate into all that Canadian tourism and culture has to offer. Most importantly, welcome to Canada, and hopefully, your stay will be amazing.