In this list of Canada 150 places to visit there is something for everyone. Cities, scenery and adventure. Canada is a vast country but only has the population of California. From coast to coast we have stunning scenery that makes it one of the best countries in the world to live. If you can’t explore the country in 2017 the year of Canada 150, you can still put many of these places on your bucket list to travel to in the future. We will start on the east coast and end up on the west coast. If you have a favorite place you like to visit, please be sure to tell us where that is, so we can add it to the list. Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories.
We are starting from the east coast and ending on the west coast, from sea to sea. Each province has lots to see whether you like the city life or scenery. Here are some highlights of each province.
Newfoundland and Labrador
When you land into Newfoundland you are most likely to be greeted by the famous local Newfoundland drink called Screech.The term screech is a colloquial term that has been used to describe almost any cheap, high alcohol spirit, including moonshine. The term is used in the brand name for this mid-priced rum to associate the brand with this tradition. But not to worry there is plenty of delicious things to eat even if they have funny names such as Tutons, Tartiflette, Dough Boys, Flapper Pie, Figgy Duff and Lassy Mogs.
Prince Edward Island
The Confederation Bridge – opened in 1997 — joins New Brunswick and PEI. The 8-mile-long bridge takes 12 minutes to cross and is the world’s longest bridge over ice-covered water. Prior to 1997 the island could only be reached by ferry. Prince Edward Island offers more than 90 sandy beaches. Surrounded by the warm waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, PEI has a relatively mild but windy climate. It only has two cities, Charlottetown and Summerside.16. Local author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s book, Anne of Green Gables, was published in 1908. The book’s setting is near Cavendish Beach, and the house that inspired the book is now a National Historic Site. Prince Edward Island is also famous for growing potatoes and has over 30 golf courses.
Located in eastern Canada and almost completely surrounded by ocean, the province of Nova Scotia is a place where you can feel your pace fall in sync with the rhythm of the sea, as the clean salt air breathes life into an afternoon. Immerse yourself in a culture that ranges from traditional to avant-garde, from bagpipes to world-class golf. Whale watching to wine, Nova Scotia has a variety of things for doers and dreamers. You choose. If you love the outdoors, maybe you want to explore the Cabot Trail by bicycle. There is so much to see we are linking you to the Nova Scotia Travel Guide. As they say in the travel guide, “Pack Light and Breath Deep” because around every corner is an incredible view that will take your breath away.
If you have a few days to spare, why not start from the capital of Moncton through the Fundy National Park to St. Martins. There are so many things to do in Fundy at high tide you will not be sorry you took this trip.
Whether you’re sampling some tasty local food and wine at culinary events or singing and dancing along at jazz and bluegrass festivals, you’ll celebrate with the locals and feel the pulse of our vibrant cultural scene. Turn up your fun in New Brunswick!
La Belle Province – The largest French community in North America, it is rich in both culture and landscape in winter and summer. Quebec City is full of history and Montreal, the second largest city in Canada has plenty of nightlife, and is a bustling urban centre. Quebec has 21 tourist regions. The regions north of the St. Lawrence River are marked by the curves of the Laurentian Mountains and by the numerous sparkling lakes and rivers. If you visit the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, you will discover ancient seigniorial estates as well as magnificent farms where tasty regional products grow. Whatever the region you choose to visit during your stay in Quebec, you will surely have a memorable experience!
Ontario is a province in east-central Canada that borders the U.S. and the Great Lakes. It’s home to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, known for Parliament Hill’s Victorian architecture and the National Gallery, featuring Canadian and indigenous art. Toronto, Ontario’s capital, is home to the 553m-high CN Tower, with expansive views from its revolving restaurant, as well as High Park, site of a rare oak savannah habitat. Toronto also features many sporting events from soccer to baseball and basketball and iconic hockey teams. Only one hour from Toronto is Niagara Falls, the best-known tourist spot in all of Canada. There is truly so much to see in Ontario, you would need a week or more to see it all.
Discover what makes your heart beat in Manitoba. If you are looking for something different, Thinking about a once-in-a-lifetime vacation that takes you off the beaten path? Point your compass north to explore some of Manitoba’s greatest northern destinations. You can experience the ultimate arctic adventure in northern Manitoba this summer and be wowed.Manitoba has an eclectic collection of geographic landscapes, cities with unique flair and history and parks to meet the expectations for the artists, adventurists, and kids at heart.
Come experience the vibrant cities, uncrowded parks, world-class freshwater fishing, abundant wildlife, canoeing, hiking, golf, and horseback riding. Start planning your visit today. Family-Friendly Saskatchewan.Making memories with family and friends is what summer in Saskatchewan is all about – on the beach, around the campfire, or wherever your heart takes you.
From majestic mountain and lake vistas in Banff National Park to the Calgary Stampede and iconic Spruce Meadows, the international horse jumping facility near Calgary, Alberta has something for everyone in summer and winter. Camping in the foothills or skiing in the winter are just a few activities in this expansive province. The scenery is breathtaking and the experience is something your family will remember for years to come.
This abundant, nurturing landscape has sustained our ancient societies for 10,000 years. And today, some of those settlements have grown into cities that cling to the edge of wilderness, and won’t let go. Because the people here, are here for a reason: to live within arm’s reach of nature’s richness. To ski world-renowned resorts, surf Pacific swells, swim in shockingly clear mountain lakes, hike to a glacier and back in a day. And all that activity breathes energy into our culture of hospitality. Truly a province for the whole family both summer and winter.
The ThreeTerritories of Canada
The major difference between a Canadian province and a territory is that provinces receive their power and authority from the Constitution Act, 1867 (formerly called the British North America Act, 1867), whereas territorial governments have powers delegated to them by the Parliament of Canada. The powers flowing from the Constitution Act are divided between the federal government and the provincial governments to exercise exclusively. A change to the division of powers between the federal government and the provinces requires a constitutional amendment, whereas a similar change affecting the territories can be performed unilaterally by the Parliament of Canada or government.
In modern Canadian constitutional theory, the provinces are considered to be co-sovereign divisions and each province has its own “Crown” represented by the lieutenant governor. The territories are not sovereign, but simply part of the federal realm, and have a commissioner who represents the federal government.
Are you looking for adventure? In the far north of Canada, directly above B.C. lies the Yukon. The Yukon is filled with adventure for everyone. Find a favourite for your first trip, and get ready for more than you expect. Despite its northern location, it is easy to reach by air and if you aren’t in a hurry driving in this beautiful territory is something to experience. One of the best places to see the Northern Lights. It’s truly the land of the midnight sun.
The mountainous territory is dubbed “King of the Mountains” for the incredible mountainous scenery. Wood Buffalo Park is a unique experience to see. If camping and fishing are what you love, the Northwest Territories is the place to go. For the adventuresome, try the Keele River – a glorious, glacier-fed waterslide through a wild empire of peaks.
Spectacular Northwest Territories
Nunavut is a massive, sparsely populated territory of northern Canada, forming most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Its islands have expanses of tundra, craggy mountains and remote villages, accessible only by plane or boat. It’s known for its indigenous Inuit people’s artwork, carvings, and handmade clothing. Inuit art is displayed at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in the capital, Iqaluit, on Baffin Island.
Nunavut a completely different travel experience. Your journey to the arctic starts right here.