We all have our secret lists that include places we want to visit before we die. Some countries have one or two locations worthy of our bucket list, others, like Canada have a lot more. Choosing which destinations in Canada should get included is not easy, especially given the vast natural beauty and stunning landscapes this country has to offer.
For this article we were able to narrow it down to five stunning bucket list worthy places in Canada.
Churchill – Manitoba
Who wouldn’t want to be able to come face to face with the powerful polar bears. Churchill is also known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World. This is one experience that you don’t want to miss. In addition, this is also the perfect place to experience Northern Lights, as it is located in the far north of Manitoba. Finally, if these two wonders are not enough, Churchill has one last thing up its sleeve, the possibility of seeing Beluga Whales, up close and personal as there are boats that can take you out among these majestic creatures.
Gros Morne National Park – Newfoundland and Labrador
This is one of those destinations that you should really take the time to truly experience. If you are looking for a location for a self drive in Canada, this is definitely it. Start your tour in St. John’s by opting to see some great sights and soaking in the local culture. You should dedicate at least a couple of days to the Gros Morne National Park as it offers the unique opportunity to actually walk on the earth’s mantle, which makes it a Canadian UNESCO world heritage site. The range of hiking trails is vast from quite easy and relaxing ones to the more difficult and demanding. You should definitely consult a park ranger before embarking on such a journey.
Glacier Skywalk – Alberta
The sheer beauty of ice fields is stunning on its own, but now you get to experience it from a whole other perspective. The newly built glass walkway sticks out 35 meters from a cliff on Icefields Parkway, and if you are wondering about the height, well it hangs just some 280 meters above Sunwapta Canyon. You are surrounded by stunning mountains and amazing views, and who wouldn’t want to test their own bravery by walking over a glass walkway.
Tofino – British Columbia
One of the best places to rest, catch some waves and enjoy the scenery. Tofino is one of Canada’s best surfing destinations, but it also offers a wide range of luxury spas and you can immerse yourself in the local seafood rich cousin. And if you are in need of a true escape from your hectic everyday life, consider visiting Clayoquot Sound forest, a magical place that help us truly reconnect with nature. Finally, don’t forget the one thing you should definitely not miss when visiting this location, the stunning sunsets.
The Grotto – Ontario
We will end this Canada inspired bucket list with a very special place, a grotto that will make you just stand in awe of nature’s magic. Located in Bruce Peninsula National Park, this shoreline cave with beautiful blue waters is a real marvel. The best time to visit is spring or fall as the summer attracts huge numbers of tourists. Just be prepared it is a bit of a hike to get there, as it is accessible both from the cave mouth at Lake level and via a rocky chimney found just off the main trail. You will definitely need your hiking gear, but the view itself is definitely worth it. If you are considering swimming be advised that the water temperature is incredibly low down there, but it doesn’t seem to stop numerous swimmers who can’t wait to dive in.
So there you are five bucket list worthy places to visit in Canada. There is so much more this magical country has to offer, and if you prefer the hustle and bustle of a grand city, visiting Toronto or Ontario should also find its place on your list. Do choose carefully, and be certain whichever locations you opt for are bound to take your breath away.