If America is known as the ‘land of opportunity’ then Canada should be known as the ‘land of great contrasts’. The majestic landscapes, the modern cities, the longest coastline in the world, all make up a country that is so large, it is comprised of six time zones!
With a country so large and vast, it’s hard to know where to start. The team here at Exodus have picked our top 5 places that everyone should visit when in Canada. If we manage to inspire you to take a trip to this stunning country, you know who to call!
5. Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island is one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet and is a must-see when in western Canada. Ranging for almost 300 miles in length and 50 miles across, there is enough space for you not to bump into anyone. Our Canada Wildlife & Vancouver Island tour will allow you to experience one of the most incredible ferry journeys on the planet as you cruise the Inside Passage on your way to Vancouver Island. You will also get the chance to spot whales and bears on dedicated excursions from the island, just make sure you have your camera at the ready.
Whale Watching in Vancouver Island
4. Bella Coola National Park
Bella Coola Valley is a vast wilderness viewing stage in Canada, surrounded by lush meadows, dense forests and high mountain ranges; Grizzlies will never be far from your sights. Our fantastic 15 days Canada Wildlife & Vancouver Island tour passes through this bear-infested wonderland, making it the perfect trip for any nature lover.
Bella Coola National Park
3. Bay of Fundy
Part of the Fundy National Park, the Bay of Fundy boasts some of the most dramatic coastlines in the world. Famous for its extreme tides and picturesque landscape, this UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a highlight in eastern Canada. At low tide, visitors can explore the interesting rock formations and rock pools created by the high tides, whilst keeping a lookout for the superb birds and wildlife that make this place their home.
Kayaking in the Bay of Fundy
2. Yoho National Park
Yoho literally translates to ‘Awe’ in Native American and this couldn’t be more apt for this small but incredibly beautiful National Park. Sitting next to its big sisters, Banff and Jasper, Yoho is often wrongly overlooked. With an abundance of fascinating wildlife, including the Canadian Lynx and grizzly bears roaming in the park, you had better keep your eyes and ears peeled. From exceptional walking trails with breath-taking sights around every corner to the thrilling white water rapids of the Kicking Horse River, this really is a National Park not to be missed! Our Canadian Rockies gives you two days in this magnificent place.
Yoho National Park
1. Banff National Park/ Lake Louise
The oldest National Park in Canada and set in the very heart of the Canadian Rockies, this place will truly take your breath away. With an array of spectacular wildlife and around 1600 kilometres of walking trails and some of the most beautiful lakes, you will have ever seen, make sure you have your camera ready at all times. Banff Upper Hot Springs is the perfect place to relax and rest your weary legs after another day of adventure. Our Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks tour takes in some of the best National Parks in the world, including the beautiful Banff.
Banff National Park