This post was last updated on July 26th, 2016
Canada is a country that is endowed with many natural wonders and landscapes that make it a nature lover’s paradise. The country is one of the worlds’ biggest and its many attractions mean that it gets millions of visitors every year. From snow capped peaks to thundering waterfalls and rapids, there is something for everyone in Canada, and nature lovers especially, will always be spoilt for choice in the beautiful North American country.
There is also an abundance of wildlife in Canada, including whales, grizzly bears and moose, and the landscape always provides a picturesque backdrop to such animals in their natural habitat. Without further ado, here is our list of some of the best of Canada’s hotspots for nature lovers:
Banff National Park
Situated just west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, Banff National Park is the ultimate nature lover’s destination. In addition to being the home of the Rocky Mountains, there are several picturesque trails for visitors to take that will instantly take them down to earth and in touch with their nature side. Also, there are lots of camping opportunities and lodges for those that want to spend longer periods away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Sitting right next to Hudson Bay, Churchill offers an opportunity to get up close and personal with polar bears as they migrate from the land to the ice in October to November. After taking a three-day train ride just to get there, a tundra buggy ride will take nature lovers near the bears for closer encounters with the animals in their natural habitat.
As one of the worlds best known natural wonders, Niagara Falls is by far the top destination for both sightseers and nature lovers. The three thunderous waterfalls are seen by millions of people every year and are also surrounded by scenic trails, hiking routes, and watercourses as well. A few nights stay are required in order to sample all that is on offer here, and there are many camping facilities dotted around the attraction, as well as online hotel booking available on sites such as www.niagarafallsmarriott.com.
The Rocky Mountain National Parks
The Rocky Mountains stretch all the way from America through Canada to form one of the longest mountain ranges in the world. Situated in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, the Rockies cover a total of four national parks including Banff national park that we’ve just mentioned above. Each park is special and unique in its own way, but they all offer majestic mountain scenery, stunning alpine lakes, and abundant wildlife
The Musoka Lakes
The Musoka Lakes can be found in Ontario and are perfect for both short stays and longer visits to enjoy the natural surroundings found here. The area is dotted with serene lakes for miles round and the recent addition of accommodation options has opened up the area to nature lovers from across the world to experience first hand.
There are many other wonderful natural habitats that have not made this list, but the ones mentioned above would never fail to please nature lovers who visit them. Other highlights include the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Cavendish Beach on Prince Edward Island, and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on Vancouver Island. From coast to coast, and no matter the season, Canada’s hotspots for nature lovers surely provide something for everyone.