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3 of the Best Spots to Visit in Canada

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From urban attractions to spectacular natural scenery, Canada has plenty of things to offer to travelers of all types and ages. Whether you are looking for fun places to visit in Canada or quiet spots where you can explore the country’s natural wonders, here are some of the best spots that should be on your itinerary.

1. Banff National Park (Alberta)
Banff National Park
Banff National Park is one of the most popular among Canada’s long list of national parks and nature areas. Sitting at the heart of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, the famous park is home to a wide array of enchanting sights. The picturesque little town of Banff, the wildlife, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Icefields Parkway, and Banff Springs Hotel are just some of the must-see sights in the area.

2. Niagara Falls (Ontario)
Niagara Falls
In less than two hours from Toronto, you can see the majestic and world-famous waterfalls. See the Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge from up close.

3. Old Quebec (Québec)
Old Quebec
Old Quebec, also known as Vieux-Quebec, is a historic part of the city. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is comprised of the Upper Town and Lower Town, each of which offers a wealth of interesting sights and glorious finds. From the beautiful architecture and structures to charming streets and shops, the place is an enchanting place to explore. Watch out for the Château Frontenac, Terrasse Dufferin and the Funicular, The Old Port, Québec Marina, Marché Public, Gare du Palais and Espace 400e, Le Petit Champlain, La Place Royale de Québec, Rue du Trésor, Citadelle of Quebec, and more.

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20 Best Free Things to Do in Toronto

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If there is one thing you can expect from Canada’s largest city, it would be this: There is not dearth of things to do. And if you think you have to spend a lot ot make the most of your visit, think again! Here are some of the best free things to do in Toronto.

1. Head out to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) between 6:00pm to 8:30pm on a Wednesday. See its Henry Moore Sculpture Collection, Canadian art, and other works.

2. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and explore the striking works of local and international artists.

3. If you have the time on a Friday between 4:00pm to 9:00pm, visit The Gardiner Museum to see its over 2,000 collection of ceramic artworks from around the world.

4. See the collection of old weapons and other memorabilia at the Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre.

5. Explore the works and exhibits featured at the Aga Khan Museum for free on Wednesday nights.

6. Take a stroll at Graffiti Alley and take a photo of some of the impressive murals you can find there.

7. Sign up for a free Tai Chi class from 7:30am to 9:00am every Monday to Saturday at Scarborough Town Centre.

8. If you are visiting during winter, venture out to one of the public skating rinks across the city for some ice skating fun.

9. Browse through the food stalls at the renowned St. Lawrence Market.

10. Discover the many intersting things to find and experience at Toronto’s Chinatown.

11. Explore The Distillery Historic District and see the village’s Victorian Industrial Architecture.

12. Get lost in Toronto Island’s William Meany Maze.

13. Catch a free movie during the summer months at the Harbourfront Centre.

14. Take the Free Toronto Tour by the Tour Guys Company.

15. Go on a self-guided tour to see the impressive architecture of Toronto City Hall.

16. Take a tour of the Riverdale Farm, explore its scenic pathways, and see the many animals and edible gardens in the area.

17. Enjoy the tour and free tasting at Amsterdam BrewHouse during Mondays to Thursdays (5:00pm) and Fridays (11:00am).

18. Experience the self-guided Ghost Tour of the City.

19. Connect with nature at High Park. Take a stroll at its beautiful gardens or watch the people fishing at the pond.

20. See the book exhibitions and other collections at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.

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5 Stunning National Parks in Canada

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Canada is famous for its spectacular nature scenery and wide array of outdoor adventure destinations. Home to many beautiful nature areas, here are some of the stunning national parks to explore.

Auyuittuq National Park
Auyuittuq National Park (Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut)
Why go: With amazing views of majestic mountains and fjords, the Auyuittuq National Park offers a breathtaking backdrop for your outdoor adventures.

Banff National Park
Banff National Park (Banff, Alberta)
Why go: Canada’s iconic national park is a popular destination for locals and visitors for so many reasons. From its picturesque town to its glittering lakes and other breathtaking natural attractions, this national park is undoubtedly one of the country’s must-see sights.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia)
Why go: The Cape Breton Highlands National Park is one of the places where the mesmerizing Cabot Trail runs through. With enchanting views of the ocean, the park is a great place for wanderings.

Forillon National Park
Forillon National Park (Gaspé, Quebec)
Why go: The beautiful seascape, verdant forests, numerous bird species, and towering cliffs are just some of the best attractions this park has to offer.

Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne National Park (Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador)
Why go: Gros Morne National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site has a rich and diverse scenery. Awe-inspiring cliffs, ancient fjords, and majestic landscape and seascape are just some of the natural wonders to find in the park.

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