See what there is to see
There is so much to see and do in Canada. It can be difficult to plan a trip with such a selection of places to visit.
Our guide to some of Canada’s most popular, unique and also some less known, visitor attractions should help you get started and make sure you don’t miss out on any of Canada’s many hidden wonders.
Saddledome and Stampede Park
The Saddledome is home to the world-famous Calgary Stampede, a real rodeo, which is held annually at the beginning of July. Stampede Park and the Saddledome are home to many events and activities throughout the year including the Grain Academy.
West Edmonton Mall
Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Western Canada’s largest museum. Glenbow has an impressive collection of art and artefacts illustrating human history and pays particular attention, through dedicated exhibits, to the First Nations people who originally lived in this area of Canada.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver
Butchart Gardens, Victoria
21km north of Victoria, Butchart Gardens comprises of 20 hectares of rose, italian, water and sunken gardens, created by Robert and Jennie Butchart.
Okanagan Valley Vineyards
Granville Island, Vancouver
A former industrial site and still home to the Granville Island brewery, Granville Island is a centre for arts, entertainment and shopping.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Museum of British Columbia, Victoria
Vancouver Art Gallery
The largest art gallery in Western Canada, the art gallery in Vancouver is one of the most recognisable buildings in the city and a hub of activity inside and out.
Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg
The production plant for all of Canada’s (and many foreign countries) coinage.
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Museum, Sandy Lake
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Home to a vast collection of art from Canada and Europe. The Gallery provides art classes, lectures, films and concerts.
Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg
This large and diverse museum is a history of Manitoba and can be found within the Centennial Centre.
Saint John City Market
The Hopewell Rocks and Ocean Tidal Exploration Site
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton
New Brunswick Museum, Saint John
Newfoundland and Labrador
Gros Morne National Park
Designated by the UN as a World Heritage Site, Gros Morne is a spectacular, preternaturally varied landscape.
Icebergs and Whale Watching
All year round you can see Whales and Icebergs off the North and East coasts of Newfoundland. Tours depart from St. John’s, Twillingate and many other towns.
Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s
Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s
Mount Harrison Smith
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
Along the waterfront, visitors to this museum can learn about Nova Scotia ‘s all-important maritime history. There are also exhibits about the Halifax Explosion, and the Titanic. The CSS Acadia is docked outside and is included in museum admission during the summer.
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Halifax
Only a short walk from the Public Gardens or Citadel Hill, the Natural History museum has informative exhibits about Nova Scotia’s habitats and their inhabitants. The nature centre naturalist has local creatures of the land and sea to meet, and the museum has frequent special programs. Don’t forget to visit Gus, the tortoise who has been at the museum for 50 odd years.
Pier 21 National Historic Site
Pier 21 uses a variety of exhibits to present the stories of departing and arriving Canadian troops, war brides, displaced children, and the more than one million immigrants who arrived in Canada through its doors between 1928 and 1971. Opened in its current incarnation in 1999, Pier 21 has several types of exhibitions and a resource centre with databases for those wishing to do research related to the site
Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, Iqaluit
Presqu’ile Provincial Park
The Falls at Niagara Falls are possibly one of Canada’s most well known attractions. The water tumbles over a 56m cliff and can be viewed on the Canadian side (for the best view) and the American side of the border and on the Maid of the Mist boat which sails up to the base of the waterfall.
Toronto Zoo, Toronto
Spread out over 700 acres, the Toronto Zoo is home to more than 5,000 animals.
CN Tower, Toronto
The CN Tower (Canadian National Tower) is one of Canada’s icons. The tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the world reaching over 1,815 feet.
African Lion Safari, Cambridge
Home to over 1,000 animals this unique zoo allows you to drive amongst the animals, ride elephants and more.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Known as AGO, the art gallery is one of the best known and well loved galleries in the country.
Royal Museum of Ontario, Toronto
ROM is dedicated to the history of nature and culture. This is Canada’s biggest museum and one of its most varied.
Prince Edward Island
House of Anne of Green Gables, Cavendish
Confederation Centre Art Gallery , Charlottetown
Forillon National Park
Canadian Museum of Civilisation , Gatineau
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal
Great Sand Hills
Tunnels of Moose Jaw
Saskatchewan Science Centre and Kramer IMAX Theatre, Regina
RCMP Centennial Museum , Regina
Western Development Museum , Saskatoon
Dawson City Museum
MacBride Museum , Whitehorse
Northern Lights Centre, Whitehorse