Situated in the eastern Arctic on Baffin Island, this impressive national park is home to some of the Canadian Shield’s highest summits, including the Penny Ice Cap. This makes it the perfect place to ski, hike and try your hand at mountain climbing. Not only are the peaks pretty challenging, but the surrounding area is nothing less than majestic, and the wildlife is unspoiled. You’ll see whales, seabirds and even herds of caribou as you explore the park at your leisure.
Lake Louise is located in Alberta’s Banff National Park. This impressive glacier lake has to be seen to be believed, due to its unspoiled clear blue waters. It is the perfect place to participate in the great Canadian pastime that is canoeing, but it’s also perfect for white water rafting and, in the winter, when it’s frozen over, ice skating.
Big Muddy Badlands
If you’re more of a desert lover than a fan of all things alpine, head over to Saskatchewan, where, a little north of Montana, you’ll find the Big Muddy Badlands – a place that you’d expect to find in the Wild West of America rather than the wilderness of Canada. The Badlands are home to a Castle Butte spanning from the ice age as well as numerous pieces of evidence of the First Nations people who originally made the area their home. At Cypress Hills, you’ll be able to enroll in a cowboy camp, zip line through the air, or even watch as the buffalo roam by!
Situated on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, this one-time hippy hangout is now a sort of eco-friendly resort town, where you can try just about any water sport that takes your fancy, and you’ll want to do that when you get a glimpse of the killer waves, spotless beaches and killer whales that the area is so well known for.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Another British Columbia attraction, the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, which you can find out more about at capbridge.com is just a stone’s throw away from the downtown area, but it really is a whole different world. From the suspension bridge, you can experience the true splendor of Canadian nature from the heady scents of cedar trees to the granite that lines the Capilano River. Basically, you will get a full bird’s eye view of the local area, which fills up all the senses and makes you see nature in a whole new light. Are you willing to take a walk on Canada’s wild side?