Three major publications just voted Canada the top travel destination for 2017 and it's easy to see why!
Canada boasts amazing landscapes, over 200 national parks, wine regions, cities and of course mountain ranges perfect for skiing and hiking. Even more importantly, it’s a pretty safe place and people can get in and out with ease, unless you're from some particular countries.
“Whether it’s that once-in-a-lifetime polar bear safari, a road trip through the wilds of Yukon or a honeymoon in Montreal, there’s so much more to Canada,” says Donna Campbell, managing director for Destination Canada in Australia.
The New York Times, Lonely Planet and Condé Nast Traveler have all named Canada their top destination and with 2017 marking 150 years since confederation, which means this year is the one to book, travel and explore.
Our top 5 must-see destinations in Canada are...
On the border of Canada and the USA, Niagara Falls can be accessed from both sides and offers one helluva spectacular view. You get to be up close and personal with one of the biggest accessible waterfalls in the world - and get saturated in the process! There's a link at the end of this article for more info on how to get there.
Right in the heart of French-speaking Canada, Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site and simply stunning! See the link at the end of the article for more.
Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal
If that image isn't enough to convince you that you need to see this stunning place of worship, then perhaps the fact it's from 1829 and in stunning Gothic Revival architecture style will make it #1 on your list of 'must photograph' list.
The Royal BC Museum
Found in Victoria, British Columbia, this museum contains a rich natural and human history of Canada where you can even see a preserved baby wooly mammoth!
Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park
More than a drive, the Icefield Parkway is a journey through natural history and captivating landscapes. It is rated as the #1 attraction in Banff National on TripAdvisor with the Columbia Icefield Tour as the #6 most popular activity. See more here.
This article first appeared on 7Travel.