From being serenaded by the singing sand on Prince Edward Island to witnessing the beauty of the northern lights in Yellowknife, these natural attractions are just some of the reasons why Canada is such an extraordinary travel destination.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Located on the north shore of Great Slave Lake, this place is known for being a hotspot for the northern lights during the winter months. And if the aurora borealis weren't enough, winter and summer festivals abound in this isolated city, and the surrounding landscape is ideal for lovers of nature.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls is truly a site worth visiting no matter where you live in the world. The water flows from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie and then the Niagara River. The good thing about this place is that there are many ways in which you can observe this natural spectacle. The 'Maid of Mist' is a popular boat tour that gives tourists the opportunity to get up close to the famous waterfalls. However, if you prefer hiking then you can take the 'Journey Behind the Falls'. This attraction will allow you to trek through tunnels behind the cascades.
Peyto Lake, Alberta
This amazing glacier-fed lake is located in Banff National Park, in Alberta's Rocky Mountains. Venture out to this place just before sunrise and be blown away by the beautiful sunrise and reflection of the mountains on the water. Peyto Lake gets its turquoise colour from rock flour, tiny pulverized particles of rock that turn it slightly cloudy and bright blue.
Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick
This picturesque place is known for receiving some of the highest tides in the world. Located on the Bay of Gundy, it is one of the province's top attractions. After spending time in this place you'll feel a deeper appreciation for the simple beauty of this land and seascape.
Singing Sands Beach at Basin Head, Prince Edward Island
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be serenaded by sand? If you take a stroll along the beaches at Basin Head in Prince Edward Island you'll soon find out. When your feet touch the surface of this melodic beach, an almost whistle-like tune that sounds like singing is created. To this day scientists are not exactly sure what causes this amazing phenomenon. One theory is that the sound is caused by grains of sand that are spherical and similar in size sliding over one another in layers.