The Natural Beauty of Canada

by Emma

Canada is located in North America and stretches all the way from the Atlantic to the Pacific, being made up of ten Provinces and three Territories. To the North is the Artic ocean; Davis Strait on the North East separates it from Greenland, to the East is the Atlantic Ocean; the South is bordered by the United States of America and the West by the Pacific Ocean and Alaska.

A country of outstanding natural beauty, Canada has a wide variety of landscapes; the mountains, the prairies, lakes and rivers with many national and provincial parks to protect the habitats. With a total land mass of 9,984,670 sq km (3,855,103 sq mi), Canada is the second largest country in the world. There are more lakes and inland waters in Canada than any other country, in fact 7.6% or 755,180 sq km (291,577 sq) is made up of fresh water.

Canada’s natural beauty, from lakes and mountains to forests and glaciers, is truly breathtaking. The great outdoors is Canada’s biggest attraction. The number of outdoor activities that you could perform in Canada are countless. From Skiing, hiking, mountain climbing and river rafting to golfing and camping, you name it and you will have it there. There are also many festivals celebrated in Canada that attract tourists like the celebration of light and the Tulip festival. Canada also has abundance of wildlife.

Here are 7 natural beauty that you can see and feel if you want to vacation in Canada :

#1 Niagara Falls, Ontario
With more than 6 million cu ft (168,000 m³) of water falling over its brink per minute, Niagara Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America and one of the most famous in the world.

Niagara Falls as a town is very touristy in character – lots of trinket shops and sketchy establishments – but the launch of a large, modern casino resort in 2004, which draws big name acts, has seen a trickle-down effect, with finer dining and other hotels opening up.

#2 Bay of Fundy, Maritimes
Bay of Fundy coast stretches from northern Maine into Canada between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Twice each day, the bay was filled and emptied 100 billion tons of water to create waves in the world. In some areas of the bay, the waves can reach over 50 feet (16 m). Here you will also see the dramatic scenery of steep cliffs. There was also the volcanic rocks to reveal a large number of fossils and other signs of life of millions of years ago.

#3 Rocky Mountains, British Columbia / Alberta
he Canadian portion of this magnificent North American mountain range stretches along the BC / Alberta border and includes five national parks that attract millions of visitors each year for hiking, biking, skiing, fishing or just relaxing:

Banff National Park
Jasper National Park
Kootenay National Park
Waterton Lakes National Park
Yoho National Park

Kananaskis Country is another popular year-round Rocky Mountain destination and featured prominently in the film Brokeback Mountain. Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Fernie, Kimberley, Waterton, Canmore, Kananaskis, Invermere, Revelstoke, Golden, Valemount and Cranbrook are all alpine towns that boast world-class skiing.

#4 Nature Reserve and the Nahanni National Park
One of the first natural site designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978. Nahanni park in Canada’s Northwest Territories is composed of the Nahanni River, Virginia waterfalls, hot springs containing sulfur, mountain meadows, mountains and forests of pine and aspen.

#5 Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland
Gros Morne offers extraordinary beauty with towering cliffs, waterfalls, coves, sandy beaches, fishing villages and colorful. Set up camp on one of the waterside is the most popular activities.

#6 Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta
Two hours east of Calgary is one of Canada’s most unique National Parks where dinosaur history meets stunning scenery. Pinnacles, serpentine spires and other sculptural land formations jut up from these Alberta badlands, creating an eerie environment unlike any other in Canada. This awesome landscape is home to some of the most extensive dinosaur fossil fields in the world boasting the remnants of at least 35 species of dinosaur that lived here 75 million years ago when the area was a lush, sub-tropical forest.

#7 Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights
The aurora borealis, also called the Northern Lights, is a multi-colored brilliant light show in the Earth’s atmosphere that is caused by the collision of gas particles in the Earth’s atmosphere with charged electrons from the sun’s atmosphere. The aurora borealis is most often viewed at high latitudes close to the magnetic north pole but during times of maximum activity they can be viewed very far south of the Arctic Circle.

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