I'm sure you're all wondering why a blog about Montreal would want to write about all the amazing things to do in the rest of Canada. It's because at MTL Blog, we're seriously proud to be Canadian.
Although we love Montreal and everything it has to offer us, sometimes it's fun to look outside our own city and see what the rest of our magnificent country brings to the table. And let me tell you, there's A LOT this country has going for it.
It took me so long to write this article because it was pretty hard to choose just three things for each province. It was almost impossible with all the gorgeous national parks, bustling cities, and natural wonders located right here in Canada!
I hope this article makes you want to get out there and explore our wonderful country as much as it did me!
Newfoundland & Labrador
1. Red Bay
Red Bay is a small town in Labrador that holds a lot of mystery and beauty. The bay itself is completely sheltered by rocks and hills, and dates back hundreds of years. You can spot whales in the refreshing waters here while you hike through this hilly town!
2. Gros Morne National Park
Located in the heart of Newfoundland, Gros Morne National Park is one of the most stunning parks in all of Canada. It's filled with hiking trails, viewpoints overlooking gorges, fjords, ponds, cliffs, and waterfalls! If you're looking for one of the most unreal natural attractions in all of Canada, this is the place to be.
3. St. John's
This city has a lot to offer visitors who want to explore the East Coast. Explore downtown with their row of colourful buildings, hike up to Signal Hill for gorgeous views of the waters and town below, and visit Cabot Tower which commemorates the discovery of Newfoundland!
1. Cape Breton Island
This breathtaking island in Nova Scotia is a must-see for anyone visiting this amazing province. Hike the Cabot Trail along their rugged coastline, past crashing waves on rocky cliffs, relax on the sandy beaches, and swim in the refreshingly salty ocean water!
2. Peggy's Cove
This is the classic tourist spot in Nova Scotia, but that definitely shouldn't deter you from coming here. This small town is home to a gorgeous lighthouse on the rocky ocean coast that really represents the true spirit of this province!
This little fishing village located on the Cabot Trail is one you definitely shouldn't miss when visiting Nova Scotia. Hike the Acadian Trail to get breathtaking views from above of the hidden swimming holes and rocky coasts along the way!
Prince Edward Island
Visit the sandy and rocky beaches of this cute town in PEI. It's home to the famous Anne of Green Gables stories, and you can visit the actual Green Gables house! This town is also home to Prince Edward Island National Park, where you can hike and explore all the natural wonders of this amazing province.
2. Confederation Trail
This 435-km trail spans the entire island, end to end! The main trail starts at Tignish and goes to Elmira, and there are other smaller trails that go to Charlottetown, Wood Islands, and Borden. You can bike the entire trail or take shorter trails depending on your skill level, and you can enjoy scenic views at any point along the way!
3. Basin Head Provincial Park
If you're looking for the perfect beach location to relax at, this beautiful seaside spot is your go-to. The sand at this beach practically "sings" to you as you walk through it, creating a distinct squeaking noise, and the water is so bright blue you'll be stunned!
1. Fundy National Park
This stunning national park is located on the famous Bay of Fundy, boasting breathtaking views of the rugged coastline, bright blue ocean waters, and serene forest trails. You'll find over 25 waterfalls in this national park, plus the highest tides in the world!
2. Campobello Island
This adorable island is nestled within three different bays in New Brunswick, so you'll constantly feel the salty ocean air in your lungs. Explore the cute lighthouses, go on a whale-sighting tour, and enjoy the freshest seafood you've probably ever tasted in your life!
Home to some stunning natural wonders, this city is a must-see on your next New Brunswick trip. Explore the blue waters of Miramichi River, which flows into Miramichi Bay. You can enjoy all kinds of water activities like paddle boarding, fishing, tubing, and so much more!
Located at the tip of Gaspé Peninsula, this cute town is home to the famous Percé Rock. This gorgeous rock formation is a huge attraction for visitors. You can take kayak tours to get up close and personal with it, or you can view it from afar on the coast line!
If you've always wanted to get up close and personal with whales, then this is the place to be. Every summer until the early fall, tons of whales pass through this cute town. You can take whale tours, which will get you the best views of these magical sea creatures, or you can even see them from the shoreline throughout the day!
Of course I had to add our city to this list because it's just so amazing. If you're visiting Quebec from anywhere else, Montreal should definitely be on your list. It's a huge city with a crazy nightlife, packed full of artistic and cultural experiences. If you're looking to be a tourist in this city, check out this article for the most touristy things you can do here!
1. Niagara Falls
If you have yet to visit the famous Niagra Falls, then this is a must-see in Ontario. They have a cute little town with tons of touristy things to do; you can ride the Maid of the Mist into the actual falls, or you can view it from above on dry land. Either way, it's a magical place filled with magical things to see and do!
Muskoka is the cottage country of Ontario because it's home to tons of lakes all congregated into one beautiful area. You can rent a cottage for a week with your friends and enjoy the magnificent nature that surrounds you, explore the quaint cottage towns in the area, and sit back and relax in a classic Muskoka chair!
I couldn't leave the biggest city in Ontario off the list, so here it is! If you're in Ontario, you should definitely pay a visit to Canada's largest city, which some might say is like a smaller version of NYC. It's a bustling business-oriented city with a ton of amazing restaurants, beaches, and shopping to discover!
1. Wapusk National Park
Enjoy the sights of a mama polar bear and her cubs at this gorgeous national park in Churchill, Manitoba. You can also see tons of other wildlife like beluga whales, grizzly bears, foxes, and so much more!
2. Pisew Falls Provincial Park
This amazing national park has a ton to offer its visitors. Take a walk up to the observation decks to get the perfect views of the giant Coca-Cola-coloured falls. This park is also the perfect place to view the Northern Lights at night!
3. Souris Swinging Bridge
This is Canada's longest suspension bridge, spanning around 604 feet! It was built in 1904 and should definitely be on your list of Manitoba sights. While you're in the town of Souris, you can also visit the Mystical Old Oak Tree, which is one of the oldest trees in all of Manitoba, estimated to date back all the way to 1497 A.D!
1. Grasslands National Park
This gorgeous national park represents the Prairies perfectly, showcasing the expansive flat lands, roaming bison, and tipis you can rent to sleep underneath the bright starry sky!
2. Prince Albert National Park
This beautiful national park has tons of adventurous activities to enjoy. Hike to see the best views of the expansive park, paddle on the clear and calm waters, or enjoy some serene fishing excursions!
3. Moose Jaw
This southern Saskatchewan city is home to some pretty interesting sights, take giant Mac the Moose, for example. They also have streets full of colourful murals, historic downtown buildings, and tons of cool museums.
1. Banff National Park
As the oldest national park in all of Canada, you can bet it has some amazing sights. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, this park is full of mountainous hiking trails, bright blue lakes, and tons of wildlife to spot! Don't miss the famous turquoise blue Lake Louise while you're there.
2. Jasper National Park
Another amazing national gem, located in Jasper - Alberta has so much to offer visitors! It's home to wildlife like grizzly bears, mountain goats, elk, and so much more! Hike through the snowy mountains, visit clear blue lakes, and camp under starry skies.
As another one of the largest cities, there's tons of amazing things to do here. It's home to the famous Calgary Stampede that takes place every summer in July, but there's also tons of shopping, amazing restaurants, and cool activities to experience here as well.
Known as the little surf town of BC, Tofino is full of gorgeous beaches and clear water. It's exploding with natural sceneries like sparkling lakes, lush rainforests, and sandy beaches!
2. Yoho National Park
This national park located in the Rocky Mountains of British Colombia is something everyone should experience once in their lives. It's packed with flowing waterfalls like Wapta Falls, stunningly bright blue lakes like Emerald Lake, and natural stone bridges!
Canada's third largest metropolis, Vancouver, has a whole lot to offer tourists. Since it's located right on the coast, there's tons of fresh seafood, beaches, and ocean views at every turn. The city is surrounded by mountains and holds lots of amazing restaurants and cool activities to experience!