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The 5 best viewpoints in Canada

posted August 23, 2016


5 best viewpoints in canada

Canada boasts scenic grandeur on a huge scale, with stunning views of lakes, mountains, waterfalls and rugged coastline, which also means there are a number of great viewpoints in Canada as well.

Here we count down the best views you should try and see during your next Canada holiday.

5. The CN Tower, Ontario

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The CN Tower in Toronto is certainly an awe-inspiring piece of architecture. Standing at a staggering 553.33m high, it was the tallest building in the world from 1976-2010.

Visitors can scale 114 storeys to visit the lookout level, and thrill seekers can do an edge walk on the 116th floor.

Views from the CN Tower are incredible and visitors get panoramic views of the stunning Toronto skyline and surrounding area.

Similarly to the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center in New York, the tower opens at night and the views of all the skyscrapers lit up are stunning, so we recommend visiting the tower at night to see this beautiful view.

4. Niagara Falls, Ontario

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niagara-falls

If you love natural beauty then Ontario’s Horseshoe Falls are a stunning show of the magnificence of nature.

What’s even better is the fact that there are a number of incredible viewpoints from which to see the waterfalls.

You can take in the fantastic views from high viewpoints at the top of the falls, from below on the deck of the Hornblower or from high in the sky aboard a helicopter or plane tour.

3. Aurora Village, Northwest Territories

Aurora Village
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Seeing the Aurora Borealis is certainly one of the best things you can see and this natural phenomenon can be seen in many parts of Canada.

The likes of Yukon, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Northern Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories often see the northern lights.

January to March tend to be the most popular months to see the Aurora Borealis and one of the best places in Canada to see them is Aurora Village in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories.

2. Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia

Mount Robson

Mount Robson is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies and forms part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain UNESCO World Heritage site.

The gigantic mountain and dense forest surrounding it make for a beautiful sight and visitors should definitely take the Berg Lake trail to see the peaks close-up.

Other amazing viewpoints of Mount Robson can be discovered via canoe in Whitney Lake, whilst thrill seekers might prefer to go rafting on Fraser River. Hike or horseback ride the mountain trails for views not only of Mount Robson but of the wildflowers in bloom in the alpine meadows.

1. Moraine Lake, Alberta

Moraine Lake
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Moraine Lake has been described as a “20 dollar view” because it appears on Canadian money issued between 1969 and 1979, but in reality it is more like a million dollar view.

The glacier-fed lake in the Valley of Ten Peaks in Banff National Park is just half the size of neighbouring Lake Louise, but more than makes up for size in terms of beauty.

Its turquoise glacier water, surrounding forest and beautiful snow-capped mountains mean that it has become one of the most photographed spots in the Canadian Rockies and is arguably the best view in Canada.

There are a number of hiking trails where visitors can take photographs, but the best view can be seen from the Rockpile trail as it goes along the back of the lake to the top of the rocks where the views overlooking the scene below are stunning.

 

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