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12 of the most breathtaking summer destinations in Canada

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We know Canada Day was over 48 hours ago, but we’re still feeling pretty sentimental. With restrictions still in place we find our selves longing for a Northern adventure because naturally, you always want what you can’t have. It got us thinking. Where on this side of the border would we visit if we could go anywhere right now? After really looking into it, the answer is simple. Everywhere. From coast to coast we’ve got some of the most beautiful, unique and unreal cities, parks and islands on the planet. Here are 12 of the most breathtaking summer destinations in Canada.

YUKON TERRITORIES

Kluane National Park

An aerial photo taken from right above the Kluane National Park would give you an incredible view of both, Canada’s largest mountain, Mount Logan AND Canada’s largest ice fields. Obviously this is pretty impressive, but it’s also beautiful.

MANITOBA

Pisew Falls Provincial Park

Pisew Falls Provincial Park in Manitoba is home to Manitoba’s tallest waterfall. This bad boy flows year-round, but it’s something else in the summertime when the greenery is lush and the sky is blue.

ALBERTA

Moraine Lake

#NoFilter. Seriously guys, the water in Alberta’s Moraine Lake is really that blue. Despite the unavoidable crowds, this particular destination remains incredibly serene and looks completely untouched, unbothered, and unreal.

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Not only is Dinosaur Provincial Park super cool because you’re walking on the same ground that hoards of the biggest baddest creatures to ever wander the planet did 65 million years ago, it completely makes you forget you’re in Central Alberta. In minutes you’ll go from driving through flat green plains into a valley of dirt, rock and history.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

This place is so, so, green guys. The 140-metre suspension bridge across the Capilano River is the most recognizable spot in park, but the area is actually pretty vast. There’s a ton to see and do from their treetop adventure and cliff walk to the exotic plants and tall towering trees.

Tofino, Vancouver Island

Tofino is Canada’s answer to a ‘California adventure.’ The island is beachy, scenic, and natural. This is about as west coast in gets in the North. Go surfing, camping and wander “ancient rainforests,” without having to cross the world to do so.

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NOVA SCOTIA

Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s cove is where you’ll find maybe the most famous lighthouse in the country and an unbelievable view. Scale the rocks and watch the sunset over the North Atlantic Ocean, which seems to go on forever.

NEW BRUNSWICK

Bay of Fundy

Nestled comfortably between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, you’ll find the Bay of Fundy. The unique upside-down rock structures and its rusty coloured water against a blue sky will be a view you won’t soon forget.

QUEBEC

Old Quebec

Not very often do we look at a city with love in our eyes. Old Quebec is like something out of an Audrey Hepburn movie. It’s sophisticated, cozy, and one of a kind. Definitely deserving a spot on the summer destinations in Canada.

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Cape Spear

Cape Spear is actually the easternmost point in Canada and North America, so one could only imagine that the view here would be incredible. We’re definitely putting this alongside the northern destinations for true adventurers.

ONTARIO

Historic Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal is kind of where the capital city, Lake Ontario, and the Saint Lawrence River meet. The beautiful brick buildings, the greenery and the lights in the evening reflecting off the water all add to an inevitable sense of relaxation. This place is almost therapeutic, guys.

Niagara Falls

If you thought for a second that Niagara Falls wouldn’t make this list, you probably haven’t been here. The falls are one of the most incredible places in the entire world. The size, scale, and power of this thing is un-freaking-real.

Which one of these summer destinations in Canada would you check out? There is no doubt in our minds that this list could have gone on forever, but what do you think were the big ones that we missed? What’s your favourite Northern spot in the country?