Places to See in Canada

From East to West

NW – Gros Morne National Park, Brachois Pond Provincial Park, Arches Provincial Park
Central N – Twillingate Islands (icebergs)
Central North East – Bona Vista
Central East – Terra Nova National Park
Far North – L’Anse aux Meadows (Leif Erikson around the year 1000)
The peninsula that extends northward along the west coast takes 8 to 9 hours to drive from Port aux Basques (where the ferry from Nova Scotia docks) to the tip at St. Anthony. The northern peninsula is a very pretty ride through Gros Morne National Park to St. Anthony and L’Anse aux Meadows (Leif Erikson) at the very tip.

Cape Breton
Whycocomagh Provincial Park
Cabot Trail is a fantastic scenic highway that runs 185 miles around Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. The Cabot Trail goes through Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Nova Scotia
Central – Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
N of Central – Victoria Park in Truro
SE – Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Port Royal National Historic Site (Annapolis Royal)
SE – Balancing Rock Trail (Tiverton – on skinny peninsula, must use ferry)
SE – central – Kejimkujik National Park
NE – Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Marconi Museum, Alexander Graham Bell Museum
W – Joggins Fossil Centre, Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Bay of Fundy
S Central – Kejimkujik National Park
W – Burntcoat Head Park (Noel – highest tides in the world were recorded here)
Island far west of NS – Sable Island National Park Reserve of Canada

Prince Edward Island
Green Gables
Central North – Prince Edward Island National Park

New Brunswick
NW – New Brunswick Botanical Gardens (Edmundston), Grand Falls
N Central – Mount Carleton Provincial Park
W – The World’s Longest Covered Bridge is located in Hartland, New Brunswick
E – Bay of Fundy (Near Moncton) Hopewell Rocks, Shediac’s Giant Lobster, Victoria Park, Tidal Bore
E – Bay of Fundy (Near Alma) Fundy National Park
E – Bay of Fundy (Near Saint John) – Reversing Falls at Saint John, Stonehammer Geopark, New Brunswick Museum, Saint Martins Caves
E Central – Kouchibouguac National Park, Irving Arboretum (near Bouctouche)
W Central – Old Growth Acadian Forest, Ayers Lake
S – Kingsbrae Garden (Saint Andrews), Chocolate Museum (St Stephen)
(Bay of Fundy lies on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between mainly the Canadian Provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia with a small portion being in the state of Maine in the United States.)

Labrador Pioneer Footpath between L’Anse Au Clair and Pinware
Pinware River Provincial Park (campground with showers and toilets)
Red Bay National Historic Site has a re-creation of a fishing village, including what a whaling station would have looked like back then. In addition, archaeologists have unearthed a 16th century whaling boat in 1978 and several artifacts from the boat are on display.
Maritime Archaic Burial Mound National Historic Site of Canada in L’Anse Amour (oldest burial site in all of North America.)
Grand Armor Lighthouse is located on the south coast in L’Anse Armor on the Strait of Belle Isle.
North – Torngat Mountains National Park (not accessible by car)

SE (close to Quebec City) – Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, Canyon Saint-Anne
SE – Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
Tip of Peninsula above New Brunswick: Gaspe – Perce Rock
Near Perce Rock – Forillon National Park
S – Mont-Tremblant National Park, La Mauricie National Park
Central East – Minigan archipelago National Park reserve

Central S – Sleeping Giant (Sibley Peninsula in Lake Superior), Thunder Bay, Kakabeka Falls, Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park (Dorion)
S – The Grotto (Tobermory), Inglis Falls Conservation Area (Owen Sound), Bonnechere Caves (Eganville), Scarborough Bluffs (Toronto), Mono Cliffs Provincial Park (Toronto), Forks of the Credit (Toronto)
S – near Thunder Bay – Agate Island Beach (accessible only by boat)
S – Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
S – Algonquin Provincial Park (just below Quebec)
S – Just north east of Lake Superior – Pukaskwa National Park
S – (northern Lake Superior) Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area
Ottawa Museums
SE – Gatineau Park, Bon Echo Provincial Park, Algonquin Provincial Park, Killarney Provincial Park, Lake Superior PP, Bruce Peninsula National Park, Thousand Islands of Canada National Park, Point Pelee National Park, Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Fathom Five National Marine Park

N – Eskimo Museum (Churchill)
Central – Kwasitchewan Falls
SE – Whiteshell Provincial Park, Nopiming Prov Park [isolated boreal forest and Canadian shield], Manitoba Museum (Winnipeg)
SW – Riding Mountain National Park (Pembina or Manitoba escarpment)
NW – Wapusk National Park

S Central – Royal Saskatchewan Museum (Regina (near border), Grasslands National Park (near border)
SW – T. Rex Discovery Centre (Eastend), Big Muddy Badlands (close to US border), Castle Butte, Highway 34 South, Bengough, Saskatchewan
Central – Prince Albert National Park [boreal forest, lakes, bison, wolves, elk, great fishing], Waskesiu Lake (in Prince Albert)

S – Drumheller – see Horsethief Canyon, Hoodoos
S – Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, Lethbridge
South – Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, Milk River, Alberta
Banff National Park – see Moraine Lake, Peyto Lake, Icefields Parkway, Bow Lake, Lake Louise, Johnston Canyon, Sulphur Mtn (gondola), Sentinel Pass, Lake Agnes, Lake Minnewanka, Bow Falls, Tunnel Moutain Drive, Vermillion Lakes, Valley of the Ten Peaks, Herbert Lake, Mistaya Canyon, Banff Park museum, Banff Upper Hot Springs
Jasper National Park – see Mt. Edith Cavell, Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake, Columbia Ice Field, Jasper Sky Tram, Pyramid Lake, Patricia Lake, Athabasca Glacier, Angel Glacier, Wilcox Pass, Whistler’s Mountain, Spirit Island, Sunwapta Falls and Canyon, Medicine Lake, Athabasca Falls, Horseshoe Lake, Snow Peak (continent’s hydrological peak), Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Fort Macleod
Waterton Lakes National Park – see Bear’s Hump, Red Rock Canyon, Upper Waterton Lake, Crypt Lake Trail, Cameron Lake, Cameron Falls, Carthew – Alderson Trail, Bertha Falls
Canmore (next to Banff) – see Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, Ha Ling Peak, Upper Kananaskis Lake, Kananaskis Valley
Central – Elk Lake National Park, Muttart Conservatory
North – Wood Buffalo National Park

Northwest Territories
S – Lady Evelyn Falls Territorial Park – near Great Slave Lake
SW – Nahanni National Park Preserve is located in the southeastern part – no roads
Cirque of unclimbable peaks – north west of Nahanni – no roads
S – Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park
Central – Yellowknife – Hidden Lake Territorial Park
N – Cameron Falls, Cameron River Ramparts, Prelude Lake Provincial Park, Tuktut Nogait
National Park, Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve
North North – Aulavik National Park (near the north pole)

British Columbia (except near Vancouver)
Kelowna (halfway between Banff and Vancouver)– see Myra Canyon Park, Kasugai Japanese Garden, Shuswap Lake
SSE – Valhalla Provincial Park
SE – Glacier National Park (near Banff) – see Rogers Pass
SE – Kootenay National Park (near Banff) – see Marble Canyon
SE – Mount Revelstoke National Park (W of Yoho- can drive to top), Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park
Mount Robson Provincial Park, (north of Jasper)
SE – Yoho National Park (near Banff) – see
Emerald Lake, Lake O’Hara, Takakkaw Falls, Natural Bridge, Burgess Shale, Wapta Falls
N Central – Liard River Hot Springs Prov Park, Muncho Lake Prov Park (on Alaska Hwy)
E Central (near Clearwater) – Bowron Lake, Wells Gray Prov Park with Helmcken Falls, Dawson Falls, Spahat Falls
S Central – Cathedral Prov Park, Spotted Lake (near Osoyoos)
SW (near Whistler – close to Vancouver) – Alexander Falls, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, Strahcona Prov Park, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
SW (NW of Victoria) – Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Gulf Island National Park Reeserve
Central West – (on an Island) Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site
NW – Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Wilderness Park

Yukon Territory
Whitehorse – see Miles Canyon, Emerald Lake, Yukon Beringia Interpretive Museum, Kluane National Park
SW – Burwash Landing – Kluane National Park and Reserve, see Kluane Museum of Natural History,
North North – Ivvavik National Park, Vuntut National Park

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