By SHANNON KELLY
Niagara Falls, the world’s most photographed waterfalls (Photo: scazon)
Whether wonders of nature, man-made monuments or iconic landscapes, these sights across Canada are those you’re most likely to find on a postcard, and least likely to be able to resist photographing yourself.
We gathered statistics from tourism boards and industry associations, reputable news outlets and online photo-sharing libraries to come up with this list of Canada’s most photographed places in every province. (more…)
Sometimes travel is for work, sometimes it’s for play and sometimes it’s for a once-in-a-lifetime (fingers crossed!) event, like getting married. If you’re planning a destination wedding somewhere in Canada, this slideshow by Canada’s top bridal magazine, Wedding Bells could help you find the perfect spot, whether on a bluff overlooking the sea, in a stately early 20th century mansion in Toronto, under the Yukon’s northern lights or seated on caribou skins in Quebec’s ice hotel.
See all 11 destinations and venues at WeddingBells.ca.
Image by Xavier Dachez.
©Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue/Mathieu Dupuis
By Red Hunt
Rugged, natural beauty is what the Quebec region of Abitibi-Témiscamingue is known for. The northernmost part of the province accessible by road, Abitibi-Témiscamingue—a six-hour drive northwest of Montreal or north of Ottawa—provides a window into the northern wilderness of La Belle Province, especially during the fall and winter seasons. (more…)
Photo courtesy of Ontario Tourism
By Merle Rosenstein
Fall evokes images of warm woolen sweaters, steaming hot chocolate and fresh apple crumble. In Ontario the end of summer is heralded by an eruption of colour—oranges, reds and yellows painted across treetops—and the gabble and squawk of birds as they migrate south. Autumn is a time of agricultural bounty in the province, displayed in farmers’ markets and at roadside stands: MacIntosh, Royal Gala and other tempting apple varieties are ripe for picking. The drama of the season and the cool weather makes this a perfect time for a vigorous hike in the country. In the cities and towns, calendars are bursting with events from film and literary festivals to ghost walks and fall country fairs
Photo by ShutterRunner
Canada’s National Parks show the beautiful variety in our country’s topography—from British Columbia’s turquoise-tinged glaciers and Alberta’s jagged mountains to the coasts of Ontario’s lakes and seaside in the Maritimes. Among them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites recognized for their unique natural beauty, and while some are easy to access others are located in remote corners of our untamed nation. A full list of all 42 National Parks of Canada, which was the world’s first national park service, can be found at www.pc.gc.ca. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada, and to celebrate there are special events and celebrations—don’t think just because summer is over the fun is done, many parks are at there most stunning when the snow falls—check out a list of upcoming events here. (more…)
The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
We’re suckers for modern design, playful details and artful touches combined with personalized service. Often trendy, or featuring some kind of new twist on the old, Canada’s boutique offerings are sometimes heavy on whimsy or light on furniture, but always unique. (more…)