Natures Finest Can Be Found in Canada
Canada boasts seven of its very own natural wonders. So, if you ever needed a reason to explore holidays in canada , read on – you’ll be in no doubt that Canada is a spectacular country…
Situated between the state of New York, America and the border of Ontario in Canada, Niagara Falls is a wonder to behold. Composed of two main sections on either side of Goat Island, Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side and American Falls on the American side, Niagara Falls initially were formed from a receding glacier during the last Ice Age. The formation came about when water from the Great Lakes cut a path through the Niagara Escarpment on its way to the Atlantic Ocean. Niagara Falls is not only breathtakingly beautiful but also a valuable source of hydro-electric power.
Running through Nova Scotia and taking in Cape Breton Island, Inverness County and Victoria County, the Cabot Trail is highly regarded as one of the most beautiful roadways in Canada. Stretching 185 miles and forming a circle around Cape Breton Highlands. The Cabot Trail is named after the explorer John Cabot. Prepare for amazing scenery and the views of a lifetime!
Nahanni National Park Reserve
The Nahanni National Park Reserve is approximately 300 miles west of Yellowknife and boasts some amazing sights. Within the park are four canyons protecting the river which is central to the park. Also in the park is Virginia Falls, an impressive 295-foot high waterfall. Many choose to hike around the falls and the park’s sulphur hot springs, alpine tundra, mountain ranges, and forests of spruce and aspen are home to many species of birds, fish and mammals as well as the rarest orchid species in the world.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon that can be seen throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The Aurora Borealis have been unexplained by man for thousands of years until recently, and many people choose holidays to Canada to experience this wonder…This incredible natural light display can be found close to the polar regions of the earth and tourists usually flock towards Yellowknife in an attempt to catch a glimpse of the phenomenon at night.
The North American Rocky Mountains, extend from the Interior Plains of Alberta to the Rocky Mountain Trench of British Columbia. The Southern end borders Idaho and Montana in the USA and the Northern end tapers out at the Liard River. Boasting numerous high peaks and mountain ranges, the Rockies are made of shale and limestone and the majority of the Rockies range is a World Heritage Site. A great way to see it is to take the Rocky Mountaineer and combine it with a city or resort stay.
Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy can be found in the Gulf of Maine between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. This site is known for having one of the highest vertical tidal ranges in the entire world. One hundred billion tonnes of sea water flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy twice daily – more water than the combined flow of all the world’s fresh water rivers. You’ll also find Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network in the bay. The Canadian Wildlife Service and the Nature Conservancy of Canada all play their part in ensure the bay is maintained for future generations.
The Sleeping Giant is a rock formation which resembles a giant lying on its back when viewed from the West to Northwest section of Thunder Bay, Ontario. When you see it from the cliffs at Squaw Bay, “The Giant” is part of Provincial Park. It’s dramatic steep cliffs are among the highest in Ontario. There is a legend that claims the rock formation is that of a solitary giant, who was doomed to a life in stone, after his secret silver mines were discovered by western white men.
Canada is magificent – a big country with huge skies, spectacular landscapes and best of all, it’s accessible – so you can enjoy the natural wonders of this unique environment for yourself!