Whether exploring beautiful British Columbia or venturing to the ends of the earth to awe Mount Thor’s glory at Auyuittuq National Park, Canada has no shortage of stunning landmarks—many of them worthy of a good snapshot! The beauty of Banff National Park is a sight to behold; However, the Great White North is home to many jaw-dropping, incredible sights just waiting for the adventurous traveler. Get the camera ready: these places across Canada are Insta-worthy and worth the visit!
10 Cape Spear
- Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador
Being the most easterly point in North America, bask in the sun and stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Spear, also known as the Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. Take a hike to Cape Spear’s iconic lighthouse, built in the mid-19th century, and learn about Newfoundland and Labrador’s oldest surviving lighthouse for over a century.
9 Sea-To-Sky Highway
- Location: Vancouver to Pemberton, British Columbia
Unarguably one of North America's best road trip destinations, British Columbia’s Sea-to-Sky Highway spans 163.13 km (or 101.36 miles). Take a few days to drive this entire stretch of freeway to explore the beauty of British Columbia, starting in the heart of Vancouver. Visit Whistler and ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, catch some bald eagle sightings at Brackendale, or hike along the trails in Squamish.
|NOTE: The Sea-to-Sky Highway is a popular tourist activity for locals in the summer, so it’s best to tackle this freeway in the fall or spring seasons!|
8 Notre-Dame Basilica Of Montreal
- Location: Montreal, Quebec
Besides heading to Montreal to try Canada’s best poutine joints, Montreal harbors a beautiful historical landmark, the Notre Dame Basilica. Being a heritage site, a place of worship, and a popular tourist attraction, this iconic landmark will stun visitors with its high-vaulted ceiling and intricate architecture. Awe at the Gothic interior decor while bedazzling oneself under the bright lights of the cathedral, which is truly photo-op worthy.
7 Moose Mountain Provincial Park
- Location: Carlyle, Saskatchewan
Being Saskatchewan’s one of its five original provincial parks, the Moose Mountain Provincial Park is open year-round and is in proximity to Regina. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day at Moose Mountain, offering abundant hiking trails, wildlife viewing, fishing, sailing, swimming, canoeing, camping, and much more.
6 Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
- Location: Pass Lake, Ontario
The craggy rocks and the dramatic cliffs will make visitors at Sleep Giant Provincial Park feel tiny, like an ant. Situated in Ontario’s Sibley Peninsula, this provincial park features miles of hiking trails that offer a glimpse of Ontario’s local boreal flora and fauna. What’s more, visitors of Sleeping Giant can bask in stunning views of Lake Superior from the park’s Thunder Bay Lookout.
5 Leo Mol Sculpture Garden
- Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Don’t sleep in Manitoba when it comes to seeking beautiful landmarks in Canada. Aside from its popular attraction of Lake Winnipeg, this Prairie Province is also home to the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden. As part of the Assiniboine Park Conservatory, this exquisite sculpture garden houses artworks from sculptor Leo Mol. Peruse through the gardens and admire the works of Dr. Mol, who crafted his sculptures using a mix of clay, rebar, wood, cement, and beeswax. Visit this beautiful garden in the warmer months to appreciate these works of art embedded within vibrant flower beds and gently-swaying trees.
4 The Skyline Trail
- Location: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia
Though only a few miles long, the Skyline Trail in Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands National Park offers a breathtaking view of the Maritime landscape and the overlooking Atlantic Ocean. Beat the crowds and tackle this moderately easy hike, spotting local wildlife species along the way, from whales to various species of birds.
|NOTE: Unfortunately, this trail does not allow pets or bikes.|
3 Cavendish Beach
- Location: Cavendish, Prince Edward Island
Cavendish Beach is fun for the whole family or for friends embarking on a Canadian road trip. Offering a mix of adventure, relaxation, and local history, Cavendish Beach will offer plenty of memorable photo ops. This PEI beach is so gorgeous that it inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery to write Anne of Green Gables! Visitors can choose what they want to do at Cavendish Beach, whether it’s enjoying the sandy beach, getting a few swings at the local golf course, or checking out local boutiques.
2 The Magnetic Hill
- Location: Moncton, New Brunswick
Spook some friends back home by showing them that cars can roll uphill. This trippy illusion is more video-worthy than photo-op worthy, and it’s thanks to the power of deception. New Brunswick’s Magnetic Hill is an example of a gravity hill, where the local landscape makes a subtle downhill slope appear like an uphill one. As a result, cars that are on this slope (and which are in neutral gear) will appear to be moving uphill. The Magnetic Hill is New Brunswick's oldest attraction, making it a nice stop to visit during a Canadian road trip.
1 Kluane National Park And Reserve
- Location: Haines Junction, Yukon Territory
Located in the far north of Canada (just beside Alaska!), nature lovers will fall in love with the Yukon Territory. This Canadian territory is home to the Kluane National Park and Reserve. Be at one with the wilderness and take in breathtaking sights of this Yukon park, studded with some of Canada’s highest mountain peaks. Enjoy a trip full of adventure and nature, whether it’s tackling a multi-day hike in Kluane or getting a closer view of glaciers at the Alsek River.