Welcome to Canada! The second biggest nation by area means a huge amount of wonderful things to see & do! So what’s the wait! Let’s start the journey now!
Honourable Mention: Northwest Territories, Nunavut & Yukon
These 3 territories, while making up the smallest population in Canada, hold significant cultural importance in the country. With a stunning arctic tundra landscape, and very important indigenous cultural sites, this region is very underrated and is definitely worth a visit.
Saskatchewan is definitely underrated in comparison to many other Canadian provinces.. possibly due to its location in a very flat central part of the country. However do not fret! Saskatchewan has many fun and exciting things to explore. From the stunning landscapes of the Grasslands and Prince Albert National Parks to the unique museums of Royal Saskatchewan and Remai Modern, you don’t want to miss out on this unique province!
- New Brunswick
Along the Atlantic coast come the first of 4 Maritime provinces. The stunning beaches, delicious seafood and friendly people add to a very cozy and heartwarming experiences. There are also a plethora of wonderful natural parks from the Fundy to Hopewell Rocks. Don’t forget the amazing museums too, from Beaverbrook Art to the New Brunswick Gallery.
- Newfoundland & Labrador
While not the most historical province, what this province loses in man made attractions, it makes up for in the sheer beauty of its nature and Atlantic views. There is no shortage of breathtaking wilderness, from the Gros Morne National Park, to Signal Hill to Terra Nova! Truly a hidden gem, hidden in the giant sized nation of Canada.
7. Prince Edward Island
The smallest of all the provinces and another one of the Maritimes, Prince Edward Island is a quaint, beautiful community that embraces smaller, down to earth tourism. With amazing small businesses, including cafes, shops and galleries, PEI is an amazing way to get away from the big cities in Canada. But don’t discount what PEI has to offer as a province! There are stunning natural wonders including PEI National Park and Cavendish Beach as well as unique historical sites such as the Green Gables Heritage Park.
Manitoba has long been overshadowed by its larger neighbour province of Ontario. However, there are many interesting things that people fail to know about this small, yet majestic province. For example, Manitoba is one of the greatest spots to view polar bears especially in the northern city of Churchill. Riding Mountain National Park, Assiniboine, Whiteshell and Wapusk are all great places for natural discovery, while The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Forks Market, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery are profound examples of the blend occurring in this province.
Stepping into Alberta equates to stepping into another world .. one filled with jaw dropping beauty. Honestly, Alberta’s nature and historical destinations help to significantly symbolize the framework for Canadian tourism. For nature, tourists have many options from the crystal clear views of Moraine Lake to the familiarity of Banff & Jasper National Parks and the beloved Lake Louise, among many. Don’t forget about culture though! The Fairmont Banff Springs, West Edmonton Mall, and the Calgary Stampede all help put Alberta on the map.
4. Nova Scotia
A shocking yet not surprising entry is the final Maritime province of Nova Scotia, with its crystal clear waters on the Atlantic, golden sandy beaches, delicious lobster, historical and adventure-seeking trails, and essential Canadian history sites – what more does a traveller need? Pick from Cape Breton National Park, Cabot Trails, Pier 21, Halifax, Cape Chignecto among many, many more!
As Canada’s only French-influenced majority province, Quebec has a unique mix of cultures blended to create “vacances très bon”! Quebec blends traditional nature with modern advancement and of course a local historical touch! When touring the province, you can’t miss Le Chateau Frontenac, Notre-Dame Basilica de Montreal, Mount Royal and the Biodôme, among many others. Quebec also has amazing festivals, including Just for Laughs Gags and Carnival!
Ah yes! Ontario, the largest province, the province with the capital and the largest city! It’s definitely not a surprise to see you here! Honestly it’s hard to describe what to do here! Firstly, for nature, you can see very beautiful sites including Niagara Falls, Algonquin Park, Thousand Islands, Bruce Peninsula Park, Point Pelée and of course The Great Lakes! However for culture the list is endless.. Parliament Hill, CN Tower, Casa Loma, Rideau Canal, Canada’s Wonderland, Eaton Center and SO MUCH MORE! Don’t miss Ontario, because frankly it’s impossible to!!
- British Columbia
I’m speechless! British Columbia deserved to top this list for sure!! And yes, Ontario would be the favourite based on culture (don’t discount the phenomenal blend of culture, Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium and Art Gallery) what everyone knows most about BC is their NATURE!! Whistler, YoHo, Butchart Gardens, Granville Island, Emerald Lake, Pacific Rim, Cypress Mountain, Queen Elizabeth Park, Kootenay Park and of course the Rockies is just a fraction of the multitude of nature that flows through this province!
Overall, every province in Canada has something that makes them very unique and regardless of first or last on this list every province deserves a visit!!