Published on : 15 April 20205 min reading time
Canada’s must-see stop: Breathtaking Niagara Falls!
Niagara Falls, also known as Niagara Falls (that’s what they are officially called in Canada), are made up of three (03) waterfalls located in the Niagara River. Their visit is a must during a stay in Canada. Although they are not singularly high, they are very large. Their flow rate is 2,800 m3/s. This is why in North America, they are classified as the most powerful, and in the world, they are among the best known.
Niagara Falls, a must-see on a trip to Canada
The famous Niagara Falls are located in Ontario. Vertiginous, gigantic and considered the 8th wonder of the world, Niagara Falls is a veritable rite of passage for people visiting the eastern part of Canada. Easily accessible from Toronto, they captivate with their raw and, arguably, surprising brilliance. They represent a natural boundary between the United States and Canada. Niagara Falls, being the most powerful in North America, attracts about 15 million tourists annually. So, do you too want to visit Niagara Falls? Here’s how you can get there.
To visit Niagara Falls, your starting point is the city of Toronto. Toronto is about 120 km from the Falls and is the easiest starting point to consider. In addition, there are several bus companies offering daily round trips. For a round trip, you will need about $30. The first departure from Toronto is at 6 a.m. and, depending on the season, the last return bus can go until midnight. The trip is about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Please note that as Niagara Falls are taken over by summer people, remember to reserve your bus tickets.
Yes, you can visit Niagara Falls in a different way with guided tours. You are then offered day trips during which the companies take care of everything (accommodation, visits, travel) for you. Of course, you will have free time to better appreciate the Falls and take advantage of the attractions associated with your visit. And if you are lucky, you will be able to take advantage of discounts for activities (visits to museums, helicopter and boat tours…) to be carried out, especially with the packages. However, if you opt for the packages, you will have to follow the company’s schedule. But you can, of course, make the visits alone, by renting a car. With this option, you won’t have to respect a schedule or have a neighbour to sit next to you, as is the case in buses. You will be able to do the visits and strolls in complete tranquillity and as you wish.
What to see on Vancouver Island?
Located on Vancouver Island on Canada’s Pacific coast, the climate is mild and the community is known for its thriving art. The city is one of the must-see destinations in Western Canada. The island offers many landscapes and activities that will make your stay unforgettable.
Vancouver Island’s reputation
The island is certainly the most popular destination when it comes to staying or vacationing in Canada. Its mild climate attracts people all year round. To the south of the island is Victoria which is the capital of British Columbia with its boats inside its harbour. There are also the Parliament Buildings with its neo-baroque architecture, the famous Fairmont Empress Hotel and its English gardens. A visit to Vancouver Island also means sampling the Nanaimo Chocolate and Costard-Dressed Nanaimo Bars from the port city of Nanaimo. Nanaimo has authentic shops, galleries and restaurants that you may find your heart’s desire.
Vancouver’s Nature Paradise
Vancouver Island is still fresh and its ecosystem is the most diverse in the world. Beaches line the rainforests, mountains meet the ocean, fiords, rivers and lakes combine to form habitats where great wildlife thrives. The ocean allows you to watch whales and seals while the forest shows black bears, grizzly bears, and the variety of birds will not escape you. To see more, go to Telegraph Cove, the best place to see killer whales. In Vancouver, the southern part and the east coast are the most populated, so villages and towns get a panoramic and beautiful view of the sea.
Butchard Gardens, Parkville and Qualicum Beach
Feel the freshness of the multicolored flowers, trees, soft lawns that make this place one of the most beautiful flower gardens in the world. Butchard’s site was inspired by Italian, Japanese and Mediterranean styles. And Parkville is a small town dedicated to tourists with its splendid beach, its fame attracts many holidaymakers thanks to its long beaches and fine sands, the waters are shallow. The parks are just waiting for you, they are located along the stretch of road leading to Qualicum Beach.
Vancouver Island is Canada’s jewel, and it’s worth a visit. Its beaches, its people, its landscapes are unforgettable.