Our most recommended things to do in Canada
1. Aquarium du Quebec: Entry Ticket
Dive into the sea in Quebec City. Come and meet the 10,000 marine animals that inhabit the aquarium: fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and marine mammals. Unique to this Aquarium is the outdoor marine habitats where seals and walruses can be viewed from both the land and through underwater glass viewing areas. There are meetings with the animals throughout the day for the walruses and seals. The outdoor area also features arctic foxes as well as outdoor trails with magnificent views over the mighty St Lawrence River. The highlight of the interior marine habitats is the Awesome Ocean where you can walk through an underwater tunnel in a 92,000-gallon seawater tank and see the marine life from the vantage point of a diver. There are also exhibits showcasing Canada’s marine invertebrates from both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, including mesmerizing jellyfish and delicate sea...
Excellent experience . Wonderful Saint Lswrence's underwater species, starfish, jellyfish, tropical and colourful species, ... Ice bears, seals enjoying life, nice outdoors landscaping, . If uou hsve queztions just ask one the helpful and knowlegeable aids. However, there were two lines at the entrance ( tickets validation) but it was not clear that both wete svailable . People lined up on one of them only, leaving the second unused. Loss of efficiency that is easy to correct.
2. Jasper: Columbia Icefield Skywalk
See giant glaciers perched above you and the spectacular Sunwapta Valley below with this fantastic experience. Feel the adventure as you walk along the Columbia Icefield Skywalk, a cliff-edge walkway 918 feet (279 meters) above the valley floor. Make your way to the Columbia Icefield Discovery Center in Jasper, then board the shuttle to take you to the skywalk. Upon arrival at the observation platform, collect your audio guide and embark on your adventure. Step onto the glass floor of the Columbia Icefield Skywalk to begin the scenic 1-kilometer walk, surrounded by fantastic views. Marvel at crystal clear waterfalls, admire the mountains and glaciers above, and keep a lookout for wildlife native to the Candian Rockies.
Spectacular views and experience. Truly an amazing time. Simon was our guide and he totally rocked it. Very friendly, knowledgeable and took all our pictures for us. Don't go to the Icefields without doing this.
3. Banff: Banff Gondola Admission Ticket
Climb aboard this iconic 4-person gondola cabin with large windows, sit back and relax. During the 8-minute ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain take in the views of the town of Banff, Bow Valley, and six different mountain ranges. While on the top of the mountain, you will be amazed by 360-degree views. Explore the interactive and family-friendly Above Banff Interpretative Center to learn about the early explorers, wildlife and local area. Take a hike across the Sulphur Mountain boardwalk to explore the Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station - a National Historic Site of Canada. Knowledgeable, friendly hosts are standing by to make sure you get the most out of your visit. Before you leave for your trip down the mountain, stop at the coffee shops, restaurants, and gift shops.
The view is spectacular, can't get enough of it, want to keep on coming back again.
4. Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise
Set sail on a captivating 1.5-hour cruise on the Saint Lawrence River and discover the city of Quebec and its surroundings. Departing from Chouinard Pier, this cruise will be a memorable experience that gives you a completely different perspective of Quebec City. During daytime crusies, the costumed guide, Louis Jolliet, will reveal the unsuspected history of Quebec City, the river, and the surroundings. Take time to relax on the outside terraces while admiring the exceptional view of the old fortifications, the Château Frontenac, the Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, the Côte-de-Beaupré, and the Laurentian Mountains. Or choose to join an evening cruise and experience summer on the only floating terrace in Quebec City. A DJ will provide music and at the end of the night.
The ship and the views are great, guide was very knowledgeable. Only thing is the cost of drinks on the ship were expensive. Overall a great experience!
5. Niagara Falls: Marineland Canada Day Pass
Visit Marineland Canada for a fun, wonder-filled day just minutes from the actual falls. Pre-book your ticket to observe marine life and enjoy fun and educational activities. Discover the park's orca and beluga whales, with surface-level walkways and underwater viewing for an up-close look at what’s happening beneath the waves. Marineland is also home to North American black bears, bison, elk, red deer, and fallow deer. Vist the penguin palace, a place to watch these cute, little flightless birds play and swim about in their specially designed habitat. Get wet at Polar Splash, a 2-acre water play area featuring waterfalls and life-size replicas of marine mammals. Enjoy loads of interactive fun and cool off on those hot summer days. More thrills await you as the park features amusement rides such as one of the highest triple tower rides along with a variety of other rides that suit all ...
We absolutely loved all of it. The restraint and gift shop were very reasonably priced. We were very impressed
6. Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure: Ice Explorer & Skywalk
Begin your unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield Discovery Center. Meet your guide, who will take you to the Athabasca Glacier. At the scheduled time, board your Ice Explorer, a huge vehicle specifically designed for glacial travel, and set off on an exciting ride. During your ride, listen to your guide's stories and facts about the Columbia Icefield and the glaciers around you. Once on the Glacier, hop off the vehicle to walk on the extremely thick, 25,000-year-old ice and drink cold, pure water from the glacier itself. This is an experience you will never forget. Then, take a short ride with your guide to the Columbia Icefield Skywalk. Heighten your senses by walking on a platform where only glass separates you from a 918-foot (279-meter) drop. Marvel at the spectacular views of the mountains and glaciers around you and the Sunwapta River with its waterfalls and crystal clear gla...
Loved the experience! The vehicles and discovery centre were convenient and clean and the staff were super friendly. The glacier was so fun and I'll definitely go again next time I'm in Jasper.
7. Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise
Depart from the pier in Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine and head out on an observation boat on a tour of the marine ecosystem in Quebec's Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park. Embark on a 3-hour whale-watching trip, and observe geological formations like the Saguenay Fjord. As you sail along the waters of this marine reserve aboard the Grand Fleuve, keep your eyes peeled for whales. The area is best known for its colony of belugas, but you can also sometimes spot blue whales, minke whales, and fin whales. Continue your adventure with a visit to the magnificent Saguenay Fjord. This inlet is 65 miles long and sometimes as wide as 2.5 miles. The fjord is also in Saguenay Fjord National Park, sometimes overlapping with Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park. You will be amazed by the wonder of marine life and geological formations as you cruise the waters on this relaxing and informative tour...
An excellent well organized activity. There were plenty of whales to see and the guide was quick to point out the marine life. The boat was clean and the staff were friendly and courteous. We throughly enjoyed the trip and would recommend it. Note, we dressed warmly and were fine. Hat and gloves is a must if you like to be outside on deck. Overall wonderful experience.
8. Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls
Join Niagara's most exciting and unique Falls viewing experience. Benefit from express admission by completing your waiver online in advance of arrival. Head directly to the launch kiosk where staff will accompany you via elevator up to the zipline launch pad. Be kitted out with a helmet and a comfort safety harness. You'll receive all the safety instructions you'll need so that you can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. Sense the incredible force of nature as you soar 67 meters above the famous Niagara River Gorge and glide smoothly 670 meters past the American Falls towards the awesome power, thundering roar and amazing mist of the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and arrive at the Falls Observation Landing Deck. Enjoy the very best viewing and photo opportunity of the world-famous Niagara Falls in all its glory. Finally, return to the top in comfort aboard air-conditioned ...
It was very nice activity. We like it.if zip line would be over the waterfall will be more interesting and fun
9. Zodiac Whale Watching 2 or 2.5-Hour Cruise
Get ready for an amazing wildlife adventure. Accompanied by a certified naturalist captain, you will experience the excitement of an intimate and unique encounter with whales. It’s a must for lovers of intense emotions! Departing from Tadoussac Marina or Baie-Ste-Catherine Pier, you can experience a 2 or 2.5-hour whale-watching excursion aboard either a 25-foot passenger inflatable or a 60-foot rigid boat. Enjoy this intimate experience with whales in their natural habitat. Your captain and guide will tell you the story of how these impressive marine mammals live. You will top off the cruise with a breathtaking excursion into the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord.
It was an amazing experience. My husband and I loved it - something off our bucket list.
10. Ottawa: Sightseeing River Cruise
Discover the natural beauty of the region that captured the imagination of the first European explorer Samuel de Champlain. Climb aboard the 'Paula D' for a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise on the Ottawa River. This must-do experience offers an entertaining glimpse of the region's rich history and leaves you with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your stay. For your convenience, there are two departure docks, one located in Gatineau and another in Ottawa. Once boarded, sit back and relax as you cruise down the river. Enjoy spectacular views of the city and learn about the river's past life as a watery highway for transporting resources with your guide's engaging and informative commentary in both English and French. During your cruise, you'll have the opportunity to see the Parliament Buildings, the Rideau Canal Locks, and the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau from the river. You'll also be a...
It was an excellent way to learn Ottawa and the area. We had a great tour guide, Kat!
Adventure seekers might choose to explore Canada's less-traveled regions, where exciting opportunities such as whale watching, charter sport fishing and kayaking are the order. And green tours provide awesome views of the country's hidden gems, rare glimpses at Canada's coastal rain forests, mountains and oceans.
If more populous locales are your desire, Canada is rich with memorable cities from coast to coast. Whether the nightlife and culture of Toronto, the Old World influences of Montreal, the charm of Ottawa, the 21st Century feel of Vancouver, or the classic but unique Niagara Falls, Canadian cities offer unending possibilities. And city sightseeing tours are available at all paces, from the multi-stop, double-decker bus tours that take you to numerous points of interest, to private, luxury tours that steer you to attractions of your choosing. Book your trip today. A whole new world awaits in Canada.
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