6 essential visits during your school year in Canada

Canada is a country of great natural spaces, with many incredible places to visit: wide and extensive plains, rugged snow-capped mountains, lush forests that seem out of a story, glaciers, rivers, and lakes … Canada has it all. It is a country that is a wonder of nature thanks to its landscapes, its flora, and fauna, as well as the large number of emblematic places it offers. If you have the opportunity to do a school year in Canada, we recommend that you visit all these places:

 Niagara Falls

It is surely the best known and most visited natural spectacle in the country, turned into a legend due to its many appearances and references in film and television. Every year 30 million people come to contemplate this wonder of nature; formed by a natural tectonic fault between Ontario and New York State. Its location that marks the border between Canada and the United States means that they can be seen from countries, on the Canadian side the most spectacular are the impressive Horseshoe Falls that fall over the Maid of the Mist Pool. This important tourist attraction is a must-see during your school year in Canada. If you have the opportunity to visit them,

New Scotland

This peninsula is one of the 10 provinces in which the Canadian territory is divided and it is located on the Atlantic coast of North America. Nova Scotia is itself a tourist attraction to visit during your school year in Canada. Among the large number of places to visit on the peninsula, we can highlight Halifax Citadel, a large hill facing the city that has a military fort built-in 1856. At present, it has no defensive purpose, but it can be visited for its great interest historical. The Peggy’s Cove lighthouse is another must-see point, built-in 1915, this lighthouse sits on a rock from which there are spectacular views of the entire bay; you can go up and see it inside, Take your own photo from a postcard and then go to the fishing village and taste the delicious seafood in the area. Cabot Trail is another of the peninsula’s highlights, this 185-mile road runs along the coast of Cape Breton. Touring it will allow you to enjoy beautiful views and get to know the most popular attractions on the islands, such as whale watching or kayaking.

Manitoba grasslands

The province of Manitoba located in the area known as “the Prairies” is not the most touristy place in the country because it is little known, despite its impressive beauty. Manitoba is famous for its beautiful landscapes, diverse wildlife, and warm, friendly locals. If during your school year in Canada you visit this place, you will be amazed by its flat landscapes that extend as far as the eye can not see and the history it reveals, allowing you to learn about the local indigenous culture of the Ojibwas and the Assiniboines, the natives who populated these lands. before the arrival of the white settlers. Winnipeg, the capital of the province, is an obligatory stop, as it has many points of interest such as the festivals it hosts, museums, and parks. Churchill is another of the cities that you should visit,

Baffin Island

Also known as Land of Baffin or Helluland (“land of the silver stone”) is a large island located in northeastern Canada and belongs to the islands of the Canadian Arctic archipelago. This uninhabited ice island is a unique place in the world and even here, there is room for tourism. Baffin Island is home to pre-Inuit indigenous peoples for at least 4,400 years. The landscapes of this mysterious enclave include from a mountain range to frozen plains, a coast with fjords and glaciers that reach the sea. This white desert is the perfect habitat for species such as the arctic caribou, polar bear, fox, hare, and wolf. Iqaluit is the most important city on this island, capital of the territory of Nunavut, a small city that looks like something out of a science fiction movie.

Rocky Mountains

This mountainous system is one of the best known in the world, of immeasurable size and indescribable beauty, it is a place that is worth visiting. If during your school year in Canada you can visit this gigantic barrier, don’t think twice. Here you will find one of the most beautiful walks in the world: the crossing of the Canadian Rockies, a journey of 300 km through the Banff and Jasper National Parks, where the almost virgin spaces, the beautiful lakes with intense blue waters, mountains always sprinkled with snow, waterfalls, and glaciers; naming them all would be an impossible task to carry out. Jasper National Park, the most important, has an area of ​​more than 10,800 square kilometers, where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Athabasca Glacier and where you can take a funicular up to Whistler Mountain. The Rocky Mountains are a paradise for nature lovers who can enjoy the company of wild deer and other animal species that live in this beautiful enclave.

Kootenay National Park

This park stands out for its ecological diversity, although without a doubt, the main cause of its fame is the particular landscape formed by the pots of orange ink, something unique in the world. Like out of a movie, this captivating place is very different from the traditional mountains we are used to. We recommend that you take advantage of your school year in Canada to visit this park, in southeastern British Columbia, where you will find small springs of bubbling hot springs of fascinating orange color as a cause of the iron accumulations in the area. But this is not the only wonder of the park, you can also enjoy the river that gives it its name, or Lake Oliva and Marble Canyon. The best season to visit the park is between May and September, so you know,

These are just some of the wonders of nature that you can find and visit in your school year in Canada.

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