5 of the Most Picturesque Places in Canada


These views + your favourite way to consume = an EPIC time! There’s countless picturesque areas of Canada in each and every province, from sprawling fields and rolling meadows to the vast Rocky Mountains, both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and so much more.

We’ve rounded up our favourite places to see across Canada that will make you feel like you’re in a movie set!

1. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

If you’re looking to explore the lesser-adventured parts of Canada, Yellowknife is a great choice. During the day, there are a slew of activities to do including ice fishing, walking tours, and even dog sledding. But one of the most special things about this destination is the chance to see the Northern Lights. 

From mid-November to early April, your chances of seeing the Northern Lights are much higher, which is an experience you will never forget. If you are looking for a great hotel, check out Blanchford Lake Lodge, offers some of the best views of the Northern Lights. 


2. Banff, Alberta

Banff National Park defines the term picturesque. The resort town is home to incredible hiking trails, crystal clear lakes, amazing mountains, and a ton of hot springs to check out. There are so many things to experience in Banff but one of the most gorgeous spots is Lake Louise, an adventure you will never forget. 

The Fairmont Banff Springs is an obvious choice to stay with a view; it is classic, elegant and stylish.


3. Fogo Island, Newfoundland & Labrador

Most people have never heard of Fogo Island but it is one of the most remote destinations in Canada, so it would make for a super unique location for sightseeing in Canada.

Fogo Island Inn would be the hotel to stay at for a picturesque trip here. The rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows that allow visitors to witness spectacular views of the ocean. The Inn also houses a bar, restaurant, library, cinema, and more. 

For those looking to add a little adventure to the trip, hike along the Lion’s Den Trail, it will not disappoint.

fogo island

4. Quebec City, Quebec

If you are craving a European escape without actually wanting to go to Europe, Quebec City might be the answer to your problems. From the cobblestone streets and unique architecture to the fabulous restaurants and array of boutique hotels, Quebec City is a great option for a vacation.

You can take a tour or even stay in the iconic Fairmount Le Chateau Frontenac, which is the most photographed and famous hotel in the area. 


5. Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Island located in Nova Scotia offers a break from city life, allowing you to truly relax. There are various hotels and inns found in the area. Many of which offer stunning views of the ocean and the island itself. Although it is beautiful all year round, it is truly at its peak during the months of fall when the colourful foliage takes over as far as the eye can see. 

If you are looking to experience something truly unique, check out Archer’s Edge Luxury Camping, it will blow your mind, and give you a whole new perspective on what Canada can look like!

cape breton

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