10 Most Breathtaking Views in Canada
Canada is a vast country with scenic grandeur on a magnificent scale. From Atlantic to Pacific and the U.S. border to the Arctic, splendour is on display. Here’s a collection of what could be the 10 best views in Canada.
1-Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 m). The lake has a surface area of .5 square kilometres (0.19 sq mi).
The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue. The colour is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.
2- The Big Muddy Badlands and The Outlaw Trail of Saskatchewan In Saskatchewan’s Big Muddy Badlands lies a a 60 meter (196-foot) castle of compressed clay (appropriately called “Castle Butte”). The badlands lie in the Big Muddy Valley, a 55 kilometer-wide area formed during the last ice age.
3- The “polar bear capital of the world” AKA Churchill, Manitoba: The shore town of Hudson Bay is internationally known for its polar bears, who migrate toward the shore in the autumn.
4- The Montmorency Falls in Quebec: The stunning spring falls turn to ice during the winter months.
5-The sandy dunes of Cavendish in Prince Edward Island: The town of Cavendish, with its reddish sand dunes and quiet cliffs, inspired the classic 1908 Canadian novel Anne Of Green Gables
6- Pitt River in British Columbia: During certain times of the year, Pitt River’s basin is a melange of ice fields, glaciers, and mini streams that fall from the mountains. The combination makes this spot quietly magical.
7- Bay of Fundy Tides in New Brunswick: New Brunswick is home to some of the world’s tallest tides and rock formations. Each of these wonders stands about four stories high.
8- The Muskoka Lakes in Ontario: The Muskoka Lakes are one of Toronto residents’ favorite getaways, and also named one of National Geographic’s Best Trips of 2012 . The tranquil waters and the deafening silence of the woods is the kind of escape all city dwellers yearn for.
9- The oceanside views from Prince Edward Island : PEI is one of the most naturally stunning and historic nooks of the country. With its oceanside beaches (check out Cavendish Beach) and its lush landscapes, the eastern island is effortlessly charming and romantic.
10- Totem poles in Stanley Park stand in front of the North Shore mountains with a fresh coat of snow. The pole in front, with the thunderbird with its wings spread, is Kakaso'las by Kwakwaka'wakw carver Ellen Neel. It was carved in 1955 for the Woodward's department store. Below the thunderbird is a sea-bear holding a killer whale.
Photo Credit: Steven Ballegeer