There is an enormous growth in the number of International students choosing to study in Canada. The ISAS, i.e. International Student Admissions Services states that 1,700 students enrolled in May and September intake of 2017, out of which 62 percent students said that Canada is their first choice. Since students all around the world come here for their higher education, therefore they can experience multiculturalism in the country. Along with this, there are many Lakes, gardens, mountains, etc. which increases the scenic beauty of the country. The stimulating geographical beauty, vigorous cities and welcoming nature of Canadians makes it a popular study as well as a tourist destination.
There are plenty of reasons for which students choose Canada for their higher studies.
Let’s take a look at the top five places which one must visit being in Canada.
Niagara Falls is one of the best places to visit in Canada. It is situated on the border of the American state New York and the Canadian state Ontario. Niagara Falls is the collaborative name given to three waterfalls which are dividing the border between Canada and United States of America. The beauty of three waterfalls such as the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls will take your breath away.
The Horseshoe Falls is very powerful and is used for the generation of hydroelectric power and is also utilised for industrial and commercial use. If you wish to experience the best view of Niagara Falls then it is recommended to experience it from the Maid of the Mist. It is an awesome experience to have a look at Niagara Falls from Skylon Tower as it provides a perfect point to have a look at giant waterfalls.
Quebec City is the capital of Quebec and it’s beauty attracts people from all around the world. Being largest province of Canada it is a home to more than 8 million people. It is a vigorous state and is also known as "Europe of North America". French is the official language of Quebec. In fact, the capital city of this province has the largest number of French speakers with the population over 800,000.
If you are planning to visit Quebec City, then it is best to come here in the month of June to September and December to February. These months are filled with festivals and attract more tourists. The best way to roam around the city is on foot. Once you reach the walls of Old Quebec, every tourist site is at walking distance.
Whistler Mountain which is 2,182 meters high is one of the best skiing destinations in North America. Mostly visitors prefer to spend a week on these slopes because one day is very less to cover it all. There is the facility of peak to peak gondola which takes you from one mountain to another. It covers a distance of around 4.4 kilometres in just 11 minutes. Along with this, there is huge collection of weavings, carvings and stories in the beautiful museum of whistler which presents the culture of local people.
Moreover, there are many sports activities taking place at whistler such as mountain biking, bungee jumping, river rafting and many more. It also has many hiking trails which range from lost lake to intense mountain climb. It includes Cheakamus Lake, Garibaldi Lake and Wedge Mount Lake.
The Banff National Park, which is located in the province of Alberta, is one of the largest and most visited national parks in the nation. This national park has large wildlife which includes bison, bighorn sheep, black bears, bald eagles, wolves, grizzly bears, etc. You can see natural beauty in the form of mountain town, scenic beauty and rocky peaks all together in this national park. The visitors find it interesting and fun to participate in activities like hiking, tracking, skiing, biking, etc. held over here.
Moraine Lake and Lake Louise are the two most popular attractions of Banff National Park. These lakes are located at a distance of 12.5 Km (7.5 miles) from each and are surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Moraine Lake has the most popular trail known as Rockpile trail which benefits visitors with a beautiful view of Banff National Park.
Stanley Park, Vancouver is an attractive tourist destination attracting more than 8.8 million people every year. No matter how the weather is, you can always find people jogging, walking, cycling or rollerblading around the Seawall of the park and enjoying the view of the city and mountains. The park has got three most beautiful gardens which are named as Stanley Park Rose Garden, the Pictorial carpet bedding at Prospect Point and the Ted & Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden.