Canada is like a bird, it likes to soar freely, so while studying in Canada, feel free to spice up your study experience by visiting some of its most amazing places of interest, indeed some of the most spectacular in the world. There are several scholarships for African students wishing to study in Canada. These offer you the opportunity to study and experience the best life Canada has to offer.
- Niagara Falls
One of the most astounding sights in the world, Niagara Falls is Canada’s most famous natural attraction and has attracted tourists and daredevils for over a century. Horseshoe Falls which is the largest of the falls is located mainly in Canada, while the smaller American and Bridal Veil falls which are smaller are mostly in the U.S. Combined, the three falls have a higher flow rate than any other in the world. Millions of tourists visit the falls annually and take a boat ride on the Maid of the Mist, the falls’ oldest attraction.
2. Banff National Park
Another very beautiful sight to behold, Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, reveals turquoise green lakes, snow-capped peaks, and glaciers surrounded by mountains little wonder that it is one of the most photographed places in western Canada. It is located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks at an elevation of 6,183 feet. The jewel of the park is Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway that runs from Lake Louise to Jasper gives an unforgettable drive. It is also a major winter sports area and home to two of Canada’s most prominent ski destinations.
3. Bay of Fundy
The variation between the Bay of Fundy’s high and low tide is the largest in the world, measuring up to a maximum of 19 meters (10 fathoms). Some of the most popular locations and sights along the bay are the cliffs and rock formations. It is located on the Atlantic coast in eastern Canada, and owing to the unique shape of the bay, the difference in water level can be as much as 52 feet. The tides can be viewed from a number of sandstone towers topped by trees. It can also be seen from the ground level at low tide when the base of the rock formations are covered in water twice a day.
4. Polar Bears of Churchill, Manitoba
Nicknamed the “Polar Bear Capital of the World,” it is one of the top tourist attractions in Canada. Every year, huge crowds go to see Churchill’s most famous inhabitants, the polar bears. Beluga whales, birds and the aurora borealis are also popular views in Churchill. One of Canada’s most unique attractions is the polar bear migration that sees the beautiful creatures make their way from land out onto the ice in Hudson Bay and the prime viewing time occurs in October or November while the bears are waiting for the water to freeze before heading out onto the ice.
5. Gros Morne National Park
The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring steep cliff walls, waterfalls, and interesting rock formations carved by the glacier-fed waters. It is important to the world geologically because ancient rocks help people understand how the oceans and continents were created. Wildlife viewers throng the park to see everything from tiny songbirds to giant whales; black bears, moose and deer. Most visitors take a boat tour to appreciate the scenery, but there are also hiking trails, opportunities for kayaking and is paradise for nature lovers featuring lowlands along the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the alpine setting of the Long Range Mountains.
Even if you choose to visit just one tourist attraction or place of interest every school year, you’ll have lots of fond memories to hold on to until your next visit.