The following article first appeared on RBC Direct Investing’s Inspired Investor content hub on June 28, 2019.
Canada’s Worth Saving For
67 Canadian Travel Gems from RBC Direct Investing Clients
We surveyed RBC Direct Investing clients* about their favourite Canadian travel destinations.
Here are some Highlights:
Travel Gem – Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Totem Tour Walk (Duncan), Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park
Must Do – Lighthouse Park (West Vancouver), Hike the Stawamus Chief trail (Squamish), Afternoon tea in Victoria
World’s Largest Hockey Stick resides in Duncan
Travel Gem – Hike in Kananaskis, Peter’s Drive-In (Calgary), Take the High Level Bridge streetcar (Edmonton)
Must Do – Royal Tyrrell Museum (Drumheller), Calgary Stampede, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site
Highest Town in Canada
Banff: elevation is 1,383 m
Travel Gem – Take a selfie on the AB/SK border, Labryinth of Peace (Moose Jaw), Take a walk by the river on the Meewasin Trail (Saskatoon)
Must Do – Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Saskatoon’s Western Development Museum, Sunset Ceremony at RCMP Heritage Centre (Regina)
Canada’s Sunshine Capital
Estevan, Sask. averaging about 2,540 hours of sun every year
Travel Gem – Horseback riding at Carberry Desert, Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo, Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (Morden)
Must Do – Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Winnipeg)
Fort la Reine Museum (Portage la Prairie)
The Forks (Winnipeg)
Polar Bear capital of the world
Churchill (also considered one of the best places in the world to see the northern lights)
Travel Gem – Tour Trent Severn Canal by boat through Peterborough Lift Lock, Buy French fries under the Blue Water Bridge (Point Edward), Butterfly Conservatory and Langdon Hall (Cambridge)
Must Do – Experience Niagara Falls by boat, Tobermory, home to Bruce Peninsula National Park and Flowerpot Island, Niagara wine tour
World’s Longest Freshwater Beach – Wasaga Beach
Travel Gem – Foresta Lumnia – Coaticook Gorge, Boutique shopping in Old Montreal, Japanese gardens at Montreal Botanical Garden
Must Do – Old Port (Quebec City), Hike Mount Royal (Montreal), Le P’Tit Train du Nord (Laurentians)
Most Photographed Hotel in the world
Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City
Travel Gem – Magnetic Hill (Moncton), Shediac’s Giant Lobster (Shediac calls it the World’s Largest Lobster!)
Must Do – Hopewell Rocks (Bay of Fundy), New River Beach on the Bay of Fundy
Highest tides in the world
The Bay of Fund
Travel Gem – Bike around Halifax, take the harbour ferry and bike the rails-to-trails in Darthmouth, Point Pleasant Park, Grand Pre National Historic Site
Must Do – Mahone Bay’s Three Churches, Sydney waterfront, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Longest running farmers’ market
Halifax is home to the longest continuously running farmers’ market in North America
Prince Edward Island
Travel Gem – Singing Sands Beach, The Bottle Houses, Visit the College of Piping the Celtic Performing Arts (Summerside)
Must Do – West Point Lighthouse, Drive over the Confederation Bridge, Anne of Green Gables Museum
Most Harvested Vegetable
Over 88,000 acres of potatoes are grown on PEI every year
Newfoundland and Labrador
Travel Gem – Kiss the cod, Bowring Park (St. John’s), Go cod fishing
Must Do – Signal Hill (St. John’s), The Rooms (St. John’s), Go whale watching and iceberg watching
Oldest organized sporting event in North America
The Royal St. John’s Regatta
Travel Gem – Sighn Post Forest, Watson Lake – a collection of over 72,000 signs from around the world
Must Do – Paddle the Yukon River, Aurora Borealis Tour – Whitehorse or Dawson City
Canada’s Highest Mountain
Mount Logan 5,959 metres
Travel Gem – Fairy Meadows – Nahanni National Park, Tour the Legislative Assembly in Yellowknife
Must Do – Visit the NWT Diamond Centre in Yellowknife, Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park
Diamond Capital of North America
Travel Gem – Nettilling Lake, Baffin Island – the world’s largest lake on an island
Must Do – Mount Thor Auyuittuq National Park – the world’s greatest vertical drop with an average angle of 105 degrees
There are 4 official languages in Nunavut
Inuktitut, English, French and Inuinnaqtun
**Survey is based on the responses of approximately 400 clients through an online research panel.
Responses may have been added to or edited for clarity and to ensure broad representation.
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