Best Places to Visit in Canada

I AM Canadian! It was a beer slogan in the '90s, but it still sums up how I feel about being Canadian. We're a proud bunch - as you may have guessed from seeing our Canadian flags splashed all over our backpacks! Now that I've lived in Germany for over 4 1/2 years, I refer to myself as a Germadian (part German/part Canadian). Having said that, Canada will always have a big piece of my heart. Heck, I love it so much that I insisted on marrying my German husband in Banff National Park. It doesn't get any more Canadian than that! I'm originally from a small town south of Calgary, Alberta near the U.S. border, and then lived in Calgary for 12 years. Admittedly a lot of my travel in Canada has been in Western Canada. It's a really big country - eh? But it offers INCREDIBLE hiking and wildlife experiences. Despite being an avid hiker and getting out into the Canadian Rockies most weekends, there's still so much I haven't seen. It's truly that big!!! Besides the nature and the wildlife, I love to freak out European travelers with the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Trust me, you've probably never seen anything like it. However, if you grew up on the prairies like I did, it seems like a really smart survival technique.

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The best places to visit in Canada and the top things to see and do
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Your Adventure Guide to the Castle Wilderness

Your comprehensive guide to the Castle Wilderness, a paradise in SW Alberta where you can hike and paddle without the crowds. It's also an ideal place for wildlife spotting with 59 mammal species!

The Best Wreck Dive in Okanagan Lake

Okanagan Lake is famous for water sports, like water skiing, but treasures also lie below the surface as I discovered on a wreck dive of a rail car barge!

Columbia Icefields

Did you know the Columbia Icefields are thicker than the Eiffel Tower and about the same height as the Empire State Building? Or how about home to one of the world's only triple continental divide?

Hiking to a Glacier in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia

Kootenay National Park is not as well known as its famous neighbor Banff National Park, but it is one of the parks forming the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Sites and on the Stanley Glacier Hike, you get the chance to see a glacier up close.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Canada

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in SW Alberta, Canada. Buffalo jumps don't exist outside of Canada and the U.S. and Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump is one of the largest and best examples of a buffalo jump on the planet.