Eight more amazing Canadian places you've got to see
Friday, May 8, 2015, 4:37 PM - You asked for it, and we delivered. Here are eight more amazing Canadian places to add to your travel bucket list. You can read the first installment in this series here.
8. ATLANTIC CANADA -- PEGGY'S COVE
The Peggy's Point Lighthouse, located in Nova Scotia, is a Canadian icon -- making the area a must-see for anyone visiting Atlantic Canada.
Located 43 kilometres southwest of downtown Halifax, there's plenty to do, including kayaking, scuba diving, and boat tours.
When you get hungry, stop into a local restaurant for some of the best lobster on the planet.
7. ATLANTIC CANADA -- GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK
This UNESCO World Heritage site in Newfoundland & Labrador is brimming with wildlife and breathtaking views.
Visitors are invited to hike through mountains and spend their nights staring up at the stars, while camping by the sea.
Waterfalls, beaches and local fishing villages are just a few of the local attractions.
6. QUEBEC -- CHARLEVOIX
The Charlevoix region of Quebec is famous for its skiing, snowboarding and sledding.
Streets are lined with quaint shops and pubs, while the area's flavour trail is home to dozens of farms and breweries.
Take in the spectacular sites from one of Charlevoix's hiking trails, or dive into the water and kayak in the St. Lawrence River.
Don't forget to try some of the cheese and chocolate, both of which are considered to be local delicacies.
5. ONTARIO -- ALGONQUIN PARK
Located in Central Ontario, Algonquin Provincial Park spans 7,653 square kilometres.
It's Canada's oldest provincial park, and is home to countless species of wildlife -- from bears, to moose, to dear, to foxes.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the park.
Drive through it via Highway 60 or the Trans Canada, canoe down one of Algonquin's 2,400 lakes or take in the fall colours on a hiking trail.
Whatever you do, Algonquin is definitely worth the trip.
This park is a big part of Canada's identity, and you can find its landscapes immortalized in world-renowned paintings by the Group of Seven.
4. ONTARIO -- SLEEPING GIANT PROVINCIAL PARK
Located in Thunder Bay, this area is well-known to locals. The 244-square-kilometre expanse of land offers stunning views of Lake Superior.
Countless moose, fox and lynx call this area home, as well as more than 200 bird species.
Hikers and mountain bikers take note: This is an area you'll want to return to over and over again.
3. PRAIRIES -- CHURCHILL
Churchill, Manitoba is considered one of the best places on the planet to see polar bears in the autumn, when they migrate into the area to hunt.
Tourists can safely view the animals in their natural habitat through guided tours.
Peak season is between October and November, but you can see the bears other times of the year in lesser numbers.
2. BRITISH COLUMBIA -- TOFINO
Tofino is a district of B.C, with about 1,800 residents and it's known for its spectacular scenery.
Mild winters allow exotic palm trees to flourish, and the area allows visitors to get up close and personal with nature.
Every March, thousands of grey whales migrate into the region -- and the annual event is commemorated with a festival.
More festivals follow in April (the Tofino Shore bird festival) and June (the Tofino Food and Wine Festival).
There's always something to do in Tofino, with additional festivals following in August, September, October and November.
1. NUNAVUT -- AUYITTUQ NATIONAL PARK
If majestic glaciers, granite mountains and spectacular scenery are your thing you'll marvel at the beauty of Nunavut's Auyuittuq National Park.
Auyuittuq -- an Inuktitut word that translates to "the land that never melts -- represents 19,089 square kilometres of land.
MORE EYE CANDY: Check out Ontario's Cheltenham Badlands
Located on southern Baffin Island, the park is home the Akshayuk Pass, a travel corridor used by the Inuit people for centuries.
From hiking, to mountain climbing, to skiing -- there's plenty to do.
Or you could just sit back and enjoy the view.