Extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific and up to the Arctic Ocean in the north, Canada is a vast country filled with beautiful historic cities, extraordinary coastlines, and miles of untouched wilderness. There are so many unique experiences to be had that it is difficult to know where to start! To make it easier, here are the Top 10 Viator-Awarded Experiences across Canada for 2022. From historic city tours to whale-watching adventures, seaplane journeys to gondola rides, whether you like city breaks or exploring nature, there is an experience in Canada that is right for everyone.
10 Vancouver Seaplane Tours
Idyllic Vancouver is surrounded by mountains, set right on the water, and has one of the most picturesque harbors of any city. A wonderful way to experience Vancouver’s beauty from a different perspective is in the air, and taking a seaplane tour is a truly unique way to do this! This 20-minute, small-group seaplane flight lets visitors soar above downtown Vancouver and the Olympic facilities before landing with an exhilarating splash into the water!
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9 Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
No trip to Canada is complete with a visit to one-of-a-kind Niagara Falls. To get the full experience, the falls should be seen from both sides of the border and from the water on the thrilling Maid of the Mist boat cruise. Visitors can do all this and more on the ‘Niagara Falls in One Day tour, including getting fantastic aerial views from atop the Skylon Tower Marvel at several falls, including Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. This deluxe tour covers everything Niagara Falls has to offer, making it a firm favorite of all the Canadian experiences!
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8 Quebec Walking Tour
Québec City has a wonderful, historical, European feel with beautiful cobblestones and horse-drawn carriages. With the Fortifications of Québec to the Citadelle of Québec and the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, Québec City was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historic center, Vieux-Québec, is compact, making a walking tour the perfect way to experience this historical city!
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7 Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
Not only is Vancouver a beautiful city surrounded by mountains, but it also sits right on the Pacific Ocean, making it the perfect place for whale-watching. Boats leave directly from downtown Vancouver and not only give guests the opportunity to spot Orca or Humpback whales but also other wildlife such as seals or bald eagles. Being on the water also gives a unique opportunity to enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands, and Howe Sound.
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6 History Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Montreal is a city of two sides, with striking modern skyscrapers and quaint historic streets. Old Montreal (Vieux-Montreal) is the oldest part of the city; and dates back to New France and is filled with famous sites such as Notre Dame Basilica, Place Jacques-Cartier, Bonsecours Market, Montreal City Hall, and Champ de Mars. A walking tour of the old city is a wonderful way to learn more about history, architecture, and culture, all while soaking up the charm of the old streets.
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5 Whistler and Sea to Sky Gondola Tour
Whistler is a beautiful town north of Vancouver that is home to Blackcomb, the site of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and one of the largest ski resorts in North America. Whether you are an avid skier or not, Whistler is a charming ski town with cute stores and breathtaking views over the Blackcomb mountains. Between Vancouver and Whistler, there are dramatic landscapes, beautiful waterfalls, and stunning coastal mountain ranges that just can’t be missed! And this trip does not miss them! This jam-packed day starts with a journey along the Sea-to-Sky highway; then visitors have the chance to soak up the scenery from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola and visit beautiful Brandywine Falls before heading for Squamish and then Whistler Village.
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4 Zipline Adventure in Whistler
The beautiful town of Whistler is surrounded by unspoiled wilderness, alpine forests, and crisp mountain air. For a truly unique way to learn about the mountain ecology and get bird’s-eye views of Whistler forest and Blackcomb mountains, try an exhilarating zipline tour! Visitors will cruise above the white water rivers while spotting local wildlife and enjoying fantastic aerial views. Experience nature like never before as you fly above the untouched wilderness.
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3 Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Ticket
One of the most popular attractions close to Vancouver is the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This magnificent bridge spans the Capilano River, and visitors can peer down at the water from its lofty heights. The park’s latest addition is the Cliffwalk, a labyrinth-like sequence of thin walkways, ladders, and ledges that give visitors a unique view of the suspension bridge and canyon. Walking through the stunning temperate rainforest, past the old-growth fir trees, it is difficult to believe that downtown Vancouver is only moments away.
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two Sea Vancouver City and Harbor Tour
Despite being so close to nature, Vancouver is a diverse city with a variety of historical and cultural sights and a dramatic skyline that is best seen from the water. This Vancouver City and Harbor Tour is a great way for a whole new perspective on the city. You’ll speed past Burrard Inlet, English Bay, and False Creek, all while getting unobstructed views of the city. This small inflatable boat also offers the unique opportunity to get close to bald eagles, harbor seals, and dolphins, who live close to the harbor. The perfect chance to experience the combination of city and nature that makes Vancouver so special.
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1 Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour
Gastown is Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood and grew from a single tavern founded by John ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton back in 1867. Today Gastown combines its beautiful cobbled streets with one-of-a-kind galleries, unique cocktail bars, and a wide array of eateries . A great way to explore this historic neighborhood and learn more about its history is on a Historic Walking Food Tour. You can enjoy seven food and three alcohol tastings from Canadian classics like poutine to Japanese Kar-age style chicken, all while your improv comedy actor guide regales you with stories of Vancouver’s past.
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