The length and breadth of Canada offers an abundance of natural beauty, including mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. One of the most visited countries on the face of planet, Canada is blessed to have many majestic waterfalls that are simply mesmerizing. With Canada tourist visa requirements being relatively relaxed, the country continues to be on the radar of international tourists. Here’s our pick of the top 10 waterfalls to visit in Canada.
As expected, Niagara Falls are at the top of the list! It’s not as if there aren’t waterfalls as beautiful as Niagara in Canada, but there’s something about the Falls that ensures tourists have this destination in the itinerary. Straddling the international border between Canada and the U.S., the thunder of these falls is an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. Comprising three falls – Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Veil – the collective spill of water is an impressive six million cubic feet. The falls have become a popular tourist attraction, so be prepared to experience hustle and bustle of the crowds.
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In Cree, Takakaw means ‘majestic’; it will be an understatement to say that the falls are majestic. The falls are 991 feet high, offering great views and perfect ambience. The falls are located in the Yoho National Park, which itself is a crowd favorite. The best place to watch the Takakkaw Falls is at the end of Yoho Valley Road, where you will be joined by fellow travelers in a campground to take in the majestic views.
Located in the beautiful Jasper National Park, the Athabasca Falls are known all over for their stunning views. The best time to visit these falls is during the summers; however, if you are a fan of frozen water, winters can also be a good time. In addition to these beautiful waterfalls, tourists also spend quality time at the Jasper National Park, which offers a host of trails and hikes. There are ample recreational opportunities at the Jasper National Park.
Located in the beautiful environs of Wells Gray Provincial Park, the Helmcken Falls remain one of the most frequented, not only in British Columbia but also in Canada. The falls are easily accessible by road, and there is a great platform where one can take in the beautiful view of the falls. These falls are named after the great physician John Sebastian Helmcken.
5.Pissing Mare Falls
We promise you the falls are as interesting as the name itself. It isn’t about the height of the falls – at 343 meters, they may not be the most deafening, but it is about the complete ambience surrounding the falls. The Pissing Mare Falls flow into the Western Brook Pond, creating a beautiful confluence. Located in the Gros Morne National Park, these falls promise breathtaking views and spectacular ambience.
Visiting Shannon Falls is an experience in itself – we say this because the route to reaching these falls is as interesting as the falls themselves. The Sea to Sky Highways awaits you on a memorable trip that will bring you up and close with some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Canada. The best time to visit these falls is in spring, but you can also have great views during the autumn. You may be interested to know that these falls have been named after a brick maker, William Shannon.
Officially known as Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, these falls are among the most popular tourist destinations in Quebec City. Located in the popular Montmorency Falls Park, these falls are a treat to watch. One of the key attractions that makes these falls unique is the facility of a tram that takes tourists from the top to the base of the falls. There is a fireworks competition during the summers, which adds to the flavor and beauty of the falls. If you are visiting Quebec City, visiting the Montmorency Falls is highly recommended.
These beautiful falls in Ontario are shaped in the form of a staircase! Surrounded by rocks, the falls aren’t known so much for their height as they are for their surroundings and ambience. Some of the best places to visit in the vicinity of Albion Falls include Bruce Trail, King’s Golf Course, and Devil’s Punch Bowl.
Alexander Falls remain picturesque all throughout the year. While the falls are simply majestic and in the flow during the summers, they freeze during the winters. A key reason why these falls are so popular among tourists travelling with families is because no hiking is required to take in the views. However, if you are a bird lover, we highly recommend hiking around the area to see different varieties of birds.
One of the seven beautiful waterfalls in the Wells Gray Provincial Park, the Dawson Falls offers great views and beautiful ambience to visitors. After a brief climb, visitors can reach the top of the waterfall and take in the amazing views of the surroundings. There are numerous campsites in the vicinity of the waterfalls, and you can enjoy the wilderness in the area.
These were some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Canada. For people who love to spend their day outdoors, visiting a waterfall can be a great option. You get to explore the nature in its full glory. If you know of other Canadian waterfalls that are beautiful and majestic, do share it with our readers.