The Ultimate Canadian Travel Bucket List: 100 Must-See Sites for Canada 150

If you’ve been paying any attention to Canadian anything this year, you’ll know it is Canada 150 – the  150th anniversary of Confederation. This is a huge country, and has been increasing in popularity as a tourist destination in recent years. So, it seems like the perfect opportunity to put together the Ultimate Canadian Travel Bucket List, for Canadians and international tourists, in honour of Canada 150. Here it is!

The Ultimate Canadian Travel Bucket List: 100 Must-See Sites for Canada 150 - One Red Phone Box

  1. Drive the Sea-to-Sky Highway (BC)
  2. Have an ice cream at Peggy’s Cove (NS) 

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Peggy's Cove - One Red Phone Box
    Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse
  3. Ride the train through the Rocky Mountains (AB)
  4. See a Roughriders football game (SK)
  5. Kayak with belugas in Hudson Bay (MB)
  6. Cruise Western Brook Pond (NL)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Western Brook Pond - One Red Phone Box
    Cruising Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park
  7. Skate on the Rideau Canal (ON)
  8. Tour Grand Manan Island (NB)
  9. View the Montreal skyline from Mont-Royal (QC)

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    The view from Mont-Royal, Montreal
  10. See the tall ships in Halifax Harbour (NS)
  11. Find the giant potato (PEI)
  12. See crowds of puffins in Elliston (NL)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Elliston Puffins - One Red Phone Box
    Puffins in Elliston, Newfoundland
  13. Enjoy the midnight sun in Canada’s north (YK)
  14. Auyuittuq National Park of Canada (NU)
  15. Cruise with narwhals (NWT)
  16. Enjoy Acadien food and music (NB)

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    Acadien-style baked beans
  17. Chill with polar bears in Churchill (MB)
  18. Stanley Park, Vancouver (BC)
  19. Climb a mountain in Banff (AB)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Banff - One Red Phone Box
    The view from Tunnel Mountain, Banff
  20. Watch the ocean-like waves of wheat fields (SK)
  21. See the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in their hometown (MB)
  22. View Toronto from the CN Tower (ON)
  23. Eat maple syrup off snow (QC)
  24. Bouctouche Dunes Boardwalk (NB)

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    Boardwalks protect the Bouctouche Dunes
  25. Drive the Cabot Trail (NS)
  26. Visit the Anne of Green Gables House (PEI)
  27. Hike in Torngat Mountains National Park, Labrador (NL)
  28. See Niagara Falls from Canada’s side (ON)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Niagara Falls - One Red Phone Box
    Wet tourists on the Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls
  29. Visit Whitehorse and Dawson City on the Klondike Trail of the gold rush (YK)
  30. Sail the Northwest Passage (NU)
  31. Tree-Trek and Toboggan in Whistler (BC)
  32. Hang out in the Muttart Gardens (AB)
  33. Pitch a tent in Grasslands National Park (SK)
  34. Ferry over to Toronto Island (ON)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Toronto Island - One Red Phone Box
    Planes take off from Toronto Island Airport
  35. Ride the funicular in Old Quebec City (QC)
  36. Visit St. Andrews By the Sea (NB)
  37. Float on the MacKenzie River – Canada’s largest river system (NWT)
  38. Learn about the expulsion of the Acadiens at Grand Pre National Historic Site (NS)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Grand Pre - One Red Phone Box
    Grand Pre National Historic Site
  39. Snag your own cod on Change Islands and Fogo Island (NL)
  40. Drive the Alaska Highway (YK)
  41. Catch the northern lights in Canada’s arctic (NU)
  42. Cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge (BC)
  43. Peer over the edge of Cape Breton Island at Meat Cove (NS)

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    Meat Cove on a foggy day
  44. Relax in the Blue Mountains (ON)
  45. Tour Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump Park (AB)
  46. Cruise the South Saskatchewan River (SK)
  47. Take in the Winnipeg Folk Festival or Wine Festival – or both, though sadly not at the same time (MB)
  48. See a show at Massey Hall (ON)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Massey Hall - One Red Phone Box
    Massey Hall, Toronto, advertising the Rheostatics’ concert
  49. Ski at Mont-Tremblant (QC)
  50. Watch the tide come in at Fundy National Park (NB)
  51. Eat and shop in Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (NS)

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    UNESCO Heritage Site Lunenburg
  52. Cycle the Confederation Trail (PEI)
  53. Meander through the Okanagan Valley (BC)
  54. Walk on the ocean floor at Burntcoat Head Park (NS)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Burntcoat Head - One Red Phone Box
    The ocean floor at Burntcoat Head Park
  55. Be on the fringe at the Edmonton Fringe Festival (AB)
  56. Worry with Winnie the Pooh at Assiniboine Park (MB)
  57. Watch Question Period in Parliament at the House of Commons in Ottawa (ON)
  58. Get wet at Montmorency Falls (QC)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Montmorency Falls -  One Red Phone Box
    Montmorency Falls
  59. Visit Hopewell Rocks (NB)
  60. Be a wild horse whisperer on Sable Island (NS)
  61. Learn about Indigenous culture at Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve (BC)
  62. Watch the firing of the cannon at Louisbourg (NS)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Louisbourg - One Red Phone Box
    Just after the cannon fired!
  63. Hike the Bear’s Hump in Waterton Lakes National Park (AB)
  64. Hang out with Mounties at the RCMP Heritage Centre, Regina (SK)
  65. Visit the Bison at Fort Whyte Alive (MB)
  66. Have a spa weekend in Niagara-on-the-Lake and see a show at the Shaw Festival (ON)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Niagara on the Lake - One Red Phone Box
    Historical Niagara-on-the-Lake in the spring
  67. Head to Percé Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (QC)
  68. Sunbathe at Lester Beach on Lake Winnipeg (MB)
  69. Take a selfie at Lake Louise (AB)
  70. Groove at Montreal Jazz Fest (QC)
  71. Have a meal in Quidi Vidi Village (NL)
  72. Run up a hill at Cape Spear the first place in Canada to see the sun (NL)
  73. Hike in Yoho National Park (BC)
  74. Learn something new at the Winnipeg Human Rights Museum (MB)
  75. Drive the Icefields Parkway (AB)
  76. See at castle in Toronto at Casa Loma (ON)
  77. See how the dunes are being preserved in PEI National Park (PEI)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - PEI National Park - One Red Phone Box
    PEI National Park dune preservation methods
  78. Take in the sights in Canmore (AB)
  79. Visit a Hutterite Colony (MB)
  80. Explore Wanuskewin Heritage Park  (SK)
  81. Hang out on the Great Lakes (ON)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Great Lakes - One Red Phone Box
    Kingston, Ontario
  82. Tour the Sunken Garden in Victoria (BC)
  83. Wander over the Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge into St. Boniface, one of the largest Francophone communities west of Ontario (MB)
  84. Eat all of the seafood (NS)
  85. Paddle in Algonquin Park (ON)
  86. Run down Jellybean Row (St. John’s, NL)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Jellybean Row - One Red Phone Box
    Downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland, in December
  87. Go ‘glamping’ in a National Park with the oTENTik (MB)
  88. Hang out with dinosaurs at Drumheller (AB)
  89. Hide out in the woods on Vancouver Island (BC)
  90. Enjoy Newfoundland dinner theatre in Trinity Bay (NL)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Trinity Bay - One Red Phone Box
    Trinity, Newfoundland
  91. Sail through Thousand Islands National Park (ON)
  92. Visit Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park (SK)
  93. Tour Notre-Dame Basilica (QC)
  94. Visit Fort Amherst and take in the Outer Battery view (NL)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Outer Battery - One Red Phone Box
    Outer Battery, St. John’s
  95. Feel cultured at the National Gallery of Canada (ON)
  96. Climb Mount Robson (BC)
  97. Eat cheese on Île d’Orléans (QC)

    Canada 150 Bucket List - Ile d'Orleans - One Red Phone Box
    Home of the samples of warm cheese
  98. Go horseback riding in Jasper (AB)
  99. Visit the Birthplace of Confederation in Charlottetown (PEI)
  100. Dip your toes in the ocean at Parlee Beach (NB)
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    A grey day at Parlee Beach, NB

     

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4 thoughts on “The Ultimate Canadian Travel Bucket List: 100 Must-See Sites for Canada 150

  1. Great job Rachel. I have seen quite a few of these places but would like to see many more! Hope you are able to experience them all!! Diane

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  2. Rachel, you really should just pack it in and become a travel writer. You are so good at it and your photos are wonderful! See you soon. Love, A&B

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