Canada is known for many things: Maple syrup, hockey, friendly people.
But the country is also full of bustling cities and cultural hubs, natural wonders, and more. And with Canada Day on July 1, as well as the country’s 200th birthday, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate.
In light of our northern neighbor’s milestone, here are 23 photos that will make you want to travel to Canada ASAP.
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Hike through one of Alberta’s most beautiful national parks, Banff National Park. The pristine lakes, tall pines, and snowy cliffs will blow you away, especially the stunning Lake Peyto.
Take a trip back in time in Québec’s Old Montréal neighborhood, which has a European feel thanks to cobblestone streets and historic buildings.
Take in even more history at Montréal’s Notre Dame Basilica. Completed in 1829, back when the city was called Ville-Marie, the historic building marks the center of Old Montréal.