23 Natural Wonders in Canada That Will Take Your Breath Away

Torngat Mountains' rugged peaks | © ビッグアップジャパン / Flickr
Torngat Mountains' rugged peaks | © ビッグアップジャパン / Flickr
Photo of Hayley Simpson
Writer6 March 2017

Canada is one country in this world known for its beautiful and scenic landscapes. Approximately 90% of the country is uninhabited, which equals a whole lot of raw, untouched natural wonders. Indeed, beauty is around every corner in the Great White North, as proven in the following 23 places.

Moraine Lake

Although it’s usually overshadowed by its famous neighbor Lake Louise, Moraine Lake is even more picturesque and has fewer crowds.

Moraine lake | © Nick Jene / Alamy Stock Photo

Cape Auguet

Located in a very isolated part of Nova Scotia, there isn’t much to see in Cape Auguet except for miles of stunning coastline.

Niagara Falls

It may be one of the biggest tourist attractions in Canada, but Niagara Falls is worth the hype when you see this aerial image.

Niagara falls | © Vlad Ghiea / Alamy Stock Photo


A small town in Canada’s section of Glacier National Park, this is the Prince of Wales Hotel and its panoramic vistas.

Baffin Island

Known as the largest island in Canada and the fifth largest island in the world, Baffin Island in Nunavut is the homeland of the Inuits and an Arctic playground.

Backpackers hiking through Akshayak Pass, Baffin Island, Canada. | © Cavan Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Who knew Ontario had a national park with water this turquoise and crystal clear?

Gwaii Haanas National Park

National Geographic has named Gwaii Haanas in British Columbia as one of the places you must visit in the world.

Gwaii Haanas National Park British Columbia Canada | © Don Johnston_WC / Alamy Stock Photo

Torngat Mountains National Park

Located on Newfoundland and Labrador’s northern tip, this national park and its rugged peaks are the highest east of the Canadian Rockies.


The capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories is known for being a hot spot for the Northern Lights during the winter months.

Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), Yellowknife, Canada | © robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo

Iceline Trail

The Iceline Trail is a 21-kilometer (13-mile) trek in Yoho National Park, which is in the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia. This is the view awaiting you.

Hubbard Glacier

A popular stop on Alaskan cruises, Hubbard Glacier is actually located in eastern Alaska, but it is also a part of Canada’s Yukon province.

Hubbard Glacier | © Don Mennig / Alamy Stock Photo

Three Sisters Mountain Range

The Three Sisters are the perfect backdrop for the Canadian Rockies town of Canmore in Alberta.

Hopewell Rocks

The Hopewell Rocks are located in New Brunswick and have tidal erosion to thank for their unique formations.

Hopewell rocks, Canada | © Dennis Mattei / Stockimo / Alamy Stock Photo

Algonquin Provincial Park

Repeatedly referred to as one of Canada’s most picturesque national parks, Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario looks its best in fall.

Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake is just another stunning turquoise and glacier-fed lake in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.

Peyto lake in Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park, Canada. | © lucky-photographer / Alamy Stock Photo

Dinosaur Provincial Park

A completely different natural wonder in Alberta, visit where dinosaurs used to roam millions of years ago.

Nahanni National Park

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, this Northwest Territories national park protects part of the Mackenzie Mountains Natural Region.

Rabbit Cattle Lake in Nahanni National Park | © blickwinkel / Alamy Stock Photo

Stawamus Chief

Located in Squamish in British Columbia, this granite monolith that towers over the small seaside town is a popular hiking destination for locals.

Red Sand Beach

Prince Edward Island’s Red Sand Shore region includes red sand beaches, red rugged cliffs, and red clay roads.

Red sand cliffs and beach at Cabot Beach, Prince Edward Island, Canada | © Graca Victoria / Alamy Stock Photo

Whistler Blackcomb

The two mountains in Whistler are a true natural playground, with glaciers, hundreds of ski runs and a mountain bike park in the summer.

Gros Morne National Park

A World Heritage Site on Newfoundland’s west coast, Gros Morne National Park’s ancient landscape was shaped by “colliding continents and grinding glaciers,” according to Parks Canada.

Western Brook Pond, Newfoundland in Gros Morne National Park, Canada | © Paul Brady / Alamy Stock Photo

Cabot Trail

The Cabot Trail is a beautiful scenic roadway stretching along the coast of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.

Smuggler’s Cove

Smuggler’s Cove is just one picturesque bay in Sechelt, along British Columbia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Wooden boardwalk at Smugglers Cove, Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada. | © jcpartidas / Stockimo / Alamy Stock Photo

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