5 Of The Most Beautiful Places In Canada

5 Beautiful Places You'll Want To Visit During Your Next Trip To Canada

And with sites like these, you'd be crazy not to visit.

I might be biased when I say that Canada is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is a country where each coast brings an entirely new and beautiful landscape. From the Rocky Mountain trails in the west to the beautiful coasts in the east to the wondrous northern tundra — if you're looking for beauty, come to Canada.

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Peggy's Cove is a small rural community on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia. This small town is among the most beautiful in the entire country and is home to one of the oldest lighthouses in Canada.

Algonquin Park, Ontario

Algonquin Provincial Park is a wondrous provincial park located in southeastern Ontario. Its forests, rivers and lakes are home to moose, bears and other amazing, diverse wildlife. Here you can camp, hike, canoe or just explore the wonders of Northern Ontario!

Banff National Park, Alberta

Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park located in Alberta. It was established in 1885 and is located in the Rocky Mountains. Home to pristine lakes and amazing wildlife, Banff is any nature lover's dream come true.

Notre Dame Basilica

Nestled in the heart of Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica is one of Canada's most beautiful Churches. Its old French architecture and stained glass windows are just part of what makes this Church so unique and beautiful.

After exploring the beauty of this historic site, be sure to head out into the city of Old Montreal to fully experience the wonders this great country has to offer.

The Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

Home to the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is one of the most unique sites on this list. New Brunswick's Bay of Fundy is in the Atlantic Ocean, and it's accompanied by the incredible Hopewell Rocks, which stand hundreds of feet above the ground but become covered in water twice a day!

The Great White North is without a doubt the most wonderful place on earth. Not only is it home to some of nature's most wondrous sites, but it also has a plethora of other great things to see and do.

And with sites like all the ones mentioned above, you'd be crazy not to visit this beautiful land.

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30 Places Every Millennial Girl Needs To Travel To BEFORE She Turns 30

Live your best life, all around the world.

I am a travel enthusiast. There is nowhere I do not want to go.

Traveling the world is one of my biggest goals in life and I am determined to make it happen. The world is so big and I would love to see every inch of it at some point or another.

However, if I can travel to these 30 places before I turn 30, I will feel as though I have accomplished more than enough.

1. New York City, New York

2. New Orleans, Louisiana

3. Grand Canyon, Arizona

4. Las Vegas, Nevada

5. San Francisco, California

6. Los Angeles, California

7. Nashville, Tennessee

8. Honolulu, Hawaii

9. Walt Disney World, Florida

10. Chicago, Illinois

11. Nassau, Bahamas

12. Cozumel, Mexico

13. Cancún, Mexico

14. Bridgetown, Barbados

15. Basseterre, St. Kitts

16. Philipsburg, St. Maarten

17. Montego Bay, Jamacia

18. Christiansted, St. Croix

19. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

20. Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

21. Tortola Baths, Tortola

22. San Juan, Puerto Rico

23. Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

24. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

25. Oranjestad, Aruba

26. Mykonos, Greece

27. London, England

28. Paris, France

29. Barcelona, Spain

30. Rome, Italy

Okay, so these are 30 places I want to go out of like, a million. I have traveled to some of these places and would not hesitate one second to go back.

Every new place is like a new adventure, and traveling will forever be so exciting and intruiging to me.

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7 Reasons Not To Base Your Perception Of Australia Off Outback Commercials

Or other outrageous stereotypes.


Before traveling to Australia for my study abroad program, I was informed of a developmental phase known as culture shock, which is a clash of one's views of the world and our new cultural environment. The previous views we hold come from our home culture. Although, I did expect a little more "Down Unda" before my trip, luckily the language, food and places in Sydney are very similar to the United States, making this culture shock less apparent.

This got me thinking where my idea of Australia came from. And while I thought this idea came from the advertising of Outback Steakhouse engraved in my brain, the stereotype for Australia, in general, was actually introduced to the states in 1986 when Paul Hogan introduced Americans to the image of Australians as rugged, carefree, and always carrying a big knife. Crocodile Dundee was the second most popular film in America that year and created a cultural wave that Outback Steakhouse's founders hoped to ride. Because of this wave, I perceived Australia as one thing, when it is really so much more.

For as far as it is away, there should be unrecognizable signs and people riding camels. Instead, it is comfortable and familiar. Even though Australia is mostly empty and a long way away, these 7 things are important to know about this amazing place.

1. Australia Is Not Just The Outback.

Kylie Finkbone

Within the first day of my trip, I was shocked by the number of places in Sydney that were similar to places in the United States. There is a lot of New York in the heart of Sydney, with of course a Chinatown. There is a taste of California on the coast near Bondi Beach (pictured). There is also a little bit of Washington DC throughout the parks and Parliament area. Can you imagine the three most booming and well-respected areas of the United States within a thirty-minute drive of one another? Australians can because their country is more than just the outback.

2. The Language Barrier Only Seems Big Because Of The Accent.

Kylie Finkbone

While they do make nicknames out of everything, most terms are outdated and not used. Outback Steakhouse plays on their Australian theme by naming the bathrooms "Blokes" (men) and "Sheilas" (women). The idea is clever but is not actually used. The only thing that is really different is the pronunciations of words, giving Australians their unique (some would dare to call it sexy) accent. And when singing there is no accent (sigh).

3. Shrimp On The Barbie Isn't A Thing —They Are Called Prawns.

Kylie Finkbone

Americans have been made fools of by using the term "shrimp on the barbie" when it is really prawns. Also, Foster's beer is barely served or even recognized here. Another thing that Outback Steakhouse overlooked was the Bloomin' Onion. This dish is hardly Australian considering that they like a lean and healthy diet, not fried onions heaped with cheese and bacon. The good news is that there are actually a few Outback Steakhouse in Australia, so I guess the food is considered pretty good here and Americans weren't too offensive to their culture. Pictured is a Kangaroo Sandwich. From my experience, Kangaroo meat is similar to deer meat and is pretty gamey.

4. While Most Animals Are Deadly, Not All Of Them Are Trying To Kill You.

Kylie Finkbone

My program went on an excursion to Tobruk Sheep Station, which provides visitors with a genuine Australian farm experience with the boomerang, whip and sheep shearing demonstrations. On this trip, we learned that of the world's ten most poisonous snakes, all are Australian. While this may sound daunting, most of them are just trying to their life just like you and are not looking to kill you. Same goes for the funnel web spider and box jellyfish. If you stay out of their way, you will live.

5. Not All Australians Should Be In Prison.

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A guest speaker in my culture of Australia class, who was actually of convict blood, shared the country's history of being one big prison. Although today, the people are cheerful and likable. They have a society that is organized and prosperous.

6. Money Doesn't Work The Same.

Kylie Finkbone

You are probably like no duh Kylie, of course, USD doesn't equal AUD. But that is not what I'm talking about. I am talking about money in the sense of restaurant etiquette. Because minimum wage is higher for the service industry, tipping is not expected or recommended.

7. Not All Men Look Like Chris Hemsworth

Kylie Finkbone

After taking multiple trips to the beach area, it was disheartening to see that not every accent was matched with the looks of Chris Hemsworth. Yes, you heard me right, not every man surfs nor is fit and tan. Although, this may be for the best considering has their own type, which may not match mine.

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