Canada is the second-largest continent after Russia, so it is no wonder it is home to some of the most beautiful sights in the world. Some of these sightseeing cities are just as great to live in as they are to look at. It’s always a bonus to wake up to beautiful landscapes or architecture. Here are some of the best-looking cities in Canada.
Victoria, British Columbia
Almost wondrous in a way, Victoria, BC is on the southern end of Vancouver Island and is the capital of British Columbia. There is an obvious colonial presence in the city’s architecture. There were British settlers here in 1843 and the city was named for Queen Victoria.
The city has become known as “The Garden City” for its attractiveness and has become a popular tourist destination. Being a port city, it was settled as a trading post when colonizers arrived and during the latter half of the 19th century, the bay city became a haven for imported opium.
Then when gold was found on mainland British Columbia, pioneers from San Francisco traveled through Port Victoria. Victoria is one of the oldest cities that Canada has to offer. And its beautiful bay positioning gives the city beaches and lakes sprawling with wildlife.
If you are looking into homes for sale in Banff, Alberta, you probably enjoy hiking and all of the other activities of living close to nature. This national park is Canada’s oldest national park made up of dense forests, mountainous terrain, and many glaciers and icefields.
Catering to some of the most diverse landscapes of Canada and the most notable national park in Canada, Banff National Park is nestled in the Canadian Rockies and is a premier destination for living and visiting.
The park is home to Lake Louise which is a luminous lake at the base of the Rockies. You can also find the famous Banff Hot Springs located within the park. Most of these discoveries were founded by British settlers due to the advancement of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
This bay on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia is home to many small islands. The early French settlers of the area called it the Le Baye de Tutes Iles which means the bay of many islands. This town is a popular sailing area and is very picturesque.
The best part of this town is that it gives off small-town vibes. Mahone Bay has a cozy atmosphere with local shops and eateries around every corner. This bay town is a haven for wildlife as well.
Within the bay, there are many islands to explore such as Strum Island, Gifford Island, and Big Tancook Island. And that doesn’t even begin to cover all of the islands. This area is a hub of exploration, history, and scenic views.
Whichever landscape you decide is your favorite, these three examples are all wonderful starting points for your move to Canada. However, there are so many beautiful places to live in Canada so don’t limit yourself to just these.