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6 Unique Outdoor Wonders to Visit in Canada

Canada offers many unique outdoor wonders that are just waiting to be explored. From an enchanted forest with the tallest treehouse in Canada to a cave with crystal blue waters, this neighboring country invites you to discover its one-of-a-kind breathtaking natural beauty year-round.

Winni Wanderer | VanDusen Botanical Gardens - Vancouver, B.C.

VanDusen Botanical Gardens - Vancouver, B.C. Named after local philanthropist Whitford Julian VanDusen, the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver boasts fifty-five acres of over 7,500 plants from around the world. Visitors can wander through the Elizabethan hedge maze, saunter along the Labernum walk, tour the heritage and formal rose gardens, or get a taste of the vegetables grown on property at the Shaughnessy Restaurant. There are also themed areas featuring plants from around the world including a Japanese collection, Mediterranean garden, Australia/New Zealand garden, and a South African garden. Check out the VanDusen Botanical Gardens


Winni Wanderer |Enchanted Forest – Revelstoke, B.C.

Enchanted Forest – Revelstoke, B.C.

In the 1950’s Ernest and Doris Needham worked to clear trails through more than eight acres of forest land that they owned so Doris could have a place for her fairytale cement sculptures. This was the beginning of the Enchanted Forest. Now, visitors of the area can see more than 350 fairytale-themed figurines, the tallest treehouse in Canada, a castle, and a pirate ship. Located off the Trans-Canada highway, the Enchanted Forest is considered a wonderful outdoor attraction for kids of all ages! Learn more about the Enchanted Forest


Winni Wanderer | The Bruce Peninsula Grotto – Tobermory, Ontario

The Bruce Peninsula Grotto – Tobermory, Ontario

A popular natural attraction located in Bruce Peninsula National Park (also known as the Grotto) is a shoreline cave with crystal blue water. Visitors who plan to stay in the park for a few days can stay in the nearby Cyprus Lake Campground as this will allow early arrival to the Grotto which can become overloaded with visitors later in the day (especially during July and August). Looking to avoid the crowds? Plan to visit in the off-season months, April/May and September/October. Plan a trip to the Bruce Peninsula Grotto

Winni Wanderer | Hoodoos at Drumheller Valley – Drumheller, Alberta

Hoodoos at Drumheller Valley – Drumheller, Alberta Found in what is called the ‘badlands of Alberta,’ these sandstone formations give the landscape an out-of-this-world vibe. Standing as high as twenty feet, the hoodoos, also known as fairy chimneys, have a hard rock ‘cap’ at the top. Climbing these formations is not permitted as the sandstone pillar is fragile, but the beauty of these formations with their varying striations in the stone can be seen at a safe distance.

Learn more about the Hoodoos at Drumheller Valley


Winni Wanderer | Halifax Citadel Hill National Historic Site – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Citadel Hill National Historic Site – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Head to the hill in downtown Halifax to visit the Citadel and immerse yourself in Victorian-era military history. When viewed from above, the Citadel is of bastion design with a star-shaped footprint that, while beautiful to see, also played a strategic role in defense when it was an active military fort. With a scenic view overlooking the dockyard and harbor and well-kept grounds, this is a must-visit if you find yourself in Halifax. Steeped in history, the Citadel has a museum, and if you are there at midday, you can witness the 3rd Brigade of the Royal artillery fire the noon gun.

Winni Wanderer | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park - Vancouver, B.C.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park - Vancouver, B.C.

Looking to cross a 450-foot suspension bridge in the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian wilderness? Then look no further than Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and prepare to be 230 feet in the air while crossing over the Capilano River. Plus, the surrounding twenty-seven acres of the park are comprised of manicured gardens, carved totem poles, and cliff walks overlooking the rainforest. With so much to see and experience, the park is a wonderful place to visit whilst in Vancouver.

Learn more about Capilano Suspension Bridge Park We hope this inspires you to visit beautiful outdoor places in Canada! Have a place you love to visit? Reach out to us at WinniWanderer@winni.com. Hearing from you will make our day!

 

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