The Great White North has consistently been named one of the best countries in the world to live in. There’s access to affordable healthcare and quality education. Many of the large cities are clean and safe, with low crime rates.
Job opportunities are varied, and though many cities are bustling and crowded as one would imagine, there is still a respect for the natural beauty present with ample green spaces and skylines that accommodate soaring mountain or beach views.
Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary – the biggest cities that many flock to. Outside of these areas are many wonderful things to do. The next time you’re looking at Banff homes for sale, visit one of these quieter spots that will have you appreciating how multi-faceted the country is.
Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta
For a truly stunning and quiet getaway, you’ll want to check out the town of Banff, which sits in Banff National Park. Lake Louise is a hamlet within the park, known for its picturesque turquoise waters.
The mountains that surround these destinations provide breathtaking views, no matter the time of year.
You can ski, snowboard, hike, kayak, fish, and so much more out in nature. Take a gondola and soar over Lake Louise or relax in the Banff hot springs.
At night when the physical activity is done, stroll around in downtown Banff and take advantage of the many shops and restaurants there.
If you want to get again from the busy city life, Banff is truly the place to do it.
Golden, British Columbia
This quaint town is surrounded by six national parks: Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke, and Yoho.
Due to this there’s an incredible amount of things to do in nature, from golfing and cross-country skiing to ice climbing and horseback riding.
The Golden Skybridge is the country’s highest at 426 feet above a canyon. Take in the Rocky Mountains in a new way, and enjoy the roiling 200-foot waterfall below.
There’s a wolf sanctuary here, as well as a chance to go whitewater rafting at the Kicking Horse River.
Victoria-by-the-Sea, Prince Edward Island
This historic village is on the south shore of the island and was founded in 1819. You’ll find buildings and other markers that are relics of the past along the coast, transporting you to another time.
The Victoria Playhouse is the island’s longest running theatre, and the Victoria Seaport Museum is nestled into a red and white lighthouse.
There was a time when Dawson’s population pushed 30,000, during the Klondike Gold Rush. Today, it’s down to a mere 1,000.
Many of the remaining buildings are built in frontier style, and the town has Canada’s oldest gambling hall within its confines.
The arts and culture scene thrives here, and the area loves to tell of its rich history through many events throughout the year.
This tiny town is located on Trinity Bay, and has several buildings recognized as Registered Heritage Structures.
The New Founde Lande Trinity Pageant in the summer is an immersive experience, as local actors don 1700s garb and take visitors on scenic walking tours of the area.