Fall in love with the beauty of North America, as you explore the wonders of Canada, Alaska and the United States of America. Renowned for its stunningly beautiful landscapes, native wildlife and frontier heritage, Canada offers gold-rush ghost towns and pioneer villages set amid rugged peaks, lakes and forests in a region famous for some of the best hiking, fishing and skiing in the world. The vastness of the United States also lends itself to outdoor adventures. Explore the many natural wonders of America, from the beauty of the Grand Canyon to the magnificent glaciers found in Alaska.
Here are five must see sights in North America.
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Whether you see it from the North Rim, the South Rim or from the base, you can’t help but be in awe of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. There are plenty of options for adventure in the region. Spend time walking and hiking through the Rim Trail or go on a white water rafting journey via the Colorado River. Climb the stone watchtower at Desert View Point for panoramic views or hire a bicycle and make your own way around the park.
Banff National Park, Alberta
This world heritage site encompasses the alpine villages of Banff and Jasper as well as three of Canada’s most beautiful lakes, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake. Explore Banff National Park and around Lake Louise on horseback. Spot brown bear, deer, osprey and eagles along the Chilko, Chilcotin and Fraser Rivers and encounter orca, minke and humpback whales, porpoises and dolphins from a sea kayak in Johnstone Strait.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Straddling the border between Canada and the USA, enjoy the unmatched beauty of the Niagara Falls at night, when they are lit in the colours of the rainbow. On the other hand, see them up close on the Maid of the Mist cruise. A unique attraction is the Journey Behind the Falls. Visitors descend 150 feet by elevator, where a short tunnel will give you access to two outdoor observation decks situated directly behind the Falls. Families will also love the close proximity of the Bird Kingdom, Butterfly Conservatory and even a variety of water parks.
Inside Passage, Alaska
Discover abundant wildlife and rich native culture against a backdrop of stunning fjords and glaciers. The pristine coastline and historic coastal communities of Alaska are best explored by cruise ship, with the added benefits of land tours and floatplane excursions to spot native wildlife in otherwise inaccessible wilderness regions. Savour a choice of wilderness adventures in the nearby Denali National Park and Prince William Sound or step back into the Ice Age at Glacier Bay National Park, famous for its massive glaciers.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
The brightly coloured spires and hoodoos at the Bryce Canyon are a geological wonder and a photographer’s delight. Join a ranger program and learn fascinating facts of the region or venture on a moonlit guided hike for a glimpse of the picturesque peaks in the evening. You can also explore the park via horseback or stick around in the evening when the stars twinkle brightly for one of the astronomy sessions.