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Top 11 Most Astounding Places in North America

You Need to Visit These Places in North America!

If you’re sick of the same old view you’re having from your office window, we feel you. That’s probably one of the reasons we felt inspired to write this article about some of the most breathtaking places you can visit in North America. Among sweeping landscapes, famous views, and various sights that will elicit a big “wow” out of you, there’s a little bit of everything for everyone.

Are you ready to fully experience what this continent has to offer? Because after writing this, we simply can’t wait to pack our bags and go on the next big adventure! Cheers to North America!

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Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada

It’s worth mentioning that Haida Gwaii is a remote, wild, and extremely beautiful location with its own league. Formally known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, this wonderful archipelago offers some of the most breathtaking getaways out there.

You can paddle on the untampered waters as you sign up for a kayaking tour (like the popular Green Coast Kayaking) through Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve. Also, make sure you don’t miss a hike along the mossy Golden Spruce Trail, which is definitely worth seeing, or even a trek along the Pesuta Shipwreck Hike that will lead you in front of the wooden bones of the Pesuta, which was completely wrecked during a rough storm in 1928.

Coronach, Saskatchewan, Canada

If you get a sense of the Wild West when you’re visiting Coronach, then that’s exactly what you’re supposed to feel. Located only 12 km above the international border, this specific area still speaks of those days when outlaws and cowboys required a place to hide from the world. Coronach is basically the gateway to the Big Muddy Badlands, which is a red, dusty, and unique place that looks a bit like a landscape on Mars.

Keep your eyes open for Castle Butte, which is a rather odd formation that seems to jut out of the earth only to impress you.

Banff/Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Let’s be honest: as soon as you hear breathtaking, you must think of Banff. I mean, just think of all the images of Banff National Park and Lake Louise that are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Maybe it’s something about the jagged green forest trees or the waters that are so blue that even the sky gets jealous.

Or maybe it has something to do with getting in contact with a place that’s so beautiful and expansive. Whatever it might be, this area has truly never failed to inspire us. While you’re there, make sure you also check the views from Johnston Canyon, Mt. Weed, Sulphur Mountain, and all the other iconic bright red chairs.

Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

Wine vines, sandy shores—what else can you wish for? That’s what you’re going to find in Penticton, British Columbia, located right in between two lakes and surrounded by rolling mountains and welcoming vineyards.

For scenic views of the landscape, you can lace up your walking shoes for the Kettle Valley Railway Trail. Once you’re ready for something a bit more “interesting” than water, you can visit any of the 40+ wineries around the city.

The one we particularly recommend is the Bench 1775 Winery, with tables that overlook the waters of Okanagan Lake and Maple Leaf Spirits that will allow you to experience the majesty of the vineyards up close.

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Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

As an enclave located within Gros Morne National Park, Rocky Harbour offers full access to some of the most astounding sights in Newfoundland and Labrador. The town’s name is after the rocky reefs that welcome you into the harbor.

While you’re in town, you definitely have to sign up for boat tours or kayak your way along the shoreline and past the tall cliffs. You should also stop at Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and check out the views of the shore from this quaint landmark.

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to pop the big question or just want to show your children a beautiful place taken out of movies, Hamilton is the place. To be more specific, the Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse is where you will find the most beautiful sights in the city.

The flowers grown here generally end up at City Hall and other popular landmarks around the city. The Gage Park Rose Garden is also a great place, and if you’re a tea lover, you’ll be pleased to know you will find a dozen hybrid tea varieties.

Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada

Some places in this world are lovely, and when it comes to Canada, you don’t even know if you’re in North America or Narnia. Well, Revelstoke is exactly that kind of place. When you’re hiking, paragliding, or even skiing around Revelstoke Mountain, you can’t help but ask yourself if those tall and proud mountains came straight out of a tale.

If you like to call yourself a hard-core cyclist, you will love the sights the Keystone Standard Basin Trail has to offer. It’s 11 km long and is considered a black diamond level of difficulty.

Alma, New Brunswick, Canada

If you want to visit a charming coastal village, then you need to visit Alma in New Brunswick. It has some of the most astounding views and is located at the highest tides in the world. You can see it for yourself when you’re walking on the wharf or along the shorelines.

You could also stop at Cape Enrage, even if the name isn’t exactly alluring. These cliffs are truly exquisite, and you’re going to love spending time along the Blue Bay.

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

Unless you live in Antarctica, chances are you haven’t even seen a polar bear town like Churchill in Manitoba. As a matter of fact, the city is often known as the polar bear capital of the world due to its proximity to the packs of polar bears on Hudson Bay.

You can see the bears up close with local tours through Churchill Wild. Also, if you like watching Beluga whales, Churchill is one of the best places to do that. Sea North Tours will definitely provide the best views of the whales!

Parkdale, Oregon, United States

Located right at the foot of the famous Mt. Hood (which is the tallest peak in Oregon), Parkdale is living the life. You will find plenty of rolling greens right next to the beautiful mountain, and trust me, no one will judge you if all you want to do is lie in the grass and stare at the land until the sky turns black.

While you’re there, make sure you stop into the Hutson Museum and check out Native American artifacts, as well as all the precious and unique rocks and minerals dug up from the land.

Hilo, Hawaii, United States

I think everyone agrees that Hawaii is just another word for paradise. Those black volcanoes stand proud, and the magnificent blue waters hug the shoreline. See? Hawaii’s so pretty, it makes everyone a poet!

If you’re eager to visit the cream of the crop, you need to make your way to Hilo. It’s a small town located on the Big Island with perfect views of the Pacific, not to mention a downtown that fully embraces relaxed coastal living.

If you’re eager to read about other interesting destinations, you need to check out: Top 8 Oldest US Settlements You Can Still Visit

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