Canada’s Great Outdoors
Northern Canada is a unique place to visit where you can discover natural wonders that are not found in the southern regions of this vast country.
Millions of tourists travel to southern Canada each year to visit Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Vancouver, and the Canadian Rockies.
These are amazing places to visit in Canada, however, the northern regions of the country offer natural wonders and special experiences that are also worth exploring.
The aurora borealis, commonly referred to as the Northern Lights, is a spectacular natural phenomena that is best seen across northern Canada.
These colorful lights seen dancing in the Canadian sky are produced by electrically-charged particles that have been expelled from the Sun which react with oxygen and nitrogen molecules high in the Earth’s atmosphere.
The green and yellow colors are caused by the electrically-charged particles interacting with oxygen molecules, while the purple and blue colors occur from reaction of the charged particles with nitrogen molecules.
Some of the best locations to view the aurora borealis are in northern Manitoba near Hudson Bay (fall and winter), Northwest Territories (fall and winter), Yukon (spring, fall and winter), Newfoundland & Labrador (summer), and northern Alberta (fall).
Over two-thirds of the estimated 20,000 polar bears in the world live in northern Canada.
In fact, the town of Churchill in northern Manitoba calls itself the “Polar Bear Capital of the World.”
If you travel to Churchill to see the polar bears, you can also watch white beluga whales swimming in nearby Hudson Bay and if it is in the fall, you may even be able to view the Northern Lights as well.
The ideal time to view polar bears in the Churchill area is between July and November and the best way to reach Churchill is to fly or travel by train.
The Inuktitut word for polar bear is Nanuq, which means an animal that deserves to be shown much respect, and another place to see polar bears in the wild is in the Canadian territory of Nunavut.
Other Points of Interest
The Nahanni River in Northwest Territories is considered a top location to go white water rafting.
If you travel to the Canadian territory of Yukon, Kluane National Park is a beautiful place to go hiking and Dempster Highway offers spectacular views, plus you can pan for gold near Dawson City, which was made famous from the Gold Rush of 1896-1899.
Canada is the second largest country in the world and there are so many incredible places to visit and things to experience.
Therefore, you might want to consider immigration to Canada, so you will have plenty of time to explore this scenic country – and you and your family can also enjoy a high quality of life!
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DISCLAIMER: This guide is not and shall not be considered as professional or expert advice.