Here are 6 of the best Canadian attractions to visit once you’ve loaded up the moving truck! Starting in the West…
1. Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Drawing nearly 800,000 visitors per year, this wondrous gem in the woods provides fun for the entire family. Besides walking across the the stunningly scary bridge, you’ll be marveled by the treetop paths among gigantic Douglas Fir. Visit http://www.capbridge.com/ for more.
2. Calgary Zoo, Calgary, Alberta
As one of Canada’s top zoos, the Calgary Zoo has several different habitats filled with vast amounts of wildlife. From hippos, to giraffes, to lions, and elephants (and everything in between), there will be something for everyone in the moving caravan to love. This zoo also makes incredible strides in wildlife conservation. Visit http://www.calgaryzoo.com/ for more.
3. Royal Tyrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta
This museum is a world-class hub for paleontology. The reason for its success, is because it’s located right in the midst of the massive fossil-bearing Horseshoe Canyon Formation. With a collection of over 130,000 fossils and being neighbours with the world’s largest dinosaur, this museum is not to be missed. Visit http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/ for more.
4. Fort Walsh National Historic Site, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan
Although this might entail an entire day from your moving road trip, it will certainly be worth experiencing this slice of Canadian history. Stemming from the remnants of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, you’ll be able to feel exactly what it was like to be a Canadian on the prairies in the late 1800’s. Visit http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-
5. Niagara Falls, Ontario
Need we say more? If you haven’t yet experienced the magnitude and beauty of Niagara Falls, consider it for your cross-country move the time you do it! Whether you grab a poncho and visit the falls by boat, or catch a glimpse from afar, this will certainly be a memorable stop on your Canadian road trip. Visit http://www.
6. Gros Morne National Park, Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland
This national park has actually received recognition as a UNESCO world heritage site. It is known for its ocean-crust rock formations that have been exposed by the movement of tectonic plates. Your family can take a break from the moving trek and do a hike, or simply enjoy the stunning shoreline. Visit http://www.grosmorne.com/ for more.
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