Canada has some truly wonderful man-made attractions, but nothing can match the raw beauty of our country’s natural wonders. These nine sights will not only take your breath away, they’ll stay with you for the rest of your life.
1. The Northern Lights: Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories
Like an ever-changing oil painting, with broad strokes of green coalescing with splotches of gold and pulses of red, it’s impossible not to be mystified by the northern lights. These natural wonders, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a phenomena in which electrically charged particles collide with gases in the Earth’s atmosphere causing them to glow. And they’re just as spectacular as it sounds. This otherworldly light show can be seen anywhere in the aurora oval: a region centred over each magnetic pole where the lights occur with the greatest intensity. In Canada, the northern lights are best seen in the Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.