7 views of Canada that’ll make you want to get up and go

Monday, 24th August 2015

Destination Specialist

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Canada’s stunning scenery and mind-defying vistas are a well-known draw to the country. Rugged mountain ranges, thundering rivers and turquoise lakes surrounded by alpine forests – Canada is an absolute wonder to behold.

Even more impressive are the views from above, where you can see far and wide on an exciting helicopter or hiking trip and look down on the world from up high.

Here are 7 of our favourite views from above that can all be experienced on excursions that can be incorporated into your Canada holiday.

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1. Grouse Mountain, British Columbia

Brave the thrilling Skyride into Grouse Mountain for ever-changing vistas over Vancouver. At its peak, a fascinating wildlife refuge awaits at the Theatre in the Sky. Find out more.

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2. Glacier Skywalk, Alberta

This walk is not for the faint-hearted! Step out onto a 500-metre boardwalk, where downward views through a glass floor offer a unique pespective of the Rocky Mountains and the stunning Sunwapta Valley. Find out more.

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3. Rocky Mountains, Banff

Take off into the skies and see the Rocky Mountains from 7,000 feet above sea level! Our variety of heli tours ranging from 12-55 minutes offer must-see views over this stunning area. Find out more.

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4. Sulphur Mountain, Banff

Jump in a gondola and ascend to the top of Sulphur Mountain, where 360-degree views over Banff and the Rocky Mountains are sure to be the highlight of your day. Find out more.

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Helicopter tour over rocky mountains

5. Rocky Mountains, Columbia Icefields

Soar over turquoise lakes, dramatic glaciers and roaring waterfalls on a heli tour from the Columbia Icefields, where 325-square-kilometres of solid ice is up to 365 metres deep. Find out more.

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6. Sea to Sky Gondola, British Columbia

Take a 10-minute gondola journey to Summit Lodge for utterly breathtaking views over Howe Sound, Shannon Falls and endless forest: the ultimate in picture-perfect surrounds. Find out more.

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7. The Mail Run, Vancouver

Share a ride with the locals on the iconic Mail Run from Vancouver Harbour to the charming villages on the Gulf Islands. Be a part of British Columbia’s mail delivery system as you take in spectacular sights. Find out more

Picture yourself there?

You can visit any of the locations featured in this article on many of our Canada holidays. Enquire online or speak to a Travel Specialist for help with planning.

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