Scenic view of a sunny day and blue water at Moraine lake and mountain range Alberta Canada

Even before being named the New York Times' top travel destination for 2017, Canada had always been a beautiful country to explore. From the artsy French city of Montreal to the laid back West Coast vibes of Vancouver, and Toronto's skyscrapers to the peaceful wilderness of the Great White North's inner provinces, there are close to 10 million square kilometers of variety to be discovered.

And there's never been a better year to visit, with all of Canada's national parks waiving admission fees in celebration of the country's 150th birthday. So whether you're heading to the city or to the mountains, get inspired with these beautiful views straight out of Canada, and get planning. We've even got a guide to the best parks in every single province to help you along.

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