Florence is located in central Italy and is the capital city of the Tuscany region. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance and became a major artistic, cultural, political and economic centre in Europe. Florence is home to some of the best art and architecture in the world and contains many museums and art galleries to highlight its history.
Elk Island National Park is located just east of Edmonton, Alberta and is the only fully-enclosed national park in Canada. It was initially established as a wildlife refuge to protect one of the last big elk herds in the region. Despite its name, Elk Island is actually famous for its bison and plays a key role in their conservation. It is the only national park that maintains both plains and wood bison. As such, it is one of the best places in the world to see bison.
Drumheller is known as the dinosaur capital of the world. It is located in the Canadian Badlands just northeast of Calgary and has been home to a significant amount of dinosaur-related discoveries, including fossils and skeletons. The landscape also contains an impressive display of rock formations, canyons and hoodoos.
Mount Revelstoke National Park is situated next to the city of Revelstoke in British Columbia. It is a relatively small national park, but it offers a variety of hiking trails and overlooks, most of which are located along the Meadows in the Sky Parkway, a 26km scenic drive to the top of the mountain.
There are actually two Glacier National Parks in North America. One is located in Montana and the other in British Columbia. The Glacier National Park in Canada is situated in the Columbia Mountains and contains steep peaks, mossy old growth forests, and many glaciers. It is also known for its deep snow and avalanches, so the snow-free season for hiking and camping is typically short.
Victoria is located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island and boasts of having the most moderate weather in Canada. The scenery is also stunning with views of the ocean, snow-capped mountains and tall towering trees. With so much nature surrounding Victoria, there's so much to see and do outdoors.
Port Alberni is situated within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, the longest inlet on Vancouver Island. It is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, including mossy rainforests and giant towering trees.
Tofino is situated on a peninsula on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is known for its ancient rainforests, endless sandy beaches, and rugged coastline. It’s a popular spot for hiking, surfing and just enjoying nature.
Vancouver Island has the highest concentration of caves in North America and is commonly referred to as the Island of Caves for those that are into caving. One of the most popular and accessible caves in Vancouver Island is at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park.
Nanaimo is situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island. The name may sound familiar as it shares the same name as the famous Canadian dessert: the Nanaimo bar. The city features spectacular views of the ocean and has several trails, including a Nanaimo Bar Trail in town.