National Geographic includes Canadian experience in top 25
The Canadian experience was on a list of only 25 breathtaking places in the world.
National Geographic has included Indigenous tourist outfitters in Alberta, Canada, among its Top 25 Breathtaking Places and Experiences for 2023.
The 25 destinations are selected by the global editors of the international publication and framed by five categories: Community, Nature, Culture, Family and Adventure.
The experiences of Indigenous tourism providers in Alberta were chosen as places to “discover how longstanding traditions and contemporary perspectives intersect”.
Weasel Tail Enterprises, for example, offers Indigenous activities and experiences in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains. They chat in their teepee and practice hiking, horseback riding and swimming. There are also various Aboriginal guided activities.
Check out the full list of the top 25 destinations selected by National Geographic.
- Visit Karpathos, Greece, and discover the Dodecanese Islands, “where women-led businesses are leading the charge in sustainable tourism.”
- Visit the Great Lakes city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which celebrates its cultural community as much as its breweries.
- Discover Aboriginal tourist outfitters in Alberta, Canada.
- Board a new high-speed train that transports travelers to lesser-known parts of Laos.
- Visit Ghana to learn about black heritage and “hang out with a fashion-forward crowd in the capital, Accra.”
- Learn about Botswana’s mesmerizing biodiversity and learn about programs for “rehabilitation of endangered species, creation of wildlife corridors and development of community-owned tourism projects”.
- Explore the Scottish Highlands, where conservation efforts strive to restore the original landscape and native flora and fauna.
- Cycle through Slovenia on new gourmet cycling routes that visit farms, vineyards, cheese makers and other food producers.
- Visit Big Bend National Park in Texas where you will experience the “frontier legend” of the southern state.
- The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, includes a volcanic archipelago popular for whale watching and thermal springs.
- Travel back in time to Egypt to discover ancient wonders including King Tut’s New Home at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo and the Avenue of the Sphinxes in Luxor.
- Experience the creative energy of Asia’s best film festival and sip craft beer in Busan, South Korea.
- Probably the oldest road in the world, the Appian Way in Italy is considered the ancient “highway” of Europe. It was also a key military and economic artery for ancient Rome.
- Want to savor delicious country cuisine accompanied by a bit of culture and history? Visit the International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina.
- See some of the world’s largest stone statue assemblages in China’s Henan province at Longmen Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Ride the rails to quaint alpine towns in Switzerland for chocolate, hiking, and skiing.
- You can help conserve turtles in Trinidad and Tobago, which is one of the largest leatherback turtle colonies in the world.
- In San Francisco, California, gather around a campfire overlooking the Golden Gate at “Presidio Tunnel Tops and hike the Crosstown Urban Trail.”
- Colombia is a birdwatching paradise, with a huge range of brightly colored feathered creatures to observe. It’s also Disney’s Enchanted Land Canto.
- Travel to Manchester, England to visit the grounds of a world famous football team and also be inspired by the city’s vibrant art scene.
- Visit the remote Inca site of Choquequirao, Peru. Some say it even rivals Machu Picchu and will soon be more accessible to hikers.
- Discover adrenaline-pumping activities across New Zealand, the island nation that invented bungee jumping.
- Don’t discount the less popular adventure tourist sites. Utah is home to a range of thrilling activities.
- In Austria, visitors can hike “the network of mountaineering villages Bergsteigerdörfer to sample [the] local culture.”
- With protected waters supported by National Geographic’s Pristine Seas initiative, Mexico’s Revillagigedo National Park is home to one of the largest aggregations of sharks and manta rays in the world.