Chasing Perfect Sunsets in Canada

“Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully.” – Kristen Butler

Sunsets are beautiful whereever you go. But if you’re already in Canada or plan to be there in the near future, you might want to check out some the beautiful sunset destinations.


1. Grand Bend, Ontario

Watching the sun set across the Caribbean-blue like Lake Huron is a favorite pastime of local residents. It's often full of tourists, but don’t let that stop you from seeing what was once named by National Geographic as the top 10 best sunsets in the world.

2. Banff National Park, Alberta

There are plenty of good spots in the area — up the Tunnel Mountain, on the deck of Juniper Hotel, or by the Vermilion Lakes, where the hills make a nice mirror image to complement the already beautiful sunset.

3. Ottawa River, Ottawa

Spend an afternoon kayaking on the river’s calmer areas or just find a spot by the banks. The Ottawa River has just the right mix of altitude, cloud cover, and air quality to give the country’s capital a great sunset every single day.

4. Point Prim, Prince Edward Island

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The shores of PEI are perfect for watching the giant fireball fade into the horizon. You can do it from the banks of Montague River, the shores of Waterford Beach, or in Point Prim, where the iconic lighthouse makes for a great backdrop.

5. Trout River, Newfoundland and Labrador

If you’re ever in this scenic Canadian province, drop by the Eastern Point Trail overlooking the Trout River. Locals like to spend their afternoons here for a picnic and then stay just until the sun makes its beautiful descent.

6. Long Sault Parkway, Ontario

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These 11 islands dotting the St. Lawrence River are more than historic, they're also very scenic, making them a popular destination for campers and walkers. Get to the higher points for a best view of the sunset.

7. Aylmer Beach, Quebec

If you sailing on the calm waters of Aylmer Beach, it's worth staying out until sunset. You might get to see the sky turn into a beautiful color tone that will makes your jaw drop.  

8. Muskoka, Ontario

Forget about the town’s luxurious cottages and designer boutiques. In the afternoon, the best place to be is by the lake where the sunrays glisten.

9. Mount Tolmie, Victoria

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For such an easy 125-meter climb, the peak of this hill will give you a rewarding 360-degree view of Victoria. It's exceptional if you make it there before sunset.


10. Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

The Cabot Trail that circles the island is perfect for an afternoon stroll or a picnic Try not to be mesmerized by the Bras d’Or Lake and the accompanying sunset.


Where's your favourite spot to watch the sun go down?  Let us know in the comments below!

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