Five of Canada’s Best Views – Inspired by The Revenant

Five of Canada’s best views – inspired by The Revenant

Five of Canada’s best views – inspired by The Revenant

He has starred in epic films like Titanic, Blood Diamond and The Wolf of Wall Street. Yet despite being one of the most talented actors of his generation, Leonardo DiCaprio has not yet won an Oscar!

But that could all change on the 28th February, for Leo is once again nominated, this time as Best Actor for his latest film The Revenant.

Five of Canada’s best views – inspired by The Revenant

Nominated for 12 Oscars, The Revenant could see Leonardo DiCaprio finally collect the accolade of Best Actor when the 88th Annual Academy Awards take place on Sunday, February 28th. However, if you’ve seen the film out now in UK cinemas, you won’t be alone in thinking the breath-taking natural backdrop is the real star of the show. Inspired by the film’s recent BAFTA award for best cinematography here’s a rundown of Canada’s best views.

Five of Canada's best views inspired by The Revenant

Kananaskis Country

Part of the area in which The Revenant was filmed, this region boasts over 4,000 square kilometres of mountain parks and foothills. Kananaskis Country is located West & South West of Calgary and borders the town of Canmore and Banff National Park. The area includes five parks, four wildland parks, one ecological reserve and several recreation areas. It also encompasses the Canmore Nordic Centre; a world-class facility built for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics as well as Nakiska Ski Resort.

Get the view

The most leisurely way to explore the expansive region is to admire the scenery from the comfort of Rocky Mountaineer’s all-domed train. The First Passage to The West route from Vancouver to Banff travels by daylight through some of the most attractive parts of the region via Lake Louise.

Niagara Falls 

From the top of Skylon Tower (775ft up) to the base of Horseshoe Falls (188ft down), Niagara Falls offers impressive views and an epic soundtrack of non-stop cascading water.

Niagara Falls as inspired by The Revenant

Get the view

Some of the best views can be witnessed when looking up from a boat floating perilously close to the pounding water. There are numerous lookout points to admire the natural beauty of the water from afar, or if you’re feeling adventurous, from a white-water jet boat. If you want to fully immerse in nature, you may join one of the Walk Niagara Tours – Niagara Falls Tours.

Nahinni National Park (Yukon)

In the Decho Region of the Northwest Territories approximately 500 km west of Yellowknife sits the Nahanni National Park Reserve. Multiday canoeing, kayaking, and rafting trips on the South Nahanni, and to a lesser extent on the Flat and Little Nahanni Rivers, are some of the main attractions in the area.

Nahinni National Park (Yukon) The Revenant

Get the view

You can get to Nahanni by flying to Fort Simpson via Yellowknife, and then to the river by floatplane from Fort Simpson Airport. The views from the plane are spectacular, as are those from the canoes.

Peggy’s Cove (Nova Scotia) 

The Peggy’s Cove Coastal Region, encompassing the shores of St. Margaret’s Bay, offers visitors magnificent sunset scenes. Many of the area’s best assets are tucked away on side roads or in scenic harbours. The region is noted for its hiking trails, kayaking adventures, whale watching, birding activities, golf courses and beaches.

Peggy’s Cove (Nova Scotia)

Get the view

An hour drive from Halifax will bring you to a quirky little fisherman village with a world famous lighthouse. Go early or late in the day to witness the jagged shapes of the rocks meet the calm water while bathed in low-level sunlight.

Bay of Fundy (New Brunswick)

Home to the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is a 270 km (170 mile) long ocean bay that stretches between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on Canada’s east coast. Bike along the Fundy Trail, rappel down craggy cliffs at Cape Enrage, set up camp at Fundy National Park or head out to sea on a whale-watching excursion.


Get the view

Visitors to Canada looking for coastal views are in for a treat. The Bay of Fundy is best explored at The Hopewell Rocks, where you can walk around the so-called “flowerpot rocks” at low tide.

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.