If you have ever been to North America, you will definitely not want to miss Canada; one of the best ways to spend time here is to visit the awe-inspiring scenery of the fjords’ awe-inspiring scenery.

According to recent data, Canada is one of the most desired destinations in North America. It is the second-largest country on the planet hence it has so much to offer your tour. 

Canada is a big country with a hugely diverse culture and heritage.

It has some of the most unique natural resources, wildlife and the seasons fall into four categories, winter, spring, summer, and autumn. Naturally, the best time you can visit the country is during the summer because you can easily access so many areas, unlike during winter, when most places are covered with snow and ice. However, some people prefer to travel to Canada during fall, and it is a perfect time to watch the leaves changing from green, red to orange, and other colorful colors. 

If you are interested in exploring fjords in this country, we hope some of our suggestions below will be useful for you. 

Fjords in Canada

A fjord is a natural landscape with a long and narrow inlet of water near a lake or sea. It has steep mountains usually carved over multiple ice ages, and it is quite a scenery. 

There is an extensive number of fjords in Canada located along the lakes and the coastlines. Therefore, when visiting Canada, you are sure that you will enjoy your trip.

The Arctic Ocean is one of those places with unique features and exceptional hills and valleys. You can enjoy some local cuisine prepared by the people around the region. The indigenous people who lived in the area were environmentally conscious have done so much to protect the environment until it is at the level it is now. 

If you are lucky enough, you can explore some of the places with picturesque spots in the world. Accessing the arctic region can be a challenging task; however, you should be ready to explore some of the indigenous places on earth. You can reach these islands by air and via cruise.

Quebec fjords

Quebec fjords

The French Canada province of Quebec is famous for its diverse culture and lifestyle as well as architecture. There is so much that you should consider during your trip to the region. In the northern part of the province, you can explore the glacial coastal valleys and others in the southern area. There is no place that you will find so much within a short period like Quebec.

Saguenay fjords national park

Saguenay Fjord

This is one of those fjords you should visit on your next tour because it offers a tranquil environment to explore nature and diversity. This national park is one of those hidden treasures that you need to explore. 

The fjord can be accessed from the nearby airport. There is a myriad of activities that you can enjoy while in the region. Besides, there is exceptional accommodation in the area that you can choose one that suits your needs and budget.

Fjords in Labrador and Newfoundland

Nachvak fjord

This is one of the most unique fjords that is situated in the Torngats mountain national park. The fjord offers an amazing experience as you explore the natural environment and the ancient ruins of the 7000-year-old history. 

The Inuit civilization of ancient presents a perfect chance for you to check the best kayaking, camping, and hiking spot as you explore the fjord. The mountains are covered with snow. It is a popular spot for travelers seeking out adventure and thrill each day.

Hebron fjord

This is a fjord located in the southern part of the Torngats mountains national park. There is so much that you can explore in the region. You can catch a glimpse of the Labrador waterfalls and the picturesque environment that brings out the Hebron River as a perfect destination that you should visit. 

There are gorges and beautiful surroundings that make an excellent picture-taking location, and you can watch some wildlife during your trip to the area. 

Western Brook Pond Fjord

This fjord is situated in Gros Morne Park. It is one of the most exquisite locations that you will enjoy your visit because of the picturesque nature and surroundings. 

It is important to note that you can take a boat tour around this fjord. This will give you ample time to interact with nature and getting an overview of the environment. 

There are other fun activities that you can do around the fjord, such as camping or hiking in the nearby mountains. Besides, you have the chance to discover local wildlife, and you can explore the villages in this vicinity and sample their cuisine.

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British Columbia fjords

Douglas channel 

This is one of the largest fjords in the world. The history of this channel dates back to the years that Canada was founded. This channel is connected to numerous inlets along the coastline of British Columbia, which makes it become an exquisite view that you can enjoy while visiting the area. 

It is a unique spot where you can explore what nature has to offer and the tranquillity of the surroundings.

Howe sound

The Howe Sound is one of those unique sceneries located in the western part of Vancouver, Canada. It is the best place that you can have a taste of the natural habitat and check out the wildlife in the region. There are spectacular views all around, and you are sure that you will have the time of your life during your next trip.

Desolation sound

This is one of the amazing fjords that attracts many tourists annually in Canada. It is one of the areas that you can plan several days where you can explore the natural surroundings and the local cuisine. 

As a traveler, you can book a multiday tour, which will allow you to visit the fjords, the surroundings, the tranquil landscape, and the artic wildlife, giving you an enriching experience.

Indian am

This is situated in Vancouver, and there are picturesque seasonal waterfalls. It is one of the best places that you can go fishing and hunting as well. 

The native Indian population has a history of hunting and fishing in this area; hence you can join them, explore the natural environment, and know more. 

The area around the fjord has been transformed into one of the best recreational sites for international and local travelers. You can see the local wildlife such as black bears and salmon in their natural environment. With the panoramic views of the forested cliffs along the rivers, you are sure to have a fantastic time in this region. 

Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti

This is a fjord that is located on Baffin Island in Nunavut. It is 68 miles long and 12 miles wide. According to history, the fjord has ancient histories that make it a perfect place for your next vacation. In addition, the fjord is known for its unique beauty and picturesque landscapes, all of which add to the best environment that you can go for your vacation as it has all the features you are looking forward to in a fjord and natural environment. 

The western shoreline is about 10 miles from the mouth of the fjord. It stretches from southwest to the northeast for about 110 miles and 12 miles wide. 

The fjord is known for its awe-inspiring cliffs, glaciers, and mountains that rise from the shores to about 5000 feet above sea level. The area has impressive summits, and you can learn so much about nature and diversity and check out the natural habitats of the wildlife in the area.


This is a fjord that is located in the northern region of Baffin Island in Nunavut. The fjord is 37 miles long and 2 miles wide. It is structurally a fjord, and there was an Inuit settlement at the northwestern part of the river. 

There are spectacular landscapes that you will enjoy seeing the scenery and the summits closer to the shore, among others.

Burrard Inlet 

The Burrard Inlet is located in Greater Vancouver. It is 27 miles long and 2 miles wide. The inlet is relatively shallow and was formed during the last ice age. This is one of the best views that you can check out in the region. 

The Burrard Inlet opens to the Strait of Georgia. The inlet is different from the great sounds on the coast. It is essential to know that it is comparatively easy to access it via steam vessels. The depth of the water allows for easy anchorage, and you can explore different parts of the country as well.

There are settlements at the shore of Burrard inlet. You can explore the area and the local cuisine from the people in the area. The calm waters are a perfect location for your water sports and fishing as well. There are forested park areas, and you have some of the exceptional areas that you can see in the region. There are hiking trails that you can explore in the region, and it is perfect for your vacation.

Tanqueray Fjord

This is a famous fjord located on the northern coast in the archipelagos of the Elsmere Island in the Nunavut region. This fjord is 30 miles long, and it heads in the northwesterly direction from the Greely fjord. 

According to radiocarbon dating methods that date back to the ice age period, the head of the Tanqueray fjord has a convergence point from the four valleys, and the majority of the river valleys head to the floodplain. In addition, the fjord has 70 frost-free days of the year.

The human habitation in the area is very small, and the area is highly inaccessible. However, you can reach this area via icebreaker cruise ships and charter aircraft. British Columbia has so many fjords that you should take time to explore during your visit to the region.

Dean Channel

The dean channel is a fjord on its own because it covers 66 miles, and it is the longest inlet on the British Columbia coast. Multiple rivers flow into the channel, and there is a community in the community in Kimsquit. 

This channel is named after reverend James King the dean of Raphoe Ireland, who surveyed this area in the 1860s. As the inlet ends at the ocean, the fjord name changes to the fisher channel. 

The fisher channel is one of the inlets that is 25 miles long and stretches to several miles before merging with the Burke channel, which is 43 miles long. There are multiple islands in the area you can enjoy your stay.

There is a town called Bella Coola and at the end of North Bentick Arm, and this is the only community on the coast between Kitimat and Vancouver. You can access the rest of the province through the roads from this region. You can learn so much about culture and diversity in the region, and you should not let the opportunity pass.

Exploring the fjords in Canada

If you are planning to travel to Canada to explore the fjords, you must be well prepared and well versed with the logistics to make the best of the situations. 

The easiest way to travel to Canada is to apply for an electronic visa. You can quickly get authorization to travel by air, sea, and land, especially if you come from the sixty countries exempt from applying for a visa at the consulate. When traveling to the great white north, all you have to do is meet some basic requirements before submitting your application.

You will be given a verdict on your visa status within a couple of days, and you must keep checking your emails because the immigration team is quite responsive. Once you have been approved for an eTA visa, you can visit Canada for five consecutive years.

What to do before traveling

When you are planning to travel to Canada, you must understand how your trip will pan out because this way, you can counter any challenge you may experience during your travel. 

Some of the most amazing fjords are located in the interior parts of the country hence the reason that you should be prepared to handle such situations perfectly. Therefore, you should do thorough research on the location of the fjords, accommodation, and mode of transport that will get you to this destination.

The prevailing weather condition is one of the most important things that you should consider. The Canadian fjords are usually open to tourists all year round, and you can explore what nature gives you in Canada throughout the year. You must choose when the weather is favorable for you to explore as many fjords as possible. 

The winters are adverse, and you should avoid them if you can. You can check if the fjord you want to visit accepts tourists at that time of the year. Since you will be traversing different parts of the country, you should ensure that you have packed everything you need for kayaking, hiking, fishing, camping, and other activities. Even when you visit the fjords during the summertime, you must pack clothes for a rainy period. This is likely going to happen. Understanding the weather fluctuations is an important aspect that will guarantee you result.

Winter in Canada


One of the most critical things that you should consider when visiting Canada is ensuring your safety. You should pack enough clothes to give you warmth during the cold weather as well as protective gear. 

In addition, there are chances that you might come in contact with wildlife hence the need that you should have a guide that will help you move from one location to another and give you safe places where you will avoid the animals such as grizzly bears, among others.

Aurimas Bio

Hi there! I’m Aurimas, a man behind Go Look Explore. I’m passionate about hiking, exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations, and everything outdoors related. Let’s connect.