Canada's best views inspired by The Revenant

Must-see Canadian beauty spots, from Kananaskis Country to Nahinni National Park

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Kananaskis Country Alberta

The Revenant was one of the biggest winners at the Oscars, picking up three awards including the best actor category, which saw Leonardo DiCaprio win his first Academy Award. Set mostly in the snowy wilderness of Canada, the cast and crew travelled to remote locations over 11 months to shoot the movie.

If majestic landscapes and extreme scenes are your thing, you'll want to know the best places to go in Canada for a Revenant-inspired holiday. Take a look at these five Canadian spots where you will find the most epic views...

Kananaskis Country

Part of the area in which The Revenant was filmed, this region boasts over 4,000 sq. km of mountain parks and foothills. Kananaskis Country (pictured above) is located West and 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

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.

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.

Flowing glacial creek with Mount Harrison Smith in background, Cirque of Unclimbables, Nahanni National Park, Northwest Territor

Nahinni National Park (Yukon)

In the Dehcho 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.

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. The views from the plane are spectacular, as are those from the canoes.

Lighthouse of Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia

Peggy's Cove (Nova Scotia)

The Peggy's Cove Coastal Region, encompassing the shores of St. Margaret's Bay, offers 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.

Get the view: An hour's 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.

Lovers Arch and Bear Rock sea stacks with incoming tide at Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, Canada

Bay of Fundy (New Brunswick)

Home to the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is a 270km-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.

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