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  • 1 Peyto Lake Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Trans-Canada Hwy CDN - Lake Louise

    The striking turquoise waters of this lake are fed Peyto Glacier. Mistaya Mountain rises sheerly from the opposite side of the lake, with Peyto peak on its left. The road descends to the valley and passes a series of lakes. At Lower Waterfowl Lake lo..

  • 2 Maid of the Mist Boat Tour Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Prospect Point CDN - Niagara Falls 14303

    Launched in 1846, the first Maid of the Mist was a woode-hulled, coal-fired steamboat. Today four all-steel, diesel-powered boasts chug from Niagrara Falls State Park at the base of Prospect Point past American and Bridal Veil falls to bob at the tum..

  • 3 Nahanni National Park Reserve Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Box 348 CDN - Fort Simpson X0E 0N0

    A wild, remote and staggeringly beautiful place in the southwest corner of the Territories, this park, extending over 4,700sq km/1,815sq mi, covers a large section of the South Nahanni River, which flows through the Selwyn, Mackenzie and Franklin mou..

  • 4 Athabasca Glacier Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Authabasca

    This glacier is 325sq km/126sq mi Columbia lies along the Alberta-British Columbia boundary. The Athabasca and four other major outlet glaciers (Saskatchewan, Dome, Stutfield and Columbia), as well as smaller ones, flow off the icefield's eastern edg..

  • 5 Jasper National Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Jasper T0E 1E0

    Jasper National Park covers 10,878sq km/4,200sq mi, most of which is remote wilderness. In addition to spectacular terrain, Jasper also offers frequent opportunities to view the varied wildlife.

  • 6 Maligne Valley Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Jasper T0E 1E0

    This valley cradles a magnificent lake and canyon, both also named Maligne (Ma-LEEN), which can mean "malignant" or "injurious" in French. Despite its name, the valley is among the most beautiful in the Rockies.

  • 7 Lake Louise Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Lake Louise TOL 1E0

    Set in a hanging valley backdropped by the majestic mountains of the Continental Divide, this beautiful glacier-fed lake, with the stately chateau near its shore. Visible at the far end, the Victoria Glacier once stretched to the site of the chateau...

  • 8 Moraine Lake Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Banff

    Smaller and less visited than Lake Louise, Moraine Lake nonetheless occupies a splendid site below the sheer walls of the Wenkchemna peaks.

  • 9 CN Tower Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    301 Front St. W CDN - Toronto M5V 2T6

    This concrete, rocketlike structure reaches 180 storeys (over 553m/1,815ft in height). Constructed at a cost of $63 million, the tower is the tallest freestanding structure in the world and a popular Toronto tourist attraction (some 2 million visitor..

  • 10 Ontario Science Centre Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    770 Don Mills Rd. CDN - Toronto M3C 1T3

    Cascading down the Don River ravine, this sizable complex takes full advantage of its natural site. Raymond Moriyama designed a series of concrete and glass buildings on different levels connected by enclosed escalators. Opened in 1969, this popular ..

  • 11 Toronto Zoo Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    361A Old Finch Ave. CDN - Scarborough M1B 5K7

    Opened in 1974, this world-class zoological park features a remarkable variety of wildlife on 287ha/710 acres of tableland and forest. The 5,000 animals are divided into six "zoogeographic" regions: Africa, Australasia, Eurasia, the America..

  • 12 Canadian Museum of Civilization Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    100 Laurier St CDN - Gautineau

    Inaugurated in 1989, this sizable museum is dedicated to the history of Canada and to the art and traditions of native cultures and ethnic groups. The sweeping curves of the two large buildings designed by Douglas Cardinal evoke the emergence of the ..

  • 13 Royal Tyrrell Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Hwy 383 CDN - Drumheller T0J 0Y0

    This splendid museum, opened in 1985, has a fine setting in the badlands and blends well with its surroundings in a series of innovative structures designed by Douglas Craig of Calgary. The highlight is the enormous Dinosaur Hall, where the major typ..

  • 14 Dinosaur Provincial Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Pautricia

    It is home to groves of rare cottonwood trees found along the riverside. In 1979 UNESCO recognized its importance by placing it on the World Heritage list.

  • 15 The Coast Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Percé G0C 2L0

    The coast along Route 132 offers spectacular views. Just before entering Percé, a belvedere provides a good view of Aurore Peak (Pic de l'Aurore). Farther along the road, a path leads up to Cape Barré, which affords a commanding view of the cliffs kn..

  • 16 Dufferin Terrace Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Terrasse Dufferin CDN - Québec

    Stretching 671m/2,200ft above the majestic river, this popular vantage point offers breathtaking views of the Lower Town, St. Lawrence River and sur-rounding region. The terrace, a large wooden boardwalk, is an extension of Lord Dufferin's beautifica..

  • 17 Charlevoix Coast Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Secteur-Charlevoix G5A 3G3

    One of Quebec's loveliest, most varied regions, this rugged coast is best appreciated by following Routes 138 and 362, which weave up and down, affording magnificent clifftop or water-level views of forested hills, the pristine shore and mountains th..

  • 18 Science North Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    100 Ramsey Lake Rd. CDN - Sudbury P3E 5S9

    Perched on a rock outcropping on the shores of Lake Ramsey, a hexagonal exhibit building resembling a snowflake (to represent the glacial action that shaped Northern Ontario) is set over a cavern blasted out of the rock (to represent the probable cre..

  • 19 Fortress of Louisbourg Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    259 Park Service Road CDN - Louisbourg B1C 2L2

    Louisbourg was once the great 18C fortress of New France, manned by the largest garrison in North America. The $25 million restoration of this National Historic Site is the most expensive preservation project ever undertaken by the Canadian governmen..

  • 20 Old Quebec City Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Vieux-Québec G1R

    The oldest part of the city is divided into Upper Town, set atop the massive Cape Diamant, and Lower Town, nestled between the rocky cliff and the St. Lawrence. It is best to visit the Old City on foot, in order to absorb the distinct character of th..

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