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  • 1 Nahanni National Park Reserve Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    348 PO Box 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..

  • 2 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..

  • 3 Jasper National Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    500 Connaught Dr. 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.

  • 4 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.

  • 5 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...

  • 6 Moraine Lake Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Banff T1L 1B8

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

  • 7 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..

  • 8 Manitoba Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    190 Rupert Ave.. across from City Hall CDN - Winnipeg R3B 0N2

    It also portrays the great natural regions of the province. The museum's newest attraction, the Science Gallery, features a talking computer and more than 100 interactive displays that introduce visitors to the laws of science. On entering, the visit..

  • 9 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 ..

  • 10 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..

  • 11 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 as well as to the art and traditions of its native cultures and ethnic groups. The sweeping curves of the two large buildings designed by Douglas Cardinal evoke the emerge..

  • 12 Notre Dame Basilica Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    110 r. Notre-Dame-Ouest CDN - Montréal H2Y 1T2

    This twin-towered church rises on the south side of the Place d'Armes. Completed in 1829 under the supervision of James O'Donnell, the Gothic Revival basilica is especially renowned for its magnificent interior. The opulent decor, designed by Victor ..

  • 13 Royal Tyrrell Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Hwy 383 - Midland Provincial Park 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. It also uses its surrounds to teach its lessons. Inside, the hig..

  • 14 Dinosaur Provincial Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Rte 551 CDN - Brooks T0J 2K0

    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 Tyrrell Museum Field Station Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Hwy 838 CDN - Drumheller

    Opened in 1987, this research satellite of the museum is located within Dinosaur Provincial Park. The interpretation centre features habitat and fossil displays and an observation post, where visitors can watch staff prepare fossils.

  • 16 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..

  • 17 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..

  • 18 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..

  • 19 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..

  • 20 Lower Town Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Québec G1K 4H4

    This narrow stretch of land dominated by Upper Town was the site of Champlain's "Habitation." The first settlers arrived here in the late 17C and established shops and residences around the fort and the market square, now known as Place Roy..

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