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  • 1 South Coast of Gaspésie 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, you are treated to a stunning panoramic view from west to east of the cliffs kn..

  • 2 Dufferin Terrace Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Terrasse Dufferin CDN - Québec G1R

    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..

  • 3 Charlevoix Coast Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Secteur-Charlevoix G5A 3G3

    One of Quebec's most rugged, varied and loveliest regions! The mountains dive directly into the mighty St Lawrence and the river becomes a genuine inlet which is why its banks are called "coasts". Both rural and unspoiled, Charlevoix is dot..

  • 4 Banff National Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Banff Information Centre - 224 Banff Av. CDN - Banff T1L 1K2

    Banff encompasses impressive peaks, scenic river valleys and the popular resort towns of Banff and Lake Louise. This preserve lies at the southeastern end of the chain of mountain parks. In the 1880s construction of the transcontinental railroad and ..

  • 5 Science North Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    100 Ramsey-Lake Rd. CDN - Sudbury P3E 5S9

    This stunning Science Centre is perched on a rocky outcrop on the shore of Lake Ramsey. The exhibition hall resembles a snowflake in tribute to the glacial action that shaped Northern Ontario. The visit includes immersion in a cave, a whale skeleton,..

  • 6 Fortress of Louisbourg Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    259 Park Service Rd. CDN - Louisbourg B1C 2L2

    In the early 18C, this former fortress defended the Gulf of St Lawrence and Quebec and was manned by the largest garrison in North America, making it one of the major strongholds of New France, before the English destroyed it in 1758. It was little m..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 Upper Town of Quebec Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Haute-Ville G1R 4P5

    The site of Samuel de Champlain's Fort Saint-Louis (1620), Upper Town was not developed until a group of wealthy merchants decided to increase settlement in the colony. As a result, during the 19C, elegant residential neighbourhoods sprung up along t..

  • 9 Emerald Lake Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Field V0A 1G0

    Aptly named by Tom Wilson in 1882, this beautiful lake lies at the foot of the President Range. Shortly after leaving the highway, the road to the lake offers views, from a parking area, of a natural bridge of limestone. Kicking Horse River has cut t..

  • 10 Royal Ontario Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    100 Queens Park CDN - Toronto M5S 2C6

    This enormous museum, commonly referred to as the ROM, is housed in an H-shaped, five-floor building at Avenue Road and Bloor Street. Maintaining more than 20 departments in art, archaeology and the natural sciences, the museum, particularly known fo..

  • 11 Niagara Falls Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Niagara-Falls L2E 6T2

    As it crashes down a high cliff halfway between Lakes Erie and Ontario, the Niagara River creates incredible falls, which are among the world's leading tourist attractions. Although not exceptionally high (50m/164ft), it is the sheer volume and force..

  • 12 The Walk from Rainbow Bridge to Table Rock Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Niagara Falls L2E 6T2

    From Rainbow Bridge visitors can wander along the bank beside the river, passing Queen Victoria Park and its beautiful flowers. The American Falls are in view, and it is possible to stand on the brink of Horseshoe Falls at Table Rock. In Table Rock H..

  • 13 Canada Aviation and Space Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    11 Aviation Parkway CDN - Ottawa K1K 4R3

    During World War II, Canada was known as the "Aerodrome for Democracy." Fitting then, that this museum, opened in 1988, is devoted to the history of aviation from pioneer days to the present, with special emphasis on Canadian contributions...

  • 14 Butchart Gardens Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    800 Benvenuto Av. CDN - Brentwood-Bay V8X 3X4

    Expanded to approximately 20ha/50 acres, the gardens were started by Jennie Butchart to beautify the quarry pit resulting from her husband's cement business. Don't miss the floral showpiece: the beautiful sunken garden with its green lawns, trees and..

  • 15 Vieux-Montréal Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Montréal H2Y 1P6

    Bounded by the Old Port, Rue Saint-Jacques, Rue Berri and Rue McGill, Montreal's historic heart was originally enclosed within imposing stone walls built in the early 1700s. After falling into decline, interest in Old Montreal was revived in the 1960..

  • 16 Maligne Lake Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Jasper T0E 1E0

    In 1875 surveyor Henry MacLeod was the first European to see the lake, naming it "Sore-foot." The lake and the surrounding peaks were initially explored in detail in 1908 by an expedition led by Mary Schaffer, a widow from Philadelphia who ..

  • 17 National Gallery of Canada Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    380 Sussex Dr. CDN - Ottawa K1N 9N4

    Capped by prismatic glass "turrets," the museum rises on the banks of the Ottawa River across from the Gothic parliament buildings. Its bold beauty, light and airy exhibit spaces and tranquil interior courtyards provide a unique setting for..

  • 18 UBC Museum of Anthropology Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    6393 N W Marine Dr. - Campus université de Colombie-Britannique CDN - Vancouver V6T 1Z4

    Located in a sensational building, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) is one of North America's most important cultural institutions. It's also a great place to spend an afternoon looking at wonderful things. Designed by Arthur Erickson, the concrete a..

  • 19 Royal British Columbia Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    675 Belleville St. CDN - Victoria V8W 9W2

    This eminent institution, opened in 1968, focuses on the natural and cultural heritage history of British Columbia and welcomes more than 850,000 visitors annually. The Glass House showcases some of the oldest First Nations totem poles of the provinc..

  • 20 CN Tower Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    301 Front-St.-W CDN - Toronto M5V 2T6

    This concrete, rocket like structure reaches 180 storeys (over 553m/1,815ft in height) and is a very popular sightseeing attraction. In only 58 seconds visitors are "beamed up" 346m/1,136ft (nearly the height of the Empire State Building) i..

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