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  • 1 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..

  • 2 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..

  • 3 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..

  • 4 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..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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...

  • 8 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..

  • 9 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..

  • 10 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 ..

  • 11 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..

  • 12 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..

  • 13 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..

  • 14 Manitoba Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    190 Rupert Av. (en face de l'Hôtel de ville) CDN - Winnipeg R3B 0N2

    It also portrays the great natural regions of the province. The the Science Gallery features a talking computer and more than 100 interactive displays that introduce visitors to the laws of science. On entering, the visitor is first struck by the mag..

  • 15 Notre Dame Basilica (Montreal) 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 ..

  • 16 Lower town of Québec Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Québec G1K 4H4

    The Lower Town grew up around Champlain's "Habitation." Between 1650-62, over 35 plots of land were granted to merchants to build stores and homes. The trading vocation of the Lower Town has left its stamp on the neighbourhood, as the count..

  • 17 Stanley Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    1798 West-Georgia St. CDN - Vancouver V6G 1Z4

    One of North America's best city parks. City residents are not only justifiably proud of their famous park, they use it avidly-and visitors are just as fond of the park's attractions. It's big (405ha/1,000 acres), beautiful,accessible and uncrowded. ..

  • 18 Upper Canada Village Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    13740 County Rd. 2 CDN - Morrisburg K0C 1X0

    Reflecting 1860s life in rural Ontario, this 27ha/66-acre living museum is among the finest restoration projects in North America. Lying in an area settled by Loyalists after the American Revolution, the village was created in the late 1950s when pla..

  • 19 Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-du-Cap Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    r. Notre-Dame (à l'est de la ville) CDN - Cap-de-la-Madeleine G8T 4G9

    This legendary shrine and pilgrimage center, the third most visited of Quebec, was founded in 1714. Its centerpiece is a striking octagonal basilica (1964), capable of accommodating 1,800 people and adorned with remarkable stained-glass windows and a..

  • 20 Fort-Chambly National Heritage Site Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    2 r. de Richelieu (au bord de la rivière Richelieu) CDN - Chambly J3L 2B9

    Located in a magnificent park where the river widens to form the Chambly Basin, this now-restored fort was originally established by Jacques de Chambly in 1665 to defend the Richelieu rapids on the crucial trade route between Montreal and Albany, New..

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