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  • 1 Manitoba Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    190 Rupert Av. (en face de l'Hôtel de ville)

    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..

  • 2 Notre Dame Basilica (Montreal) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    110 r. Notre-Dame-Ouest

    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 ..

  • 3 Lower town of Québec Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 4 Upper Canada Village Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    13740 County Rd. 2

    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..

  • 5 Stanley Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    1798 West-Georgia St.

    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. ..

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

    Religious buildings

    r. Notre-Dame (à l'est de la ville)

    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..

  • 7 Fort-Chambly National Heritage Site Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    2 r. de Richelieu (au bord de la rivière Richelieu)

    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..

  • 8 Barrage Daniel-Johnson Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Measuring 214m/702ft in height and 1,314m/4,307ft in length, the spectacular dam is the largest arch-and-buttress dam in the world. Named after a former prime minister of Quebec and inaugurated in 1968, the dam regulates the water supply to all the p..

  • 9 Place d'Armes de Québec Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Located outside the confines of the Fort Saint-Louis, the square (1620) originally served as grounds for drill exercises and parades. With the building of the citadel in the early 1900s, Place d'Armes lost its military function; today it's a lovely g..

  • 10 Hôtel du Parlement Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1045 r. des Parlementaires

    This majestic edifice is the finest example of Second Empire architecture in Quebec City. Housing the parliament and various government ministries, the building forms a quadrangle surrounding an inner courtyard; its imposing façade presents a histori..

  • 11 Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Parc des Champs-de-Bataille

    This remarkable Fine Art Museum in Battlefields Park provides a comprehensive overview of Quebec art from the 17C to the present. You'll find works by some of Quebec's greatest artists, including the painters Jean-Paul Riopelle and Jean-Paul Lemieux,..

  • 12 Parc Safari Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    280 Rang-Roxham

    More than 800 animals and 75 species from Africa, Eurasia and America roam free in this vast natural domain. The 4km/2mi automobile safari enables visitors to photograph and feed the animals. The Enchanted Forest is both a theme park and a zoo. Durin..

  • 13 Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    10018 av. Royale

    Situated on the north shore of the St. Lawrence overlooking Ile d'Orléans, this beautiful shrine named for the patron saint of Quebec is a major Catholic pilgrimage center. A million and a half visitors stream here each year, many of them seeking div..

  • 14 Cobalt Mining Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    24 Silver St.

    The Northern Ontario Mining Museum provides an explanation of the geology of the area. The exhibition rooms feature extensive mineral samples, and displays about the short-lived period of regional prosperity. The collection of silver ore samples from..

  • 15 Peggy's Cove Recommended Recommended

    Towns and villages

    Immortalized by artists and photographers across Canada, this tiny village is set on a treeless outcropping of massive, deeply lined boulders. Its tranquil harbour, with colourful boats and fishing shacks built on stilts over the water, is indeed pic..

  • 16 Meadows-in-the-Sky Parkway Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Trans-Canada Hwy (1,6 km à l'est de la sortie Revelstoke)

    This road ascends Mt. Revelstoke in a series of switchbacks, with a viewpoint of the town of Revelstoke. At the summit the vista stretches as far as Columbia valley and the Clachnacudainn Range. Paths at the summit descend into the alpine meadows. Fa..

  • 17 White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    2nd St. and Spring St.

    This narrow-gauge railroad originally linked Skagway to Whitehorse. The refurbished railroad cars climb to an elevation of 873m/2,865ft, providing views of Skagway and the rugged peaks dominating the town. The train concluded its thrilling 45km/28mi ..

  • 18 See-to-Sky Highway Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Clinging to the mountainside and overlooking the gulf lined in steep wooded cliffs, a drive along Route 99 will provide stunning views. Beyond the picturesque port of Horseshoe Bay, west of Vancouver, between Squamish and Whistler, it takes in a rema..

  • 19 The Lookoff Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Rte 358 (14 km au nord de Starr's-Point)

    Although there is no official marker for this site, one cannot pass by without stopping. The view of Annapolis Valley is magnificent. At least four counties are visible from this popular vantage point, some 200mi/600ft above the valley floor. About 8..

  • 20 Tour Bay Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Limestone cliffs dramatically plummeting into the sea create a breathtaking view from the sandy beach of the bay.

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