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  • 1 Cosmodôme Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    2150 autoroute des Laurentides CDN - Laval H7T 2T8

    The Cosmodôme opened in 1994 with a mission to "promote the study and practice of space science and technology." A replica of an Ariane rocket stands in front of the ultramodern complex. In the Space Science Centre, interactive exhibits, re..

  • 2 Citadel Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Porte Durnford CDN - Québec G1R 3R2

    Some areas of the Citadel are off-limits, as it is still a military base for the Royal 22nd Regiment. Erected between 1820 and 1832, this massive fortress, enclosing 16ha/40 acres, is typical of star-shaped fortifications. Advanced works, or outworks..

  • 3 Mackenzie Delta Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Yellowknife X1A 1E8

    A labyrinth of channels among thousands of lakes 160km/100mi from the mouth of the Beaufort Sea, the 100km/70mi-wide delta-one of the world's largest-fractures the northwest edge of the Territories' mainland. It is the estuary of the vast and fast-mo..

  • 4 Athabasca Falls Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Athabasca T9S 1N5

    The silt-laden waters of the Athabasca River roar over a lip of quartzite and down a canyon smoothed by the force of the rushing waters. Backdropping the cataract, Mt. Kerkeslin, slightly reddish from quartzite, has the same layering as the rock by t..

  • 5 The Whistlers Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Jasper T0E 1E0

    These 2,470m/8,102ft peaks named for the sound made by resident marmots. The panorama from this elevation includes the townsite, the lake-dotted Athabasca Valley and the Colin Range to the northeast, and Mt. Yellowhead and the Victoria Cross Ranges t..

  • 6 Mount Edith Cavell Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Mount-Edith-Cavell Rd. CDN - Jasper T0E 1E0

    This massif (3,368m/11,047ft) was named for an English nurse executed by the Germans in World War I for assisting Allied prisoners of war.

  • 7 Maligne Canyon Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Jasper T0E 1E0

    This great slit carved in limestone reaches depths of 50m/164ft, while spanning widths of less than 3m/10ft in some places. A paved trail follows the top of the canyon, descending with the drop of the Maligne River. Bridges crossing the canyon serve ..

  • 8 Grand Échouerie Beach Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Grosse-Île G4T 6B9

    This seemingly endless expanse of sand that stretches out and around the east-ernmost point of the wildlife reserve is considered the archipelago's loveliest beach. The term échouerie refers to the rocky ledges where walruses bask in the sun.

  • 9 Parc National du Canada de la Mauricie Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Shawinigan G9N 6T9

    Established in 1970 with a view to preserving a representative slice of the Laurentian Mountains, Mauricie National Park comprises 536sq km/205sq mi in a transition area between the deciduous woods of the south and the boreal forest. Maples and conif..

  • 10 BC Museum of Mining Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    38 km au nord de Horseshoe-Bay CDN - Britannia-Beach V0N 1J0

    This former copper mine enjoyed its heyday beginning in World War I, when Britain and her allies relied on its output. By 1929 it was the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Closed in 1974, the mine now welcomes visitors who pile into ore cars..

  • 11 Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    350 pl. Royale CDN - Montréal H2Y 3Y5

    Opened in 1992, this museum complex brings alive the fascinating history of Montreal from its very beginnings here at Callière Point. In the contemporary Éperon Building (don't forget to climb the tower for a great view of the modern city), visitors ..

  • 12 Sun Life Building Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1155 r. Metcalfe CDN - Montréal H3B 2V6

    This magnificent Beaux-Arts edifice (1913), constructed of steel sheathed in white granite and adorned with colossal colonnades on its four façades, occupies the entire east side of Dorchester Square. Headquarters of the Sun Life Insurance Company, t..

  • 13 Fairmont Château Frontenac Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1 r. des Carrières CDN - Québec G1R 4P5

    The Château Frontenac Hotel is inextricably linked with the image of the old city. Named after Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac, governor of New France (1672-82, 1689-98), the hotel stands on the site of the Château Haldimand, also known as the &qu..

  • 14 Financial District Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    100 r. King-Ouest - bureau 5700 CDN - Toronto M5X 1C7

    A stunning ebony-coloured ensemble covering an entire city block, the Toronto-Dominion Centre was the first component of the current financial district. A fine example of the International style, the spartan black-glass towers, known locally as the T..

  • 15 Roy Thomson Hall Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    60 Simcoe St. CDN - Toronto M5J 2H5

    Resembling a large inverted bowl, this glass-sheathed concert hall, named for Canadian newspaper magnate Roy Thomson and designed by Arthur Erickson, dominates the corner of King and Simcoe streets. Transparent at night when illuminated, the diamond-..

  • 16 Kakabeka Falls Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Trans-Canada Hwy CDN - Kakabeka Falls P0T 1W0

    The Kaministikwia River plunges 39m/128ft over a cliff around a pinnacle of rock into a narrow gorge. A bridge crosses the river to enable visitors to view the falls from both sides. These falls were the first obstacle negotiated by the fur traders o..

  • 17 North Shore Lake Superior Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Thunder-Bay P7G 1P3

    This route passes several interesting features northeast of Thunder Bay.

  • 18 Fort William Historical Park Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    1350 King Rd. CDN - Thunder-Bay P7K 1L7

    Located on the Kaministikwia River, part of the trade route to the northwest, the fort of the great rendezvous has been superbly reconstructed. From the visitor centre, visitors can walk through the woods to the palisaded fort, which is almost a town..

  • 19 Art Gallery of Ontario Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    317 Dundas St. W CDN - Toronto M5T 1G4

    Occupying nearly a city block, this low-rise brick and concrete building with its distinctive metal tower retains the world's largest public collection of works by renowned British sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986). The permanent collection ranges fro..

  • 20 Church of Our Lady of the Rosary Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Chemin des Caps - Fatima CDN - Îles-de-la-Madeleine G4T 2S9

    A lovely example of contemporary religious architecture, the church celebrates the archipelago's maritime way of life. From the outside the building resembles a scallop shell; the interior abounds in nautical symbolism, including porthole windows, an..

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