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  • 1 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 famed shrine and pilgrimage center, renowned as the site of two miracles in the late 19C, was founded in the mid-17C by European settlers. Its centerpiece is a vast and striking octagonal basilica (1964), capable of accommodating 1,800 people an..

  • 2 Lieu historique national du Canada du Fort-Chambly 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..

  • 3 Barrage Daniel-Johnson Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    CDN - Les Sept-Lacs

    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 for a former prime minister of Quebec and inaugurated in 1968, the dam regulates the water supply to all the pow..

  • 4 Place d'Armes Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Québec

    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..

  • 5 Hôtel du Parlement Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1045 Rue des Parlementaires 1045 CDN - Québec G1A 1A4

    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..

  • 6 Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Parc des Champs-de-Bataille CDN - Québec G1R 5H3

    This remarkable museum complex 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 visual artists, including the painters Jean-Paul Riopelle and Jean-Paul Le..

  • 7 Parc Safari Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    280 Rang-Roxham CDN - St-Bernard-de-Lacolle J0L 1H0

    More than 800 animals from five continents roam freely in large enclosures at this combination zoo/theme park. Visitors can drive in their vehicles among the animals for up-close encounters with giraffes, zebras and buffalo, then park and hop out for..

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

    Religious buildings

    10018 av. Royale CDN - Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré G0A 3C0

    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..

  • 9 Nothern Ontario Mining Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    24 Silver St. CDN - Cobalt P0J 1C0

    This charming old-fashioned, but recently-renovated museum, located across from the welcome centre at the train station, provides an explanation of the geology of the area. Exhibits in seven rooms include extensive mineral samples, and displays about..

  • 10 Peggy's Cove Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    CDN - Halifax B3H 1C2

    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..

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

    Nature and gardens

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

    This road ascends Mt. Revelstone in a series of switchbacks, with a viewpoint of the town of Revelstoke. At the summit the view extends to the Columbia valley and the Clachnacudainn Range. Paths at the summit descend into the alpine meadows. Farther ..

  • 12 White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    2nd St. and Spring St. CDN - White-Pass Y0B 1B0

    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 ..

  • 13 Sea to Sky Highway Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Squamish V8B 0A2

    The 102km/63mi highway that runs from Horseshoe Bay, a picturesque ferry port west of Vancouver, past Squamish to Whistler, takes in a remarkable coast-to-range panorama. It hugs a narrow shelf along Howe Sound, the casts upward into the Coast Range ..

  • 14 The Lookoff Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

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

    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..

  • 15 Tour Bay Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Île-d'Anticosti G0G 2T0

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

  • 16 Vauréal Falls and Canyon Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    24 km de la grotte à la Patate CDN - Île-d'Anticosti G0G 2Y0

    The one-hour hike along the riverbed to the base of the waterfall offers spectacular scenery. The greyish limestone walls, sometimes patterned with red and green schists, are carved into undulating patterns by the forces of nature. Along the way, the..

  • 17 Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    671 Bd. Louis-Fréchette CDN - Nicolet J3T 1L6

    Distinguished by its detached campanile, this impressive modern cathedral (1961) resembles a ship's sails. A magnificent stained-glass window adorns the façade; the view from the interior is breathtaking. The white oak and hickory nave seats 1,200 pe..

  • 18 Saguenay Park Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Bureau d'information - 91 r. Notre-Dame CDN - Rivière-Éternité G0V 1P0

    This park was created in 1983 to protect the banks of the fjord. It covers roughly 300sq km/116sq mi and extends a distance of about 100km/62mi from La Baie to Tadoussac. Popular areas within the park include Sainte-Marguerite Bay, Tadoussac Dunes an..

  • 19 Montreal Botanical Garden Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    4101 r. Sherbrooke-Est CDN - Montréal H1X 2B2

    Over 21,000 international plant species are exhibited in 10 greenhouses and 30 outdoor gardens. The reception centre (1995) leads to an introduction greenhouse for a preview of the plant kingdom. The serres d'exposition (conservatories) present a wid..

  • 20 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..

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