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Top 100 Tourist Attractions in Canada

  • 8.7 /10
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    A view at the top of the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara.
    Niagara Falls is a gigantic waterfall straddling the US-Canadian border between the Ontario Province and New York State. While they are neither the steepest nor the largest waterfalls in the world, Niagara Falls may arguably be the most famous, attracting nearly 20 million visitors each year. This spectaclar natural wonder has been variously described as enchanting and awe-inspiring, and since the 1850s, has been among the most visited tourist attractions in the world ...

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    A narrow street in Old Quebec City's "Petit Champlain" neighbourhood.
    Historic Quebec, now a larger Quebec City neighborhood, was the complete main city in the 17th century. Centuries-old fortifications surround the old city. Many attractions and mostly all buildings within these walls are of historic nature. This is why the complete neighborhood itself is one of the top attractions in Quebec, Canada, and even North America and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO ...

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  • 7.8 /10
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    Looking up at the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada.
    The CN Tower is the tallest free-standing infrastructure in all of Canada. Resembling the Space Needle in Seattle, the CN Tower is considered one of the world's most recognizable landmarks. Visited by millions of locals and tourists from all parts of the world, the CN Tower is situated right in the heart of Toronto's beautiful and multi-cultural cities in the province of Ontario, Canada ...

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  • 7.8 /10
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    Part of the beautiful Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada.
    The Bay of Fundy is one of Canada's greatest natural treasures. It is a 170-mile long swath of coastline that stretches from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick. The main pull of this area is that the Bay experiences the highest tides in the world. In a single day, the tides move more water than exists in all the freshwater sources across the entire world ...

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    A view of the mountains in a park near Banff in Alberta, Canada.
    Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada offers activities in summer and in winter that will likely please nearly everyone in the family. If you decide to stay in the National Park there are thirteen campgrounds to choose from. Each one is operated by Parks Canada. There is also a commercial lodging option in the area.

    In addition to a number of information centers being open year-round to help you better enjoy your stay, there are also the Upper Hot Springs which enjoy extended hours during the holidays ...

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    Panoramic view of part of the Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada.
    Don't you sometimes wish life didn't move quite so fast? What if you could step into a different world? A world in existence a very long time ago: .70+ Million years ago, to be more specific. This is a place marked with harsh landscapes that have been carved by centuries of semi-tropical temperatures, wind and rain. This is a place of buried secrets of a long-ago world ...

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  • 7.6 /10
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    A canon within Fort Henri.
    Fort Henry is a 19th century fortress that was meant to protect and defend the city of Kingston, Ontario, as well as to dissuade the usage of the Rideau Canal by enemy forces. The fortress is strategically located at the junction of the St. Laurence and Rideau Rivers. It's defensive walls and canons are built and positioned to make it nearly impossible to attack, by ground or naval bombardment, without suffering a high level of casualties ...

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  • 7.5 /10
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    The Rideau Canal becomes the longest skating rink in the world during winter.
    The Rideau Canal is an engineering masterpiece that permits boats to navigate the Rideau River against Ottawa's downward elevation. It was originally built in order to offer an alternate route and access to the St. Laurence River from Kingston in case of an American naval embargo. The Rideau Canal is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) long, and its historical locks are still in operation today ...

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    Interior of the Notre-Dame Basilica.
    In Old Montreal, the Notre-Dame Basilica or Basilique Notre-Dame is a Catholic basilica and a beautiful religious-historical masterpiece. It is located at 110 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, on the corner of Rue Saint Sulpice. It is located near the Saint-Sulpice Seminary and across from the Place d'Armes. The neo-Gothic architecture of the church is among the most exemplary in the world ...

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  • The marché Jean-Talon is a vibrant and locally popular semi-outside market located in the central-northern part of Montreal. ...

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  • 7.4 /10
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    The Mont Royal in autumn.
    Mount Royal is a natural distinctive landmark of the city of Montreal that can be seen from many miles away when driving toward the city. Downtown Montreal is located at between the bottom of its east-southern side and the St. Laurence River. Mount Royal is just north of downtown Montreal but is actually at about the center of the city's island ...

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  • Founded and built by Fr. André in the 1920's, The St.Joseph Oratory is a very popular Catholic pilgrimage site devoted to St. Joseph. It is located on the north-western side of Mount Royal. It has a small church/chapel at it's lowest floor, a museum at an higher floor and an impressive contemporary church at it's top floor that is topped by a large, recognizable from miles away, dome ...

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  • 7.4 /10
    The district of Old Montreal (Vieux Montréal in French), in Montreal, Quebec, was once a walled district in what is today considered as one of the most cosmopolitan cities in North America. Located along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the district was established under the name of Ville-Marie in the 17th century, the city of Old Montreal is a district that prides itself for its rich historical and cultural heritage ...

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    A view of the famous Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump cliff in Alberta, Canada.
    Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a UNESCO World Heritage site that is located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Fort Macleod in Alberta, Canada. It is a 'buffalo jump' that was used by the Blackfoot peoples up until contact with the Europeans. In case you are not familiar with a buffalo jump, it is a cliff that the people would hear buffalo over in order to process their bodies ...

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  • 7.3 /10
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is the home of the annual Folklorama festival; featuring two weeks of multicultural events. This festival celebrates the ethnic heritage of the region with wonderful food, folkdances, arts, crafts, and music. 2010 will see the 40th Anniversary of the Folklorama festival, which was intended to be a one-time celebration of their centennial ...

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  • There are so many wonderful museums in Alberta, but one of the favorites of everyone who visits is the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, formerly the Provincial Museum of Alberta. This museum contains exhibits of native culture, local wildlife, and contains a number of collections that are interesting and informative. Their mission is to simply tell the story of the people, places, and culture of Alberta ...

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    Stampede Park is a grouping of a number of seemingly disparaging businesses. Included in the park are a hockey arena, a convention facility, an agricultural building, and some other buildings. There is the more recent Stampede Casino on the site as well. It is located southeast of downtown Calgary, in Alberta, Canada, but access is convenient from Calgary via Calgary Transit's light rail system ...

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  • Ever want to visit a Ukrainian village, but the thought of distance to the Ukraine, not to mention the cost, prohibits undertaking that journey? The solution is the Ukrainian Cultural Center east of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Depicting the lives of Ukrainian Canadian settlers between 1899 and 1930, this village provides some interesting cultural and heritage information for visitors.

    This very interesting village that is divided into three areas, the Farmsteads, the Rural Community and the Town, and it contains the homes of three of the original settler's families, and a variety of things to observe relating to Ukrainian life ...

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  • The History of Transportation Museum is part of the Western Development Museums found throughout Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located on Diefenbacker Drive in Moose Jaw. It is open from nine to five year round, however from January to March it is closed on Mondays. The prices are $8.50 for adults and $5.75 for students ...

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  • 7.1 /10
    La Ronde is an popular amusement park in Montreal that is operated by Six Flags. It is more precisely located on Notre-Dame Island (or Parc Jean-Drapeau) southeast of downtown Montreal. ...

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  • There is such a great variety of activities in the Canadian Rocky Mountain area, with another interesting facility being the Fort McMurray Heritage Park, which is approximately 234 miles north of Edmonton. This historical village depicts Canadian life in the early 1900's, and has the following activities available:

    1. Heritage Park contains an assortment of historic buildings and relics from this community's distinct past ...

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  • Nahanni National Park is located in the Northwest Territories region of Canada near Fort Simpson. You can visit the park's headquarters there and many people take a small plane to one of the headwaters found within the park. Overland access into the park is very challenging and must be done through Tungsten in the Yukon ...

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  • The Canadian Pacific Rim National Park, located in British Columbia,Canada. It spreads across 511 km sq surrounded by Vancouver Island Ranges and the Pacific Ocean. Popularly described as temperate rainforests, the park is open between mid March and October to the amalgamation of three regions - Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands, and West Coast Trail ...

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  • Hailed as the archipelago between the sea and the sky, the Iles de la Madeleine is an archipelago situated right at the heart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and defined as part of Quebec in Canada. It is comprised of about 12 different islands, six of which are connected together by sand dunes. The location of the different islands forming the archipelago provides the Iles de la Madeleine a mild maritime climate, allowing warm summer breezes to continue blowing into the islands as late as the month of September ...

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  • Places d'Armes is an historical military training spot that has been converted into a plaza. ...

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  • The Montreal Biodome is an indoor eco-habitat animal conservatory. It features, for example, a rainforest zone, boreal zone and arctic zone that each include related animals and species. ...

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  • The Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral impressively replicates Vatican's / Rome's St. Peter's Basilica. Although it has been built to a smaller scale that the original model, it is still one of the largest church in the country.

    It is located in downtown Montreal in the heart of the business district next to the Place Bonaventure, Place Ville-Marie, the Marriott & Queen Elizabeth Hotels and the Bell Center to name a few ...

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    The Insectarium hosts an impressive collection of insects from around the world that was collected by the famous entomologist Georges Brossard. ...

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    Part of the Chateau Frontenac hotel exterior.
    The Chateau Frontenac is a historic luxury hotel located in Old Quebec City. Inaugurated in 1893, it was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1981. The hotel is in the Chateau style, especially inspired by the castles of the Loire in France. The castle-hotel was named in honor of Louis de Buade de Frontenac, governor of New France from 1672 to 1682 and from 1689 to 16981 ...

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  • The fortifications of Quebec City were built in the 17th century. The newly born city founded by Samuel de Champlain was strategically located on a hill overlooking a narrowing the St.Laurence River. The fortifications were to defend the city in case of wars but also to enhance it's authoritative control, by embedding long range canons, over ships wanting to pass by ...

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  • The Terrace Dufferin is the most elevated plateau behind Quebec City's fortifications. It is the main spot where historically, military generals would oversee the naval activity on the St. Laurence. It is located by the Chateau Frontenac.

    Archeology display pits were made recently accessible to the public ...

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  • Notre-Dame-Des-Victoires is a very charming small church that is part of the popular historical Petit Champlain neighbourhood. It's name, "Our Lady of Victory", was given after the victory of the French defending forces in the 1690's Battle of Quebec. It was then changed to "Our Lady of Victories" when another attacking British fleet was sunk because of a storm in 1759 ...

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  • The Fort Chambly is an historical fort built by the New France forces to control and protect the access to the Richelieu River. ...

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    The Pierced Rock (or Roché Percé) is an impressive rock wall that was left standing after thousands of years of costal erosion. It has an gateway hole near it's seaside extremity that can be visited a few hours a day by foot when the tides permit it.

    It is located in Percé at the far east of the Gaspésie peninsula and a few stone throws away of the Bonaventure Island ...

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  • The Bonaventure Island is a small and roundly shaped island that is located at the end of the Gaspésie peninsula of the province of Quebec and very close to the Rocher Percé (or Pierced Rock).

    The island is well known to host an impressive, and largest in the world, colony of Northern Gannets birds during the summer months. It is also a sanctuary for many other bird species ...

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  • The Beers and Tastes Festival is annually held in Chambly. It offer visitors a great selection of micro-brewed beers as well as a nice variety of cheese, wines and cider made by local artisans. This is all held in the charming historical setting of the old Fort Chambly by the Richelieu River ...

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  • The Zoo Sauvage de St-Félicien (or St. Felicien's Wilderness Zoo), hosts an impressive number of North American animals. The animals are contained within naturally landscaped areas that can be observed by near walking paths or by mini-train ...

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  • The Manoir Richelieu is a luxury hotel that is set next to the St. Laurence River in the charming Charlevoix region. The Charlevoix Casino is located within the same luxury complex. ...

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  • The Casino de Charlevoix is located on the western hills of La Malbaie in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. It was built right next of the prestigious Manoir Richelieu. ...

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  • The City Hall, with it's upper clock and dome, is Kingston's, Ontario recognized visual landmark. It was built to become Canada's parliament in the 1840's but the capital was moved to Ottawa because of Kingston's potential war vulnerabilities. Like many other historical buildings in Kingston's area, it's structural foundation is made of limestone ...

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  • The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes showcases a large number of items and docking structures from the past centuries. It displays the historical steam engines and pumping station that was built at the end of the 19th century.

    There is also the historical Alexander Henry icebreaker ship that is open for visit and even available as a bed & breakfast ...

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  • The Thousand Islands is an impressive archipelagos of small islands that can be visited by boat tours. Most of these islands are private properties with adapted luxury houses, cottages and even castles built on them.

    The 1000 Islands are mostly located between Kingston and Cornwall, Ontario, on the St ...

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  • The Bellevue House, located in Kingston, Ontario, is mostly known for being the property of Canada's first prime minister to become, Sir. John A. McDonald, in the 1800's.

    The house showcases it's rooms with the same historical setup and items that was used in the 19th century. This gives a clear idea of what life looked liked in Sir ...

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  • Re-live what was life in Canada in the 19th century by visiting the Upper Canada Village. Located by the St. Laurence River in eastern Ontario, the sixty acres village hosts forty historical buildings. People role playing in historical costumes enhances the enchantment of the site.

    The Upper Canada Village also has been the set of many historical movie and TV productions ...

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  • The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, is the main national museum of Canadian war history. It displays artefacts and exposes the history of conflicts that happened on Canadian land and in other regions of the world.

    The history spans from wars with the indigenous people many centuries ago, through conflicts between British & New France, world wars of the 20th century and up to this day ...

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  • The Parliament Hill in Ottawa is the large property that contains Canada's parliament. The parliament is where Canadian politicians meet for the federal governance of the country.

    Guided tours are available for tourists at the parliament. The building and it's large interior chambers & rooms make together an impressive architectural work of art tinted with history ...

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  • The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto is the ultimate "temple" for hockey fans. It is a museum dedicated to some of the most prolific teams and players in the NHL and international hockey history.

    You can contemplate the careers of great hockey players that marked their generation like Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe, Jean Beliveau, Bobby Orr, Guy Lafleur, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and many more ...

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  • Harbourfront is a neighbourhood by downtown Toronto, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Ontario. On top of docks and Canada Malting Silos, it also hosts park areas like the HTO Park, an urban beach space, and the Harbourfront Centre that is dedicated to culture.

    Ferry rides to the Toronto islands are also available at the Harbourfront ...

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  • The Canadian Museum of Civilization that is usually thought to be in Ottawa is actually located in Gatineau and overlooking the Parliament Hill on the other side of Ottawa River.

    The Museum is one of Canada's most visited museum and showcases a nice blend of permanent and temporary exhibits. The permanent ones are usually have the country's first people (or Aboriginal peoples) as a theme like the Grand Hall which displays historical totem poles ...

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    Marineland is the most popular amusement park in Niagara Falls, Ontario. It offer an interesting blend of rides and aquatic animals (dolphins, sea lions, beluga and killer whales) shows. In the park's centre there is also a castle-like fortification that encloses deers to visit ...

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  • Founded around 1880 and moved around during the past century, the National Gallery of Canada has become one of the the top art museum-galleries in the country. It showcases many visual art collections of sculptures, paintings, photography and more.

    The current building itself containing the gallery has been voted as one of the top architectural constructions in Canada ...

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  • Wasaga Beach is a very popular summer destination by the Georgian Bay in middle Ontario, Canada. It offers one of the longest fresh water beach in North America. ...

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  • Butchart Gardens is considered as one of the beautiful gardens situated at Brentwood Bay, near the city of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. The garden claims to entertain millions of visitors every year.

    Butchart Gardens was owned by Robert Pim and Jennie Butchart, husband and wife team that settled in the west coast. Their primary objective was to take advantage of the rich limestone deposits that they needed for their cement production, since Butchart's main business was manufacturing of Portland cement, which they opened in Owen Sound, Ontario in 1888 ...

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  • Stanley Park is stretched in 1, 001 acres and situated at the border of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is recognized as the greatest park, and in fact has been awarded the sixteenth position as being one of the best around the world, and the sixth in North America.

    Stanley Park is the first in Vancouver and the main attractions of the city ...

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  • Science World, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is an appealing and remarkable science exhibit housed in the Expo Centre geodesic dome from the 1986 World's Fair. After World's Fair closed, with government backing, a massive fund raising campaign began, and in 1988 the new Expo Centre's latest expansion opened to over 300,000 visitors. Old and young visitors alike will find many activities in the feature exhibitions, galleries, OMNIMAX theatre, and science theatre; consequently finding many choices of how to spend the day ...

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  • Situated in Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, the Victoria Butterfly Gardens is an exciting tourist destination to visit! Being the abode of various species such as moths, butterflies, fishes, and birds, the Victoria Butterfly Gardens turns agile for a colorful, exciting visit. Formulated with 12,000 sq ft area, it serves as a riot of aromas, panoramic view and tropical color. This flora land flickers bright with 3000 colorful butterflies where the visitors can enjoy their trip with real pleasure ...

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  • Sea to Sky Highway, being winded with 5 trenchant biogeoclimatic zones starting in Vancouver, Mountain and Coast region of BC through costal rain forest on the Horseshoe Bay, all the way via Squamish, Provincial Park, and finally the Resort Municipality of Whistler. With intense picturesque look, Sea to Sky Highway intersects 2 significant and historic routes namely the Pemberton Trail and as well the Gold Rush Heritage Trail.

    Sea to Sky Highway, otherwise called as Hwy 99 gives a complete outdoor fun, wherein you can spend your time with gratefulness ...

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  • Situated in the Fitzsimmons Range in British Columbia, Canada, the Whistler Mountain is originally called as London Mountain. This awe-inspiring mountain range covers 4500 acres of terrain ski flip, which is proudly defined as one among the highest ski resorts in North America. Whistler is most familiarly known during summer months, since Mountain Bike Community visit here to have real fulfillment in this Mountain Bike Park ...

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  • Barkerville is one of the best and largest historical destinations situated in British Columbia, Canada. With the thirst to experience the rich heritage attraction, thousands of travelers come here and cherish their moments along with their family and friends. Over 100 conserved historic buildings, Barkerville is defined as an interpreter of Victorian Gold Rush Era ...

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  • Granville Island peninsula / shopping district, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, was named one of the world's greatest places by the Project for Public Spaces in 2004. Originally the area was connected to the mainland in 1919. It quickly became a manufacturing district. By 1949 the government began evicting people as a result of typhoid cases and a murder in the area ...

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  • This history museum was dubbed royal by Queen Elizabeth II in 1986. The history museum is the home to three permanent galleries and an IMAX theater. It is located in the tourist district between the Empress Hotel and the Legislature Building in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada ...

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  • Twenty-eight floors high, the Harbour Center's Lookout offers a singular vision of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. There are two ways to experience Vancouver from that vantage. There are free guided tours that provide you with interesting information about the various panoramas. There are also a number of installations that provide information for you to view on your own ...

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  • Gwaii Haanas National Park and Haida Heritage site in British Columbia, Canada, stretches on 1470 sq km area or about 15% of Queen Charlotte Islands. It is located approximately 100 km from the main British Columbia coast and comprises of 138 islands. These islands are inhabited by Haida who are famous for their rich culture and legendary existence since ancient times ...

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  • The park is located in British Columbia, Canada. It is a Rocky Mountain Park situated along the western slopes of the Continental Divide.

    Yoho National Park offers individuals something of both nature and civilization. In addition to a wide variety of activities, this National Park also offers accommodations that are accessible for individuals with disabilities ...

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  • Outside of the town of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada you will find the glacially fed Moraine Lake. The lake's water is known to have a distinct blue appearance. The lake water reaches it high point in June.

    If you enjoy scenic environments and outdoor recreation, you may find that a visit to Moraine Lake is a fulfilling one ...

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  • Established in 1907, Jasper National Park, in Alberta, Canada, is the largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The park is well-known for the Columbia Icefield and Marmot Basin among other features. There are more than ten different notable attractions and ten different notable regions within the park.

    Jasper has three ecological zones, which are home to over 1300 species of plants ...

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  • Inside the Jasper National Park, you will find a mountain in the valleys of two rivers - Mount Edith Cavell that is located in the Athabasca River and Astoria River valleys in Alberta, Canada. The mountain is known for its magnificent view and the wonderful trails that are accessible via a trailhead at the end of Mount Edith Cavell road. Along the same road you will also find access to the Tonquin Valley trail system which has its own distinct pleasures ...

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  • * Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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