The 7 Natural Wonders of Canada

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The seven beautiful natural wonders on Canada as voted on by Canadians. See if you agree with their choices.

In 2007 the CBC held an online voting contest in which Canadians voted for the top seven wonders of Canada. All seven of the choices turned out to be natural wonders and over 1 million votes were cast. Based upon those poll results these are the 7 natural wonders of Canada. Each and every one of the wonders is a fantastic tourist attraction and combined they wonderfully represent the awe inspiring beauty of Canada.

The Sleeping Giant 

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Located on Sibley Peninsula in Lake Superior in Ontario, Canada is a long rock formation of mesas and sills that resembles a sleeping giant laying down on its back when the formation is viewed from across the water in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The dramatic cliffs that form part of the Sleeping Giant rise as high as 800 feet in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.

Niagara Falls 

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Niagara Falls is certainly one of the greatest natural wonders in the world as some 6 million cubic feet of water flows over the falls every minute at high flow. Niagara Falls is shared by Canada and New York State with the Horseshoe Falls comprising almost 2/3 of Niagara Falls belonging to Canada. Niagara Falls is a huge tourist attraction for both Canada and New York and they even light up Niagara Falls at night so hotel guests can see the falls all lit up.

Bay of Fundy 

Image Source (At high tide most of this rock is under water in the Bay of Fundy)

The Bay of Fundy is known worldwide for having the highest tides in the world which makes the Bay of Fundy a very popular tourist attraction in Canada as it lies on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between mainly the Canadian Provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia with a small portion being in the state of Maine in the United States. Tides in the Bay of Fundy have been as high as 71 feet and average an incredible 55 feet. That is a lot of water moving in and out every day which has created some fantastic and beautiful rock formations in the bay.

Nahanni National Park Reserve 

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Nahanni National Park Preserve is located up in the southeastern part of the Northwest Territories of Canada and the centerpiece of the park is the four great canyons the South Nahanni River has carved out in the area. Located in one canyon is the spectacular Virginia Falls with its massive flow of water split by huge Mason's Rock. The spectacular river and canyons of Nahanni National Park Reserve are popular with campers, hikers, canoeists, kayakers and whitewater enthusiasts.

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Northern Lights 

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The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis is a natural display of awesome colors in the northern sky created at night when solar clouds from the sun reach the earth and interact with the earth's magnetic field creating dazzling colorful aurora lights. Many tourist travel to northern areas of the planet including Canada just to see the Northern Lights. Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories is often considered the capital for aurora tourism.

Canadian Rockies 

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The beautiful Canadian Rockies stretch majestically from southern Alberta to northern British Columbia in western Canada. The highest peak in the Canadian Rockies is fantastic Mount Robson at 12,972 feet and five national parks in Canada Waterton Lakes, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho are all located in the Canadian Rockies. There are many scenic mountain hotels, resorts and lodges located in the Canadian Rockies that are extremely popular with tourists.

Image Source (Peyto Lake in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies)

Cabot Trail 

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The Cabot Trail is a fantastic scenic highway that runs 185 miles around Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. The Cabot Trail goes through Cape Breton Highlands National Park and through rugged coastline often well above the ocean that offers visitors spectacular majestic views. The Cabot Trail is a very popular tourist attraction in Canada and there are tourist accommodations at many points along the scenic roadway including hotels, motels and restaurants.

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Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Wonders_of_Canada

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