Results for - Eight Natural Wonders of Canada
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Due to 2016's being the 100th year of the National Park service in the US, we've heard a lot recently about American national parks. Here are some of the outstanding parks to visit in Canada. (Many thanks to HomeAway for the pictures and information. WARNING: This survey is way long.)
1. Niagara Falls (Ontario)--- Essentially the holy grail of natural wonders. Experience what it's like to be up close to the thunderous echoes of the three neighbouring cascades. There are several ways you can observe this natural spectacle---a boat tour on the iconic Maid of the Mist or take the Journey Behind the Falls, where you'll trek through tunnels behind the cascades, leading to an observation deck perfect for feeling the roaring sensation occurring just metres away. Have you ever been to Niagara Falls?
Yes, the Canadian and American sides
Yes, the Canadian side only
Yes, the American side only
2. Northern Lights (Alberta)--- You've probably seen images of the Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, but seeing this dazzling, illuminating show in the sky in person is a completely different experience. There are a few well-known locations spread out through the primary Canadian territories that are renowned for their Northern Light activity, but taking a trip to Fort McMurray in Alberta is practically a guarantee to view the evening sky like you've never seen it before. Have you ever seen the Northern Lights?
Yes, from a location in Canada
Yes, from a location other than Canada
3. Dinosaur Provincial Park (Alberta)---Taking a trip to Dinosaur Provincial Park in Brooks, Alberta, is pretty much the closest you'll ever get to visiting a home for these prehistoric beasts. It's estimated that this region of Canada was at one time bursting with more than 40 species of dinosaurs. You can also embark on guided hiking tours that will enlighten you to the history of wildlife, fossils and landscape changes that have occurred over time. Have you ever been to Dinosaur Provincial Park?
4. Nahanni National Park (Northwest Territories)--- This is one of the premier places in all of Canada to hike nearly a dozen different trails that all encompass their own stunning natural wonders. You'll have views over two of the park's primary bodies of water, Britnell Creek and the South Nahanni River. Climbing up Sunblood Mountain can give hikers a chance to take a panoramic photograph of the park's layout. There's also a 15-kilometre trail that's bursting with scenery with every twist and turn of the path. Does this sound/look like a place you'd like to visit?
5. Singing Sand (Prince Edward Island)--- While most people have heard of listening to the soothing sounds of seashells, it's rare that you hear about being serenaded by sand. Scientists still aren't exactly sure what causes this natural phenomenon, but taking a stroll through the sands of Basin Head creates a unique sound when your feet touch the surface, an almost whistling-like tune that many say sounds like faint singing. Would you like to hear the singing sand?
6. Hopewell Rocks (New Brunswick)--- Onlookers can either stroll along the shores of the Bay of Fundy to explore the unique layout of the area, or be forced to stay clear of the premises due to waters reaching depths of 16 metres (52 feet). This is due to the extreme low and high tide that occurs daily, but once the waters have retreated, getting a glimpse of the Hopewell Rocks is what makes this destination distinctive. These rocks, during low tide, stand 12 to 20 metres tall (39 to 65 feet) with no water surrounding them, and feature formations with trees attached to their tops, giving them their nickname of "flowerpot rocks." Do the Hopewell Rocks sound like something you'd like to see?
7. Algonquin Provincial Park (Ontario)--- Besides being the oldest Provincial Park in the entire country, this National Historic Site of Canada offers guests with plenty of chances to paddle across several different rivers, or even go dog sledding in the winter time. Visiting Algonquin Provincial Park will also provide you with a chance to see the inspiration given to the Group of Seven, a collective of Canadian artists from the 1920s whose work was often sparked by the impressive park scenery. Have you ever been to Algonquin Provincial Park?
No, it doesn't interest me.
8. MacMillan Provincial Park (British Columbia)--- Most forests tend to look the same. However, one trip through the Cathedral Grove located in MacMillan Provincial Park will forever heighten your standards when it comes to judging evergreen terrain. Most of the trees found in this forests are nearly 1,000 years old, and standing under the giant Douglas fir trees is definitely a grand, yet humbling experience. It's no secret how beautiful Cathedral Grove is, as the forest was deemed one of the Seven Wonders of Canada by CBC Television. Have you ever visited this forest?
Yes, and it was all right.
No, but it sounds like a place I'd like to visit.
No, it doesn't sound interesting to me.