Canada is the northernmost country in North America and is surrounded by three oceans (Pacific to the west, Arctic to the north and Atlantic to the east). With 10 provinces and three territories, Canada is the largest country in the world by total area. Apart from being a country with 10 provinces, Canada is also the country with the most slot players in the world, that’s why Canada has earned the nickname the agen slot in the world. Canada’s border with the United States to the northwest (Alaska) and to the south is the longest border in the world. Here is a list of the top 10 landmarks in the beautiful country of Canada:
1. Confederation Bridge
With its official opening on 31 May 1997, the Confederation Bridge lies on the Abegweit Passage of the Northumberland Strait and connects the provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. This 2-lane highway bridge has a length of 12.8 km and is the longest bridge in the world that crosses ice-covered waters. The majority of the bridge is 40 meters above the water, with a navigation span of 60 meters for traveling vessels. The speed limit on the bridge is 80 km/h and it takes approximately 10 minutes to cross. Before the construction of the Confederation Bridge, people who wanted to visit Prince Edward Island had to travel by ferry.
2. West Edmonton Mall
Located in Edmonton, Alberta, the West Edmonton Mall is the largest shopping center in North America and the fifth largest worldwide. This location was previously the largest property globally from 1981 to 2004. With an area of over 6 million square feet, the property contains more than 800 stores & services, and employs more than 23,000 employees. There is also parking for more than 20,000 vehicles.
With over 28 million visitors annually, the property boasts a multitude of theme parks & attractions, for example Galaxyland, World Waterpark, Marine Life, Ice Palace, Putt n’ Glow & Deep Sea Derby. They also have a wide range of nightlife & dining options, such as the Cactus Club, Edmonton Event Centre, Empire Ballroom, Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Palace Casino and other lounges. We also can’t forget their three theaters, along with endless other attractions, such as the Center of Gravity, Skateboard Park, and the Fun House & Haunted House.
3. Hopewell Rocks
Hopewell Rocks is a tidal eroded rock chain located on the upper edge of the Bay of Fundy. Specifically, they are located at Hopewell Cape, which is near Moncton, New Brunswick. The bedrock formations are covered with water twice a day, but can also be observed from above ground during low tide. With tides sometimes as high as 52 feet, Hopewell Rocks is home to one of the highest homogeneous tides in the world. Also in the area is Fundy National Park, which has approximately 110 kilometers of hiking trails, 40 kilometers of mountain biking trails, and includes numerous camping areas.
4. Saint Joseph’s Oratory
Saint Joseph’s Oratory is a Roman Catholic basilica located on the western slope of Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec. Construction began in 1904 for the Saint Andre Bessette, but then had to be enlarged due to the number of visitors. The dome of the Oratory is the third largest in the world, next to the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro, which is located in Ivory Coast, and the Basilica of Saint Peter, which is located in Rome.
Saint Joseph’s Oratory is the largest church in Canada. Brother Andre is reported to have cured many visitors to the Oratory. This place also contains the heart of Brother Andre, whom he asked to remain there as the protection of the basilica. With a seating capacity of 1,000 people, Saint Joseph’s Oratory receives more than two million visitors and pilgrims every year. The oratory was featured in the 1989 film “Jesus de Montreal” and was also used as the image representing the city of Montreal in the game “Monopoly: Here and New: The World Edition”.
5. Chateau Lake Louise
Located on the eastern shore of Lake Louise, near Banff, Alberta, Chateau Lake Louise was originally built in 1890. Built by the Canadian Pacific Railway, Chateau Lake Louise is a “relative” according to the Banff Springs Hotel & Chateau Frontenac. With the lake in front of the hotel and a mountain glacier behind it, the views are truly breathtaking. The area around the hotel is part of the Banff National Park, which has also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Since 1982, the hotel has been open all year round and offers endless activities for nature lovers, including hiking, canoeing, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, ice sculpture contests, traveling snowshoeing & sledding. This top Canadian tourist destination has been visited by Christopher Reeve & Marilyn Monroe.
Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Parliament Hill gets approximately three million visitors each year. This hill was originally used by the First Nations people, followed by the adventurers &pmerchants who congregate there during their travels. This site was also used as the location of a military base, which is considered Barrack Hill. With an area of 88,480 square meters, Parliament Hill is located between the Ottawa River (north), Rideau Canal (east), Wellington Street (south) & Kent Street near Supreme Court (west). Parliament Hill has some outstanding architecture, including the Center Block and Peace Tower.
7. Canadian Rockies
Known as the primary mountain range in western North America, the Canadian Rockies stretch for more than 4,828 km between the state of New Mexico in the United States and the province of British Columbia in Canada. The Canadian Rockies range from British Columbia to Alberta. Unlike the American Rockies, the Canadian Rockies are composed of shale and limestone.
The Canadian Rockies are also known for their high peaks, such as Mount Columbia, which is 3,747 meters high and Mount Robson, which has a height of 3,954 meters. Four national parks located in the Canadian Rockies are part of the World Heritage Sites. These parks are Banff, Kootenay, Yoho & Jasper. There is another park, considered Waterton, that is not part of the World Heritage Site.
8. CN Tower
Located in Toronto, Ontario, the CN Tower is a communications and observation tower, used by radio and television stations. Built in 1976, it stands an astonishing 1,815 feet. For 34 years, the tower held the records for the tallest tower in the world and the tallest freestanding structure such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Canton Tower in Guangzhou.
However, it is still the tallest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere. With a very high size, this tower attracts lightning and is struck up to 50 times a year. The CN Tower attracts more than two million visitors every year. Many tourists take the elevator up to the SkyPod, which is the largest observation deck in the world, to see the breathtaking views.
9. Château Frontenac
Chateau Frontenac is a large hotel located in Quebec City overlooking the St. Lawrence. The hotel is called Louis de Baude, Count of Frontenac. He was governor of the colony of New France from 1672 to 1682 and again from 1689 to 1698. Chateau Frontenac first opened in 1893, five years after its sister-hotel, Hotel Banff Springs, opened in Banff National Park, Alberta.
Alfred Hitchcock’s drama film “I Confess” was filmed at this hotel in 1953. Princess Grace, Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt also visited this hotel. With more than 600 rooms and suites, Chateau Frontenac holds the Guinness World Record for being the “most photographed hotel in the world”.
10. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is located on the Niagara River which lies on the border of the provinces of Ontario and the state of New York. Horseshoe Falls is located on the Canadian side of the border. Niagara Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America with an average of 4 million cubic feet of water falling over the zenith line every minute.
Horseshoe Falls emits 90% of the water of the Niagara River and is also a valuable source of electricity and water energy. Niagara Falls is a huge tourist attraction with around 30 million visitors every year. At night, there are spotlights that illuminate both sides of the waterfall until midnight. Many tourists also take a cruise ship, named Maid of the Mist, which takes passengers under the waterfall.
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