Canada’s World Wonders

Overview

Take an eclectic journey across Canada to seek out our world-renowned natural and historic landmarks.

With its immense size, its range of landscapes, and its diverse cultures, Canada has a wealth of natural and historic sites recognized by institutions, such as UNESCO, the National Geographic Society, and Atlas Obscura, among others.

In 1885, the formation of Banff National Park touched off the creation of a vast network of natural parks and heritage sites that has grown to include Old Quebec, the Rideau Canal, and the Fortress of Louisbourg.

Aboriginal UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Alberta and the Gwaii Haanas totems in British Columbia, as well as such indigenous cultural sites as ancient Inukshuks and Ontario’s “Stonehenge”-like boulder configurations, are among the ancient and iconic wonders of this land.

In a coast-to-coast survey of Canada’s natural and historical marvels, this book also highlights Canada’s engineering wonders, including the world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel and the Trans-Canada Highway, the world’s longest named highway.

About the Author

Ron Brown

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014
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Ron Brown

Ron Brown is a geographer and heritage writer. He has authored more than twenty books, including Rails Over the Mountains, The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, and The Top 150 Unusual Things to See in Ontario. A past chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada, he also conducts tours along Ontario’s back roads. He lives in East York, Ontario.