These Canadian destinations should be on everyone's bucket list.
Who knew that compiling a bucket list for Canadian travel would be more difficult than for the entire planet? Canada has more than its share of world-famous sights — Niagara Falls, Lake Louise, the CN Tower, Green Gables, the list goes on — but should they beat out less-travelled places that surpass their more popular rivals when it comes to ambiance, unadulterated beauty and the elusive concept of Canadian-ness?
This is a weighty question, one that becomes weightier still when our list, by definition, covers a mere 10 places to visit before we kick the proverbial bucket. Talk about a hard deadline. The best we can do, then, is include spots that transcend convenience, popularity, budgetary constraints and personal tastes, and deliver experiences that truly fit the expression "once in a lifetime."
* Video: Canada's newest national park
This species of whale has an unusual and mysterious tusk, once harvested and sold as a unicorn horn for 10 times its weight in gold.
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Date 11 hrs ago 2:04
Tooltip Information:The Narwhal's Mysterious TuskVideo by:Description: This species of whale has an unusual and mysterious tusk, once harvested and sold as a unicorn horn for 10 times its weight in gold.Rating: 5Views: 791
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