From kissing the cod to driving up a glacier, these are 10 things that can only be done within our borders.
It's not the size of your country, it's what you do with it that counts. Canada epitomizes this adage, with its 9,984,670 square kilometres encompassing scores of mountain ranges, thousands of lakes, the world's longest coastline, glaciers, Arctic tundra, even a desert. This geographical diversity makes it ideal for just about every active, adventurous, fashionable or edible diversion out there — and some, like the 10 that follow, that only the Great White North could produce.
Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened th... More Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened the way for an American wilderness system that has grown to more than 110 million protected acres in which, the act says, "the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." More proposed areas await congressional approval, including the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana and the Columbine-Hondo in New Mexico. Read more about the legacy of the Wilderness Act online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/wilderness-act/kolbert-text
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