It’s too bad; as I’ve been learning this year in Cultural Heritage Tourism, it would have been good for the region – and the country – if we were able to lay claim to a Wonder of the World.
However, Canada is home to 15 UNESCO World Heritage sites – that’s pretty impressive! Looking at the list, I’m sorry to say I’ve only had the privilege of visiting two of them; I’ve seen the Rideau Canal a couple of times, and drove through the Rockies several years ago. It was a lovely afternoon spent wandering in Banff, Alberta. I even got to horseback ride!
Note: If you go to Banff, bring money. Lots of money. Buying a sweatshirt to cope with the unseasonably cold August days that year would have cost more than my entire souvenir budget.
Here are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Canada can lay claim to:
- L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
- Nahanni National Park #
- Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek # * 5
- Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
- SGang Gwaay
- Wood Buffalo National Park
- Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks # 6
- Historic District of Old Québec
- Gros Morne National Park
- Old Town Lunenburg
- Waterton Glacier International Peace Park *
- Miguasha National Park
- Rideau Canal
- Joggins Fossil Cliffs