Explore150: Go Canada!

What place in Canada most defines you as a Canadian? Vote while you’re here, then follow us @Explore150 to join the discussion and show us on Instagram #Explore150!

Through this participatory process, you will identify and vote for your favourite natural, historic, and cultural sites across each province and territory, ultimately choosing the Canadian places and milestones we highlight in our Explore150 mobile app – to be launched November 1st! Stay tuned for updates on the project.

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  1. John Walter Museum

    The John Walter Museum is a hidden gem tucked away in the Edmonton River Valley. Visit the three original homes of John Walter (built in 1875, 1886 and 1901) and discover the life of hard-working John Walter and the community that formed around him & his numerous business endeavors.

    The John Walter Museum is free and open to the public every Sunday from 1-5 PM (April 15th- August 26th) and 1-4 PM (March 10th – April 14th & August 26th – Dec. 15th)

    63 votes
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  2. Cape Spear Lighthouse

    The oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland, constructed on the easternmost point in North America; built in 1835 by the Colony of Newfoundland to signal the approach to St. John's harbour

    56 votes
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  3. Château Frontenac

    The Château Frontenac is a grand hotel in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, which is operated as Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Prior to the building of the hotel, the site was occupied by the Chateau Haldimand, residence of the British colonial governors of Lower Canada and Quebec. The hotel is generally recognized as the most photographed hotel in the world, in large part because of how it dominates the skyline of Quebec City. The Château Frontenac was named after Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, who was governor of the colony of New France from 1672 to 1682 and 1689 to…

    53 votes
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  4. Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

    A place to discover the local marine life. Includes touch tanks!

    49 votes
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  5. North American Game Warden Museum and International Peace Garden

    Come visit Us! The North American Game Warden Museum is the only museum of its kind that houses taxidermy and artifacts related to the Game Warden Profession where everything has been confiscated from poachers or at a Canadian/US border. The stories are an eye opener into their world. It also houses the only memorial dedicated strictly to Game Wardens in both Canada and the United States. It is Canadian representation for Wardens across our country but also encompasses our neighbours to the south. The museum is located at the International Peace Garden whose focus is not only gardens but about…

    43 votes
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  6. Stanley Park Pavilion

    Stanley Park is a 404.9-hectare (1,001-acre) urban park bordering downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was opened in 1888 by Mayor David Oppenheimer in the name of Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor-General of Canada.

    42 votes
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  7. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

    Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a buffalo jump located where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains begin to rise from the prairie 18 km northwest of Fort Macleod, Alberta. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of a museum of Blackfoot culture. Head-Smashed-In was abandoned in the 19th century after European contact. The site was first recorded by Europeans in the 1880s, and first excavated by the American Museum of Natural History in 1938. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1968, a Provincial Historic Site in 1979, and a World Heritage Site in 1981. The…

    34 votes
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  8. Signal Hill

    A landmark promontory that frames the entrance to St. John's Harbour, identifiable by the profile of Cabot Tower; site played important roles in Canada's defence and communications histories

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  9. Dinosaur Provincial Park

    Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about two and a half hours drive southeast of Calgary, Alberta, Canada or 48 kilometres (30 mi), about a half hour drive, northeast of Brooks. The park is situated in the valley of the Red Deer River, which is noted for its striking badland topography. The park is well known for being one of the richest dinosaur fossil locales in the world. Forty dinosaur species have been discovered at the park and more than 500 specimens have been removed and exhibited in museums across the globe. The renowned fossil assemblage…

    28 votes
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  10. The Royal Ontario Museum

    An amazing museum that showcases amazing exhibits throughout the year. It's also a major source of memories for a lot of young people who have grown up in Toronto.

    28 votes
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  11. Fortress of Louisburg

    The Fortress of Louisbourg (French: Forteresse de Louisbourg) is a National Historic Site of Canada and the location of a one-quarter partial reconstruction of an 18th-century French fortress at Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Its two sieges, especially that of 1758, were turning points in the Anglo-French struggle for what today is Canada.

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  12. 26 votes
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  13. Niagara Falls

    Most amazing natural site in Ontario located close to millions of people

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  14. Africville

    Africville was a small community located on the southern shore of Bedford Basin, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. During the 20th century, the City of Halifax began to encroach on the southern shores of Bedford Basin, and the community was eventually included as part of the city through municipal amalgamation. Africville was populated almost entirely by Black Nova Scotians from a wide selection of origins. The community and its dwellings were ordered destroyed, and residents evicted during the late 1960s in advance of the opening of the nearby A. Murray MacKay Bridge, related highway construction and the Port of Halifax…

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  15. Ontario Science Centre

    An iconic cultural attraction, the Ontario Science Centre is home to interactive experiences with science and technology. We not only develop and source the world’s best exhibitions – supplemented with relevant programming to provide engaging experiences – but aim to make a fundamental difference in the lives of our visitors. How: by providing them the skills and attributes to create a better future for the planet.

    Our vision: Inspiring a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for the planet.

    Our purpose: The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the communities we serve. We…

    21 votes
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  16. Muttart Conservatory

    Nestled in Edmonton's beautiful river valley, the iconic pyramids of Muttart Conservatory offer a year-round escape into the beauty of the world's plant life. Vibrant, colourful, tranquil and inspirational, the pyramids’ display gardens are a welcome oasis for all.

    Three of Muttart's four pyramids house permanent displays, each featuring plants from different regions of the world: tropical forests, temperate forests, and arid lands . Muttart's fourth pyramid is the "feature pavilion", which houses displays that change every six-eight weeks.

    Muttart is open seven days a week: Friday-Wednesday 10am-5pm; Thursdays 10am-9pm; holidays 11am - 5pm. Drop by for a guided tour…

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  17. Vancouver Public Library

    This is the second Vancouver Public Library central branch building after the Carnegie and before the current Library Square opened in 1995. The building is occupied by a music store and the studios of CTV Vancouver station CIVT-TV.

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  18. Cape Race Lighthouse

    At the time of this lighthouse's construction, it was the most important light on the dangerous southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula and it housed one of the most powerful lighting apparatuses in the world

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  19. Myra Canyon Trestles, Kelowna, BC

    The Myra Canyon Trestles are a part of the Kettle Valley Railway, which began construction in 1910. They were completed in 1914. Originally comprised of twenty trestles (one was bypassed and another was filled in), this site was the highest of the entire Kettle Valley Railway. (1249.68 m above sea level). In January of 2003, after almost a decade of restoration work, the trestles were named a place of "natural historic significance" (National Historic Sites and Monuments Board). The trestles were now a beautiful walking and biking trail. But it was not to last. In mid-August of 2003, the Okanagan…

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  20. Water Street Historic District

    Twenty 19th-century mercantile buildings on Water Street near the harbour; representative of the business establishments associated with the Newfoundland fisheries and the Atlantic trade

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