Best Features of Canada by: sumeera

BEAUTIFUL SCENERIES

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS: The Northern Lights (also called the Aurora Borealis) are collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun. They then enter the earths atmosphere, and that's how we have the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights are best seen in Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories. They are visible from late September to March, anywhere from 6pm - 6am.

Cathedral Grove, British Columbia

Cathedral Grove: Cathedral Grove is a forest on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. This place is extremely beautiful. What adds to its beauty is the enormous trees. Some trees are 800 years old and measure 9 meters in circumference.

Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta

Dinosaur Provincial Park: Dinosaur Provincial Park is located in Alberta. It is known as one of the biggest dinosaur graveyards. The park has fossils of about 40 different species of dinosaurs.

Tourist Attractions

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls are Canada's most famous natural attraction. The falls drop about 57 meters. They have been a tourist attraction for over 100 years.

CN Tower

CN Tower: The CN Tower is one of the world's tallest structures, standing 553 metres high. The tower is visible from almost anywhere in the city. At night, the tower is lit in different colours.

Old Quebec

Old Quebec: Old Quebec contains the city's most historic buildings. The place is well developed for tourism. It has many museums and artists display their paintings here.

Culture and Diversity

Vancouver Celebration of Light

Vancouver Celebration of Light: The Vancouver Celebration of Light is a huge event. The largest fireworks competition takes place here, every summer in Vancouver.

Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival: The Toronto International Film Festival is one of the leading film festivals in the world. They are held every September. Movies such as Hotel Rwanda, American Beauty, etc. have made their premieres here.

Winterlude, Ottawa

Winterlude: The Winterlude is a huge festival that is held in Ottawa. It is held on the first three weekends in February. There are many fun and exciting activities there for everyone. The Winterlude features ice skating on the world's largest rink.

Why Should These Features Of Canada Be Celebrated?

Our country Canada, has so much to share with us. Canada has breathtaking sceneries, tourist attractions, culture, diversity, and so much more! I think all of this should be celebrated. Very often, we take things for granted. We also ignore what's around us. We forget to stop and take a look at the beautiful country we are living in, and thank god for it. I think we should celebrate everything our country has given us because that's one way we can show respect and gratitude towards our country. One thing we all should keep in mind is that not everyone gets what we Canadians have. We have natural resources, beautiful views, rural areas, urban areas, clean water, and last but definitely not least, we are living in a free country. So, celebrating what we have is something that we all should do - and not just on Canada day or Independence day, but every single day.

Credits:

Created with images by JanTemmel - "canada canadian flag flag" • Traveloscopy - "Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis" • Melody Ayres-Griffiths - "Cathedral Grove" • Brainrotting - "Canada, Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park" • ataribravo99 - "niagara falls waterfall" • Bob Linsdell - "CN Tower, Toronto (460139)" • xddorox - "Quebec City" • kennymatic - "Let there be light!" • Peter Kudlacz - "TIFF Fans" • David.R.Carroll - "Winterlude 2009 Light Show Time-lapse"

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