Unique, Must See Attractions in Canada

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Canada, also known as the Great White North, is the second largest country in the world, when you look at total area, being beaten only by Russia. Its other nickname – America’s Hat – lets you know exactly where in the world you’d find Canada, but it really is a lot more than simply the United States with a bit more snow.


Even discounting the gorgeous beaches, the snow-capped mountains, and the dense forests, Canada has a lot going for it. The cities are vibrant, with great restaurants and a fantastic nightlife, and you of course have the Rockies and the breath-taking Niagara Falls.


But forget all that – everyone knows those things. Boring! If you want something memorable, something special to talk about in the future, you’ll want to visit somewhere unique. Somewhere like one of the following suggestions:


Experience the Chill of the Diefenbunker


In Ottawa you can find the Diefenbunker, the only Cold War museum in Canada. With a number of fantastic exhibitions and attractions, you can learn all about the nuclear apocalypse that the Cold War was only one step away from.


The bunker was built as a failsafe, just in case the worst happened and the Russians attacked Canada. It was to protect the Canadian government from the nuclear blasts, and is now a National Historic Site, where you’ll be able to watch a documentary about the time, visit the emergency broadcast studio and step inside the war room for a fascinating insight.


Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before


Okay, so many people clearly have been here before, but the sentiment is there – in the small Canadian town of Vulcan you will come across the Vulcan Tourism and Trek Station. Constructed in 1998, the Museum pays looks like a hovering spaceship, paying homage to the fact that the town shares its name with the planet from Star Trek.


With space murals stretching from the floor to the ceiling, you’ll feel like you’re really voyaging through outer space, and you can even check out the memorabilia and pose in costume on the Green Screen. Don’t worry, you can’t miss Vulcan – it’s the town with the replica USS Enterprise outside!


Do You Think He Saw Us?


Head out into the scarily named Alberta Badlands for some adventure, but keep your wits about you – it is home to the world’s largest dinosaur! This Tyrannosaurus Rex lives up to its name (meaning “King of the Tyrant Lizards”), standing at a whopping 26 metres tall!


Made of fiberglass and steel, you can visit it for free, but if you want a more interesting time you should pay a small fee and walk up the dino! There are more than one hundred steps leading up to the mouth of the T. Rex, the walls lined with prehistoric bones and fossils.


Once you’ve had your fill of the toothy view, head down to the Royal Tyrrell Museum – dedicated to palaeontology, the museum is stuffed to the rafters with more than 40 dinosaur skeletons! If you’re looking to get around, book a rental car from AutoEurope.ca to find the best deals on car rentals.

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