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Help choose Canada’s Seven Wonders!

  • Published on Apr 26 2007 |
  • This article is tagged as: nahanni

This week CBC launched the Seven Wonders of Canada competition, asking Canadians to nominate their top Canadian wonder. CPAWS canvassed staff and volunteers to ask for their top picks.  We hope you\'ll consider nominating them by visiting the CBC website.

Here are the sites we nominated:

Nahanni, NWT

Nahanni National Park Reserve and World Heritage Site is Canada\'s most renowned northern boreal wilderness area, and home to wildlife such as woodland caribou, grizzly bears, Dall\'s sheep, and peregrine falcons.

Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, AB and BC

Truly Canadian emblems, Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay national parks evoke passion and wonder with their towering jagged peaks, rolling alpine meadows, glacier-fed streams and turquoise waters. Designated a World Heritage Site, this premier destination spot is home to grizzly bears, wolves and soaring eagles.

Three Rivers, YT

The Yukon\'s Three Rivers - the Snake, Wind and Bonnet Plume -- are nestled within the Peel Watershed and anchor two of our country\'s extraordinary natural regions – the boreal forest that cloaks northern Canada like a green mantle, and the Yellowstone to Yukon corridor – an important mountainous refuge for some of the world\'s largest populations of grizzly bears, wolves and eagles.

Gwaii Haanas, BC

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve within the Queen Charlotte Islands off the BC coast is home to the Haida First Nations. The Queen Charlottes are often referred to as the ‘Canadian Galapagos\' because of the number of unique species only found there.

Canada\'s woodland caribou

One of Canada\'s most well-loved iconic species, this emblematic creature that graces our quarter is threatened with extinction but we can still save it by protecting our vast intact Boreal forests and wetlands.

Algonquin Park, ON

Ontario\'s oldest provincial park, Algonquin Park is a sought-after paddling and camping destination and home to red wolves pine marten and black bears that has offered generations of urbanites their first experience of Canada\'s wilderness landscape.

Athabasca Sand dunes, SK

Rising suddenly from Saskatchewan\'s boreal forest on the shore of lake Athabasca, the spectacular Athabasca sand dunes are home to 52 species of rare plants.