- Cape Enrage (New Brunswick): Just east of Fundy National Park, you'll find a surprisingly harsh coastal terrain of high rocky cliffs pounded by the sea. Route 915 offers a wonderful detour off the beaten path.
- Signal Hill (Newfoundland): Signal Hill marks the entrance to St. John's harbor. Besides the history that was made here, it's uncommonly scenic, with views of a coast that hasn't changed in 500 years. The North Head Trail is one of Newfoundland's most dramatic -- and it's entirely within city limits.
- Bonavista Peninsula (Newfoundland): The peninsula's northernmost tip offers a superb vantage point for spotting icebergs, even into midsummer. You'll also see puffins, whales, and one of the most scenic lighthouses in eastern Canada.
- Terrasse Dufferin in Québec City (Québec): Every narrow street, leafy plaza, sidewalk cafe, horse-drawn calèche, and church spire in Québec City breathes recollections of the provincial cities of the mother country of France. Atop the bluff overlooking the St. Lawrence River, this handsome boardwalk promenade, with its green-and-white-topped gazebos, looks much as it did 100 years ago, when ladies with parasols and gentlemen with top hats strolled it on sunny afternoons, with the turrets of the Château Frontenac as a backdrop. At night, the river below is the color of liquid mercury, and music from the boîtes in Lower Town echoes faintly.
- Niagara Falls (Ontario): This is still a wonder of nature, despite its commercial exploitation. You can experience the falls from the cockpit of a helicopter or from the decks of the Maid of the Mist, which takes you into the roaring maelstrom. The least intimidating view is from the Skylon Tower.
- Agawa Canyon (Ontario): To see the northern Ontario wilderness that inspired the Group of Seven, take the Agawa Canyon Train Tour on a 184km (114-mile) trip from the Soo to Hearst through the Agawa Canyon, where you can spend a few hours exploring scenic waterfalls and vistas. The train snakes through a vista of deep ravines and lakes, hugging the hillsides and crossing gorges on skeletal trestle bridges.
- Moraine Lake in Banff National Park (Alberta): Ten snow-clad peaks towering up to 3,000m (9,843 ft.) rear up dramatically behind this gem-blue tiny lake. Rent a canoe and paddle to the mountains' base.
- Vancouver (British Columbia): With the most beautiful setting of any city in Canada or indeed the world, there are numerous places to take in the view of mountains, city, and ocean: on the oft-snow-clad peaks of Grouse Mountain, accessible via a quick tram ride; or from the window of your harbor-side hotel room in the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver. But the best way remains the cheapest: Round about sunset, wander to English Bay Beach near the corner of Denman and Davie streets, grab an ice cream or a coffee or nothing at all, and watch as the sun shimmers red, and then descends behind Vancouver Island, lighting the Coast Mountains, Vancouver, and English Bay in a warm red glow.
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