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Celebrate the coast-to-coast beauty of Canada on Earth Day

Signal Hill, St. John's; a great sight in Newfoundland. JIM BYERS PHOTO

Signal Hill, St. John’s; a great sight in Newfoundland. JIM BYERS PHOTO


From Bonavista to Vancouver Island, indeed.
We’re blessed – far beyond blessed, actually – to have so much natural wonder in this country called Canada. I’ve been lucky enough in my travels to see a bit of it. So here’s a look at some of our most wondrous national parks and other top natural sites.
Hope you enjoy the slide show. And Happy Earth Day …
Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta is one of Canada's best, with glorious beauty and not too many visitor.s

Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta is one of Canada’s best, with glorious beauty and not too many visitors. JIM BYERS PHOTO


Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Cabot Trail are one of the world's best drives. The hiking is excellent, too. And don't forget the music!

Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Cabot Trail are one of the world’s best drives. The hiking is excellent, too. And don’t forget the music! JIM BYERS PHOTO


Rock Island Lodge is a lovely spot on Lake Superior near Wawa, Ontario. A drive along the shores of Lake Superior is a magical experience, with waterfalls and lonely beaches by the score.

Rock Island Lodge is a lovely spot on Lake Superior near Wawa, Ontario. A drive along the shores of Lake Superior is a magical experience, with waterfalls and lonely beaches by the score. JIM BYERS PHOTO


Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie is a fantastic spot in Quebec. Try a boat ride on the river if the hiking looks too strenuous.

Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie is a fantastic spot in Quebec. Try a boat ride on the river if the hiking looks too strenuous. TOURISM QUEBEC PHOTO


The open skies, snow-capped mountains and pure fresh air of Kluane National Park make this a great spot in the Yukon.

The open skies, snow-capped mountains and pure fresh air of Kluane National Park make this a great spot in the Yukon. JIM BYERS PHOTO


Blue Rocks is a tiny village just a few minutes down the road from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Blue Rocks is a tiny village just a few minutes down the road from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. JIM BYERS PHOTO


Sonora Resort in British Columbia offers marvellous grizzly bear tours. GIve these animals the respect they deserve, and keep your distance!

Sonora Resort in British Columbia offers marvellous grizzly bear tours. Give these animals the respect they deserve, and keep your distance! JIM BYERS PHOTO


Boating on the S. Saskatchewan River is a great way to see Saskatoon and it's surroundings.

Boating on the S. Saskatchewan River is a great way to see Saskatoon and it’s surroundings. SASKATOON TOURISM PHOTO


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Cycling is a great way to enjoy the gentle island of PEI and Prince Edward Island National Park. PHOTO BY JOHN SYLVESTER/PARKS CANADA

Cycling is a great way to enjoy the gentle island of PEI and Prince Edward Island National Park. PHOTO BY JOHN SYLVESTER/PARKS CANADA


Point Pelee National Park is the southernmost point in Canada. It's a great spot for boating, bird-watching and enjoying nature up-close. JIM BYERS PHOTO

Point Pelee National Park is the southernmost point in Canada. It’s a great spot for boating, bird-watching and enjoying nature up-close. JIM BYERS PHOTO


Gulf Islands National Park is another great spot to enjoy nature in British Columbia. PHOTO BY CHRISTIAN J. STEWART/PARKS CANADA

Gulf Islands National Park is another great spot to enjoy nature in British Columbia. PHOTO BY CHRISTIAN J. STEWART/PARKS CANADA


Gros Morne National Park is a Newfoundland treasure. Try a boat ride along the fjord-like channels or hike the mountains for stupendous views. PARKS CANADA PHOTO

Gros Morne National Park is a Newfoundland treasure. Try a boat ride along the fjord-like channels or hike the mountains for stupendous views. PARKS CANADA PHOTO


A close-up visit with a glacier is a wonderful way to explore the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff, Alberta.

A close-up visit with a glacier is a wonderful way to explore the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff, Alberta. JIM BYERS PHOTO


You can't mention the beauty of Canada and not include Niagara Falls. Can you? JIM BYERS PHOTO

You can’t mention the beauty of Canada and not include Niagara Falls. Can you? JIM BYERS PHOTO


I confess I haven't managed it yet, but a trip to Churchill, Manitoba to see the polar bears is a very Canadian experience for Earth Day. PHOTO COURTESY DOLLAR PHOTO CLUB

I confess I haven’t managed it yet, but a trip to Churchill, Manitoba to see the polar bears is a very Canadian experience for Earth Day. PHOTO COURTESY DOLLAR PHOTO CLUB


Being so far west, Tofino B.C. will be one of the last places in Canada to celebrate Earth Day. Take a walk on the beach and enjoy.... JIM BYERS PHOTO

Being so far west, Tofino B.C. will be one of the last places in Canada to celebrate Earth Day. Take a walk on the beach and enjoy…. JIM BYERS PHOTO


Checking the tides on the Bay of Fundy is an amazing experience in New Brunswick. CANADIAN TOURISM COMMISSION PHOTO

Checking the tides on the Bay of Fundy is an amazing experience in New Brunswick. CANADIAN TOURISM COMMISSION PHOTO

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