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The Trans-Canada Highway length (using the Perth-Peterborough Parry Sound route) runs 4,725 mi. It is the longest national highway in the world.

Canada has the world's longest coastline at 125,567 mi.

Canada’s Mackenzie River—spanning the Northwest Territories, Alberta and British Columbia—is 2,635 mi long.

Canada’s highest waterfall, Della Falls in British Columbia, is 1,444 ft. high.

The world’s highest tide occurs at the Bay of Fundy at Burntcoat Head, Nova Scotia. The mean large-tide range is 49 feet.

The largest island in the world located in a lake is in Manitoulan Island, Ontario.

Canada's Arctic island chain includes six of the world's 30 largest islands and covers 540,543 sq mi.

Canada’s Great Lakes—Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario—are the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world.

Hudson’s Bay is the largest bay in the world, with a shoreline of 7,623 mi and an area of 476,000 sq. mi.

It is estimated that there are some two million lakes in Canada.

Canada has 41 natural wonders, ranging from singing sands and ancient hoodoos to a 1,300-year-old lava cone and a world-famous dinosaur graveyard.

You can experience one of nature’s most magnificent phenomena, the spectacular Northern Lights (or aurora borealis) regularly anywhere in northern Canada, particularly in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. You can also catch a glimpse of the lights, one of Earth’s greatest celestial wonders, in the northern parts of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec and Labrador.

Dinosaur Provincial Park, in the heart of Alberta's badlands, contains some of the most important fossil discoveries ever made from the Age of Reptiles. Some of the largest dinosaur treasures are housed in the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, west of Fort Macleod, Alberta, is one of the world’s largest and best-preserved buffalo jumps, and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.

Canada’s highest mountain is Mount Logan in Yukon. It is 19,551 ft. high.

The largest glacier in the Canadian Rocky Mountains is Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park, Alberta.

The longest bridge over sea in the world is the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge, which links Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick.

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge is the 554-ft-long suspended footbridge over the gorge at Coaticook in Quebec’s Eastern Townships.

Canada and the US share the world’s longest border at 3,145 mi on land and 2,381 mi over water.

Québec City is the only walled city north of Mexico. The Historical District of Québec was designated a World Heritage Site in 1985.

People claim the streets are paved with gold in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and it’s true. When you visit, check the sidewalk in front of the Bank of Commerce to see a sample of Yellowknife gold.

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