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14 Mind-Blowing Things To See In Canada That Aren’t Trees Or Mountains

Canada's stunning natural landscape isn't all it has going for it. Visit Canada this summer and see what other amazing things our neighbor to the north has to offer.

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3. Whale-watching, British Columbia

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What could be more mind-blowing than seeing orcas, humpback whales, and Pacific grey whales in their natural habitat?! Many whale-watching tours leave from Vancouver and Victoria from May through October.

4. Kensington Market, Toronto

Kensington Market is a must-see in the heart of downtown Toronto. Nestled beside Chinatown, it's a one-stop shop for fresh produce, cute coffeeshops, diverse cuisine, and some colorful local flavor.

6. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

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While the ROM is complete with many extraordinary works of art, the structure itself is quite mind-blowing. The museum's massive renovation resulted in the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, a starkly modern addition to the museum's more traditional architectural style.

7. Maman, Ottawa

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This giant 30-foot spider sculpture designed by Louise Bourgeois lives in front of the National Gallery of Canada. If you get close enough, you'll be able to see the marble eggs nestled under the spider's belly!

9. Narcisse Snake Dens, Manitoba


The Narcisse Snake Dens in Manitoba are home to one of the largest gatherings of red-sided garter snakes in the world. Many tourists gather here for the three weeks in May or September when several thousand red-sided garters slither around.

10. Habitat 67, Montreal

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This architectural marvel was first imagined as a potential solution for redefining apartment living in Montreal. Today, it remains one of the most prominent pieces of architecture in Canada.

12. Igloofest, Montreal

There are few things as mind-blowing as seeing thousands of people gather in the middle of winter for an incredible outdoor electronic music festival. Despite the freezing temperatures in January and February, the energy of the crowd is far from chilly!

Visit Canada this summer and see all of the incredible things it has to offer, besides trees and mountains of course.