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15 Canadian Superstructures You Need To See For Yourself

It's time to marvel at the wonder of brilliant engineering — on the road and around the country. Hop in the all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra and check out these amazing Canadian superstructures.

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1. Glacier Skywalk || Jasper National Park, Jasper, Alberta

Situated in the middle of the Canadian Rockies of Jasper National Park sits the Glacier Skywalk. This composition of steel and glass offers breathtaking views of the glacier-formed valleys and waterfalls. Take in the views 918 feet (280 metres) above the natural beauty.

2. Habitat 67 || Montreal, Quebec

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Perched on the manmade peninsula Cité du Havre, Habitat 67 is a unique apartment building set along the St. Lawrence River. This 12-storey architectural monument is a visual delight to not only its residents but also visitors to the area.

3. Royal Ontario Museum || Toronto, Ontario

Located on the corner of Bloor Street West and Avenue Road, the Royal Ontario Museum(ROM) sits at the edge of the University of Toronto campus. Founded in 1912, the ROM is the largest museum in Canada. The juxtaposition of the original building sitting next to the Daniel Libeskind designed Michael Lee-Chin Crystal entrance is certainly a sight to behold.

4. The Biosphère || Montreal, Quebec

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Originally serving as the U.S. platform for the 1967 World's Fair, the Biosphère was designed by the renowned Buckminster Fuller. After serving as a recreational space, the location was converted to an environmental museum in 1995. Take in the beauty of the geodesic dome located in Parc Jean-Drapeau on Ile Sainte-Hélène.

6. Absolute Towers || Mississauga, Ontario

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At the cross-section of Hurontario and Burnhamthorpe sits Absolute World Towers 1 and 2. Designed by MADD Architects, these mesmerizing condos transformed the skyline of Mississauga with their smooth lines. The towers are even popularly referred to as the Marilyn Monroe Towers.

7. Peace Bridge || Calgary, Alberta

Spanning across the Bow River, the Peace Bridge is a pedestrian walkway and bike path that connects Downtown Calgary and the neighbourhood of Sunnyside. Designed by Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, he chose the color red to complement Calgary's ever-changing seasonal landscape.

8. Casa Loma || Toronto, Ontario

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With over 350,000 yearly visitors, Casa Loma is one of Toronto's top tourist locations. The castle served as the home of the founder of the Toronto Electric Light Company, Sir Henry Pellatt. With the aid of Canadian architect E.J. Lennox, Sir Pellat was able to construct his dream home in 1911.

10. Notre-Dame Basilica || Montreal, Quebec

Starting out as a small wooden chapel in 1642, the Notre-Dame Basilica has transformed into an awe-inspiring Gothic Revival cathedral that is visited by thousands each year. Apart from the beautiful structure, you can admire the craftsmanship and ornate decoration that fill the church. Located near Old Port Montreal, this is definitely a must-visit for anyone new to the city.

11. Art Gallery of Alberta || Edmonton, Alberta

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When in Alberta, be sure to take in the art both inside and outside the Art Gallery of Alberta. Located in the heart of the Arts District in downtown Edmonton, the 85,000-square-foot museum is the center for the presentation of regional, national, and international art. Architect Randall Stout cites the inspiration to the curving lines of the building to have been inspired by the North Saskatchewan River and aurora borealis.

12. Kinsol Trestle Bridge || Cowichan Valley, British Columbia

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The Kinsol Trestle Bridge is one of the tallest free-standing timber rail trestle structures in the world. Measuring at 614 feet (187 metres) in length and 145 feet (44 metres) in height, the Kinsol Trestle stands as a pseudo-monument to the early days of mining and logging. Be sure you make it a point to cross the Koksilah River at this wooden landmark.

13. Canal Rideau || Ottawa, Ontario

If you're in Ottawa you need to make an effort to visit Canal Rideau. This 45 lock, 126 miles (202 km) long canal was built between 1826 and 1832 by Colonel John By of the British Royal Engineers to connect Kingston, Ontario, to Ottawa. In the winter, it transforms into the Rideau Canal Skateway: the world’s largest skating rink, which stretches 4.8 miles (7.8 kilometres)

14. The Bow || Calgary, Alberta

The Bow is a crescent-shaped skyscraper that has become synonymous with the Calgary skyline. Designed by U.K. architect, Norman Foster, the 58-storey, 775-feet (236-metre) building was completed in 2012. The front of the building is graced by a giant head sculpture made by the renowned artist Plensa. This office building is certainly a sight to take in whenever in Calgary.

15. Confederation Bridge || Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick

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Bridging an 8-mile (12.9-kilometre) gap of the Northumberland Strait, the Confederation Bridge connects Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Completed in 1997, the bridge was created to replace the ferry service between the eastern provinces. The Confederation Bridge currently is the longest bridge that spans over icy water.

Canada's greatest engineering achievements all begin with one thing: a strong foundation. Like these modern marvels, the SUPERSTRUCTURE™ serves as the foundation to the all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra.

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