This part of the Rocky Mountains is home to 4 national parks: Banff, Jasper, Kootenay en Yoho and 3 provincial parks, the Mount Robson, Mount Assiniboine and Hamber provincial parks. studded with mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves, form a striking mountain landscape.
WATERTON GLACIER INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARK
Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta, Canada) together with the Glacier National Park (Montana, United States) form the world's first International Peace Park. Situated on the border between the two countries they offer outstanding scenery, exceptionally rich in plant and mammal species as well as prairie, forest, alpine and glacial features.
Québec was founded by the French explorer Champlain in the early 17th century. It is the only North American city to have preserved its ramparts, together with the numerous bastions, gates and defensive works which still surround Old Québec. Together with the Lower Town and its ancient districts, it forms an urban ensemble which is one of the best examples of a fortified colonial city.
MIGUASHA NATIONAL PARK
The palaeontological site of Miguasha National Park is considered to be the world's most outstanding illustration of the Devonian Period known as the 'Age of Fishes'. Dating from 370 million years ago the highest number and best-preserved fossil specimens of lobe-finned fishes that gave rise to the first four-legged, air-breathing terrestrial vertebrates where found here.
The Rideau Canal, a monumental early 19th-century construction covering 202 km of the Rideau and Cataraqui rivers from Ottawa south to Kingston Harbour on Lake Ontario, was built primarily for strategic military purposes. It was one of the first canals to be designed specifically for steam-powered vessels.