Seven Wonders of Canada

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The Seven Wonders of Canada was a 2007 competition sponsored by CBC Television's The National and CBC Radio One's Sounds Like Canada. They sought to determine Canada's "seven wonders" by receiving nominations from viewers, and then from on-line voting of the short list. After the vote, a panel of judges, Ra McGuire, Roy MacGregor and Roberta L. Jamieson, picked the winners based on geographic and poetic criteria. Their seven picks were revealed on The National on June 7, 2007. The Seven Wonders as chosen by Canada were the Sleeping Giant, Niagara Falls, the Bay of Fundy, Nahanni National Park Reserve, the Northern Lights, the Rockies, and the Cabot Trail.

CBC's Seven Wonders of Canada[edit]

Image Nominee Location Province or territory Number of votes
Canadese kano 2.jpg The canoe 17,470
Igloo.jpg The igloo Northern Canada 11,082
Niagara3573.jpg Niagara Falls Niagara River Ontario 81,818
QuebecCitySum04.jpg Old Quebec Quebec City Quebec 20,880
Pier21 Close.jpg Pier 21 Halifax Nova Scotia 11,225
Bluesky.jpg Prairie Skies Canadian Prairies 14,836
Moraine Lake 17092005.jpg The Rockies Western Canada Alberta & British Columbia 55,630

Top seven as voted by Canada[edit]

Image Nominee Location Province or territory Number of votes
Sleepinggiantontario5743.jpg Sleeping Giant Thunder Bay Ontario 177,305
Niagara3573.jpg Niagara Falls Niagara River Ontario 81,818
Bay of Fundy Low Tide.jpg Bay of Fundy Atlantic Canada New Brunswick & Nova Scotia 67,670
Virginia Falls, Northwest Territories.jpg Nahanni National Park Reserve Northern Canada Northwest Territories 64,920
Aurora Borealis 22Jan2004.jpg Northern Lights Northern Canada 61,417
Moraine Lake 17092005.jpg The Rockies Western Canada Alberta & British Columbia 55,630
Southwest corner of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.jpg Cabot Trail Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia 44,073

Full voting results

Short list[edit]

Image Nominee Location Province or territory Number of votes
Biggest Tree.jpg Cathedral Grove MacMillan Provincial Park British Columbia 21,472
Toronto's CN Tower.jpg CN Tower Toronto Ontario 26,740
Pont de la Confédération.jpg Confederation Bridge Northumberland Strait Prince Edward Island & New Brunswick 27,791
Twisted aspen tree (Crooked Bush, Saskatchewan, 2008).jpg Crooked Trees Thickwood Hills Saskatchewan 6,843
CypressHills1.JPG Cypress Hills Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park Saskatchewan & Alberta 10,535
Dawson1.jpg Dawson City Yukon 4,846
Dempsterhighway.jpg Dempster Highway Northern Canada Yukon and Northwest Territories 4,538
Horseshoe Canyon Alberta Nov 1988.jpg Drumheller Red Deer River Alberta 31,828
Grand Beach and Provincial Park in Lake Winnipeg in Fall 2008 Manitoba Canada (6).JPG Grand Beach Lake Winnipeg Manitoba 6,182
Gros Morne NP westernbrookpond2.jpg Gros Morne National Park Western Newfoundland Newfoundland & Labrador 41,034
Skidegate Inlet, British Columbia.jpg Haida Gwaii – Queen Charlotte Islands Northwest British Columbia British Columbia 14,501
HartlandBridge1.jpg Hartland Covered Bridge Hartland New Brunswick 11,390
BC Iceroad.JPG Ice Roads Northern Canada 14,650
L'Anse Amour – Village of Seven Labrador Newfoundland & Labrador 12,111
Library of Parliament .jpg Library of Parliament Ottawa Ontario 7,411
Manicouagan-EO.JPG Manicouagan Reservoir Northern Quebec Quebec 5,550
Parliamentwinnipeg manitoba.jpg Manitoba Legislative Building Winnipeg Manitoba 3,650
Cup and Saucer hiking trail, Manitoulin Island (ca 2007).jpg Manitoulin Island Lake Huron Ontario 25,775
Bagels-Montreal-REAL.jpg The Montreal bagel Montreal Quebec 3,981
Mount Thor Peak 1997-08-07.jpg Mount Thor Auyuittuq National Park Nunavut 5,750
Mum's House Toronto Ontario 3,383
Canadian Museum of Civilization.jpg Museum of Civilization Gatineau Quebec 15,015
Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis.jpg Narcisse Snake Dens Narcisse Manitoba 5,407
Nonosabasut Rock Grand Falls-Windsor Newfoundland & Labrador 8,563
Northwest passage.jpg Northwest Passage Arctic Canada 10,117
Buddhist Temple on No. 5 Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.jpg Number 5 Road Richmond British Columbia 2,343
Rocher perce gaspesie.jpg Percé Rock Gaspé Quebec 10,417
Caribou.jpg Porcupine Caribou Herd Northern Canada 8,001
Inunnguaq Rankin Inlet 1996-07-18.jpg Rankin Inlet Inukshuk Rankin Inlet Nunavut 7,531
Rideau Canal.jpg Rideau Canal eastern Ontario Ontario 12,163
Saguenay mouth-350px.jpg Saguenay Fjord Laurentian Highlands Quebec 7,590
Saugeen Shores sunsets Saugeen Shores Ontario 7,493
Singing Sands Beach Basin Head Prince Edward Island 8,232
Spiral Tunnels 1908 Kodak.jpg Spiral Tunnels Canadian Rockies British Columbia 8,755
Stanley cup closeup.jpg The Stanley Cup 19,581
Trans-Canada-wildlife overpass.JPG Trans-Canada Highway 14,753
Pingos near Tuk.jpg Tuktoyaktuk Pingos Tuktoyaktuk Northwest Territories 5,987
Pysanka.jpg Vegreville egg Vegreville Alberta 5,444
Vimy Memorial - Allward design submission.jpg Vimy Memorial France 15,462
Wreckbeach-ptgrey.jpg Wreck Beach Pacific Spirit Regional Park British Columbia 7,143

See also[edit]


  • Ra McGuire; Roy MacGregor; Roberta L. Jamieson (2007). "Judges' Choices for The Seven Wonders of Canada". CBC News. Retrieved 2009-12-22.
  • "Top 7 Audience Selections for the Seven Wonders of Canada". CBC News. 2007. Retrieved 2009-12-22.