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Discover 19 places tagged “Watery Wonders” in Canada
The World's Oldest Pool of Water
It's 2 billion years old!
Added by slaskow
City of Waterfalls
With well over 130 falls and cascades to brag about, Hamilton, Ontario has earned its stripes as the waterfall capital of the world.
Added by WorldGal
Moncton Tidal Bore
Twice a day, the water of the Petitcodiac River flows upstream in a surfable wave.
Added by hlnhrn
The Bruce Peninsula Grotto
This natural sea cave hides a small wonderland of natural turquoise beauty.
Added by xenip
Saint John, Canada
These powerful, if squat, Canadian waterfalls flow in different directions depending on the time of day.
Added by Lore Keating
This crescent-shaped sliver of sand is a magical haven for a group of wild horses.
Added by Donia Varghese
A skeletal collection of former nautical mainstays.
Added by mckennafamily
Pingualuit Crater Lake
A lake in the middle of the tundra of Quebec is said to be the purist freshwater lake on earth.
Powell River, Canada
One of the final concrete ships built before World War II is now a crumbling breakwater.
Added by Josh
Prince Edward, Canada
Lake on the Mountain
A mysterious lake provides fresh water without any source, somehow restoring itself from atop its mountaintop perch.
Added by Sakura Sky
Baffin Region, Canada
This landlocked lake is the world's largest on an island.
Added by Kergin
Québec City, Canada
This artful dam holds back a crater-made reservoir that can be seen from space.
Added by Rob Tallia
A lake formed in the basin of a massive impact crater takes the shape of an unbroken ring when viewed from above.
Added by Mark Casey
Hopewell Cape, Canada
Iconic rock formations that allow for exploration during high or low tide.
Added by CBarris
The Spotted Lake (Kliluk)
A sacred lake composed of over 300 separate pools of highly concentrated minerals.
Added by annie aronburg
A surviving remnant of the thick ice mass that once mantled most of Western Canada's mountains.
Added by canuck
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