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Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

This Canadian monument to the man who invented the telephone allows visitors to get up close and personal with the artifacts of his life.
Saint Joseph du Moine, Nova Scotia

Joe's Scarecrow Village

Cape Breton landmark filled with recognizable faces.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Old Burying Ground

This historic cemetery stopped accepting bodies before many Canadian cities were founded.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Face in the Window at St. Paul's Church

The profile of one ill-fated deacon was emblazoned forever on this church window during the Halifax explosion.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Maud Lewis' Painted House

This tiny abode has been covered in the art of the little old lady who made her life and living there.
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua

Major tourist destination known for its bubbling mud-pools and hot thermal springs.
Montreal, Québec

‘Trois Disques’ ('Three Disks')

A swaggering, monumental souvenir of the most extravagant party Montreal’s ever thrown.
Bayfield, Prince Edward Island

Confederation Bridge

This engineering marvel is the longest bridge in Canada and one of the longest spans in the world.
Sydney, Nova Scotia

World's Largest Fiddle

On the waterfront of Sydney, Nova Scotia, a 60-ft. fiddle greets incoming ships.
Calgary, Alberta

The New Central Library

The New Central Library is a masterpiece of contemporary architecture in the midst of downtown Calgary.
Duncans Cove, Nova Scotia

Duncan's Cove Ruins

Explore the ruins of war and maritime history along this gorgeously ferocious North Atlantic seascape.
Calgary, Alberta

Peace Bridge

With its webbed walls and bright red coloring, Calgary's iconic bridge looks like a finger trap puzzle stretched across the river.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Five Fishermen Restaurant

How would you like to dine in the same room where some of the Titanic's victims were embalmed?
Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
Sintra, Portugal

Pena National Palace

This unreal Portuguese palace looks as though it's made from a pile of different castles.
Lagoa, Portugal

Benagil Caves

Perhaps the most spectacular grotto along the Algarve coastline.
Temozón, Mexico

Cenote Hubiku

This popular cave pool is truly magical, despite the crowds.
Valladolid, Mexico

Cenote Zací

If you can look past the nearby sewer pipes, this urban sinkhole grotto is a mini-paradise.
Valladolid, Mexico

Cenote San Lorenzo Oxman

Found down a long dirt road, a sacred Mexican cenote and 18th-century hacienda remain hidden.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Caracol

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop: The Observatory of Chichen Itza, one of the world's oldest observatories, takes astronomy back to basics.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Maya pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza Chirp

Clap your hands at the base of the pyramid, and the song of a sacred Mayan bird will echo through the air.
Xcalacoop, Mexico

Cenote Ik-Kil

A magical sinkhole on the Yucatán Peninsula is adorned with mini waterfalls and hanging vines.
Montreal, Québec

Le Stade Olympique

A massive Montreal stadium that has seen nothing but trouble since its inception.