Seven Wonders of...Canada
My mom alerted me to the fact that the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) is looking to name Canada's Seven Wonders.
While this is a great "local tourism" enhancer, the initial list that has been compiled consists of 52 sites/things. I bet most of you who aren't Canadian are thinking "What could Canada possibly have to offer other than snow and Niagara Falls?" Go to the website and you'll see that we have quite a lot to offer. "But how are we suppose to choose 7 from 52?" remarked my Mom.
As I scanned the list, and the pretty pictures next to each entry, I came to the stark realization that I have not seen/been to many of the places/things. 11, in fact. That is a terrible display of domestic tourism on my part. I really need to get on that.
There are a few things on the list that I question:
- Cypress Hills - no, not that rap group. It's a hill in the middle of the prairies. Get over yourself, Saskatchewan, you'll just never have mountains (I'm eagerly awaiting your response, Megan)
- Grand Beach - it's a beach. Go see the beaches of Goa, then come talk to me about having inland sand as a wonder.
- Prairie Skies - hmm...I seem to be bashing the prairies a bit too much. I have nothing against the skies, but what makes them so special? (Megan?)
- The Montreal Bagel - Well, it's only the 2nd most famous food to come out of Montreal. If anything, poutine should be in its place.
- The Stanley Cup - if the American teams weren't busy winning it every year, we might actually be able to lay claim to this wonder. Even then, I guess the cup still spends a lot of time in Canada due to the number of Canadian players on each team.
- Wreck Beach - Nice to know that one of Canada's most famous nude beaches made the list.
All I can say is, where is Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump? I guess when you name a historical site as such, it's not going to make too many lists.