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Bay Of Fundy Doesn't Make 7 Wonders List

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Drat! The Bay Of Fundy was left off the shortlist for the 7 Natural Wonders Of The World. | alamy


A global competition has named its "provisional" New 7 Wonders of Nature, but no Canadian sites have made the list.

The New 7 Wonders of Nature are:

- South America's Amazon rainforest.

- Vietnam's Halong Bay.

- Argentina's Iguazu Falls.

- South Korea's Jeju Island.

- Indonesia's Komodo national park.

- The Philippines' Puerto Princesa Underground River.

- South Africa's Table Mountain.

New Seven Wonder of Nature organizers said it's possible there will be changes between the provisional winners and the eventually confirmed winners after voting is verified. A final announcement will be made in early 2012.

The Bay of Fundy — located between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick — was the only Canadian finalist on the first short list of 28.

But the home of the highest tides in the world didn't make the top 14 finalists in a global competition that featured frenzied lobbying and online voting.

The new seven wonders initiative is the brainchild of Swiss-Canadian adventurer and filmmaker Bernard Weber.

The competition attracted the attention of Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, who said winning would have turned the bay into a tourism gold mine.