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07/16/2014 06:07 EDT | Updated 05/17/2018 11:48 EDT

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Breathtaking spots from coast to coast to coast.


They're real and they're spectacular.

This is Mount Thor on Baffin Island in Nunavut

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Nestor Lewyckyj)

It has the world's highest vertical drop

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

That's 1,250 metres, straight down. The CN Tower is 553 metres tall

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Nestor Lewyckyj)

This is Abraham Lake in Alberta

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Flickr: matlacha)

The artificially created body of water looks pretty unreal in the summer...

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

... But in the winter it looks like this

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

Because a lake of ice bubbles is a real thing

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Flickr: Fred Dunn)

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Flickr: Fred Dunn)

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

This is the Manicouagan crater in Quebec

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Wikimedia/NASA)

It's around 215 million years old and holds the title for largest visible impact crater on Earth

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

The massive Daniel-Johnson Dam turns the crater into an enormous reservoir

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

That is easily seen from space

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Wikimedia/NASA)

But it's far from the only crazy Canadian impact site

This is Pingualuit crater in Quebec

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Wikimedia/NASA)

It's around 3.5 kilometres in diameter...

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

... And 1.4 million years old. That's a toddler in crater years

Places In Canada You Won't Believe ActuallyWikimedia)

It also looks pretty crazy from space

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Wikimedia/NASA)

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

These are pingos in the Northwest Territories

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Flickr: DParsons1)

The mounds are actually massive hunks of ice covered in earth

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Flickr: Tania Liu)

When they melt they look like this

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Wikimedia)

This is the Sleeping Giant in Ontario

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Flickr: Calypso Orchid)

And this is what it looks like from a helicopter

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Wikimedia)

This is the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

It has the highest tidal range in the world

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

The difference between low and high tide can be as much as 16 metres. That's roughly the height of a five-storey building

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Flickr: Gillian)

This is Nahanni National Park in the N.W.T.

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

It's basically "The Land Before Time"

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

Mixed with the "Lord of the Rings"

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Wikimedia)

Virginia Falls in Nahanni is roughly twice as high as Niagara Falls

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

This is Spotted Lake in B.C.

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

Mineral concentrations cause the crazy colours

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Flickr: Chris Wenger)

This is the sky in Saskatchewan

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

Sometimes it looks scary

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

Other times it's stunningly beautiful

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

There's a reason they call it the "Land of the Living Skies"

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

This is the Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland & Labrador

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Flickr: Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism)

No, this is not Iceland

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Flickr: Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism)

It's better

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Flickr: Emmanuel Milou)

This is a glacial cave in Jasper National Park in Alberta

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

And this one is in the Pemberton Ice Fields in B.C.

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

This cave is on Devon Island in Nunavut

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Angus Duncan)

It's actually a channel inside a melting glacier

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Angus Duncan)

And there's lots of melting to go around...

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

(Angus Duncan)

Which is an important reminder that not all of Canada's natural wonders will last forever. See them now before they're gone

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually

We know we missed many, many surreal spots in Canada. Tell us your favourite ones in the comments.

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