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June 30, 2009 15:07 ET

Where Canada: Canada's Top Ten New Attractions for Summer 2009

Where Editors Select Canada's Top Ten New and Exciting Destinations for the Summer Travel Season

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 30, 2009) - To help travellers who are getting ready for summer holidays, the regional editors of Where magazine today announced their annual picks of the Top Ten New Attractions for Canadian summer travel in 2009. Many of these attractions and destinations are brand new, others completely renovated or celebrating significant milestones. They are as diverse as Canada itself, ranging from new additions to cultural institutions in Toronto and Ottawa to natural and marine beauty in Victoria, Vancouver and Halifax. Together, they are the must-see events, exhibits, facilities and sites of relevance this season for anyone considering travel within Canada. Where Canada www.where.ca

The Top Ten New Attractions for Summer 2009 (in geographical order) are:

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre - Victoria, British Columbia

The brand new aquarium and environmental education centre explores the wonders of the Salish Sea.

Greenheart Canopy Walkway - Vancouver, British Columbia

This aerial walkway at UBC Botanical Gardens is a unique eco-attraction for nature enthusiasts and visitors alike.

Peak 2 Peak Gondola - Whistler, British Columbia

Boasting the world's longest unsupported lift span, this impressive gondola offers a spectacular view to all on-board.

Stoney Nakoda Resort - Morley, East of Canmore, Alberta

The Alberta Rockies' only casino offers attractive dining, entertainment, hotel with indoor waterpark and access to outdoor adventure.

Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park Historical Village - Calgary, Alberta

An exquisite collection of vintage cars, gas pumps and paraphernalia, the museum is one of five new attractions at Heritage Park Historical Village.

The Muttart Conservatory - Edmonton, Alberta

A botanist's dream, these four glass pyramids are home to a spectacular display of flowers and vegetation.

The West End BIZ Mural Tours - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Stunning outdoor mural galleries and walking tours introduce visitors to one of Winnipeg's oldest neighbourhoods.

Art Gallery of Ontario - Toronto, Ontario

A massive redesign by famed architect Frank Gehry finally gives the gallery's wide-ranging artistic assemblage the world-class home it deserves.

Canada Aviation Museum - Ottawa, Ontario

With recent major renovations and plans for even more improvements, this world-class institution is soaring higher than ever before.

Murphy's Cable Wharf - Halifax, Nova Scotia

2009 has seen dramatic renovations to this Halifax landmark, including a catch-your-own lobster tank.

Further information on each of Where Canada's Top Ten New Summer Attractions for 2009 can be found online at www.where.ca/summer2009. The selections will also be listed in the summer issues of Where Canada magazines.

About Where Canada:

Where Canada is the world's largest publisher of visitor magazines, and it can be found in more than 3,500 hotels globally. Since 1936, Where Canada has provided travellers with timely, local information on current shopping trends, new stores, restaurants, cultural attractions and entertainment. Where Canada magazines are available in hotels, travel information centres, stores and attractions in the following locations: Calgary, Canadian Rockies, Edmonton, Halifax, Mississauga, Muskoka/Parry Sound, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and Winnipeg. Where Canada is a subsidiary of St. Joseph Media, whose stable of magazines includes Toronto Life, FASHION Magazine, and Weddingbells.

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