Haida Gwaii makes the Seven Wonders short list

  • May. 16, 2007 7:00 p.m.

Haida Gwaii has made the short list as one of the Seven Wonders of Canada.
For the past few weeks, CBC Radio’s Sounds like Canada and CBC TV’s The National have been asking Canadians to nominate places or things that could be considered one of Canada’s seven wonders.
More than 18,000 nominations were made and now 50 places or things are on a short list. The nominations had to be historically significant, character-filled, unique, a spectacular physical site or human creation and inspirational.
“Ask any Canadian and most will tell you about their misty vision of these islands and their desire to someday travel here,” said Carolyn Hesseltine, one of those who nominated the islands by email, and whose words are found on the CBC website.
Other nominations include the Montreal Bagel, Dawson City, Yukon, Singing Sands in Prince Edward Island, The Bay of Fundy, Drumheller, Alberta and many more.