Nahanni National Park

Brief description

Located along the South Nahanni River, one of the most spectacular wild rivers in North America, this park contains deep canyons and huge waterfalls, as well as a unique limestone cave system.

Unesco WHS list ref:  24

I haven’t visited this site in Canada

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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

Brief description

These are among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi River, which is more than 2 km wide at this point, plunges noisily down a series of basalt gorges and raises an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 km away.

Unesco WHS list ref: 509

I have visited this site twice: once seeing the falls from Zambia, and once from Zimbabwe. Hugely impressive, even when there is not much water flowing. You only really get a sense of how these falls were formed from the air

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Canaima National Park

Brief description

This site is spread over 3 million ha in south-eastern Venezuela along the border between Guyana and Brazil. Roughly 65% of the park is covered by table mountain (tepui) formations. The tepuis constitute a unique biogeological entity and are of great geological interest. The sheer cliffs and waterfalls, including the world’s highest (1,000 m), form a spectacular landscape.

Unesco WHS list ref:  701

I have never visited this site.

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Yosemite National Park

Brief description

Yosemite National Park lies in the heart of California. With its ‘hanging’ valleys, many waterfalls, cirque lakes, polished domes, moraines and U-shaped valleys, it provides an excellent overview of all kinds of granite relief fashioned by glaciation.

Unesco WHS list ref:  308

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West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord

Brief description

Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord, set 120 km from one another, are part of the west Norwegian fjord landscape, which stretches from Stavanger in the south to Andalsnes, 500 km to the north-east. The two fjords, among the world’s longest and deepest, are considered as archetypical fjord landscapes and among the most scenically outstanding anywhere. Their exceptional natural beauty is derived from their narrow and steep-sided crystalline rock walls that rise up to 1,400 m from the Norwegian Sea and extend 500 m below sea level. The sheer walls of the fjords have numerous waterfalls while free-flowing rivers cross their deciduous and coniferous forests to glacial lakes, glaciers and rugged mountains.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1195

I have not visited this site yet, but it is high on my wishlist.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Brief description

The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls.

Unesco WHS list ref:  98

I haven’t visited Croatia yet

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Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

Brief description

The contiguous national parks of Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho, as well as the Mount Robson, Mount Assiniboine and Hamber provincial parks, studded with mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves, form a striking mountain landscape. The Burgess Shale fossil site, well known for its fossil remains of soft-bodied marine animals, is also found there.

Unesco WHS list ref:  304

I haven’t visited this site in Canada – but would love to!

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