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1. We'll start with Victoria, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. What hotel overlooks the inner harbor downtown?
2. The downtown area of Vancouver sits on a peninsula, and at the end of the peninsula there's a 1000 acre park that was created in the 19th century. It's called ________ Park?
3. When you head east out of Vancouver, just after crossing into Alberta you will enter Banff NP. Which natural feature was the first area to be protected in 1885?
4. If you drive north from Banff to Jasper NP, you take the Icefield's Parkway. While admiring the scenery, you can stop along the way and actually walk on a glacier. True or False?
5. For those of you needing a Shopping Mall fix, your next stop will take you to Edmonton, and one of the ultimate examples of a mall in the world at the _____ Edmonton Mall.
6. From here, you head south to Calgary. On the western edge of town is the Calgary Olympic Park, where you can take a tour that lets you take a close up look at a bobsled track and look down from the top of ski jumping tower. What year did Calgary hold the Winter Olympics?
7. Your next stop is in Regina, Saskatchewan, where the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (aka "The Mounties") museum and training academy is located. The organization was created in 1873 and initially protected an area that makes up which modern day provinces?
8. Continuing on east to Winnipeg, Manitoba, you can tour Lower Fort Garry, the oldest intact stone fort in North America. Who built it?
9. Here's the obligatory Niagara Falls question in my quiz. When you are facing the falls, are you in Ontario or New York?
10. Next up is Toronto, which is my favorite city in Canada. There's a long list of things to do and places to go, including the Hockey Hall of Fame. Among the exhibits is an exact recreation of an NHL team's locker room. Which team is it?
11. Montreal is named after what kind of natural feature?
12. From here, you follow the St Lawrence River to Quebec City, the only walled city in North America. During the American Revolution, did United States forces attack the city?
13. One of the unique places in Canada to check out is the Bay of Fundy, which has the largest average annual difference between high and low tide of any location in the world. What is the approximate difference between them?
14. The province of Nova Scotia includes Cape Breton Island, where you can drive along the Cabot Trail, which is correctly considered one of the most scenic drives in North America. In addition to the coastal views, you also pass by the summer home of a famous inventor. Which one?
15. If you set out to drive from Victoria to Baddeck and see all these locations in one trip, about how many miles would you drive, not counting miles on ferry boats or that annoying moment when you failed to make a right turn at Albuquerque?
Source: Author BaronTR
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