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Tourist attractions

413514111- Booklet of 5 self-adhesive stamps (unsealed)

Booklet of 5 self-adhesive stamps (unsealed)

113514- Booklet of 5 self-adhesive stamps (sealed)

Booklet of 5 self-adhesive stamps (sealed)

413515111- Booklet of 5 self-adhesive stamps (unsealed)

Booklet of 5 self-adhesive stamps (unsealed)

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Booklet of 5 self-adhesive stamps (sealed)

413514131- Official First Day Cover

Official First Day Cover

413515131- Official First Day Cover

Official First Day Cover
Tourist attractions

Issued: June 1, 2002

Article published in

Canada's Stamp Details (Vol. XI No 2; April - June 2002)

Across Canada, innumerable attractions draw tourists seeking the extraordinary, the unique, and the beautiful. To commemorate 10 such attractions, Canada Post has issued a set of 10 stamps; five at the US rate ($0.65), and five at the international rate ($1.25).

US Rate

This 1,610 kilometers cross-border run between Whitehorse, Yukon and Fairbanks, Alaska or vice versa is called the toughest sled dog race in the world. Teams must negotiate icy slopes, windy side-hills, natural moguls and fearsome summits in white-out conditions with fierce winds and temperatures dipping to -60°C. Approximately thirty teams participate in the 10- to 14-day race.

Located between the St. Lawrence River and the city-centre, Old Montréal and the Old Port showcase the area's rich history. Much of the past is visible today, from the place the city was founded in 1642, to the French colony's winding paths, lovely 18th and 19th century architecture and Canada's first skyscrapers.

This historic settlement is an award-winning outdoor living-history museum on the Trans Canada Highway, twenty minutes west of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The reconstructed riverside hamlet comprises more than 100 historic buildings and a collection of more than 70,000 artifacts spanning the time frame of 1790-1910, with staff re-creating daily activities and scenarios from this period.

Named for the icefields that top the Rockies, Alberta's Icefields Parkway travels in the shadow of the Great Divide from the Trans Canada Highway near Lake Louise to Jasper. It passes through Banff and Jasper national parks, and is known as one of the world's greatest mountainous highroads. Until recently, only packtrains travelled this route.

This vast, unspoiled area lies 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The Algoma Central Railway takes tourists into the heart of this pristine wilderness, over towering trestles, alongside sparkling northern lakes and rivers, and through the soaring granite rock formations and mixed forests of the Canadian Shield.

International Rate

Aurora borealis, or northern lights, is a display of multicoloured lights appearing |in day or night skies in the northern hemisphere. The display of light can vary greatly in intensity, take an indefinite number of shapes, and span a range of colours from green to pale yellow to deep red. A prime spot for viewing these 'dancing lights' is on the north shore of Great Slave Lake in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Vancouver's Stanley Park is a 400 hectares forest located at the entrance to Burrard Inlet. Named for Lord Stanley, who served as Canada's Governor General from 1888 to 1893, the city park boasts 35 kilometres of trails, a five-mile long encircling seawall, two lakes, a zoo, a farmyard, and gardens. Visitors enjoy cricket, tennis, open-air concerts, and views of the Lions Gate Bridge and the North Shore Mountains.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is an archaeological site in the vicinity of Fort Mcleod, Alberta. For approximately 6,000 years, Aboriginals of the North American plains used their excellent knowledge of topography and buffalo behaviour to lure, herd, and chase large numbers of these animals over a cliff. The site is now an interpretive centre where visitors can explore the cliff and learn its history.

Quebec's Saguenay Fjord is the lower part of the Saguenay River, which flows from the Laurentian Highlands, past Alma, Jonquière, and Chicoutimi, emptying into the St. Lawrence River. Carved out by glaciers some 10,000 years ago, the fjord is home to beluga and minke whales, harbour seals and porpoises.

This uniquely rugged fishing community of fewer than 100 inhabitants is centred around a narrow ocean inlet in St. Margaret's Bay, 52 kilometres southeast of Halifax. Settlement dates back to the early 1800s, when fishermen first used the cove as a port. The famous lighthouse on Peggy's Cove has become a symbol of Atlantic Canada.

The 10 stamps in this set were designed by Bradbury Design of Regina, with Catharine Bradbury as design principal and Karin Uusikorpi as associate designer. The challenge of this series lay in promoting the diversity and beauty of Canadian tourist attractions in an appealing and effective manner. Aimed at American and international communities, the series showcases the talents of nine different photographers, who set out to capture the essence of each unique attraction.

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Stamp Specifications

  • Design: Bradbury Design
  • Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
  • Paper Type: JAC
  • Perforations: Simulated
  • Printer: Canadian Bank Note
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 8 colours
  • Tagging: General, 4 sides
  • Quantity: 3,750,000 (413,514,111/113,514)
    3,750,000 (413,515,111/113,515)

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