Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Canada's $20 view
For Canada Day, we're looking at Moraine Lake in Banff National Park. And if you're thinking that this amazing view is worth more than $20, you're right. But this priceless scene was once featured on Canada's $20 bill, hence the nickname. Canada Day, celebrated on July 1, commemorates the date in 1867 when Canada was recognized as a self-governing country under the British Empire. It's not exactly Canadian Independence Day—it marks the passing of the Constitution Act of 1867, which was the first major step toward Canada's sovereignty.
Moraine Lake is just one of the many beautiful areas in Canada's oldest national park. Located in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, Banff covers more than 2,500 square miles—though we should say 6,641 square kilometres. After all, it's Canada Day.