New 7 Wonders omit Bay of Fundy
A global competition has named its "provisional" New 7 Wonders of Nature, but no Canadian sites have made the list.
The New 7 Wonders of Nature are:
- South America's Amazon rainforest.
- Vietnam's Halong Bay.
- Argentina's Iguazu Falls.
- South Korea's Jeju Island.
- Indonesia's Komodo national park.
- The Philippines' Puerto Princesa Underground River.
- South Africa's Table Mountain.
New Seven Wonder of Nature organizers said it's possible there will be changes between the provisional winners and the eventually confirmed winners after voting is verified. A final announcement will be made in early 2012.
The Bay of Fundy — located between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick — was the only Canadian finalist on the first short list of 28.
But the home of the highest tides in the world didn't make the top 14 finalists in a global competition that featured frenzied lobbying and online voting.
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The new seven wonders initiative is the brainchild of Swiss-Canadian adventurer and filmmaker Bernard Weber.
The competition attracted the attention of Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, who said winning would have turned the bay into a tourism gold mine.