The coolest trees to hug, climb and admire from all across Canada
These beautiful and delicate anchors of our environment are truly something to behold
Between the tall, ice-capped Rockies, electrifying Northern Lights and incredible coastal trails, Canada's natural beauty really speaks for itself. And while they may not be as flashy as some of our other homegrown marvels, Canada's vast collection of trees are certainly a sight to see. From the patriotic Maple, to B.C.'s towering Red Cedars and Alberta's bare, twisted 'bush', these beautiful and delicate anchors of our environment not only look good, they help to provide us with essential clean air, too. That's a big thing, considering how far Canada still needs to go in terms of getting green.
We've rounded up some eye-catching, snap-worthy trees from all across the country — perfect for hugging, climbing or just simply admiring!
This dreamy yellow-leaved giant in Caledon, Ont.
This 750-year-old marvel named 'The Burmis Tree' in Burmis, Alta.
This stunning row of Cherry Blossoms in Arbutus Ridge, Vancouver, B.C.
This grove of Aspen trees called the 'Crooked Bush' near Hafford, Sask.
These green glories growing atop of the Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, N.B.
These giant elms cascading over Wolseley in Winnipeg, Man.
This farm full of Christmas trees in Lachute, Que.
This dead spruce tree standing alone under the stars in Dromore, P.E.I.
This stunning Rhododendron tree named Lady Cynthia that's almost 120-years-old in Ladysmith, B.C.
The famous 'Shubenacadie Tree' which sits in a cornfield near Shubenacadie, N.S.
This twisted trunk in Algonquin Park, Ont.
This glowing Larch Tree near Moraine Lake, Alta.
This beauty with bursting roots in Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island, B.C.
This magnificent Magnolia tree on King's campus in Halifax, N.S.
This forested area straight out of a fairytale in Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park, Que.
This Yellow Birch that's attracted one serious Sapsucker in Vernon Bridge, P.E.I.
This mountainous Cedar on Meares Island, B.C.
These rows of gorgeous giants covering The Sandilands Provincial Forest, Man.
This incredible engraved Heritage Tree that stands 52 feet tall near Steady Brook, N.L.
This glorious greenery surrounding Emerald Lake in Yukon
This 13 ft-wide spruce in Harris Creek, Vancouver Island, B.C.
This Sugar Maple named the 'Comfort Maple' that's the oldest of its kind in the whole country, Pelham, Ont.
This article was originally published on June 5, 2017 as part of a Canada 150 series called #CanadaGem.