A Canadian amusement park just landed on a brand new ranking of the World's 100 Greatest Places. Canada's Wonderland, the nation's ultimate destination for thrill-seekers, just received a pretty awesome nod by TIME Magazine. What an honour!

It seems that thanks to the recent addition of the Yukon Striker, Canada's Wonderland was able to land a spot on this long list. This is TIME's second annual list for 2019, ranking the Ontario attraction among the likes of Geosea Geothermal Sea Baths in Husavik, Iceland and Teatro Galli in Rimini, Italy.

If you're wondering how this came to be, TIME explains that it solicited nominations in a variety of categories from their teams around the world. "Then we evaluated each one based on key factors, including quality, originality, sustainability, innovation and influence," according to their statement.

This isn't the only family attraction to make the list. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland in Anaheim, California is also considered one of the greatest places to visit in TIME's comprehensive ranking.

 

For Canada's Wonderland, the impressive Yukon Striker stands at 245 feet tall with top speeds of 128 km/h. The fact that the Yukon Striker is the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster may have helped!

Canada’s Wonderland is not the only Canadian place to make the list - Calgary Central Library also landed a spot in the top 100. Aside from being one of North America’s largest library systems, its walls are made of cedar from BC, serving as an aesthetically pleasing architectural framework. With over 450,000 books and all kinds of unique facilities, it's a destination worth recognizing according to TIME.

Whether or not you agree that Canada's Wonderland is among the greatest places in the world, it's certainly an honour to receive the recognition! It shows the world that we know how to have fun here in Canada.

 

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