Natural Landmarks

Stanley Park, Vancouver

Stanley Park is the centrepiece attraction of the city of Vancouver, receiving eight million visitors each year. At exactly 1,001 acres, it is ten percent larger than New York’s Central Park. A mix of natural and man-made landscapes, the park is renowned for its temperate rainforest setting on a peninsula that juts into the Strait of Georgia.

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Tuesday, 29th March 2011

Stuck at the Border

More than three years in, the folks at Google have amassed a healthy roster of countries covered by Street View. Alas, there are still those places where the Street View cars must turn around at the border. Luckily, they often get close enough to at least give us a glimpse at what lies on the other side.

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Tuesday, 15th March 2011

Yukon Ho! Part 2: The Dempster Highway

We continue our Street View barnstorming tour of Yukon today as we follow the cameras on their 417-mile (671 km) odyssey north along the beautiful, desolate Dempster Highway, built in 1979 to connect the remote Mackenzie Delta to the rest of Canada.

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Tuesday, 1st March 2011

Yukon Ho! Part 1: The Top of the World Highway

Bisected by the Arctic Circle and reaching to the Arctic Ocean, Canada’s Yukon is one of the most remote locations visited so far by Google Street View. The territory is larger than Sweden but has a sparse population of 34,200 people. Today we begin a two-part journey crossing Yukon from west to east starting with the Top of the World Highway.

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Tuesday, 22nd February 2011

Which lake was that again?

Straddling the international border between Canada and the United States sits a region known as the Boundary Waters. Carved repeatedly by massive sheets of ice, this region has become home to over 1,000 protected and pristine lakes – so many…

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Friday, 18th February 2011

Brasília: a Modernist Masterpiece

The largest city on the planet that wasn’t in existence at the beginning of the 20th century, the city of Brasília was built in 1960 to serve as the new capital of Brazil. One of the greatest civic engineering achievements…

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Wednesday, 9th February 2011

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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