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CMHR voted one of Canada’s top two attractions in USA Today’s 10Best travel awards

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Winnipeg – June 23, 2017 – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has been chosen as one of the top two attractions in Canada by voters in the USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards.

Online voters were asked to select their favourite Canadian attraction from a list of 20 nominated by a panel of six prominent Canadian travel writers and social media influencers. Today, contest organizers announced that the CMHR was ranked second in the nation, topped only by Old Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The top 10 must-visit attractions in the poll are listed below.

“As a new national museum, we are thrilled to receive this kind of recognition from such a popular North American travel site, alongside some of the most well-known and beloved attractions in the country,” said CMHR president and CEO John Young. “This award has once again raised the profile of Winnipeg and the Museum among a global audience, and will motivate more visitors to make the trip to Manitoba, where Canada’s heart beats.”

USA Today 10Best is a travel and lifestyle advice site associated with one of the largest newspapers in the United States, and ranks among the top 10 most-visited travel information sites in North America, as measured by comScore.

The top Canadian attractions announced today in the 10Best Readers’ Choice awards were:

  1. Old Quebec
  2. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  3. Bay of Fundy
  4. Royal Tyrrell Museum
  5. Athabasca Falls
  6. Peggy's Point Lighthouse
  7. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  8. Butchart Gardens
  9. Old Montreal
  10. Lake Louise

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For more information, please contact: 
Maureen Fitzhenry
CMHR media relations manager
(204) 289-2112
Cell: (204) 782-8442
maureen.fitzhenry [at] humanrights.ca