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Ottawa, Ontario

Château Laurier

The mastermind behind this palatial hotel perished on the Titanic weeks before its grand opening.
Ottawa, Ontario

Pandemic Bridge at Porter's Island

The metal truss bridge served as the sole entry point to an "isolation island" for smallpox outbreaks throughout the 1870s and early 1940s.
Ottawa, Ontario

Dinosaur Crossing Signs and Statues

These prehistoric replicas were based on actual skeletal remains.
Ottawa, Ontario

Civic Pharmacy Sign

This illuminated sign was the first of its kind in Canada and remains a vestige of the Atomic Age.
Ottawa, Ontario

Mer Bleue Bog

A boardwalk winds above this beautiful bog full of wildlife and a rare type of turtle.
Colborne, Ontario

The Big Apple

This giant roadside fruit is home to an array of apple-based treats.
Maple Creek, Saskatchewan

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

When North America was covered in ice, this was an oasis in the frozen desert.
Borden, Saskatchewan

Old Borden Bridge

This now abandoned arch bridge was constructed during the Great Depression.
Indian Head, Saskatchewan

The Indian Head Statue

Dedicated to the people of Indian Head, Saskatchewan.
Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan

Fort San

The abandoned tuberculosis sanatorium is said to be one of the most haunted places in Canada.
Regina, Saskatchewan

Holy Rosary Cathedral

This more than a century-old cathedral has seen its fair share of redesigns over the years.
Saint Paul, Alberta

World's First UFO Landing Pad

Canadian centennial project designed to gather information about UFOs.
Edmonton, Alberta

West Edmonton Mall

This massive mall has hundreds of shops, an amusement park, and a history of deadly amusement attractions.
Hamilton, Ontario

Adventure Stairs

305 homemade stone stairs wind their way up the Hamilton escarpment.
Bushell Park, Saskatchewan

Tom Sukanen's Prairie Ship

A broken man's homemade, seaworthy ship rests in the middle of the Canadian prairie.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Wanuskewin

Sample cuisine inspired by the Great Plains indigenous people who have been gathering at this sacred Canadian Heritage Park for 6,000 years.
Prelate, Saskatchewan

Great Sand Hills

These little-known sands dunes are a geological anomaly in Saskatchewan's southern prairies.
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Mac the Moose

The world's largest moose statue is located (where else?) in Canada.
Regina, Saskatchewan

Albert Memorial Bridge

This Art Deco landmark claims to be the longest bridge over the shortest span of water in the world.
Regina, Saskatchewan

Reginald the Grasshopper

This bushy bug is one of the unsanctioned public sculptures that have survived in Regina.
Ottawa, Ontario

"Cottage" Gas Station

This defunct Champlain Oil service station harkens back to the early days of automobiles.
Liverpool, England

The Calderstones

Six neolithic sandstone boulders remaining from a dolmen.
Liverpool, England

The Law Oak

A thousand year old oak tree survives in Liverpool.
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.