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Château Laurier, looking like a European castle.
Ottawa, Ontario

Château Laurier

The mastermind behind this palatial hotel perished on the Titanic weeks before its grand opening.
45.4249, -75.6949
The Chicken chicken.
Chicken, Alaska

Chicken of Chicken, Alaska

A giant poultry statue immortalizes one of Alaska's more humorous town names.
64.0706, -141.9412
Gun at Cape Spear Battery
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Cape Spear Battery

A World War II gun battery sits at the easternmost point of North America.
47.5199, -52.6236
The crow's nest
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Crow's Nest at the Old Faithful Inn

An architect's childhood fantasy treehouse made real.
44.4597, -110.8303
From the exhibit.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver

The collection of signage remembers the midcentury pushback against the new neon light.
49.2764, -123.1444
The column outside the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Vanier Park Column

After spending more than a century on the ocean floor, this shipwrecked column is finally resting atop solid ground.
49.2768, -123.1478
Brock Commons
Vancouver, British Columbia

Brock Commons

The "plyscraper" is the world's tallest building made predominantly out of wood.
49.2695, -123.2513
Wing Sang Building, Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia

Wing Sang Building

The oldest building in Vancouver's Chinatown is now home to one of Canada’s largest contemporary art collections.
49.2809, -123.1032
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Sam Kee building

At just six feet two inches deep, it is said by Guiness and Ripley to be the world’s narrowest freestanding office building.
49.2806, -123.1049
Cambie Climbing Tree.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Cambie Climbing Tree

Locals transformed this Canadian evergreen into a secret hangout with spectacular views of Vancouver's skyline.
49.2494, -123.1158
Jimi Hendrix Shrine from the front
Vancouver, British Columbia

Jimi Hendrix Shrine

This little Vancouver shack is a temple to all things Hendrix.
49.2828, -123.1116
The original fake sign
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dude Chilling Park

A renegade art installation in a small Vancouver park is now officially sanctioned by the City Parks Department.
49.2640, -123.0959
The bar at the Shameful Tiki Room.
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Shameful Tiki Room

A high point in Vancouver kitsch.
49.2461, -123.1011
Digital Orca
Vancouver, British Columbia

Digital Orca

A pixel art killer whale is frozen mid-leap in this Vancouver square.
49.2898, -123.1168
Painted Skull Sent Into Vancouver's Police Department
Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Police Centennial Museum

Housing a morgue, rare and confiscated weapons, and autopsy remains, the Vancouver police museum displays the dark side of Canada.
49.2821, -123.0983
Vancouver, British Columbia

Salmagundi West

Antiques shop filled with all manner of curious collectibles.
49.2837, -123.1093
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden - Maple Hall Courtyard.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Traditional 15th century Chinese garden in the middle of Vancouver.
49.2798, -123.1043
The Roosevelt's 34-room cottage is open to visitors.
Campobello, New Brunswick

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

The 32nd president's sprawling cottage sits on an island enclave jointly managed by the U.S. and Canada.
44.8517, -66.9425
Aerial photograph of Ivanpah Solar Power Facility
San Bernardino County, California

Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

The world’s largest concentrated solar plant generates as many problems as megawatts.
35.5568, -115.4703
Dennis the Menace Playground
Monterey, California

Dennis the Menace Playground

This municipal playground was co-created by the father of one of the most playful characters ever.
36.5978, -121.8863
Temple of Power
Marblemount, Washington

Temple of Power

This sci-fi gazebo located in a Washington power town is made from old bits of industrial electrical equipment.
48.6725, -121.2522
The Athabasca Glacier has been receding at a rate of about 16 feet per year.
Jasper, Alberta

The Athabasca Glacier

This natural wonder is disappearing at an alarming rate.
52.8737, -118.0814
Wall behind soldiers.
Washington, D.C.

The K-9 of the Korean War Veterans Memorial

Those with a sharp eye can find the hidden image of a German Shepherd on the memorial's Mural Wall.
38.8877, -77.0472
The tipple from behind
Nanaimo, British Columbia

Morden Mine Tipple

This hauntingly stark structure is a relic of an industrial past.
49.0960, -123.8719