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The Poker Creek border crossing.
Eagle, Alaska

Poker Creek

The northernmost international land border crossing in the United States.
64.0857, -141.0014
Poker Flat Research Range
Fairbanks, Alaska

Poker Flat Research Range

Research missiles and rainbow auroras at the world's largest land-based rocket range.
65.0743, -147.4146
The Aurora Express Bed & Breakfast.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Aurora Express Bed & Breakfast

One woman's dream became a train hotel in her backyard.
64.7978, -147.9894
Fairbanks, Alaska

Aurora Ice Museum

Mind-blowing carvings and fantasy ice scenes grace the largest year-round ice environment in the world.
64.8738, -147.1421
Malakwa, British Columbia

The Enchanted Forest

An old world fairytale-land with over 350 fairy folk figurines hidden amongst 800 year old cedars.
50.9712, -118.5634
Insulator Ranch
Quilchena, British Columbia

Insulator Ranch

A colorful collection of scavenged glass bells decorates this Canadian ranch.
50.0901, -120.7696
Whistler Train Wreck
Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler Train Wreck

The remains of a Canadian train crash are now mouldering beneath layers of rust and graffiti.
50.1031, -122.9882
The stonework fireplace and sculpted staircase that is heated by warm water flowing through the handrails.
Whistler, British Columbia

The Mushroom House

Home inspired by the crystal rock formation of the Emerald Estates.
50.1642, -122.9258
Jasper, Alberta

Operation Habbakuk at Patricia Lake

The site of a strange super top-secret military experiment during WWII on a remote Canadian lake.
52.9035, -118.1015
When the lake is empty
Improvement District No. 12, Alberta

Medicine Lake

Every fall this lake mysteriously drains, like a bathtub with the plug pulled out.
52.8447, -117.7298
Tunnel Entrance
Kananaskis, Alberta

The Vault

What was to be the world's most secure Cold War document vault ended up as just a few shallow caves.
51.0200, -115.1650
Sanca, British Columbia

Boswell Embalming Bottle House

This house was largely built out of hundreds of thousands of discarded glass embalming fluid bottles.
49.4050, -116.7415
The Big Head sculpture in Canmore.
Canmore, Alberta

Big Head Sculpture

The granite head appears to be deep in thought and half buried in the ground.
51.0894, -115.3554
Fortune telling exhibit.
Canmore, Alberta

Curbside Museum

A small and quirky museum hidden inside a fence.
51.0965, -115.3594
Bankhead
Bankhead, Alberta

Bankhead Ghost Town

The ruins of the "20-year town" lay out among the mountains of Alberta.
51.2296, -115.5241
Banff, Alberta

Banff Merman

A mysterious taxidermy man-beast of the seven seas.
51.1722, -115.5721
Okanagan lake, where Ogopogo is thought to live.
Peachland, British Columbia

Okanagan Lake

The large fjord lake is thought to be the home of "Ogopogo," a giant sea serpent.
49.7703, -119.7408
Field, British Columbia

Yoho National Park

Fossils, railroads, and waterfalls!
51.3956, -116.4865
The Moyie as it sits today
Kaslo, British Columbia

SS Moyie

The "Crow Boat" of Kootenay Lake, sold for a dollar and now on display as "the world's oldest intact passenger sternwheeler."
49.9117, -116.9023
Home of A Thousand Faces
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

Home of A Thousand Faces

Outsider art meets hard scrabble mountain life in this woodcarver's home/art piece.
50.6233, -116.0700
The tallest one on the right side is Eisenhower Tower
Eldon, Alberta

Eisenhower Tower

Canada’s surprisingly controversial monument to Dwight Eisenhower.
51.3517, -115.9642
Fairbanks, Alaska

Blue Babe

North Americas first frozen mummified remains of an ice age steppe bison, the 36,000 year-old mummy named "Blue Babe."
64.8584, -147.8415
Engineers Tradition Stone Plaque.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Engineers Tradition Stone

A sarcastic monument that threatens to curse any "idiot" who dares remove it.
64.8556, -147.8202
Fairbanks Antler Arch
Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks Antler Arch

A morbid gateway to an Alaskan town prides itself on the hunting history it represents.
64.8461, -147.7136