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White Rock, British Columbia

The Great White Rock

Bird dung painted this huge boulder which in turn inspired the name of a city.
Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Friendship 500

A floating McDonald's built for Expo '86 is now a derelict relic on Burrard Inlet.
Anmore, British Columbia

Buntzen Lake Powerhouses

The century-old plant starred as the villainous clown's lair in the miniseries based on Stephen King's "It."
North Vancouver, British Columbia

Capilano Suspension Bridge

This expansive bridge in the Canadian wilderness was originally just built for friends.
Peachland, British Columbia

Okanagan Lake

The large fjord lake is thought to be the home of "Ogopogo," a giant sea serpent.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The world’s first museum dedicated to exploring human rights unleashed a wave of controversy.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Neighbourhood Watch Signs

The Incredible Hulk, Yoda, Mulder and Scully, and many many others watch over the mean streets of Toronto.
Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa Jail Hostel

This inexpensive lodging house was once a prison notorious for its inhumane practices.
Ottawa, Ontario

Château Laurier

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

Maman

Louise Bourgeois' 30-foot-tall steel spider sculpture.
Montreal, Québec

The Murals on Saint Laurent Boulevard

Every year, the colorful murals of Montreal get a complete makeover.
Québec City, Québec

Old Québec Funicular

This steep cable railway has been hoisting passengers in the heart of Québec City for over a century.
Québec City, Québec

Château Frontenac

This lovely, if imposing, piece of Canadian gothic is possibly the most photographed hotel in the world.
Washington, D.C.

Albert Einstein Bronze Statue

The beloved statue at the National Academy of Sciences is oh so inviting to sit on.
Lille, France

Porte de Paris

This triumphal arch celebrating the Sun King's conquest of Lille is a masterpiece of military architecture.
Lille, France

Monument to Carrier Pigeons

This statue honors the thousands of Allied avians that served and died for France during World War I.
London, England

221b Baker Street

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes led to the creation of his fictional address, turning the orderly London street numbers askew.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
Lyon, France

Traboules Secret Passages

Hundreds of hidden passageways weave through the old quarters of Lyon.
Lyon, France

Astronomical Clock of Lyon

For hundreds of years, automatons moving to metallic music have been marking the passage of time.
Lyon, France

Ancient Roman Theaters of Lyon

Lyon, France is home to two remarkably preserved Roman theaters, one dating back to 15 BCE.
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg Astronomical Clock

There has been an astronomical clock on this spot since the 14th century.
Tartu, Estonia

Old Observatory in Tartu

First point in the Struve Geodetic Arc, a 19th century undertaking to measure the Earth's size and shape.