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Places visited in Ottawa, Ontario
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Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
Ottawa, Ontario

Vietnamese Commemorative Monument

A 1995 memorial acknowledges the tremendous contributions of Vietnamese refugees to Canada.
Ottawa, Ontario

"Cottage" Gas Station

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

Civic Pharmacy Sign

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

‘Trois Disques’ ('Three Disks')

A swaggering, monumental souvenir of the most extravagant party Montreal’s ever thrown.
Montreal, Québec

Canada Malting Silos

This crumbling industrial fortress has attracted daredevils, filmmakers, and historians.
Ottawa, Ontario

Dinosaur Crossing Signs and Statues

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

Mer Bleue Bog

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

Clifton Hill

This Niagara Falls tourist trap is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both.
Toronto, Ontario

Berczy Park Dog Fountain

This whimsical fountain pays tribute to Toronto's four-legged friends.
Montreal, Québec

Farine Five Roses Sign

Two thirds of this Montreal neon icon has survived to flash another day.
Ottawa, Ontario

Hogs Back Lockstation

These locks on North America’s oldest canal are named after a porcine rock formation.
Ottawa, Ontario

Central Experimental Farm

A sprawling Victorian farm that has been surrounded by a capital city is one of Canada's greatest treasures.
Ottawa, Ontario

Château Laurier

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

Ottawa Jail Hostel

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

Maman

Louise Bourgeois' 30-foot-tall steel spider sculpture.