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Vancouver, British Columbia

Leg-In-Boot Square

This mundane shopping plaza is named after a gruesome piece of flotsam.
Vegreville, Alberta

The Vegreville Pysanka

Possibly the world’s easiest Easter-egg hunt.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Mountain View Cemetery

Vancouver's only resting place for the city's deceased.
Mission, British Columbia

Plane Wreck of Heritage Park

Mysterious wreckage of a small plane has been lodged in this tree since at least 1971.
Glendon, Alberta

Giant Perogy

Roadside tribute to a staple of eastern European cuisine.
Montreal, Québec

Marché Bonsecours

A historic Montreal market that was the city's agricultural hub for over century.
Saint Paul, Alberta

World's First UFO Landing Pad

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

The World's Largest Dinosaur

As if T-rex wasn't big enough, this Canadian monument is four times larger than the real thing.
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Old Country Market

This country market harbors goats on its roof.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park

"Girl in a Wetsuit" is what happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100 year old copyright.
Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Weyburn Mental Hospital

This notorious Canadian mental institution was home to some of the first LSD experiments and origin of the word "psychedelic."
Victoria, British Columbia

The Empress Hotel

This historic Victorian hotel has a scandalous history of affairs and murder.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Bloedel Conservatory

This conservatory allows a little bit of the tropics to thrive in the middle of a major Canadian city.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Digital Orca

A pixel art killer whale is frozen mid-leap in this Vancouver square.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Japadog

Surprisingly Delicious Asian-Style Hot Dogs.
Ottawa, Ontario

'Maman'

Louise Bourgeois' 30-foot-tall steel spider sculpture.
Banff, Alberta

Banff Springs Hotel

Few other hotels can rival the grandeur of the Castle in the Rockies.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Police Museum

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

Gastown Steam Clock

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown.
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Marine Building

This art deco masterpiece has stood in for some of the most famous buildings in comic book history.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Traditional 15th century Chinese garden in the middle of Vancouver.
Detroit, Michigan

Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry

These enduring murals depicting a distinctly Marxist tribute to capitalism could not even be defeated by McCarthyism.
Detroit, Michigan

Michigan Theatre

Opulent downtown movie theater now houses cars as an indoor parking garage.
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.