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Field, British Columbia

Yoho National Park

Fossils, railroads, and waterfalls!
Banff, Alberta

Banff Merman

A mysterious taxidermy man-beast of the seven seas.
Banff, Alberta

Banff Springs Hotel

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

Okanagan Lake

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

Project HARP Space Gun

A giant gun barrel in Barbados that once hoped to shoot outer space with science.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Louis Riel's Gravestone

Canada's accused-traitor-turned-folk-hero is buried under a red stone in a ring of his own.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg the Bear Statue

A statue in a Canadian zoo remembers the WWI origins of the beloved character Winnie-the-Pooh.
Gimli, Manitoba

New Iceland

Icelandic settlement in Manitoba established in 1875.
Edmonton, Alberta

West Edmonton Mall

This massive mall has hundreds of shops, an amusement park, and a history of deadly amusement attractions.
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Sleeping Giant

Profile of a sleeping person 4km long in 250m high cliffs.
Sparwood, British Columbia

Formerly The World's Biggest Truck

It's still huge and it's still on display in the mountains of western Canada.
Bellevue, Alberta

Frank Slide

A sleepy little town that had the greatest landslide in North American history fall on it.
Gimli, Manitoba

Narcisse Snake Dens

The largest single concentration of harmless garter snakes in the world is a writhing Canadian serpent orgy.
Osoyoos, Canada

The Spotted Lake (Kliluk)

A sacred lake composed of over 300 separate pools of highly concentrated minerals.
Paris, France

Arago Medallions

135 bronze medallions mark a French meridian line which once rivaled the hotshot Greenwich timeline.
Bermuda

The Unfinished Church

Storms, funding, and in-fighting have kept this Bermuda church from ever being completed.
Koloa, Hawaii

Spouting Horn

This Hawaiian blowhole is supposedly caused by a trapped monster.
Paris, France

Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment

High atop the Eiffel Tower is a small apartment built exclusively to entertain the science elite and make the rest of Paris jealous.
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lion of Lucerne

This memorial commemorating fallen soldiers of the French Revolution has been called the saddest stone in the world.
George Town, Cayman Islands

George Town

The capital of the Cayman Islands is a center of offshore banking, but gets battered by blistering hurricanes.
West Bay, Cayman Islands

Hell, Grand Cayman

Send a postcard while vacationing with Satan.
Gun Bay, Cayman Islands

Wreck of the Ten Sail

A massive maritime collision may have led to the myth of a resort island's strange financial status.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Caracol - The Observatory of Chichen Itza

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop—one of the world's oldest observatories takes astronomy back to basics.