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Skibbereen, Ireland

Irish Sky Garden

This floating garden in the sky is straight out of a fairy tale, but the real thing is nothing short of magical.
Inuvik Region, Northwest Territories

The Tuktoyaktuk Pingos

Natural earth mounds formed in the far north.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Paul McCarthy's Santa Claus

Rotterdammers' dirty minds gave this santa a dirty nickname and cursed it to a life of wandering.
Carcross, Yukon Territory

Carcross Desert

This tiny square mile of Canadian sand was once considered the world's smallest desert.
Skagway, Alaska

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

A historic freight system that found the true gold rush is in tourism.
La Pompe, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Petit Nevis Whaling Station

This century old flensing port is a remnant of a culture for whom whaling is still legal.
Roatán, Honduras

Bay Islands Underwater Museum

This collection of historical artifacts and tropical wildlife waits just beneath the surface of the water.
Clare, Ireland

The Hole of the Sorrows

This singular Irish dolmen is more Frank Lloyd Wright than upright stonehenge.
Galway, Ireland

Fiddaun Castle

A remarkably intact castle that once was the largest in Ireland.
Adare, Ireland

Adare Manor

An unusual manor of stunning beauty, born out of a crippling disease.
Greenfield, New Hampshire

Yankee Siege Trebuchet

This modern medieval weapon of war was built to toss pumpkins.
Cloyne, Ontario

Mazinaw Rock

This water-locked cliff face is covered in hundreds of ancient pictographs.
Saguenay, Québec

Arthur Villeneuve House

After he picked up a brush at the age of 47 this simple barber turned his entire home into a canvas.
Saint John, New Brunswick

Partridge Island Quarantine Site

A complicated, forgotten beacon of hope for thousands of immigrants, "Canada's Emerald Isle" lies in ruin.
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.
Québec City, Québec

Musee du Fort

A 400-square foot model of historic Quebec is the playing field for a state of the art light and sound show.
Québec City, Québec

Morrin Centre

This former prison now houses a lovely library devoted to Quebec's oft-maligned English-speaking history.
Montreal, Québec

Notre-Dame-de-Neiges Cemetery

Canada's largest graveyard boasts a lot of noteworthy artifacts as well as its own computerized mapping service.
Montreal, Québec

Marché Bonsecours

A historic Montreal market that was the city's agricultural hub for over century.
Québec City, Québec

Château Frontenac

This lovely, if imposing, piece of Canadian gothic is possibly the most photographed hotel in the world.
Saint-Chrysostome, Québec

Edwardstown Anglican Church

With the chapel itself being left to moulder, the cemetery of this abandoned church might be the freshest part.
Laval, Québec

Laval Abandoned Drive-In

This haunted corpse of a drive-in is now a graffiti-covered ruin.
Trois-Rivières, Québec

Old Prison of Trois-Rivières

This historic Canadian jail was once the longest operating prison in the country and is now open for people to incarcerate themselves.
Montreal, Québec

Oratoire St. Joseph

City law dictates that this mountaintop cathedral containing the heart of a saint is to remain the tallest building in town.