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Big Nickel
Sudbury, Ontario

Big Nickel

Possibly the world's largest coin stands just outside of a Canadian science center.
46.4738, -81.0340
Lock at Hogs Back
Ottawa, Ontario

Hogs Back Lockstation

These locks on North America’s oldest canal are named after a porcine rock formation.
45.3698, -75.6986
Ottawa Jail Hostel. (Wikimedia Commons)
Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa Jail Hostel

Once a notorious prison known for inhumane practices.
45.4247, -75.6887
Ottawa, Ontario

The Diefenbunker

Canada's Subterranean Cold War Museum.
45.3517, -76.0446
Louise Bourgeois' Spider. (Creative Commons)
Ottawa, Ontario

Maman

Louise Bourgeois' 30-foot-tall steel spider sculpture.
45.4294, -75.6984
The grave of Louis Riel, leader of the Métis peoples of Canada
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.
49.8899, -97.1209
Statue of Harry Colebourn and Winnipeg the Bear.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg the Bear Statue

A statue in a Canadian zoo remembers the WWI origins of the beloved character Winnie-the-Pooh.
49.8678, -97.2433
Creative Commons by sean_carney
Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba

Old Pinawa Dam

Bombed out remains of early hydroelectric dam.
50.2159, -95.9284
Narcisse Snake Dens
Gimli, Manitoba

Narcisse Snake Dens

The largest single concentration of harmless garter snakes in the world is a writhing Canadian serpent orgy.
50.8605, -97.5674
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Longitudinal Centre of Canada

This strangely specific landmark will let travelers know when they are half way there.
49.7677, -96.8097
The Chapel has a commanding presence (Flickr/Nick Humphries)
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
34.8321, -111.7667
Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
45.5190, -73.5342
Montreal, Québec

Notre Dame Basilica

A grand Gothic Revival basilica with stained glass depictions of Montreal's religious history has only one soul resting in its crypt.
45.5087, -73.5540