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Victoria, British Columbia

Fan Tan Alley

The narrowest street in Canada was once a spot for dastardly doings, now a historic piece of Chinatown.
Kingston, Ontario

'Pollution'

This sculpture was made in 1973 for the city's 300th-anniversary celebrations and was largely considered an eyesore at the time.
Toronto, Ontario

Gordo the Barosaurus

Canada's largest dinosaur skeleton was hidden away in storage for more than 40 years.
Guelph, Ontario

Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate

A 1975 bylaw prohibits the construction of any building that would block the view of this Gothic Revival church.
Toronto, Ontario

The Moose at the Toronto Police Museum

Along with his smaller donkey pal, he guards the museum’s exhibits and memorabilia.
Toronto, Ontario

Graffiti Alley

A fantastic place to see murals, and an important location in the history of Toronto's legal street art scene.
Alberta

Lake Abraham

The frozen bubbles that form on the icy surface of this Canadian lake contain enough methane to create a small explosion.
Toronto, Ontario

The Yorkville Rock

This massive, ancient stone was disassembled and then put back together again.
Toronto, Ontario

Bata Shoe Museum

A collection of more than 12,000 shoes, displayed in a building shaped like a shoebox.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Vanier Park Column

After spending more than a century on the ocean floor, this shipwrecked column is finally resting atop solid ground.
Surrey, British Columbia

Faerie Village of Redwood Park

A colorful hidden village of the fair folk.
White Rock, British Columbia

The Great White Rock

Bird dung painted this huge boulder which in turn inspired the name of a city.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Kitsilano Pool

This scenic waterfront swimming pool is the longest salt water pool in North America.
Palm Springs, California

Ruddy's General Store Museum

This general store offers visitors a glimpse back into the 1930s.
Desert Hot Springs, California

Cabot's Pueblo Museum

The Hopi-style structure was built by the man who discovered Desert Hot Springs' famous mineral water.
Indio, California

Shields Date Garden

A giant knight, sex education, date shakes, and Jesus coexist happily in this Coachella Valley desert oasis.
Victoria, British Columbia

Moss Lady

Greenery cloaks this serene sculpture inspired by the famous Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Woodward's Spiral Staircase to Nowhere

A unique spiral staircase that doesn't quite make it up to the top floor.
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

The Marine Building

This art deco masterpiece has stood in for some of the most famous buildings in comic book history.
La Quinta, California

Big Metal Roadrunner

A giant desert bird that once swung music fans at Coachella now has a home in a nearby traffic circle.
Mecca, California

Salton Sea History Museum

A museum dedicated to a sea that should have never been.
Los Angeles, California

The LAPD Kōban

Common all over Japan, kōbans are small community police boxes, and now one is guarding one of L.A.’s megamalls.
Los Angeles, California

Urban Light

Scores of vintage street lamps shine along L.A.’s Miracle Mile.