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Toronto, Ontario

'Woodpecker Column'

The giant birds honor two native North American species.
Hinton, Alberta

Northern Rockies Museum of Culture and Heritage

This museum provides a personal and intimate journey through the history of the Northern Rockies.
Edmonton, Alberta

Garneau Theatre

This is one of the last remaining theatres in Canada to feature an Art Moderne architectural style.
Denver, Colorado

Daniels and Fisher Tower

A focal point of in Denver’s skyline for over a century, inspired by a Venetian basilica.
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Shameful Tiki Room

A high point in Vancouver kitsch.
Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Convent Ruins

Legacy of the earthquake that nearly wiped Lisbon off the face of the Earth.
Lisbon, Portugal

Conserveira de Lisboa

The best place in the world to buy canned fish.
Toronto, Ontario

Rock of the Matterhorn

This half-ton piece of the Alps sits at the base of the CN Tower.
Edmonton, Alberta

High Level Bridge

This unique bridge has been a staple across the Saskatchewan River Valley for more than 100 years.
Burnaby, British Columbia

Playground of the Gods

While these wooden totems bear a striking resemblance to First Nations artwork of British Columbia, their actual origins lay on the opposite side of the Pacific Ocean.
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

Home of A Thousand Faces

Outsider art meets hard scrabble mountain life in this woodcarver's home/art piece.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Junk Metal T-Rex

Just outside this metal recycling center stands a prehistoric creature composed of scraps.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Bridge

From a neon Rapunzel to a bike traffic meter to a street fair color scheme, the most opened drawbridge in the US is a veritable art gallery.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
Seattle, Washington

World Famous Giant Shoe Museum

An old-timey peepshow allows visitors to gawk at some of the world's most freakishly large footwear.
Seattle, Washington

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
Wiltshire, England

Silbury Hill

Europe's largest prehistoric mound – burial site of a legendary king?
Newquay, England

The Newquay 'Island'

Sometimes an island, sometimes a rocky outcropping connected to the world by a tiny suspension bridge.
Weyburn, Saskatchewan

The Weyburn Mental Hospital

Notorious Canadian mental institution, home to some of the first LSD experiments and origin of the word "psychedelic."
Canmore, Alberta

Big Head Sculpture

The granite head appears to be deep in thought and half buried in the ground.
North Vancouver, British Columbia

The Eye of the Wind

The mountaintop wind turbine boasts a viewing deck — and a fair share of controversy.
Abbotsford, British Columbia

Sumas Substation

A former electric substation that was converted into a magnificent mansion.
Clyde Hill, Washington

Evergreen Point Floating Bridge

The longest and widest floating bridge in the world.