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Vancouver, British Columbia

'Gassy Jack' Statue

An effigy of Vancouver's Gastown neighorhood's namesake.
Hope, British Columbia

Othello Tunnels

Railways may have forged this quintet of lovely tunnels, but now they are open to hikers.
Rossland, British Columbia

Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre

A wonderful museum on the site of the historic Black Bear Mine on the back of Red Mountain.
Dawson Creek, British Columbia

Alaska-Canada Highway Mile 0

The arch marks the beginning of the road for northbound travelers.
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

Bighorns

This 20-foot-tall sculpture is in honor of the herd of bighorn sheep that call Radium Hot Springs home.
Victoria, British Columbia

Gonzales Hill Lookout Tower

A World War II structure that has stood the test of time.
Victoria, British Columbia

Macaulay Point Ruins

Hidden within the waterfront hills resides this dilapidated military stronghold.
West Vancouver, British Columbia

Mount Strachan Crash Site and Memorial

The scattered debris of a T-33 Canadian naval jet crash from 1963 now stands as a memorial.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Inukshuk'

Made of granite, this is a symbol of the Inuit peoples near water that expresses abundance.
Richmond, British Columbia

Larry Berg Flight Path Park

An ideal location for plane spotting in British Columbia.
British Columbia, Canada

Kiidk'yaas, the Golden Spruce

This revered mutant tree was felled in an act of ecoterrorism leaving a legacy of myth and possibly murder.
Port Renfrew, British Columbia

Avatar Grove

This patch of old-growth forest is home to Canada's gnarliest tree.
Abbotsford, British Columbia

Sumas Substation

A former electric substation that was converted into a magnificent mansion.
Comox-Strathcona K, British Columbia

Hornby Island Bald Eagle Nest Camera

Webcam that broadcast the hatching of Bald Eagles to millions of viewers.
Comox-Strathcona K, British Columbia

'Hornby Uintotherium'

A plaque on Canada's Hornby Island commemorates a fantastical creature from a fictional universe.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971'

This enormous photomural pays homage to Vancouver's infamous history of public activism.
Parson, British Columbia

The World's Largest Paddle

A roadside attraction fit for a giant.
British Columbia

D'arcy Island

This small island has a dark past as a colony for Chinese lepers and a dropoff point for bootleggers.
Squamish, British Columbia

Stawamus Chief

As you overlook the Howe Sound and the town of Squamish, your breath will be taken away by its beauty or the stairs... probably all the stairs.
Kaslo, British Columbia

SS Moyie

The "Crow Boat" of Kootenay Lake, sold for a dollar and now on display as "the world's oldest intact passenger sternwheeler."
Vancouver, British Columbia

Leg-In-Boot Square

This mundane shopping plaza is named after a gruesome piece of flotsam.
Victoria, British Columbia

Pterosaur Jaw Bone

First flying reptile discovered in British Columbia was for years forgotten in a cabinet.
Duncan, British Columbia

World's Largest Hockey Stick & Puck

Canada shows its hockey pride with a giant stick.
White Rock, British Columbia

The Great White Rock

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