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Toronto, Ontario

Rock of the Matterhorn

This half-ton piece of the Alps sits at the base of the CN Tower.
Ottawa, Ontario

Vietnamese Commemorative Monument

A 1995 memorial acknowledges the tremendous contributions of Vietnamese refugees to Canada.
Ottawa, Ontario

Civic Pharmacy Sign

This illuminated sign was the first of its kind in Canada and remains a vestige of the Atomic Age.
Ottawa, Ontario

Dinosaur Crossing Signs and Statues

These prehistoric replicas were based on actual skeletal remains.
Ottawa, Ontario

Tin House

Now a public art piece, this curious metal feature originally advertised a tinsmith's services.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Niagara Falls Floral Clock

This impressive working clock made of 16,000 plants changes its flowers twice a year.
Québec City, Québec

Old Québec Funicular

This steep cable railway has been hoisting passengers in the heart of Québec City for over a century.
Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa Jail Hostel

This inexpensive lodging house was once a prison notorious for its inhumane practices.
Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Wing Sang Building

The oldest building in Vancouver's Chinatown is now home to one of Canada’s largest contemporary art collections.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers.
Montreal, Québec

Insectarium of Montreal

The biggest museum dedicated to insects in North America, one of the largest in the world.
Eganville, Ontario

Bonnechere Caves

One of Mother Nature’s geological gems, home to many prehistoric fossils.
Toronto, Ontario

Ireland Park

A memorial to the tens of thousands of Irish who fled to North America during the Great Famine.
Montreal, Québec

Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery

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

Château Frontenac

This lovely, if imposing, piece of Canadian gothic is possibly the most photographed hotel in the world.
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower Stairs

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
Toronto, Ontario

Lower Bay Station

Lost subway station nestled beneath Toronto's busy commuter line.
Toronto, Ontario

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

One of Canada's most incredible rare book collections holds hundreds of thousands of gorgeous tomes that the general public can touch.
Colborne, Ontario

The Big Apple

This giant roadside fruit is home to an array of apple-based treats.
Sudbury, Ontario

Big Nickel

Possibly the world's largest coin stands just outside of a Canadian science center.
Brockville, Ontario

Brockville Tunnel

Canada's oldest railway tunnel is illuminated in a rainbow of color as it passes under the streets of this small city.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Clifton Hill

This Niagara Falls tourist trap is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both.
Ottawa, Ontario

Mer Bleue Bog

A boardwalk winds above this beautiful bog full of wildlife and a rare type of turtle.