365 Canadian Sights | Day 304: Ruins Week – Bois Blanc Island amusement park

Luckily, not all ruins are from forgotten bygones, some are more recent and show a more industrial period of time being taken over by nature. I’m going to premise this by stating that I don’t know about the legality of visiting this place. Perhaps better known as Boblo Island, this old amusement park has been… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 304: Ruins Week – Bois Blanc Island amusement park

365 Canadian Sights | Day 303: Ruins Week – Butedale

For some reason B.C. has a lot of ruins across the province; I think there are a few reasons, including reliance on boom and bust resources, changing transportation and the geography of the province creating remote and difficult to reach. Canada’s West Coast is full of forgotten villages, towns and historic sights. Outside fo Vancouver,… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 303: Ruins Week – Butedale

365 Canadian Sights | Day 301: Ruins Week – SGang Gwaay Llnagaay/Ninstints/Nans Dins

Despite Canada’s age, there are ruins of all sorts across this country. Books have literally been written about this place. Really SGang Gwaay is one of the most famous historic sites in Canada, and it’s not just for its history, but for the beautiful if slowly decaying art standing amongst the west coast forest. A… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 301: Ruins Week – SGang Gwaay Llnagaay/Ninstints/Nans Dins

365 Canadian Sights | Day 300: Caves Week – Warsaw Caves

You might be seeing a pattern now, with another cave system in southern Ontario. That’s just the way the geology formed, with ideal conditions on Vancouver Island and southern Ontario. Like most other caves on this list, limestone is essential to it’s creation. What’s a little different here is that it’s collapsed to a certain… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 300: Caves Week – Warsaw Caves

365 Canadian Sights | Day 299: Caves Week – Upana Caves

We’re back on Vancouver Island because that’s where all the caves are (no really, it’s got a huge percentage of Canada’s caves). Thanks once again to karst, this cave complex offers potentially dozens of sights to see. With 15 known entrances, the Upana Caves honeycomb this area after water ate through the limestone. Outside some… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 299: Caves Week – Upana Caves

365 Canadian Sights | Day 298: Caves Week – Scenic Caves (Georgian Bay)

Sometimes the caves are preceded by something really neat. The Niagara Escarpment hides more than a few interesting sights. In this case, a slot canyon has been carved into it and caves have formed, creating a sight that exists above and below ground. The Scenic Caves, in this case, are a private attraction, although there… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 298: Caves Week – Scenic Caves (Georgian Bay)

365 Canadian Sights | Day 297: Caves Week – Grotto Mountain Cave/Canyon

Caves aren’t just solo sights, necessarilyl, and can be part of a complex spot. Grotto Mountain is alike some sort of amusement park for hikers. I’ve slotted it here in the caves week because of two caves: Rat’s Nest Cave, which has an absolutely awful name but, with 4 km of area explored, also has… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 297: Caves Week – Grotto Mountain Cave/Canyon

365 Canadian Sights | Day 296: Caves Week – Huson Caves/Atluck Creek

It’s time to talk about karst. Karst is a type of topography that is ideal for cave formation. It just so happens that Vancouver Island has a lot of it. I’ll hold back from nerding out too much, but t should be noted that it reacts to the elements a bit different than most topography, … Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 296: Caves Week – Huson Caves/Atluck Creek

365 Canadian Sights | Day 295: Caves Week – Bonnechere Caves

While caves aren’t the most common geological feature, they can be in unexpected places, since they’re (by their very nature) out of sight. So the fact southern Ontario has some great ones is likely a fun new fact for some. Tucked away near the Bonnechere River in southern Ontario is a cave system near Ottawa… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 295: Caves Week – Bonnechere Caves