365 Canadian Sights | Day 310: St. George’s (Round) Church

Built to be a stand out in Halifax back when it was a smaller town, this church has a royal heritage. Its precise design history is unknown, but it’s related to Prince Edward (Queen Victoria’s father). He was stationed in Halifax prior to 1800 and decided the city needed something a little nicer, architecture-wise. One… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 310: St. George’s (Round) Church

365 Canadian Sights | Day 203: The Bennett Lake Church

As anyone who knows Canada knows, the gold rushes in the west and northwest of the country were formative to the fabric of the country as a whole. Evidence of those rushes is still around, even when the people and towns aren’t. While the aforementioned Barkerville was the kingpin and its restoration as a historic site… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 203: The Bennett Lake Church

365 Canadian Sights | Day 109: Temples Week – St. Joseph’s Oratory

Maybe this most spectacular religious structure in Canada today, proving there are some in Canada. Canada isn’t really known for its religious structures, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any. St. Joseph’s Oratory (or Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal) is easily one of the most unique and notable. The most impressive feature people notice right away is… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 109: Temples Week – St. Joseph’s Oratory

365 Canadian Sights | Day 107: Temples Week – Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

Quebec’s French influence is obvious and doesn’t really need to be explained. But I’m noting it here because of the number of epic Catholic monuments the province has compared to the rest of Canada. As much as this is a beautiful sight that many will travel too just to see, many also head to the… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 107: Temples Week – Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

365 Canadian Sights | Day 105: Temples Week – Notre-Dame Basilica

I’m calling this week Temples Week, since we’ll spiritual sites from a few different faiths. Inside and out, this sight would make the list. Arguably the most spectacular piece piece of Christianity in Canada, this catherdral has stood for nearing 190 years. Over that time a lot has happened, too much to cover in this… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 105: Temples Week – Notre-Dame Basilica

365 Canadian Sights | Day 56: Libraries Week – Bibliothèque Monique-Corriveau

It’s Day 1 of Libraries Week. Libraries are often a point of pride for cities that have enough money to show a little flash. As one of the central public spaces most communities provide via government, they’re a gathering place and naturally a place where more interesting architecture can happen, like in Quebec City. While… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 56: Libraries Week – Bibliothèque Monique-Corriveau

365 Canadian Sights | Day 30: Our Lady of Victory Church

This might be the most architecturally unique church in Canada (there are most definitely contenders though). Often called the Igloo Church, the white dome in Inuvik is iconic in the region and an interesting combination of local and Roman Catholic influences. Designed by a missionary with no formal training, the church was completed in 1960,… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 30: Our Lady of Victory Church

365 Canadian Sights | Day 6: Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde

Roman Catholic cathedrals are, without exception (as far as I know), pretty opulaent places, at least relative to their locale. In Montreal, that rule isn’t disproven. Designed to be a smaller replica of nothing less than St. Peter’s in the Vatican, Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral (or Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde in French), is one of… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 6: Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde