365 Canadian Sights | Day 344: Universities Week – Royal Roads

Not all university campuses started out as a place of education, but any place can be adapted to fit them, essentially. A coal baron’s castle is the centrepiece to one of the countries newest universities. That’s just how it goes sometimes. To be fair, you probably don’t recognize it from a post-secondary pamphlet. More likely… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 344: Universities Week – Royal Roads

365 Canadian Sights | Day 316: Fisherman’s Cove

The Maritime’s roots in fishing and the ocean have been kept alive in this little community. Restored in the min-90s to a traditional (but cared for) state, Fisherman’s Cove is a little piece of Halifax’s heritage, with a boardwalk, docks and shops hanging on to the rocks and ever-changing tide. The structures on pilings and… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 316: Fisherman’s Cove

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 communities. Canada’s West Coast is full of forgotten villages, towns and historic sights. Outside of… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 303: Ruins Week – Butedale

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 283: Railway Hotels – Bessborough Hotel

  The railway hotels are often much more than a hotel, playing the role of landmark, civic icon and dominant feature. The Bessborough Hotel is yet another in one of the most magnificent hotel chains to ever exist. Developed as one of Canada National Railway’s grand hotels, this epic, castle-like hotel on the banks of… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 283: Railway Hotels – Bessborough Hotel

365 Canadian Sights | Day 280: Railway Hotels – Chateau Frontenac

Owing to the railways of Canada, maybe the most unique yet consistent architectural features of the young nation-state are the hotels founded at tourist stops along the way. While not the most famous structure in Canada, the Chateau Frontenac is the most iconic building in super historic Quebec City, one of Canada’s grand railway hotels… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 280: Railway Hotels – Chateau Frontenac

365 Canadian Sights | Day 279: Hole in the Wall (New Brunswick, this time)

Natural arches just seem like such an unlikely geological formation that I’m probably going to list most of the major ones on this list. The Hole in the Wall on Grand Manan Island is a pretty well formed one, with a whole about 4.5 m by 5.5. m. Standing right on the shore, theres periods… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 279: Hole in the Wall (New Brunswick, this time)