365 Canadian Sights | Day 326: Toronto Week – R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant

Toronto is a big enough city that some of the most amazing sights are almost unheard of. A water plant is a pretty unlikely sight to show up on this list, but when it’s an epic building built as a ‘palace to purity’ during the art deco era, it’s less surprising. The R.C. Harris Water… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 326: Toronto Week – R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant

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 307: Ruins Week – Brittania Shipyard

Ok, calling all of these ‘ruins’ might be a bit unfair, but still, some are not anything like what they used to be. Ok, so dilapidated isn’t quite a ruin, but this old shipbuilding facility sure has seen better days. Though, when you head inside, it looks fairly nice. The structure has been turned into… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 307: Ruins Week – Brittania Shipyard

365 Canadian Sights | Day 231: Wallingford-Back Mine

Mines are usually ugly places, covered in dust and industrial equipment. However, that’s not true of abandoned mines, as nature reclaims them a bit, water fills in parts and the equipment and dust disappear. Probably the most attractive in Canada is the Wallingford-Back Mine in Quebec, which used to be a site for feldspar and… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 231: Wallingford-Back Mine

365 Canadian Sights | Day 176: Districts Week – Distillery District

Interesting districts often grow out something historical, where the workmanship that literally put together the spot is newly appreciated. What was once a massive distillery fell into dereliction 30 or so years ago. What grew out of that is a national historic site with some of the most beatifully restored industrial buildings in Canada. While… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 176: Districts Week – Distillery District

365 Canadian Sights | Day 145: History Week — Britannia Mine Museum

In recent history, resource extraction has been big business for Canada. While plenty of places preserve some of that industrial infrastructure, Britannia is unique. Mines aren’t usually associated with towering structures, but in this case, the 20-storey Concentrator is the most recognizable feature of this former mine. Built nearly 100 years ago, the industrial infrastructure… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 145: History Week — Britannia Mine Museum