365 Canadian Sights | Day 315: Canadian National War Memorial

On today, the 100th anniversary of the Armistice signed at the end of WWI, it seems fitting to pay tribute to this sight. Easily one of the most important and impressive monuments in Canada, the statues and structure are full of symbolism. Greek gods top the monument, while bronze statues from the ‘Great War’ march… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 315: Canadian National War Memorial

365 Canadian Sights | Day 308: Zavikon and the Thousand Islands

Really this is for the Thousand Islands, but it’s hard to choose just one. So I chose the attractive and famous Zavikon. The whole area is populated with…well, lots of islands. Many have some sort of structure on them. Some are mundane, some are amazing and some are in the U.S. Zavikon is…in Canada. Both… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 308: Zavikon and the Thousand Islands

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 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 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 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

365 Canadian Sights | Day 284: Railway Hotels – Royal York Hotel

The hotels are a kind of architectural marker, all sharing similar styles from between 1885 and 1925, more or less, which means even in a massive city their character is recognizable. Maybe the most visited of the grand railway hotels, the Royal York is in downtown Toronto, near (fittingly) Union Station (the city’s main train… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 284: Railway Hotels – Royal York Hotel

365 Canadian Sights | Day 282: Railway Hotels – Chateau Laurier

When you’re going for the most iconic hotels in Canada, where else could you put one? To a certain extent, Chateau Laurier is overshadowed by Parliament Hill, but the fact it even holds a candle to the nation’s parliament is saying something. From the white stone to the pointy roofs to the Rideau Canal running… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 282: Railway Hotels – Chateau Laurier