365 Canadian Sights | Day 363: Banff Week – Lake Minnewanka

What would a series about Banff be without a glacial lake? The Rocky Mountains are stuffed with amazing lakes, and here’s one more. I promise this will be the last one on this list. Lake Minnewanka has been around for thousands of years, and was known as the ‘Water of Spirits’ by the local Nakoda… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 363: Banff Week – Lake Minnewanka

365 Canadian Sights | Day 349: Universities Week – York University science and engineering buildings

So…yeah, all the sights for universities are buildings. Universities have great buildings, what can I say. York University has some of the best new architecture in Canada, and so we’re back there. Yes, the student building was already on this list, but these two, which are almost next to each other, are both worthy as… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 349: Universities Week – York University science and engineering buildings

365 Canadian Sights | Day 348: Universities Week – The Simon Fraser quadrangle

It’s always good to have a peaceful place on campus for students to relax. Simon Fraser University is sometimes criticized for how much concrete is on top of Burnaby Mountain, but what’s been done up there in some cases is pretty neat. The highlight is, in my opinion, the quad. Officially given the terrible name… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 348: Universities Week – The Simon Fraser quadrangle

365 Canadian Sights | Day 343: Universities Week – University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Universities often offer a place for architects to try something grander and more creative. One of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious universities, it should be no surprise the University of Toronto has some outstanding architecture. What is maybe a bit of a surprise is how many are interesting designs. With plenty of older structures that… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 343: Universities Week – University of Toronto, St. George Campus

365 Canadian Sights | Day 335: Montreal Week – The Botanical Gardens

Many may think of Montreal as a very French city, but it’s as multicultural as any part of Canada (except maybe Toronto).  Frankly, when I found out about these gardens I was surprised. I’d never heard or seen anything about them, but they look amazing. To me the highlight is the Chinese Garden, with buildings… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 335: Montreal Week – The Botanical Gardens

365 Canadian Sights | Day 334: Montreal Week – Casino De Montreal

The sheer variety of architecture in Montreal is impressive. Canada’s largest casino is unsurprisingly a pretty notable sight. Honestly, I don’t find this building that nice to look at, but it’s undeniably interesting, with slats all over the place, dozens and dozens of flags and a very atypical shape. It’s actually another holdover from the… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 334: Montreal Week – Casino De Montreal

365 Canadian Sights | Day 328: Toronto Week – Nathan Phillips Square

Any city wraps up some sort of identification in its city hall and central square. Toronto’s questionable architectural history is really in display with this one. Nathan Phillips Square itself is a good, functional and relatively nice city square. The old city hall is a classic building which housed city politicians starting in 1899 while… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 328: Toronto Week – Nathan Phillips Square

365 Canadian Sights | Day 327: Toronto Week – Gooderham Building

While Toronto went through an architectural dry spell, it’s historic buildings are iconic. The Gooderham Building may not be the most famous buildings in Toronto, but it might be one of the most recognizable. Thanks to TV and film, and the fact it’s one of the oldest buildings in the city, it gets a lot… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 327: Toronto Week – Gooderham Building