365 Canadian Sights | Day 317: Wonderland sculpture

Less than 10-years-old, this modern sculpture quickly became a highlight of Calgary’s public art collection. The giant wire mesh head treads a difficult line, in my opinion. Objectively it looks cool, so for people who aren’t artsy it’s easy to look at and get something from, even if it’s only a brief “Neat!” It’s also,… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 317: Wonderland sculpture

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 309: Othello Tunnels

With Canada’s reliance on trains for much of its history just pre-Confederacy to only a couple decades ago (and even now, to a certain extent), there are a few decommissioned tracks. These are often excellent opportunities for tourism since they leave straight-ish, flat-ish paths ideal for bikes or people. In this case, to build that… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 309: Othello Tunnels

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 306: Carbide Willson Ruins

Canada’s industrial past often offers up some interesting spots currently being reclaimed by forest. Thomas “Carbide” Willson was a Canadian inventor around the time Canada was becoming a thing. And he was relatively successful. That success led to the construction of this site. A work area for the man in his later years, the secluded… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 306: Carbide Willson Ruins