Nearly one-hundred years after the United States gained independence from the British, the Constitution Act of 1867 united three colonies into a single country called Canada. We’ve covered quite a few museums and attractions from the northernmost country in North America, so here’s a look back:
The Accordion Museum in Montmagny traces the history of the accordion and its influence on Quebec culture. Oui oui!
One of the world’s largest circular paintings has been on display at the Cyclorama of Jerusalem in Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré since 1895. If you want to experience what the city of Jerusalem looked like during the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, this is where you need to go.
L’anse aux Meadows, located at the northernmost tip of Newfoundland, is a World Heritage Site as it is the only known Viking settlement to be found in North America. It’s estimated to have been established around 1000 AD. So take that, Columbus!
On a somewhat lighter note, the Gopher Hole Museum in Alberta displays stuffed gophers dressed up in outfits (hairdresser, RCMP officer and preacher) placed in nearly 50 different scenes.
The Shania Twain Centre is the number one tourist attraction in Timmins, Ontario and that’s probably all you need to know.
Something I learned from writing this blog is there are a lot of Corkscrew Museums out there. Yes, the device used to remove corks from wine bottles has a fan base. One museum is located in the Corkscrew Inn in Vancouver, in case you’re into that sort of thing.
Unsurprisingly, Canada is home to the world’s largest moose. An important tourist attraction in the town of Moose Jaw, Mac the Moose towers over the surrounding flat earth at 32 feet tall (or 10 meters).
Another “large” tourist attraction is found in St-Georges-de-Windsor, about a 2 hour drive from Montreal, where there is an observation “cow” gazebo. Visitors can check out a 360-degree view of the surrounding area, including the grazing cows of course.
Although Canada is the home of respectable musicians like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell (and the non-respectable like Nickelback and a rapper called Snow), none of them have a museum like the one and only Anne Murray, which has been located in Springhill, Nova Scotia since 1989.
Canada, specifically Prince Edward Island, has a Potato Museum, which has a large potato statue located out front, which is absolutely perfect for photo opportunities like selfies and bridal parties.