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TRAVEL TIPS | 5 architectural attractions to visit in Canada

Top Architectural Attractions In Canada

When most people think about Canada they automatically think about mountain peaks, national parks, and glaciers. Sure, there are plenty of these things in Canada, but unfortunately most people tend to forget about all the memorable architecture. There was once a famous architect that said architecture should speak of its time and place, but it should also desire to provide a timeless look that can withstand the test of time.

Well, there truly are a variety of buildings in Canada that can speak to this testament: here my selection of top architectural attractions in Canada.

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Museum Of Human Rights

 Winter view on Canadian Museum for Human Rights by Vadim Rodnev

Not only will the Museum of Human Right take you down an emotional and heartfelt journey of human rights across the globe, but also the building alone is something to speak of. Located in Winnipeg this swirling building is constructed of glass, stone and concrete. It almost resembles a standing dove that has his wings wrapped around himself. It is 100 meters tall and illuminated at night, which even adds more beauty to this building of enlightenment.


Saint Johns


Street with colorful houses near ocean in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada by Elena Elisseeva

Victorian houses are timeless and truly great, but you will not experience any as unique as the ones located in Saint Johns. In this area, you will find a cluster of different Victorians that are brightly painted with several color combinations. The color schemes has grown so unique and popular over the years that many of the locals have nicknamed the area Jellybean Row, as some of the color schemes look like a bunch of jellybeans lined up.



Marine Building


Beautiful view of Vancouver skyline by Canadastock

There really is something magnificent about skyscrapers and you will certainly get your feel for them in Canada. However, the one with the greatest architectural design has got to be the Marine Building located in Vancouver. It stands 21 stories high and opened in the 30s. It is carved with lobsters, seahorses, puffer fish and starfish that are floating through seaweed. It really makes a statement for the area.


Habitat 67

A view of Habitat 67 by Meunierd

It would be hard to drive pass the Habitat 67 building and not know that you are looking at something great. This twelve-story building looks like some kid stacked 354 concrete blocks on top of each other in various orders. Some stick out, while others protrude in and some look like they are barely hanging on by the edge. The fact that it is located by the man-made peninsula that runs into Montreal’s St. Lawrence River doesn’t hurt the view of the groundbreaking either.


Chateau Frontenac

Beautiful view of Quebec City Castle by gagliardiImages

When it comes to chateau style hotels, you cannot find a hotel that speaks more to the term than the Chateau Frontenac. Located in Quebec City this hotel was built in 1981 by a 19th century railway company. The marvelous building sits atop a hill and towers over city below and has grown over the years to be one of the most prominent features of the Quebec City skyline.


Insiders’ Tip: How Get Your Visa for Canada

Whether you felt in love with Canada for the mountain peaks or the architecture and you are going to move in Canada, you will need a visa or electronic visa to legally enter the Country. An electronic visa is something that most travelers are opting for these days, because it can allow them admittance into the Country for six months within a five-year time period. Anyone can quickly and easily apply at, but this doesn’t mean that everyone will be accepted. Just make sure that you apply early, so you don’t get your hopes up for nothing.


Moraine lake panorama in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada by Zhukova Valentyna


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