Alberta, Canada's Weirdest Roadside Attractions
Looking for something fun and adventurous to do this summer? Why not take a roadtrip across Canada?
When I first came to Canada, I fell in love with the flat prairie landscapes and Northern lights. Picture a landscape that's so flat and open - you can watch your dog run away for days.
Well, that's pretty much what the land looks like in rural Saskatchewan and Alberta. If you're fortunate enough to own a vehicle that can take you across the prairie landscape, you won't want to miss Canada's weirdest roadside attractions.
Live long and prosper in Vulcan, Alberta.
With a population of under 2,000 people, Vulcan has become quite a popular tourist attraction. In fact, it has been dubbed "Canada's Quirkiest Town."
In addition to a Star Trek-themed tourist information center, attractions include "Spock's Bar," and the "Scrapbook Cafe," which only serves food and beverages with Star-Trek themed names.
Don't forget to check out the replica of the starship Enterprise from Star Treck V. If you're fluent in Klingon, you shouldn't have a problem reading the plaque.
World's Largest Pyrogy
At 27 feet high, 12 feet wide, weighing 6,000 lbs, the World's Largest Pyrogy is located in Glendon, Alberta.
It certainly gives a new meaning to 'a big apeitite.'
Because it's considered one of the world's weirest roadside attractions, the World's Largest Pyrogy has been featured in newspapers and magazines across the world.
After you've worked up an apetite staring at that giant pyrogy, drop into the Glendon Pyrogy Motel for a bite to eat at their Bar & Grill.
Cut Knife, Saskatchewan
If you drive through Cut Knife, Saskatchewan, it's impossible to miss one of Canada's weirdest roadside attractions: the World's Largest Tomahawk.
Weighing in at 8 tons, the 39-foot sculpture was built in 1971 as a symbol "of peace and unity between the white people and the neighbouring Indian reserves."
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Meet 'Mac the Moose' of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan. Is he the weirdest roadside attraction in Canada? Probably not. But he definitely draws a lot of attention!
Mac stands 32 feet tall, weighs 10 tons, and greets the visitors of Moosejaw's information center. Mac just celebrated his fifteenth birthday. He was built in 1984.
Mac the Moose
Roadside Attractions in Alberta, Canada
Weird Roadside Attractions in the United States:
More by this Author
Who is Caylee Anthony's father? The world may never know. However, the FBI's report on DNA testing concludes that Lee Anthony is not the father of Caylee Anthony. In addition to Lee Anthony, Jesse Grund,...
It was one of the hottest summers on Staten Island. My mother had just placed a fan inside the living room window of our two bedroom home. As she fixed breakfast, the telephone rang. It was our neighbor. "A little...
The day we found our home, it was immaculate. The floors were gleaming, the paint was spotless and the massive run of cedar on the walls of our stairway was beautiful. We made an offer and jumped up and down for sixty...