18 Craziest Places In Canada
A country full of wtf!
Canada is a spectacular country with some amazing places to see.
But amazing places can get boring in comparison to the craziest places in Canada.
They are strange, they are unusual, and sometimes they're downright creepy. But they're all part of what makes this country so amazing.
One thing's for sure, when you see these places you'll be asking yourself one question: What the fuck?
Northwest Territories' Diavik Diamond Mine
No, this image is not photoshopped. It is known as the Diavik Diamond Mine and it is Canada's largest diamond mine and one of the most valuable diamond mines in the world.
Nova Scotia's Oak Island Mystery
For more than a century and a half, people have been trying to solve the mystery of Oak Island. The island is apparently the location of some kind of buried treasure. People have lost fortunes and even their lives in pursuit of the Oak Island Money Pit.
British Columbia's Banff Merman
Please be fake - Please be fake - Please be fake!
Lake Minnewanka has been home to many legends of monsters that would rise from the depths of the sea, but none are more terrifying than the Banff Merman. It was allegedly caught by a man named Norman Luxton in the 1900s.
Ontario's Cheltenham Badlands
The Cheltenham Badlands are the result of poor farming practices that led to soil erosion and exposed the underlying shale bed. The area was once a large river that dried out thousands of years ago which is what created the riverbed shape.
Newfoundland's L'Anse Aux Meadows
L'Anse Aux Meadows is an archaeological site in Newfoundland. It is the most famous site of a Viking settlement in North America and it's over a thousand years old.
Halifax's Sable Island
Sable Island is a small island located near Halifax. Only five people live there, and the rest of the inhabitants are wild horses which are free to roam the island. The island is protected and managed by Parks Canada. Permission must first be granted by it before anyone may visit.
British Columbia's Spotted Lake
Spotted Lake contains dense deposits of chemicals and minerals. In the summer, most of the water evaporates and the minerals in the lake harden to create walkways around the spots.
Saskatchewan's Twisted Trees
Also known as the Crooked Bush, this grove is unique because of the aspen trees which normally grow straight but, for some reason, every tree here is bent and twisted upon itself.
British Columbia's Whistler Train Wreck
Imagine walking through the forest on a hiking trail and finding a train car in the middle of nowhere. How the hell did it get here? It turns out this was the result of a train crash that happened decades earlier. The area has been turned into a hiking trail and a bike path.
Nunavut's Mount Thor
It's easy to see what makes Mount Thor unique and fucked up. Not only does it look like the lair of some evil mastermind, it is the world's greatest purely vertical drop at 1,250 metres.
P.E.I.'s Édouard Arsenault Bottle Houses
A man named Édouard T. Arsenault recived a postcard from his daughter about a glass castle she visited. Édouard started collecting bottles that same summer. In 1980, he began construction and, after four years and 25,000 bottles, he had created three bottle buildings that have become a tourist attraction.
Nova Scotia's Joggins Fossil Cliffs
This may just seem like an oddly shaped cliff, but if you look closely, you'll notice that those odd shapes are actually fossilized trees. They are the most complete fossil record of what the world was like 300 million years ago.
Ontario's Screaming Heads
In the 1970s, a schoolteacher decided to spend the next 25 years of his life building himself a massive creepy castle. Sounds perfectly normal. Did I mention that Burk's Falls Castle has a dungeon? The property features hundreds of "screaming head" sculptures, as well as dragons and arches shaped like crying mouths.
Quebec's The Grand Gathering
Imagine walking along the St. Lawrence River and coming across a creepy collection of over 100 sculptures rising from the water like some kind of petrified zombie horde.
Manitoba's Narcisse Snake Pits
This is sure to give Indiana Jones nightmares. For two periods each year, these dens get flooded with thousand of garter snakes. And in case you were wondering what they're up to, it's a giant snake orgy.
British Columbia's Pesuta Shipwreck
Have you ever wanted to get transported back in time? Simply hike your way to the Pesuta Shipwreck to be greeted by the remnants of a 264-foot log barge. This poor ship was wrecked during a winter storm in 1928.
Alberta's Glacier Skywalk
Imagine taking a stroll onto a platform that offers you one of the most breathtaking views in the world. You look down through the glass floor and see birds flying below, then you realize that this glass is the only thing separating you from a 900+ foot drop.