Roadside Attractions in Ontario
Roadside attractions are single points of interest. They're easy to get to, and
they draw lots of attention from travelers. They can be interesting
or educational, or downright weird or kooky! Ontario has
many roadside attractions - fun places to stop and grab a photo and to
take a break during your travels.
The good 'ol Canada Goose... beautiful, strong, and also loud & aggressive (ever been chased by one? I was, as a kid!).
The Wawa Goose is a roadside attraction in - you guessed it - Wawa, Ontario, along the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy #17).
Photo: Courtesy of G. Vezina (Municipal office, Beardmore, Ontario)
Located in northern Ontario, near Lake Nipigon, this roadside attraction in Beardmore, Ontario is home to the
world's largest snowman - a 35 foot tall giant who changes attire according to the season.
It may be a surprise to most but the first oil well in Canada was not discovered in Alberta, but rather in Lambton County, Ontario more
than 150 years ago.
The Trans Canada Highway is the longest national highway in the world and stretches for 7,821 kilometers (4860 miles). The starting point is in St. John's, Newfoundland and the end point is in Victoria, BC.