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Canada’s 10 Biggest Tourist Attractions (Literally!) (1/10)

Canada is a big country, so it’s no surprise that we like our tourist attractions sized extra large. Here’s a travelogue of photo-friendly big things that are dotted across our home and native land.

canadas-biggest-big-nickel-sudburyPhoto: Elena Melentii

1. Big Nickel, Sudbury, Ont.

Hey, big spender! Hopefully you have deep pockets because the Big Nickel in Greater Sudbury is the world’s largest coin. Built in 1964 by Ted Szliva, this 5-cent coin celebrates the region’s status as a world leader in the mining industry. Weighing in at almost 12,000 kilograms, the Big Nickel is 64 million times larger than the humble Canadian coin that inspired it. Visitors can marvel at the world’s largest piece of spare change year round at Science North’s Dynamic Earth attraction.

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