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Doors Open: 17 Beautiful Doors From Across Canada

Passageways don’t have to be new to be beautiful. From weathered wooden doors to sleek, classical designs, check out these gorgeous photographs snapped by Our Canada readers.

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Beautiful doorsPhoto: Alan Cheng

Contrasting Colours

Alan Cheng of Scarborough writes, “In the summer of 2012, while vacationing in P.E.I., I snapped this photo at a gas station near the town of Borden-Carleton, the starting point of the Confederation Bridge on the Island. The bright white door stood out nicely against the vivid green of the wall.“

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Beautiful doorsPhoto: Brittany Walker

Curb Appeal

Brittany Walker of Melita, Man., says, “I travelled to St. John’s a while back and while there, snapped this picture of a colourful door in the downtown area. St. John’s is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind city filled with colourfully painted homes.“

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Beautiful doorsPhoto: Cathy Martin

Treasures Close to Home

“Napan, N.B., has become one of my favourite places to explore,“ shares Cathy Martin of nearby Miramichi. “Most of the time, I take landscape photos of sweeping fields, the river or farms, but I discovered this gem along the way.“

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Beautiful doorsPhoto: David Lee

A Glimpse of History

David Lee of Chilliwack, B.C., captured this great shot of a cabin that was part of an original stagecoach stop, located behind the newer Ashcroft Manor Teahouse in Ashcroft, B.C.

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Beautiful doorsPhoto: Glenn Holtzhauer

Twice as Nice

Glenn Holtzhauer of Cambridge, Ont., shares this pretty pic that he captured in Quebec City back in 2011.

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Beautiful doorsPhoto: Robbie Gorr

Arched Entrance

Robbie Gorr of Petawawa, Ont., writes,“I snapped this pic of the front door of St. George’s Anglican Church in the village of Portage- du-Fort, Que., as part of a series of photos of old churches and cemeteries that I took in that area.“

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Beautiful doorsPhoto: Rosa Cross

A Local Brand

Rosa Cross of Tancook Island, N.S., writes “Growing up on Tancook Island during the ‘60s and ‘70s, it seemed that a lot of houses had these aluminum screen doors with the initial of the family’s last name in the centre. Alas, the ‘C’ pictured here is not for Cross but rather Crooks—another Tancook family name!“

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Beautiful doorsPhoto: Helen Rempel

Portage La Prairie, Manitoba

Photographer Helen Rempel found inspiration in the two broken doors of this old house.

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Light brown doorPhoto: Linda Swance

Elora, Ontario

Linda Swance of Burlington, Ont., writes: “This door is very unique. Not for the door itself, but the house it belongs to. It is the entrance way to an old silo! The silo was converted into a very extraordinary castle/home! It can be found just outside Elora, Ontario.”

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St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in downtown TorontoPhoto: Karen Allin

Toronto, Ontario

We’re smitten with this shot of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, submitted by Karen Allin.

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Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, OntarioPhoto: Glenn Holtzhauer

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Photographer Glenn Holtzhauer of Cambridge, Ont., is certainly aware of the Prince of Wales Hotel’s iconic, down-to-earth exterior. Thanks for sharing!

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Bright red doorPhoto: Vanessa Vincent

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

A powerful shade of red, wonderfully captured by photographer Vanessa Vincent.

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Rocks in front of doorPhoto: Rosa Cross

Tancook Island, Nova Scotia

Photographer Rosa Cross writes: “Rocks rolled in along the beach to make this door impassable.”

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Giant red doorsPhoto: Sherri McEwen

McKellar, Ontario

When you think about it, the older the door is, the more beautiful it is. Sherri McEwen’s awesome photo certainly proves us right.

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Beautiful wood doorPhoto: Christy Turner

Calgary, Alberta

The intricacies of this old wooden door positively pop in this shot, as captured by Christy Turner.

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All Saints Anglican ChurchPhoto: Robbie Gorr

Petawawa, Ontario

Photographer Robbie Gorr found beauty in this small town’s All Saints Anglican Church.

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White and yellow doorPhoto: Sandra Graham

Three Hills, Alberta

Sandra Graham of Edmonton writes: “The door to this hired hand house still stands on a homestead near my hometown of Three Hills. It remains as a symbol for hard work and loyalty.”

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Originally Published on ourcanada.ca