Larger Than Life: 15 Incredible Photos of Big Things Across Canada
We asked you to capture the country’s biggest things—and you delivered. From super-sized roadside attractions to enormous rock formations, these photos from Our Canada readers are proof that bigger really *is* better!
Erla McCormick of Sarnia, Ont., found inspiration in the hayfields of nearby Bayfield.
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Less than an hour drive from Vancouver lies Rolley Lake Provincial Park, where photographer Alexandra Fontaine captured these oh-so big tree roots!
Mountains beyond mountains
Kayla Cuddy of Harlowe, Ont., writes: “These big, beautiful mountains make the rest of the world seem very small at Moraine Lake in Banff, Alberta!”
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This giant Muskoka chair outside of the Kicking Horse Hotel in Golden, B.C., was too awesome not to take a photo of. Thanks to Deb Sandau of Red Deer for sharing!
Mike Lane of Saanichton, B.C., writes: “Visits by cruise ships are a time of excitement for Victorians as shops are filled by tourists. There’s a vibrancy in the whole downtown area!”
With a height of 553 metres at its highest point, the CN Tower more than deserves its “big” reputation—it’s still the tallest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere, after all!
The Perry Creek Water Wheel in Fort Steele, B.C., is 32 feet in diameter and seven feet in width. It can produce 68 horsepower to drive two water pumps, which in turn can raise 600 gallons a minute from the mine shaft.
Alberta’s famed Athabasca Falls looks more vibrant than ever in this shot by James Pollock.
A sight to behold
Rising 15 metres above the shores of the Saint John River, the world’s largest axe is also one of Canada’s most unique tourist attractions.
As photographer Cat Taylor’s shot proves, a photo really is worth a thousand words.
Isabelle Marozzo of Norland, Ont., writes: “While taking a walk, I laid down and captured these trees reaching out for the sky.” Thanks for sharing, Isabelle!
Fans of autumn are definitely swooning over this photo by Lynn Mabley of Hinton, Alta.
Alan Cheng of Scarborough, Ont., writes: “This big inflatable rubber duck was stationed at Toronto Harbour Front in the summer of 2017 to celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada!”
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