Refreshed Website Look

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UPDATE: The new site is up and running!


Lorraine's Excellent Adventure!

Lorraine Hirning was instrumental in keeping this site going when our founder, Ed Solonyka, passed away almost a year ago. And her summer vacation brought lots of new B.C. roadside attractions to the site. As always: thanks, Lorraine!

New roadside attractions recently added to the site, all with thanks to Lorraine:

Acorns Image

Carrot Campaign Statue image

And some updates from Lorraine:

  • Loggers in Sooke — the lower of the two loggers is slowly making his way up the pole!

  • World Famous Gnome in Nanoose Bay — this stylish gnome has been re-painted and sports a new shirt

World Famous Gnome image


Summer's almost over - but there's still time to get out and see some roadside attractions

We’re still catching up on the backlog of new photos submitted this summer, so you’ll want to keep an eye on our list of new additions to the site.

Also, we’re still working on a refreshed look for the site - check out our demo page and give us your feedback.

New roadside attractions recently added to the site:

Recently archived:

We approve of the eradication of mosquitoes, but, even so, we’re sad to hear that the Mosquito in Lakefield ON has been removed

Update:

The mystery of the freshly painted Chetwynd Lumberjack deepens! It turns out that the original lumberjack was moved (to N55°41.732 W121°38.447), and a new lumberjack replaced it at the original location (N55°41.824 W121°37.981). Now Chetwynd has two large roadside lumberjacks - but why?


The summer of roadside attractions continues!

It’s been a busy summer here at the Large Roadside Attractions of Canada head office. We’ve added a bunch of new roadside attractions to the site, and there are more to come once I catch up on the backlog that accumulated while we were on vacation in Edmonton (photo radar capital of Canada).

We’re also testing a potential new look for the site - check out our demo page and give us your feedback.

New roadside attractions recently added to the site:

  • a husky in McBride, British Columbia, with thanks to Angie Joiner

  • Adirondack chairs (a perennial favorite within the roadside attraction community) in both Winnipeg, Manitoba, and in Kitchener, Ontario, with thanks to Boris Kohut and Justin Atkins (Distinctly Patio), respectively

  • Wheat Stalks in Melville, Saskatchewan, and what I can only imagine must be the world’s largest Oat Stem in Ituna, Saskatchewan, both with thanks to Richard Donnan, a frequent contributor to this site who also maintains a great website of his many, many photographs of roadside objects

Wheat Stalks

  • a dinosaur (which I assume is smaller than life-sized, but which still made the cut) and a cactus, both in Breslau, Ontario, and both with thanks to my parents, Leo & Liz van Bodegom

  • some Big Blue Chairs in Kincardine, Ontario, with thanks to Tina Ritu

  • a bunch of Flowers in Endiang, Alberta, with thanks to Dale Redekopp


#EasterEggHunt in Alberta

Although Mira and I both lived in Alberta, years ago, neither of us had ever visited the Vegreville pysanka. When we visited Edmonton this summer (home of the most aggressive photo radar campaign I have ever run across), we made sure to swing by Vegreville and check out one of the country’s most awesome roadside attractions.

Our trip to the pysanka and other Alberta roadside attractions, in pictures and tweets: