Top 10 Large Canadian Roadside Attractions

Just in time for your summer road trips, we’ve compiled our entirely subjective and somewhat arbitrary list of the top 10 roadside attractions in Canada:

Let us know what you think of our list. What roadside attractions are on your top ten list?

New roadside attractions, and more...

New roadside attractions added to the site:

Updated location (in Google Maps):

  • Wheelchair in Williams Lake, British Columbia – It is now located at the visitor’s centre. GPS: N52° 07.362 W122° 05.946. (Thanks for the update, Angie Joiner.)


  • Easter Seal Bear (Prince George, British Columbia) – The house does not belong to the Easter Seals anymore and the bear has been moved. If you know where the bear has been relocated to, let us know. (Thanks for the update, Angie Joiner.)

Our Founder

Ed Solonyka created this website back in September 1998. For more than 17 years, Ed regularly maintained and updated the site, which is now the authoritative list of large roadside attractions in Canada. Travelers have planned vacations around the roadside attractions listed on this site. For some of us, the challenge was to find a roadside attraction not yet listed on the site — take the photo and send it to Ed to be added to the list. And it was fascinating to keep track of the expanding list of roadside attractions — even, and perhaps especially, those that we weren’t likely to see in real life.

On December 19, 2015, Ed passed away.

This website will go on, in memory of Ed. Please send us any new photos that haven’t been added to the site yet. Keep an eye on this blog or follow us on Twitter for updates.