Four Unique Canadian Roadside Attractions

January 12, 2022 | Devon Gribble

As the second-largest country in the world, Canada has an endless amount of attractions to visit. While the CN Tower, Niagara Falls, and Lake Louise are rated as some of Canada's popular destinations, there are many more unique attractions across the country.

Keep reading to learn more about four sites we recommend adding to your next Canadian road trip.

Worlds Largest Fiddle at night, located in Sydney, Nova ScotiaThe World's Largest Fiddle

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Also known as "The Big Fiddle", this structure is a must-visit. Constructed in 2005, the Fiddle can be found on the waterfront of Sydney, Nova Scotia. Standing at 60 feet tall, it not only welcomes those who visit the area by boat, but it also acts as a tribute to the local Celtic community whose traditions and folk music run deep throughout Nova Scotia. Click here to learn more about Sydney's waterfront.


Worlds Tallest Teepee

The World's Tallest Tepee

Medicine Hat, Alberta

Our next stop takes us to Medicine Hat, approximately three hours southeast of Calgary. The World's Tallest Tepee boasts masts that are 215 feet long and a diameter of 160 feet. Originally built for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics, the Saamis Tepee is comprised of 10 masts that display a timeline of native culture and history in Canada. Following the games, it was moved to its current location along the Trans-Canada Highway.


The Big Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario

The Big Nickel

Sudbury, Ontario

Did you know that Ontario is home to the largest coin? Standing at 30 feet tall, the Coin is roughly 64 million times bigger than the nickels we are accustomed to using. It was built in 1964 and can be found on the grounds of the Dynamic Earth Centre. When you visit, be sure to bring a nickel of your own to see just how big it is in comparison!


Worlds Largest Axe in Nackawic, New Brunswick

The World's Largest Axe

Nackawic, New Brunswick

About an hour west of Fredericton, New Brunswick, this oversized axe is a nod to the importance of the forest industry in the province. Constructed in 1991, the Axe is an impressive 49 feet tall and weighs over 55 tons. It has since acted as a popular landmark for over three decades. There is even a time capsule located in the head of the axe, however, a date has yet to be set for its opening. Click here to learn more about this Eastern Canada landmark.

Prepare for the Unexpected

No matter where you find yourself on your next Canadian road trip, there are sure to be some interesting stops along the way. Of course, every now and then the unexpected happens and you might find yourself in need of assistance. Whether you've locked your keys in your car, ran out of gas, or have blown a tire, CAA is here to help you. To ensure you get the fastest service possible, download the CAA Mobile App ahead of time and get back on the road safe and sound.

The CAA Mobile app is available for Android and iOS.

Available on the App Store.   Get it on Google Play

Tags: Travel, Canada, driving tips

Recent Posts