From Ellesmere Island to Pelee Island, from Tofino to St. John’s, we’ll show you where it all happened. You’ve read about all kinds of interesting people and events in Kayak. Get clicking to see where in Canada you’ll find them.

10 Plus 3

For Kayak’s 10th anniversary, we present a fun fact from every province and territory. Prepare to be surprised!

Scroll down to read about these places, or click on the map for a more interactive Google map experience.

Iqaluit, Nunavut

You can take a taxi anywhere in town for the same price: $6. Although council is debating raising that to $7.

Lac de Gras, Northwest Territories

A 78-carat diamond was found at the Ekati mine here in 2010. Known as the Ekati Spirit, it sold for more than $6 million the next year in Belgium, on Valentine’s Day.

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

This city is home to the world’s biggest weather vane. It’s a huge DC-3 airplane that is carefully balanced to shift in the wind.

Ucluelet, British Columbia

On Oct. 6, 1967, this small town set the record for the most rain ever to fall in a Canadian place in one day: 489 millimetres.

St. Paul, Alberta

This small town about 190 km northeast of Edmonton is home to the world’s first UFO landing pad. It was opened to mark Canada’s centennial—100th birthday—on June 3, 1967.

Little Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan

This lake not far from Watrous is so rich in minerals, especially salt, that it keeps everything afloat. In fact, it’s impossible to sink in these waters!

Souris, Manitoba

The longest suspension bridge in Canada crosses the Souris River near the town of Souris, where it’s known as the Swinging Bridge. It was originally built by a farmer to move his cattle across the river.

Gananoque, Ontario

North America’s shortest railway ran through this town in eastern Ontario on the St. Lawrence River. The Thousand Islands Railway was just 5.43 kilometres long.

Granby, Quebec

This town holds a bash in June every year to celebrate . . . omelettes. The townspeople make and share a giant omelette as part of a festival of their French heritage.

Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick

Home to the McCain factory, this little town produces nearly one-third of the world’s French fries.

Cap-Egmont, Prince Edward Island

You can visit three buildings made entirely of glass bottles here: a house, a tavern and a chapel. Édouard Arsenault used more than 25,000 to build them in the early 1980s.

Stellarton, Nova Scotia

The Sobeys grocery store chain started here in 1907 as a meat delivery business. It now has about 1500 stores across Canada.

Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador

The oldest English cemetery in Canada lies in this village on Conception Bay on the island of Newfoundland. It dates back four centuries to 1610.

Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.