Don't you love when you drive past something so weird you can't help but stop and check it out? Well, it turns out one province is absolutely chock-full of them. These surreal Albertan landmarks are so strange that you'll be left anywhere from mildly confused to speechless.
Who knew Alberta had so many large, weirdly specific statues lining its roads and city squares? From the world's largest dinosaur to the world's biggest pysanka egg, you'll be left feeling like a little pixie in the prairies.
When they're not making small things big, they're making big things small — like the little church in Drumheller, which is only slightly larger than my basement suite (and probably cheaper to rent.)
Perhaps the province is just addicted to smashing the most hyper-specific world records out there. Maybe they're just tired of constantly breaking cold temperature records and wanted to branch out a little.
Then there are the truly odd places like the world's first UFO landing pad. Though to be completely honest, I wouldn't be surprised if aliens already visited Alberta. It would explain all the weird, oversized food statues seemingly all over the place.
Between all the amazing hikes, surreal places, and mild-to-wildly confusing roadside sights, Alberta might just be the top destination for summer road tripping.
Address: Drumheller, AB
Why You Need To Go: Take me to little church, which is able to hold sermons of 10,000 ants or six fully grown adults.
World's First UFO Landing Pad
Address: St. Paul, AB
Why You Need To Go: While it prefers to take alien spacecraft only, this giant pad takes human visitors too.
World's Largest Sausage
Address: Shawchuk St. and 50th Ave., Mundare, AB
Why You Need To Go: Get your head out of the gutter. This family-friendly sausage is a tribute to a famed local wiener factory.
Saamis Teepee (World's Tallest Teepee)
Address: 32 Eagle Birth Rd., Medicine Hat, AB
Why You Need To Go: Built for Calgary's 1988 Winter Olympics, this giant teepee calls back to Medicine Hat's Indigenous history.
World's Largest Dinosaur
Price: $4 per person
Address: Drumheller, AB
Why You Need To Go: This enormous dinosaur is not only terrifying, you can actually climb inside too.
Address: Vulcan, AB
Why You Need To Go: This vibrant little town wears its Star Trek references proud, and you will be assimilated.
World's Biggest Bee
Address: Falher, AB
Why You Need To Go: No other town deserves the high honour of hosting the world's largest bee than Falher, honey capital of Alberta.
Address: Canmore, AB
Why You Need To Go: This giant submerged head statue will have you scratching your own on your walk through town.
Address: Glendon, AB
Why You Need To Go: So delicious. This huge homage to East-European cuisine was so confusing-looking at first that they had to build a big fork to show what it was.
World's Largest Pysanka Egg
Address: Vegreville, AB
Why You Need To Go: This enormous egg is built like an enormous 3D puzzle from thousands of colourful pieces.
World's Largest Animated Grizzly Bear
Check out the worlds largest animated bear when your driving past Innisfail on QE2 over 20 ft tall http://t.co/mZMp7XVeBi— Discovery Wildlife (@Discovery Wildlife)1377801093.0
Address: Innisfail, AB
Why You Need To Go: This giant, 10,000-pound grizzly is here to break one of the most specific world records out there.