8 Weird Landmarks In Ontario That You Never Knew Existed

A Volkswagen spider in a top hat?
Toronto Staff Writer
Ontario's Weirdest Landmarks You Won't Believe Exist

Next time you're on a road trip in Ontario, you might want to make a few pit stops. The province is full of hidden gems and there are even some weird Ontario landmarks just waiting to be discovered. 

If you've ever taken a drive across Ontario, you've probably looked out the window and had a 'WTF' moment before. 

Did you really just see a giant Volkswagon Spider? As it turns out, yes, you did. Oddly enough, there are tons of weird statues and landmarks across the province that you can find. 

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Flying Saucer 

Price: Free

Address: Moonbeam, ON

Why You Need To Go: This odd landmark is out of this world. In a town called Moonbeam, some extraterrestrial activity has to be expected. You can spot this saucer alongside Highway 11 as you drive through town.

Mosquito Carrying Man

Price: Free

Address: Upsala, ON

Why You Need To Go: Who doesn't like looking out the window and seeing a literal nightmare? This statue of a giant mosquito carrying off an unsuspecting victim — with a knife and fork ready to dig in — can be found off the Trans-Canada Highway. Be careful that you aren't it's next meal!

Blue Moose In A Mountie Hat 

Price: Free

Address: Blue Moose Trading Co., Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: Nothing screams "Canada" more than a moose wearing a mountie hat. You can find this friendly blue fellow in the middle of Niagara Falls' shopping district. Be mindful of the signs, though, because climbing on the moose could get you in trouble!

Giant Toy Soldier 

Price: Free

Address: Bathurst st. and Lake Shore blvd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: These giant toy soldiers sit right on the corner of a busy street in Toronto. They represent the War of 1812, and how British North America defeated U.S. invaders. Canadian artist and writer Douglas Coupland designed this pair, which was unveiled on Fleet street in 2008.

Giant Hitchhiking Sasquatch 

Price: Free

Address: Trans-Canada Hwy., Vermilion Bay, ON

Why You Need To Go: This guy's a real head-turner for anyone driving through this town. The 20-ft tall cement and iron sasquatch statue has been a roadside feature in Vermilion since 1892. Sometimes, you might even see him dressed in different outfits or holding funny items.

Dragon Skull

Price: Free

Address: Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf, Chelmsford, ON

Why You Need To Go: No, you didn't accidentally drive onto the set of Game of Thrones. This mini-golf course in Chelmsford just happens to have a giant dragon skull laying around. The entire course is dino-themed, so try not to get bitten by one of the many statues.

Volkswagen Spider Car 

Price: Free

Address: Kenora, ON

Why You Need To Go: What's better than running into a spider in a top hat? This statue in Kenora is impeccably dressed, and you can't miss him on the side of the road. He's perched in front of a nearby mechanic, which explains the red wrench in one of his eight hands!

Jumbo The Elephant 

Price: Free

Address: 76 Talbot St., St. Thomas, ON

Why You Need To Go: Once upon a time, Jumbo was a world-famous circus elephant. Brought over from England to Canada by P.T. Barnum in 1882, Jumbo sadly passed away in St. Thomas after a railway accident. Now a giant statue stands in his place alongside a historic plaque.

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