Totem Poles In Canada

Totem Poles In Canada / Drawing, picture, image / Maple Dude Ca
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Totem Poles are spiritual structures of first nations and indigenous peoples of the north. They can be found in Canada, United States (Alaska) and rarely in some other places like Russian northern and siberian territories, northern Europe (Scandinavia, Germany, etc.) and in Africa.

A Totem is a sacred object for a group of people, family or a tribe. It is often portrays animals, nature, evil or good spirits.

Totemism, being part of animistic religions, was common in many places, but in Canada it is particularity well represented. Canadians have a certain respect towards the native people and their beliefs, they are seeing totems as important historical heritage objects.

Totem poles can be found in many Canadian provinces, but the most famous is the British Columbia, many Canadian parks and public places there still have original totem poles.

It is important to say that many modern totems, including an original image featured in this article – are not proper representation of the totems.

Royal Ontario Museum In Toronto

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) In Toronto / Drawing, art, picture, image

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Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) – is a well known building in Canadian city of Toronto, Ontario. This museum of art, world culture and natural history is the biggest in Canada and one of the biggest in all North-America. It’s located in down-town Toronto (Bloor Street West) close to University of Toronto.

There you can discover a collection of 6,000,000+ items in 40 galleries from all around the world. Probably the most fascinating things to see there are big expositions of dinosaurs and meteorites.

Today it is not only a place of the past, but it’s a very modern building with “alien architecture”. Modern design was introduced in 2007 with a support from a Jamaican-Canadian business magnate Michael Lee-Chin. Now this building is called “The Crystal”, it’s designed by famous architect Daniel Libeskind.

A Few Facts About CN Tower in Toronto

Few Facts About CN Tower in Toronto / Picture, drawing, image

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The CN Tower in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) is one of the country’s landmark. This building can be seen on many photos, pictures and postcards from Canada. For 32 years this was the tallest building in the world (553.3 meters), until Burj Khalifa in Arabic Emirates and Canton Tower in China were finished.

Not many people know that the “CN” part in its name stands for “Canadian National Railway company” because this company built it. Now it belongs to Canada Lands Company, a federal Crown corporation.

Construction cost of CN Tower was 63 millions CAD, which is not that much compared to the income it brought by attracting more tourists and business to the city.  According to cntower.ca more than 1.5 million people visiting the place every year, each adult ticket for the general tour (Tower Experience, La Tour) costs $53. So every year tower generates about 79 million revenues only from those visitors.

Almost anybody who visit Toronto goes there as a priority to have a great 360 view on the biggest and most developed Canadian city.

Notre-Dame Basilica Of Montreal

Notre-Dame Basilica Of Montreal / Drawing, picture, image

Gothic Revival architecture style

Montreal is home to many beautiful churches and is often called The City of Saints or City of a Hundred Bell Towers. One of them is Notre-Dame Basilica Of Montreal. Located at 110 Notre-Dame Street West, at the corner of Saint Sulpice Street, this Gothic style basilica took 59 years to complete (1829 – 1888) and 47,446 Canadian pounds. Its height is 60 meters tall and this building is one if the biggest Roman Catholic churches in North America.

This is original image and article by MapleDude.Ca.