9 giant Ontario attractions to check out on your next road trip across the province

If you’ve never taken an epic road trip through Ontario, why not now? Stick to the idea that it’s about the journey, not the destination, and note some massive roadside monuments across the province.

From larger-than-life coins to massive animal statues and towering donuts, there are huge landmarks to visit in Ontario. Add these road trip stops to stretch your legs or grab a snack before hitting the road again.

The largest Muskoka chair in the world

Price: Free

Address: 397 Muskoka Road. N., Gravenhurst, ON

Why you need to go: Right outside the Sawdust City Brewing Co., you’ll find a huge yellow Muskoka chair, perfect for photo ops on a sunny day. It’s the the largest Muskoka chair in the worldstanding 21 feet tall.

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Pink Sun Donut

Price: Donut prices vary

Address: 439 Brock Ave, Burlington, ON

Why you need to go: You can pose next to a huge sprinkled donut that would make Homer Simpson jealous. While you stop for the Instagram photo, why not stock up on sweets?

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Wawa goose statue

Price: Free

Address: 93 Mission Road, Wawa, Ontario

Why you need to go: The original Giant Goose was built in 1960 to redirect traffic to the local community. You can get ready to take flight with this huge Canadian monument located near the Trans-Canada Highway.

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Flying saucer restaurant

Price: Meal prices vary

Address: 6768 Lundy’s Ln., Niagara Falls, ON

Why you have to go: You can transport yourself to a galaxy far, far away at this alien-themed restaurant. Niagara Falls’ iconic Flying Saucer restaurant looks like a spaceship inside and out, so you can take that selfie before and during breakfast.

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Canadian Giant Toonie

Canada’s giant toonie in Campbellford, Ontario.

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Price: Free

Address: 55 Grand Rd. #1, Campbellford, ON

Why you need to go: You can visit a 27-foot toonie in Old Mill Park while touring the town of Campbellford. You will feel rich enjoying this massive monument near the water.

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Jumbo the Elephant

Price: Free

Address: 65 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, ON

Why you have to go: Jumbo was a real elephant who drew crowds to the circus and whose story is heartbreaking for all who know of his tragic passing. His memory now stands like a giant statue for all to enjoy.

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The Big Apple

Price: Self-guided tour

Address: 262 Orchard Road, Colborne, ON

Why you need to go: If you’ve driven Highway 401 past Colborne, you’ve probably seen the huge red apple with a sign showing how many apple pies they sold. Not only can you stop for a photo, but you can buy sweet desserts and savory dishes.

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mammoth cheese

Mammoth cheese from Canada located in Perth, Ontario.

Mammoth cheese from Canada located in Perth, Ontario.

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Price: Free

Address: 28 Drummond Street East, Perth, ON

Why you need to go: In the European-looking city of Perth, you’ll find a display of what was once the largest cheese in the world, weighing 22,000 pounds. It was produced here for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 to promote Canadian cheese on the world stage.

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The big nickel

Price: Free

Address: 122 Big Nickel Road, Sudbury, ON

Why you need to go: You can explore the Dynamic Earth Museum in Sudbury and find a giant replica of the 1951 Canadian nickel. It’s the largest coin in the world and easy to access for photos.

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Before you go, check out our responsible travel guide to be informed, be safe, be smart, and above all, be respectful on your adventure.

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