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THE BOT­TLE HOUSES

Lo­cated near Cap-Eg­mont, near Sum­mer­side, P.E.I., these pretty build­ings made from re­cy­cled glass bot­tles have been open to the pub­lic for nearly 40 years. Edouard Arse­nault used more than 25,000 bot­tles to make the un­usual house, church and tav­ern, as well as other sculp­tures and dec­o­ra­tions on the prop­erty.

ONHOÜA CHETEK8E

Sur­rounded by Que­bec City, this recre­ation of a Wen­dat (Huron) vil­lage has a long­house, tent for sweat cer­e­monies, a tipi and more. Guides ex­plain how the Wen­dat came to this area, how they lived in the past and how they live now. You can ex­plore fur­ther at the nearby Wen­dake Huron-Wen­dat Mu­seum.

CAP­TAIN MARTIN HOUSE

Af­ter com­ing to the Yukon from New­found­land dur­ing the Gold Rush, Cap­tain Pa­trick Martin set­tled down, opened a store, and built this house in White­horse around 1906. Al­though it looks sim­ple, it was one of the fan­ci­est houses in the city at the time, and one of the few still stand­ing from that pe­riod.

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