Friday, September 17, 2021

Little Canada

 September 2021 - Toronto ON

This has been on my bucket list since it opened in July. I bought tickets for the 3 PM slot on Thursday. 

A warning up front, this is a photo heavy post and I had to control myself to 10 13 16 photos per exhibit! I also made the Golden Horseshoe a separate exhibit.

Little Canada is a highly detailed and immersive miniature attraction that offers spectacular scenery, enveloping soundscapes, animated features, and moving cars, trains, and boats that all operate on a 15-minute day cycle; upon sunset thousands of tiny lights illuminate the display. The four seasons are also represented.

Click here to learn the story behind the creation. We were immediately reminded of Madurodam in Holland.

Guests can visit five destinations including Little Niagara, Little Toronto, Little Golden Horseshoe, Little Ottawa and Petit Québec. A sixth destination, Little North, is under construction. 

We start out in Niagara, covering the Falls, Niagara Falls, the wine region and the town of Niagara on the Lake.
We were like little kids, excitedly pointing out landmarks that we know. Click here for our last visit to the Falls and Niagara Falls.

Maid of the Mist

Town of Niagara Falls

Rainbow Bridge border crossing to the US.

The sun is now rising.
On the way into Niagara Falls you can see the Floral Clock and statue of Brock.

Wine country, the winery of Inniskillen is on the right.
That chapel in the middle is the smallest church in the world, Living Water Wayside Chapel!! Hey, we've driven by but never stopped, another one for the bucket list.

Away from the kitschy Niagara Falls and into the town of Niagara on the Lake (NOTL).

There is so much detail that you could spend hours checking everything out. Every little figure has a purpose.

The city of Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe. 
It is night time when we first get to Toronto. Those two towers on the left are actually in Mississauga, there are known as Marilyn Monroe towers.

The Don Valley Parkway or as it is usually called Don Valley Parking Lot.
The bridge is the Prince Edward Viaduct or the Bloor Viaduct. It also has a subway level.

St. Lawrence Market with the Distillery District beside it.


Here's a short video John filmed.

Union Station with the financial district behind.

King St W entertainment district and Liberty Village. Tribute is paid to the now demolished Honest Ed's.

Rogers Centre (originally and still affectionately The Skydome) at night.

With the roof closed.

And a video.

Three of my favourite landmarks.

Waiting for the GO train at Exhibition Station below the Gardiner.

The Golden Horseshoe is the most densely populated area of Ontario. In the earliest days of Ontario, the area was dotted with small towns and villages that served the vast farmland throughout Southern Ontario. In the second half of the twentieth century, rapid population and economic growth around Toronto and affordable car transport led industry and residents to move further into the country; towns and farmland were developed into residential suburbs, shopping centres, and business parks, all connected by a new network of roads and highways.


Hamilton to see more of Hamilton click on Hamilton in the labels/tags below this post.

Founded in 1912, ArcelorMittal Dofasco is Canada's leading steel producer and a hallmark of advanced manufacturing in North America.

The Art Gallery of Hamilton - known to most as simply the AGH - is the region's oldest and largest public gallery.

The first Tim Horton's was in Hamilton.


The Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre is down in the left corner.

Also on my bucket list is the Brantford home where Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone on July 26, 1874.

On the road to London ON.

Also on the bucket list.
Sir Frederick Banting lived in this London home, located on Adelaide Street near Queens Ave, in 1920 and 1921. It's in that home where he thought of the idea that led to the discovery of insulin.

Moving on to Stratford.

Before Covid put a stop to so many things we would always see some theatre in Stratford.

Kitchener for Octoberfest!

OTTAWA ON the capital of Canada and the home of Parliament.

You can take a peek into the hotel rooms!

Ottawa is known for its spring tulip festival.

So far we have had summer, autumn and spring. Now to winter in Quebec.

Cabane à sucre

Pouring the maple syrup onto snow.

Ste. Anne de Beaupre

Montmorency Falls

Chateau Frontenac

We would never have noticed the pickpocket if one of the guides hadn't pointed it out.

Snow plow!

Waiting for the bus

OOPS a snowdoo accident.

Pushing the car up the hill.

Bonhomme is the official representative of the Québec Winter Carnival, white as snow, he wears a red tuque and arrow sash.

Car ferry from Levis QC

With the construction of Little North, guests will have the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the Miniature Makers bring the little country to life.



  1. It is weird seeing places I know rendered on a small scale like this.

  2. What a great exhibition. NOTL is exactly as I remember it.

  3. Some one took lot of time to do these up. Such talent.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  4. I've never been to your country, but I feel like I have just had a four season tour of the most important places to visit, should I ever make it there. And all of it in miniature, too! Such incredible detail. I'm in total AWE. I first saw miniatures at the Chicago Art Museum, but this is so very much better and different. I am SO happy you took all the photos you did. This was a remarkable journey and one I thoroughly enjoyed.

  5. Great art and craft there! The movies used to use minatures for many sci-fi scenes, which have now changed to digital constructions. Another lost art.

  6. what a super exhibition, it would be work visiting. You find the neatest things to photograph.

    1. Oh, Gill, you would love it. And they even have a railing for you to stand on so you can get a better view. It would be perfect for your grandkids! You could take photos of them beside the miniature in Little Toronto and then take them to the life size buildings.


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