Doors Open: 17 Beautiful Doors From Across Canada
Passageways don’t have to be new to be beautiful. From weathered wooden doors to sleek, classical designs, check out these gorgeous photographs snapped by Our Canada readers.
Alan Cheng of Scarborough writes, “In the summer of 2012, while vacationing in P.E.I., I snapped this photo at a gas station near the town of Borden-Carleton, the starting point of the Confederation Bridge on the Island. The bright white door stood out nicely against the vivid green of the wall.“
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Brittany Walker of Melita, Man., says, “I travelled to St. John’s a while back and while there, snapped this picture of a colourful door in the downtown area. St. John’s is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind city filled with colourfully painted homes.“
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Treasures Close to Home
“Napan, N.B., has become one of my favourite places to explore,“ shares Cathy Martin of nearby Miramichi. “Most of the time, I take landscape photos of sweeping fields, the river or farms, but I discovered this gem along the way.“
A Glimpse of History
David Lee of Chilliwack, B.C., captured this great shot of a cabin that was part of an original stagecoach stop, located behind the newer Ashcroft Manor Teahouse in Ashcroft, B.C.
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Robbie Gorr of Petawawa, Ont., writes,“I snapped this pic of the front door of St. George’s Anglican Church in the village of Portage- du-Fort, Que., as part of a series of photos of old churches and cemeteries that I took in that area.“
A Local Brand
Rosa Cross of Tancook Island, N.S., writes “Growing up on Tancook Island during the ‘60s and ‘70s, it seemed that a lot of houses had these aluminum screen doors with the initial of the family’s last name in the centre. Alas, the ‘C’ pictured here is not for Cross but rather Crooks—another Tancook family name!“
Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
Photographer Helen Rempel found inspiration in the two broken doors of this old house.
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Linda Swance of Burlington, Ont., writes: “This door is very unique. Not for the door itself, but the house it belongs to. It is the entrance way to an old silo! The silo was converted into a very extraordinary castle/home! It can be found just outside Elora, Ontario.”
We’re smitten with this shot of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, submitted by Karen Allin.
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Photographer Glenn Holtzhauer of Cambridge, Ont., is certainly aware of the Prince of Wales Hotel’s iconic, down-to-earth exterior. Thanks for sharing!
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
A powerful shade of red, wonderfully captured by photographer Vanessa Vincent.
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Tancook Island, Nova Scotia
Photographer Rosa Cross writes: “Rocks rolled in along the beach to make this door impassable.”
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Photographer Robbie Gorr found beauty in this small town’s All Saints Anglican Church.