During our last road trip, I realized that when it comes to road signs, Canadians know what they are doing! We, as Americans can take a lesson from our Northern friends. Not only are Canadian road signs more entertaining and aesthetically pleasing, they are also more accurate and detailed.
I was elated by the simple detail of the maple leaf that marked Canadian highways on our GPS.
Nothing makes you want to slow down more than this sign. In Canada, the wildlife make their own plea for safe driving. Once we crossed the border we saw virtually no road-kill. These signs must be effective.
Cut out signs!! This is too much for me :) This makes me feel like a pre-schooler all over again. Canadian signs getting in touch with my inner-youth. I love this! Funny thing about these things is that from the right distance they look just like an animal crossing. It was more than enough to slow us down!
This sign was very confusing to me at first. We saw this sign before we ever saw the bridge. I thought we were driving towards a great disco party or unicycle competition or something.
Signs in full color with cute animals will always get my attention! Well done Canada, well done!
You might think that this is just a funny plywood cutout, but when you are going even a few miles/kilometers over the speed limit, it makes you tap your brakes. This sign was just enough for me to watch Ken panic, check his speedometer, and tap his brakes (he wasn’t even speeding at the time). Needless to say, I had a good laugh at his expense afterward.
There might be some argument as to how “official” this sign may be, but in Canada, I never could tell what was government funded or just plain ole fun. Regardless, we did slow down enough to take a photo. I guess his was a job well done!
If keeping track of all these fun roadsigns is not enough to keep you entertained, as you road-trip through Canada, you may want to check out this list of online Canadian casinos. Although there is a number of brick-and-mortar casino locations in Canada, the convenience of playing online – without having to go out of your way – is hard to beat.