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50+ Beautiful Doors From Across Canada

We challenged you to capture Canada's most beautiful doors on camera, and you delivered! From weathered wooden doors to sleek, classical designs, check out this gallery of gorgeous door photography.

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Doors Across Canada - Museum Of Nature OttawaPhoto: Paula Brown

Museum piece

“I love the entrance doors to the Museum of Nature in Ottawa,” writes Paula Brown. The ornamental moose heads between the archways is the perfect Canadian flourish!

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Doors Across Canada - Vanishing PointPhoto: Alan Cheng

Vanishing point

Scarborough, Ontario’s Alan Cheng captured this seemingly endless series of doorways while strolling through a museum. Thank goodness for the numbers—it looks like a place that would be easy to get lost in!

Check out more eye-popping perspective photography from across Canada.

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Doors Across Canada - Green Farm ShedPhoto: Robbie Gorr

Handsome hue

Although this door is set in an old farm shed, that gorgeous shade of green is inspiring us to give our own front door a makeover. Thanks to Robbie Gorr of Petawawa, Ontario, for sharing this colour cue.

You’ll find more of Robbie’s captures in this gorgeous gallery of Canadian garden photography.

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Doors Across Canada - Canadian Parliament Buildings DoorPhoto: Melanie Corbin

Standing on guard for thee

It’s easy to forget how grand Canada’s Parliament Buildings are—until people stand in the shot for scale! Melanie Corbin of Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, snapped this impressive pic on a visit to our nation’s capital.

Planning your own visit? Add these great day trips from Ottawa to your itinerary!

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Doors Across Canada - Gardner Dunton HousePhoto: Karen Allin

History lesson

“The Gardner Dunton House was built in the 1840s,” writes Karin Allin, whose photo hints at the historic structure’s glory days. “It sits on the property of Peel District School Board, in Mississauga, Ontario.”

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Doors Across Canada - Setting Sun on red doorPhoto: Linda Sweeney

House of the setting sun

It looks cold enough to see your breath, but this red door still seems to be basking in the sunlight. Thanks to Linda Sweeney of Miramichi, New Brunswick, for submitting this fantastic photo.

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Doors Across Canada - Underground TunnelPhoto: Shawn Fitzpatrick

Chamber of secrets

“Enter—if you dare!” writes Shawn Fitzpatrick of Kingston, Ontario. The fact that the door is slightly ajar is enough to spark the imagination… We can’t help but wonder what lies beyond!

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Doors Across Canada - Red Barn DoorPhoto: Kim Ross

Take me back to Gaspereau

“Having a particular fondness for old barns, this is one of my favourites,” writes Kim Ross of New Minas, Nova Scotia. “Located in the farming community of Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, this barn has been standing for many years. Many of the older style barns had hay mows on the second floor, as does this one, with a door for getting the hay in and out. I love the faded red paint and rusty old hinges showing the wear and tear of the elements over the years. The bonus in this shot is that I got two doors for the price of one!”

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Doors across Canada - Quebec warehouse with red doorsPhoto: Maryalice Wood

(Ware)house beautiful

This immaculately restored old warehouse wouldn’t be out of place in a bustling European port. But as photographer Maryalice Wood discovered on a stroll through Vieux Quebec, it’s very much on this side of the Atlantic!

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Doors Across Canada - Bothwell Oil MuseumPhoto: James Pollock

Gallery-worthy

James Pollock’s shot of a door at the Bothwell Oil Museum in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, is as pretty as a painting. From the incredible textures of the worn and weathered planks to the reflection of the fall foliage in the glass, it’s a bona fide work of art.

Check out more beautiful barns across Canada.

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Doors Across Canada - Brenda SnapePhoto: Brenda Snape

Restoration project

“A fresh new look! Getting a face lift in downtown Toronto,” writes photographer Brenda Snape of Aurora, Ontario. The elaborate Corinthian capitals on those columns are well worth preserving!

Take a look at more impressive architecture from across Canada.

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Beautiful doorsPhoto: Brittany Walker

In living colour

Brittany Walker of Melita, Manitoba, 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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Doors Across Canada - East Block Of Parliament DoorwayPhoto: Cindy Mulvihill

Positively regal

On a visit to Ottawa, Cindy Mulvihill of Low, Quebec, was struck by this impressive arched doorway in the East Block building of Parliament. The blackened stone, wrought iron lamp posts and stained glass windows create a real sense of majesty.

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Doors across Canada - Red door in green ivyPhoto: Maryalice Wood

Cutest door on campus

You’ll find this eye-catching red door at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. It certainly caught the attention of shutterbug Maryalice Wood of Langley, B.C.

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Doors across Canada - Kelowna train station orange doorPhoto: Maria Powell

All aboard!

The Kelowna, B.C., train station boasts this brightly-painted door, which caught the eye of shutterbug Maria Powell.

Don’t miss this gorgeous gallery of railway themed photography.

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Doors Across Canada - Blue Rodeo stage doorPhoto: Deb Sandau

Exit stage left

If this door looks a bit “stagey,” it’s with good reason! “I took this picture at the Badlands Amphitheatre in Drumheller waiting for Blue Rodeo to begin,” writes Deb Sandau. “The actors for The Badlands Passion Play come through this on the second tier of the stage.”

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Doors Across Canada - sunny yellow doorwayPhoto: John Schnell

The bright side

Dealing with a dark and gloomy front entrance? Here’s a surefire fix—cover every square inch with a coat of sunny yellow paint! Edmonton’s John Schnell snapped this unabashedly cheerful doorway on a visit to Banff back in 2010.

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Doors Across Canada - rustic granaryPhoto: Rebecca Bromberger

Rural relic

This old granary has seen better days, but Rebecca Bromberger’s photo manages to capture its weather-beaten beauty.

Read the heartwarming story of this Alberta family’s farming tradition.

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Doors Across Canada - Rainbow ShedPhoto: Rosa Cross

Over the rainbow

The cheerful paint job on this little shed is sure to put a smile on your face. Thanks to Rosa Cross of Tancook Island, Nova Scotia, for sharing this sweet photo.

Don’t miss this gorgeous gallery of rainbow photography from across Canada.

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Doors Across Canada - Crab Door KnockerPhoto: Ruth Boudreau

Maritime flair

Between the brilliant emerald hue and crab-shaped knocker, this home’s entryway has curb appeal in abundance. According to photographer Ruth Boudreau of Brasdor, Nova Scotia, it’s “One of many doors in Lunenburg with a nautical theme.”

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Doors Across Canada - Niagara Falls StatuePhoto: Cindy Herbert

Hidden gem

In lieu of more conventional studs, this handsome wooden door boasts elaborate decorative florets. Cindy Herbert of Welland, Ontario, discovered this hidden gem in the base of a statue in Niagara Falls.

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Doors Across Canada - rustic door on doorPhoto: Helen Rempel

Doors on doors

“This door was taken at a ghost town in Saskatchewan,” writes photographer Helen Rempel of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. “I spruced it up a bit with adding a few flowers and a bit of texture.”

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Doors Across Canada - Hall's Linens in Paris, OntarioPhoto: Rhonda Beirnes

Parisian elegance

Paris, Ontario, makes for a great day trip from Toronto, particularly if you’re a fan of historical architecture. Here, Rhonda Beirnes showcases one of many vintage doors you’ll spot on a stroll through the charming downtown, this one belonging to the 120-year-old Hall’s Linens.

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Doors Across Canada - Yellow Door FramePhoto: B. Gustafson

Fancy framework

Sometimes it’s not the door, but the frame that steals the spotlight. That’s certainly the case with this fascinating bit of millwork photographed by B. Gustafson of Victoria.

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Doors Across Canada - Toronto Door MuralPhoto: Russ Hayes

The art of camouflage

A gorgeous wall mural renders this back door very nearly invisible! Sherbrooke, Quebec’s Russ Hayes snapped this stunning artwork on a stroll through the streets of Toronto.

Check out more of Russ’s impressive photography in this gallery of Canada’s most beautiful bridges.

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Doors Across Canada - Chateau Ramezay MontrealPhoto: Norma Keith

Postcards from Montreal

You don’t have to be a Habs fan to find this facade impressive! Baltimore, Ontario’s Norma Keith took this fantastic photo of the historic Chateau Ramezay on a visit to Montreal.

You’ll find more of Norma’s photography in this gallery showcasing Canadian history on camera.

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Doors Across Canada - Shed Door Bonnie DominixPhoto: Bonnie Dominix

Flown the coop

With its distinctive full moon cut-out, this shed door bears more than a passing resemblance to a birdhouse. By the looks of the rusted hinges and peeling paint, any former residents have long since flown the coop! Thanks to Bonnie Dominix of Harbour Mille, Newfoundland, for sharing this wonderful shot.

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Doors Across Canada - Fort William Collegiate Institute Richard MainPhoto: Richard Main

Higher learning

“Many students passed through these doors,” notes photographer Richard Main of the imposing Fort William Collegiate Institute in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Although the archway is marked with the date of 1919, much of the structure dates back to 1907, and its combination of classical and medieval architecture helped secure its heritage building designation in the 1980s.

You’ll find more of Richard’s incredible photography in this tribute to winter in northern Ontario.

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Doors Across Canada - White Church With Blue DoorsPhoto: Russ Hayes

Going to the chapel

There are plenty of white churches across Canada, but these brilliant blue doors and striking architectural details set the Eglise Saint Wilfrid de Kingscroft in a class by itself. You’ll find the charming white clapboard structure in the Quebec hamlet of Kingscroft, about an hour and a half east of Montreal. Thanks to the talented Russ Hayes of Sherbrooke, Quebec, for putting this gem on our radar!

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Doors Across Canada - Planks On AnglePhoto: Frank Koenig

Horizontal hold

When Frank Koenig of Morinville, Alberta, spotted this wacky-looking abandoned building, he knew he had to take a snapshot. Although the hinges are (somehow!) still holding, the planks that make up the door itself have sagged over time, creating this eye-popping effect. Isn’t it curious how the lines still manage to match up, even though they’re no longer perfectly horizontal?

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Doors Across Canada - Yonge and Eglinton alleyPhoto: JM Fontaine

Mean streets

Although the intersection of Yonge and Eglinton is a cluster of steel and glass skyscrapers, Toronto photographer JM Fontaine exposes its gritty underbelly in this moody shot of a derelict doorway.

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Doors Across Canada - Elora OntarioPhoto: Marianne Detmar

Wall of doors

Marianne Detmar encountered this cheerful installation while walking through the beautiful town of Elora, Ontario. “Such a unique and colourful way to use old doors,” she writes. “So many wonderful things to see and do here!”

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Doors Across Canada - Camp Morton Historic SitePhoto: Victoria Emms

Keep out!

Between the bars and the sternly worded notice, it’s unlikely this entryway sees much traffic—of the two legged or four-legged variety! Victoria Emms of Anola, Manitoba, snapped this pic on a visit to the