10 Canadian cities beautifully illustrated as folk art

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Dowdle Folk Art Vancouver

American folk art company Dowdle has created beautiful illustrations that capture the very essence of 10 major Canadian cities.

The graphics are available for purchase as either a large puzzle or poster/canvas print.

Vancouver

Revisit the jewel of western Canada over and over again in your own home or office. This beautiful city is nicknamed Hollywood North because it is one of the largest film production centers in North America. Sitting between the Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River, the waterways of this amazing city are filled with cruise liners and sailboats of all kinds. Wildlife intermingle with skiers in the foreground while the twinkling city skyline dances in the horizon.

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Image: Dowdle Folk Art

Whistler

Located near Vancouver, British Columbia, Whistler is a beautiful resort town located in the Pacific Coastal Mountains. Well-known as a great ski and snowboard destination, Whistler also hosted many events such as the luge, skeleton and bobsled in the 2010 Winter Olympics. The pedestrian village at the base of the ski lifts are full of a variety restaurants and shops, making this a great destination for tourists of all varieties.

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Image: Dowdle Folk Art

Victoria

As the capital city of British Columbia, Canada, Victoria is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. Known as the “City of Gardens” because it’s temperate climate allows for a variety of flowers to bloom year-round, Victoria is truly a breathtaking city. In this painting, take a double-decker bus ride with us along the waterfront of Victoria, Canada while you enjoy the beautiful landmark buildings such as the British Columbia Parliament Buildings and The Empress Hotel.

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Image: Dowdle Folk Art

Calgary

As one of Canada’s largest cities, Calgary is situated on the Bow River in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and borders the prairie. As a city founded by agriculture and grown by the discovery of oil, Calgary is a metropolis of culture and variety. Take a trip with Eric to enjoy this wonderful city and the famous Calgary Stampede, featured in the foreground of this painting and the beautiful skyline and Olympic torch featured in the background.

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Image: Dowdle Folk Art

Banff

Banff is nestled in the Alberta Rockies and is the community with the second highest elevation in Canada. As a resort town, Banff is one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations, known for it’s mountainous surroundings and hot springs. Let Eric take you on a journey through his painting to this pristine wilderness wonderland.

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Image: Dowdle Folk Art

Niagara Falls

Located between Ontario and New York, Niagara Falls is an iconic tourist destination. With a vertical drop of over 165 feet, the falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world. In this painting, Eric captures tourists enjoying the view from a variety of locations—a bridge, boats, lookouts, and even a tightrope!

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Image: Dowdle Folk Art

Ottawa

As the capital of Canada and it’s fourth largest city, Ottawa was initially an Irish and French Christian settlement, but has now become a multicultural city with a diverse population. In this delightful winter scene, ice skaters and hockey players enjoy the brisk night air against the marvelous backdrop of Parliament Hill.

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Image: Dowdle Folk Art

Toronto

The CN Tower is the center point of this vertical view of Toronto’s skyline. Known as the world’s 5th tallest standing structure, this amazing piece of architecture glows in this painting against “Dowdle clouds”. Toronto is the largest city in Canada and sits on Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore.

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Image: Dowdle Folk Art

The Toronto Islands are a small chain of islands in Lake Ontario. There’s nothing like a warm summer day to experience the fun and scenery of Toronto Island. Enjoy the city skyline in the background of this painting while people enjoy the water in various ways and as ducks, dogs and bicyclists alike enjoy the quiet experience of this mostly non-motorized island.

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Image: Dowdle Folk Art

Old Montreal

The feel of Old Montreal is alive and well in this vintage winter scene. In the snowy streets, carolers fill the night with sweet music, which is enjoyed by a group of villagers–and one very interesting character!

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Image: Dowdle Folk Art

Quebec City

Stroll the cobblestone streets and fortification walls of the oldest city in Canada, and enjoy the historic 18th-century buildings nestled on the St. Lawrence river. You can even see the steeple of the church at Place Royale peeking from behind the buildings! Overlooking the scene, the famous landmark hotel, Chateau Frontenac, dominates the skyline.

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Image: Dowdle Folk Art

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