Australia, Italy, Japan… almost everyone has a travel bucket list. One popular dream destination? The City of Lights! Of course, because COVID is still a total nuisance, hopping on an international flight is still frowned upon in Canada – but what if we told you that didn’t actually have to travel farther than Saskatchewan to see the Eiffel Tower?

Located in one of the country’s most unexpected places, tourists consumed by wanderlust can actually visit a replica of the iconic monument without ever having to go through security.

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Heavily re-populated in 1890 by French colonizers, the village of Montmartre, Saskatchewan was modelled after a district of the same name in the capital city across the pond.

In addition to building familiar shops and houses, the village eventually took things one step further, planting a garden in homage to the Parisian pillar and later unveiling a 30-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower in 2009.

Since then, the city has rebranded itself as the ‘Paris of the Prairies,’ solidifying its place as a Canadian must-see.


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Though it may be 1/38th of the size – a snap taken from just the right angle and people won’t notice the difference.

Check it out, friends – and don’t forget to tag us in your staycation photos!


Where: 136 Central Avenue Montmartre, Saskatchewan