If you’ve been thinking about potions, spells, and lightning-shaped scars in a while, you can visit one of these Harry Potter-themed places in Canada that will transport you to the halls of Hogwarts and beyond.
Knox College – the best place you can feel Hogwarts in Canada
At this Toronto school, you’ll feel as if you’re walking through the halls of Hogwarts.
The campus is a magical place with its neo-gothic architecture, long corridors, and magnificent staircases, and it is also a popular wedding venue.
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Ross Bay Cemetery
Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria was built in 1872 and is an excellent example of a Victorian-era burial ground.
The cemetery is similar to the Little Hangleton graveyard in the Harry Potter universe, with its mausoleums and giant stone angel grave marker.
Fan Tan Alley, the unique place you can feel Hogwarts in Canada
Fan Tan Alley is similar to Diagon Alley, minus the wand shop and menagerie.
The alley, which is located in Chinatown, is known as the world’s narrowest street and houses a few shops fit for the wizarding world, including a “umbrellatorium and canery” and a metaphysical gift shop.
Waterloo Central Railway
If you’ve always wanted to take a scenic ride on the Hogwarts Express, the Waterloo Central Railway offers historic passenger train rides throughout southern Ontario.
The journey will take you through beautiful landscapes, farms, and countryside.
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Quartier Petit Champlain
The Quartier Petit Champlain in Quebec is similar to Hogsmeade Village in Harry Potter.
The district looks like it belongs in the wizarding world, with its cobblestone streets and charming shops (especially after a snowfall!). There are quaint fashion stores, bistros, and gift shops here.
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Commerce Court North
Do you want to visit Gringotts Wizarding Bank? Commerce Court North is a tower in Toronto’s Financial District with an incredible vaulted gold-coffered ceiling and a gilded lobby fit for the chicest of goblins.
The Commerce Court complex, which dates back to 1931, includes the tower. The complex now contains coffee shops, restaurants, and pharmacies.
Casa Loma, the best place you can feel Hogwarts in Canada
The whimsical castle (which is Toronto’s only castle) appears to be home to young witches and wizards taking potions classes and learning how to fly on a broomstick.
While there will be no spell-casting here, you can still explore Casa Loma’s magnificent grounds.