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See The Canadian for the passenger train service between Vancouver and Toronto

Citadel Garden

Canadian is a city on the High Plains of the Texas Panhandle.

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Get around[edit]

A car is a must.


  • Canadian River Historic Wagon Bridge (Two miles north on US 60/83). The bridge, built in 1916, has been converted into a walking bridge for a hike and bike trail with a nearby duck pond and rodeo arena.
  • Gene Cockrell's Concrete Sculptures, +1 806 323-6307. An eccentric local artist has created a number of quirky sculptures, including a 50-foot-long brontosaurus overlooking Highway 83 about 3 miles south of town.
  • Palace Theater. A restored vintage downtown movie theater which is over 80 years old. Runs current movies.
  • River Valley Pioneer Museum, 118 North 2nd St. Tu-F 10AM-noon and 1-4PM, Su 2-4PM.


  • Rader Ranch (north of town, take highway 60 northeast about 8 miles, turn left on FM 305 and follow for about 5 miles), +1 806 354-0928. Observe wildlife such as the Prairie Chickens, wild turkeys, deer, and coyotes on this 20,000-acre ranch.
  • Washita Ranch (south of town). Includes a four-mile trail along the river which provides good birdwatching opportunities. Lodging available, as well as horseback riding and barbecue.





Go next[edit]

  • Black Kettle National Grassland, north on highway 60 about 10 miles. Part of Cibola National Forest. While most of this park is in Oklahoma, this separate 576-acre park includes Lake Marvin, providing a beautiful relaxation and wildlife viewing spot for any Panhandle traveller who misses seeing lots of trees. Campsites and cottages are available.
Routes through Canadian
AmarilloPampa  W  S  EnidPonca City
LiberalPerryton  N  S  WheelerShamrock

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