Canada’s Hidden Gems
The geographic diversity of Canada makes it one of the most fascinating and expansive places on earth. If you are looking to get off the beaten path and explore some of the countries more unique sites, then we have a great list for you. Here is a brief look at some of Canada’s hidden Gems.
Dinosaur Provincial Park
Dinosaur Park is located in Alberta or the aptly named Canadian Badlands. The undulating landscape and vast expanse is breathtaking in itself. However, the park is most famous for their extensive fossil deposits. If you fancy yourself a bit of an amateur palaeontologist or enjoy activities like geocaching, you’ll love Dinosaur Park.
Thunder Cove is one of Canada’s most rewarding hidey-holes. If you can handle the hike to the beach, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of red sands, striking rock formations and an array of sea caves that you can explore at will.
This might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you are a dedicated Trekkie (Star Trek fan), taking a trip to the town of Vulcan Alberta is more of a pilgrimage than holiday. The enthralling town boasts a Star Trek themed museum filled to the brim with interesting trivia. It also has a replica of the famous Starship Enterprise on the grounds, which for a Trekkie is the equivalent of hitting the jackpot when playing the online Craps Canada has to offer! Even the information centre looks like a spaceship, and will turn grown men into giggling blockheads the moment you arrive.
Canada has a diverse culture that is seen across the country. If you want to experience a Canadian First Nations way of life, then Manawan is the place to go. Here you can learn all about the fascinating Atikamekw culture while immersing yourself in the lifestyle. You can enjoy workshops, take a trip on a rabaska (traditional canoe), visit the Pow Wow and even stay in a tepee.
If you are looking for a great seafood place, Canada has many. However, if you want the best lobster, you may want to check out the town of Shediac. Known for their gorgeous swimming beaches and historical sites, Shediac also has probably the largest statue of a lobster and some of the best seafood restaurants in the country. If you arrive in July, you can experience the annual lobster festival which is quite a treat.
Located in Ontario, Manitoulin Island is officially that largest freshwater island in the world. The island itself, sits inside Lake Huron and is a treasure-trove of natural wonders. Here you can explore beautiful rock features, cascading waterfalls, rugged countryside and untouched wilderness on every turn.
Sable Island National Park Reserve
Located in Nova Scotia, Sable Island is one of the most fascinating and remote places in Canada. The fact that it has only five permanent human inhabitants is a drawcard in itself for outsiders and getaway enthusiasts. Add to this, over 400 wild horses and the windswept island becomes a nature lover’s paradise. Surrounded by some 350 shipwrecks, the waters around the island are home to large colonies of birds and a few seals. Between the landscape and the wildlife, Sable Island is the ideal spot for amateur photographers.
This article was updated on 1-18-2018