Unique places you should visit across Canada.
When people think of Canada, usually the CN in Toronto or the beautiful lakes in Banff are what come to mind first. What people don’t realize, however, is there are so many hidden gems across this beautiful country and special experiences that seem only accessible abroad. If you saw a photo – you may not even believe it’s in Canada!
We’ve rounded up a list of incredible places that are shockingly located in the Great White North. If you’re looking for a distinctive experience in Canada, consider one of the following.
Little Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan
In the middle of the prairies, this lake is nicknamed the “Dead Sea of Canada.” The mineral-rich water has healing properties and is so buoyant that you can float easily in the waters. People who have visited this lake have claimed it has helped with joint pain, arthritis and skin conditions. There are spas, hotels and restaurants nearby to make it a well-rounded trip.
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Mount Thor on Baffin Island, Nunavut
Well, it happens to be true! Mount Thor looks like it is out of a fairytale but is surely real. Located within the Auyuittuq National Park there is other wonderful natural beauty surrounding it you can admire. It’s a bit tricky to get to, but the view is worth it!
The crystal blue waters and towering cliffs make this place seem like its located in the Caribbean. However, Tobermory is a village located at the top of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario. Take in the beautiful views of the Niagara Escarpment, hike alone one of the many trails or boat over to the charming Flowerpot Island.
Columbia Icefield, Alberta
It’s hard to believe that even today you can still walk on an ancient glacier and drink its fresh waters. At the Columbia Icefield, you can. Visitors can take a giant Ice Explorer up the Athabasca Glacier while learning the history of region. From there, you can walk on the glacier. It makes for one great photo and an even better memory.
Butchart Gardens, British Columbia
If you love all things flowers and plants, a trip to Butchart Gardens is simply a must. Discover over 900 varieties of plants at this National Historic Site of Canada. Walk through different gardens and be transported to different parts of the world, simply by flowers! You can find a rose garden, Japanese garden, Italian garden and many more.
Old Quebec City, Quebec
Get the feeling of Europe right in Canada. Walk the cobblestone streets and admire the historic landmarks and museums along the way. With great views of the St. Lawrence River, charming boutique shops and fabulous restaurants, you may forget you are still in Canada for a minute.
Cheltenham Badlands, Ontario
Best described as ‘out of this world’, these Badlands look like the surface of Mars (or so we imagine!) This rolling landscape of hills are all red in colour. Boardwalks have been created so visitors can tour the Badlands without destroying them and marvel at their unique beauty.
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