Complete your Bucket List with these Canadian Wonders

Lesser known places to visit in Canada.

Don’t leave these off your travel bucket list!

Canada is one destination that makes every wayfarer swoon with its sheer natural splendors There is still so much that is hidden in this big country! Accordingly, when people visit in Canada they usually limit their choices to the Canadian Rockies, nature sceneries at Nova Scotia or dynamic cities of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa. But Canada has surprises beyond these renowned destinations for travellers. Exploring Canada’s vast and diverse swathes of contrasting landscapes makes my heart patter with happiness. I can’t wait to share the lesser-known Canadian regions with you. Get ready to explore the part of Canada that is untouched by tourists, giving you a pristine Canadian experience. Sooner or later the secret will get out so make sure to visit them in Canada now.

Auyuittuq National Park, Nunavut

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In the first place Auyuittuq National Park, located on Baffin Island’s Cumberland Peninsula, offers stunning Arctic terrains teeming with icefields, glaciers, and fjords.  It is one of the most accessible places to visit in Canada to explore the Arctic Circle. Its dramatic topography is ideal for adrenaline rush hikes, skiing, and dogsledding. Hardcore adventurers can add Thor Peak to their bucket list as it has the world’s greatest vertical drop. Additionally, the astounding scenic panoramas of rugged peaks, icy hues of glacial landscapes is truly unique. Its steep mountains with a starkly silent ambiance make Auyuittuq National Park an eccentric travel experience of your life.

Shediac, New Brunswick


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For seafood lovers, Shediac at New Brunswick is a ‘not to miss’ place to see in Canada. As a matter of fact Shediac is known as the Lobster Capital of the World. Here you’ll experience lobster fishing and sample scrumptious lobster delicacies along with an array of fresh seafood cuisines. This tiny township has a lovely coastline and gorgeous beaches such as Parlee Beach. Parlee Beach is renowned for its warm waters where you can swim and splash around. You can even get a glimpse of Acadian culture on a walking or bike tour. Don’t miss the Lobster Festival if you visit in July.

Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

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Gear up for some heart-thumping adventures at Haida Gwaii. This place is a cluster of islands castaway off of the British Columbia coastline. Its impressive natural landscapes are perfect for outdoor recreational activities. Wildlife lovers can enjoy whale watching and bear spotting and camp amid mossy wilderness at Gray Bay, Agate Beach Campground. The Gwaii Haanas National Park is a major Canada attraction and a UNESCO Heritage Site. The park covers a vast expanse of landscape teeming with verdant rainforests, majestic mountains, hot springs, clear lakes and remnants of olden Haida villages. There are countless nature trails for hiking and biking and plenty of options for kayaking, surfing, boating, and fishing. The region is accentuated with a rich Aboriginal heritage which is reflected in native totem poles scattered in old forests.

Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park, Saskatchewan

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Different from everything else on the list we have the Great White North. Don’t be surprised but the Great White North, which is usually imagined to be a medley of frosty, snowy landscapes, also has a region covered in sand dunes! The Athabasca Sand dunes are one of the rarest forms of topography found in the world. The provincial park was created to protect these wonders. The national park is filled with vast expanses of dune fields stretching alongside the southern shore of Lake Athabasca. The scenery is one of the most outlandish panoramas you would come across in Canada. The only way to visit Athabasca sand dunes is by float plane. Due to its remoteness and fragile ecosystem, only experienced wilderness travelers are recommended for the trip. As long as visitors to this land are eco-conscious these wonderous dunes should be here for a long time to come.

Churchill, Manitoba

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Where should you visit in Canada for the most extraordinary nature and wilderness experiences of your life? Churchill in Manitoba of course! This is where you need to be if you want to encounter polar bears and beluga whales up close. Churchill is considered the polar bear capital of the world as the region is a gathering zone for polar bears. Situated at an estuary near Hudson Bay, Churchill offers you the unique experience of being up close and personal with a polar bear.

In contrast to most ordinary cities in Canada, the region of Churchhill lets you experience an extraordinary blend of flora and fauna due to the region’s position as an ecotone. You can witness the boreal forests in the south, Arctic tundra in northwest and shorelines of Hudson Bay in the north. Churchill is the best place for nature and wildlife lovers to experience nature in its purest forms. Visit between June and July for beluga whale spotting, October, and early November are the best times to view polar bears and November till March to enjoy the spectacular phenomenon of Northern Lights.

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador


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Generally speaking the Western side of Canada can boast about the splendors of nature, the East has its own nature paradise. One of the most incredibly gorgeous Canada destinations, Gros Morne National Park. It is bursting at the seams with countless fjords, alpine peaks, green meadows, rugged cliffs and serene coastlines. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Gros Morne National Park is located in Newfoundland offers refreshing nature panoramas to sooth somnolent souls and offers a vast playground for adventure seekers.

A point often overlooked on a visit in Canada is hiking. There are countless trails meandering through breathtaking natural vistas in Gros Morne National Park. And you don’t want to miss out on them! Furthermore, you will feel astounded as the scenery and topography changes with each new hiking experience. Walk through the barren red landscapes of Earth’s exposed mantle, wander through boreal rainforests, volcanic coasts and stroll on warm sandy beaches.

Together with all of these experiences in your visit to Canada, you’ll build a photo album that the world will envy. If you are craving some adrenaline rushing challenges. All you have to do is step outside to scale the nearby soaring summits. Want to soak up in tranquility? Enjoy a pleasant kayaking experience. Likewise, do you need more time with nature? Stay back and spend the night at a campsite. Whatever you choose, undoubtedly it would turn out to be the most memorable moments of your life.

Truro, Nova Scotia

 

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Another petite township that offers fantastic nature experiences, Truro is located in Nova Scotia. It is an important base for people traveling to Nova Scotia. As a result it is referred to as the hub of Nova Scotia due to its central position. In other words Truro is a juxtaposition that interconnects various cities of Nova Scotia.  The city is rich in historic elements and nature’s beauty. It is also a prominent spot in Canada to witness the tidal bore phenomenon. Adventure junkies love to try their hand at tidal bore river rafting. One of the popular Canada tourist attractions – Victoria Park is situated here. It offers a beautiful fusion of lush rainforests, waterfalls along with playgrounds, pools, splash pads and recreational areas. A stroll through the town gives you a peek into the olden days of Truro and Nova Scotia’s rich Mi’kmaw culture.

Conclusion

In conclusion, next time you get your Canada tourist visa, remember to take a detour from the ordinary and plunge into a realm filled with everlasting and enigmatic wonders. In summary, a visit in Canada is a wishful travel dream come true of many wanderlusts. It is a destination that gives you soul-stirring experiences and impressions that remain for a lifetime. The second largest country in the world. Canada is considered marvelous because of its outstanding natural splendors, lively cities, diverse landscapes and indigenous culture. Not even half of the country has been explored all the more reason to visit Canada. Imagine the experience that awaits you in these remote, untouched stunning destinations when you visit Canada. Every moment will present new discoveries as you visit beautiful Canada.

Meet the Author:

Priya is an avid travel writer who specializes in adventurous travel writing. Her blogs and articles give deep insight about various tourist places and act as a perfect travel guide for someone who is traveling to a place for the first time. Priya has exemplary research, writing, and editing skills which make her easily match the reader’s intellect and interest. She has blogged extensively about her travel experience while traveling to several places like Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Europe, Dubai, USA, Canada, etc.

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