7 Little-Known Sites To See In Canada

You may not have heard about these seven cool hotspots, but you'll want to check them out now!

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Canada is a country with town and country, mountain and sea, and everything (and we mean everything) in-between. Check out these cool 7 little-known sites to see in Canada.

Qualicum Beach, BC

Qualicum Beach is a charming, friendly and laid-back community on the south-central coast of eastern Vancouver Island. The local population includes more than its share of unique artisans, gardeners and active, healthy locals and retirees. Like most visitors, they were drawn here by Qualicum Beach’s quaint village atmosphere, mild climate, fabulous beach and shoreline, scenic beauty and wealth of recreational activities.

Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park, SK

The Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park was created to protect the Athabasca sand dunes, a unique geophysical land feature in the boreal shield ecosystem of the province of Saskatchewan. It has a stunning landscape at the world’s most northerly set of dune fields, and is Canada’s largest active sand surface.

Kluane National Park, YT

Kluane – high in the mountains of southwest Yukon – is a land of extremes. The park is home to Canada’s highest peak (5,959-metre Mount Logan), its largest ice field and North America’s most genetically diverse grizzly population. Travellers from around the world come to traverse alpine passes on backcountry odysseys and raft past calving glaciers. With exceptional day hikes and highway-side scenery, Kluane awes from every angle.

Wawa, ON

Wawa, a Northern Ontario community situated conveniently on the Trans Canada Highway between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay, is home to the Magpie River, which provides two great viewing opportunities at Scenic High and Silver Falls, two of the area’s biggest attractions. Visitors love this friendly, quaint waterfront area, with it’s amazing food scene, remote lodges and cabins, and incredibly scenic natural areas.

Lake Winnipeg, MB

More than a thousand miles of white-sand beaches beckon visitors to Manitoba’s Lake Winnipeg, which is often referred to as one of Canada’s 50 Places of Lifetime. It has sandy beaches and rocky cliffs, culture, heritage, and a budding eco-tourism scene.

Cavendish Beach, PEI

Home to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Atlantic Canada’s largest outdoor country music festival, this PEI locale In Cavendish, beaches and boardwalks abound. Cozy up in a cottage or camp under the stars. The sea is a cornucopia of culinary adventures for food-lovers. Feast on fresh lobster, oysters, PEI mussels and more, served up Island-style. Food, seaside relaxation, and a thriving arts scene – this is what Cavendish Beach is all about!

Hornby Island, BC

Tucked in the middle of the Salish Sea, Hornby Island is an amazing area of the west coast with sandy beaches as well as lush forests. It’s an area offering many water activities, from kayaking to fishing charters, and they also have great mountain biking, along with a rich connection to nature. They say many come to visit, and still more want to stay for life!

Photo: Hornby Island