Home to few of the most diverse landscapes across the world, Canada features so much more than the snow covered tundras and desert-like sand dunes.And if you are planning to unveil some of the most beautiful hidden gems across the country, then the following 10 places will surely make a great addition to your bucket list. While some of them might not be secret to everybody, they might still greet you with an element of surprise:
Lake O’Hara, British Columbia
An isolated lake situated at the outskirts of BC’s Yoho National Park, Lake O’Hara is encompassed by lush green forest and a plenty of scenic hiking trails. While it requires a reservation before visiting, it’s well worth booking!
2. Milk River Valley, Alberta
An iconic location in Alberta’s Provincial Park, Milk river Valley is home to a rich and varied plant and wildlife diversity. It showcases scenic rolling hills as well as extraordinary rock formations called hoodoos.
3. Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan
Regarded as the “Dead sea of Saskatchewan’, Manitou Lake houses salt water so dense that you can literally lie down and float on it. What’s more? It is also a great place to star-gaze because of its dark yet clear skies.
4. Cape Churchill, Manitoba
Cape Churchill finds itself located in heart of Manitoba, where a number of people mark their presence to sightsee the polar bears. Thanks to an exceptional “hotel on wheels”, one could get close and personal with the bears.
5. Covered Portage Cove, Ontario
Famous among boaters and adventure-seekers for sailing, Covered Portage Cove is an isolated area with a lot to offer. For example, trail and tracks at the surrounding hills caters to jaw-dropping lookouts of the cove.
6. Mont Saint-Alban, Quebec
Mont Saint-Alban houses a breath-taking beach that caresses the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Trek for 9.1-kilometre and you are at the footsteps of the monstrous cliffs of the Gaspé Peninsula.
7. Carter’s Beach, Nova Scotia
One of the most beautiful beaches in Nova Scotia, the Carter’s beach is famous for its crystal clear waters and pristine white sands, giving an impression of the tropical beach.
8. Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick
From warm ocean beaches to lush golden sand dunes, Kouchibouguac is your one-stop-happy place for everything. A long track that passes through the park offers some breathtaking views of the New Brunswick landscape.
9. Lewis Hills, Newfoundland
An epitome of beauty situated amidst the Gros Morne National Park, the Lewis Hills features a few challenging treks that unveil the most astounding views of the peridotite mountain ranges.
10.Lupine Fields, Prince Edward Island
Who hasn’t heard of the Prince Edward Island’s red sand beaches? This time, let’s explore the other side of the island’s beauty which is marked by the beautiful lupine fields. Overlooking the small community of South Rustico, they can grow up to 1.5 meters tall.