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Get Away From It All In These Off-The-Beaten-Path Places In Canada

Off-the-beaten-path Canada
Visit off-the-beaten-path Canada [Image by 4169213 from Pixabay]
For anyone seeking unique, off-the-beaten-path places to visit and relax, Canada definitely ticks all the boxes. The fast pace of everyday life sometimes catches up with us and we feel the need to get away from it all. Meanwhile, Canada is famous for its stunning landscapes, as well as its vibrant modern cities. There are so many choices for those who need a restful break. Read on to learn about three, wonderful Canadian destinations, perfect for exploring nature in peace and quiet.

Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia, Canada

Just below the Alaskan panhandle lies the northernmost chain of islands, known as Haida Gwaii, or Queen Charlotte Islands. Featuring magnificent cliff-side ocean views and rainforests, this area of Canada is rich in First Nationals culture.

Haida Gwaai (Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia, Canada
Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) – Graham Island [Image Wikimedia Commons]
Meanwhile, Haida Gwaii makes up a total of 150 islands, the largest being Moresby and Graham. Moreover, this is a birdwatcher’s dream come true, especially in the Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary, the migratory home of 140 different bird species and various wildlife.

It isn’t always quiet here, however, as visitors can enjoy summer festivals, from June through August each year. The festivals include performances by local Haida performers, as well as Latin, rock and indie groups.

Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy
Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, Canada [Image by Brigitte Werner from Pixabay]
The Bay of Fundy is the world’s largest tidal range and a unique location to visit in Canada. With a tidal range of 50 ft, this is five times higher than the average tidal ranch on the Atlantic Sea. The bay lies between the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and touches the US state of Maine. Meanwhile, twice daily, approximately 160 billion tons of water head in and out of the bay, which is calculated to be enough water to fill the Grand Canyon in the USA.

Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy at low tide
Hopewell Rocks at low tide [Image by Graham Hobster from Pixabay]
However, at low tide, it is possible to walk on the ocean floor to visit the massive Hopewell Rocks (see the people in the image above for scale). The naturally eroded crags are shaped like arches and keyholes. Moreover, there are many sea caves here, but visitors must be careful as at high tide, the water covers everything but the top of the rocky columns.

Cavendish Beach, Prince Edward Island

Lighthouse Prince Edward Island
Lighthouse at Prince Edward Island [Image by Brigitte Werner from Pixabay]
While Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province, it is renowned for its delicious oysters and also Anne of Green Gables. This beautiful spot was the setting for the L.M. Montgomery novel. In fact, visitors can explore the Anne of Green Gables Museum. For those who haven’t read the book, Cavendish Beach is a gorgeous destination in itself. Here, its craggy red cliffs, sandy beaches and historic architecture make it a worthwhile visit.

Old fishermen's huts, Prince Edward Island
Lighthouse and old fishermen’s huts on Prince Edward Island [Image by Brigitte Werner from Pixabay]
For those with an adventurous soul, this is an ideal place for deep-sea fishing, kayaking, parasailing and golfing. Meanwhile, for those with a healthy appetite, this is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh, cold-water lobster, freshly caught that day by one of the village’s fishermen.

Get away from it all and experience off-the-beaten-path Canada, taking in its natural beauty and clear, fresh air.

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