Canada’s Best Kept Tourism Secrets

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Canada is a vast, wide open country with everything a tourist would want. Quaint towns, big cities and pure wilderness. So, it’s no surprise there are still plenty of secret spots, unspoiled by the great unwashed of humanity. Here are some of Canada’s best kept tourism secrets…
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Cowboy Trail, AB

The Cowboy Trail is actually a modern highway traversing the southern to northern borders of Alberta. Along the way it’s dotted with many quaint, small towns which have largely been unchanged for a century or more. Maybe it’s best to see it by covered wagon?
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Okanagan Valley, BC

A favorite retirement destination, you could say the Okanagan Valley is the Florida of Canada. Without all the Crystal Meth. The region is known for its scenic lakes, sunny climate and outstanding fishing and camping. And lots of hanging out by the water. Just leave the Airboat behind…
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Dawson City, YT

When you hear tales of the old Klondike, Dawson City is where it all happened. A remnant of the gold strike era, tourists love it for its rustic charm and historic status. If you go, make sure you listen for some Tall Tales told by the Oldtimers…
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Torngat Mountains, NL

The Torngat Mountains are known for being one of the spookiest places on Earth. With plenty of outdoor recreation to be had, the best part of your trip might be the ghost stories told around a friendly fireplace in the lobby. Especially if Bigfoot shows up…
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Charlevoix, QC

Thought to have been formed by a meteor strike 350 million years ago, the Charlevoix Valley is changing from a wilderness area to a favorite tourist destination because of the wide range of topography which offers every kind of indoor and outdoor recreation. Just watch out for space junk…
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Jasper, AB

Once a legendary fur trading outpost, Jasper is notable for its quaint but progressive lifestyle. It’s like having every modern convenience set against the backdrop of the Old West. Come for the relaxed atmosphere. Stay for the nightlife…
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Fogo Island, NL

Known as the Dublin of Canada, Fogo Island is steeped in the Irish tradition and many of its locals can trace their heritage back to the Emerald Isle. And the French Fries aren’t bad either…
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Auyuittuq National Park, NU

A rather bleak and volcanic region, the favorite activity at Auyuittuq National Park is known as “Extreme Backpacking” since there is little vegetation or wildlife in the region. Bring plenty of bottled water and beef jerky…
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Cowichan Valley, BC

Considered to be the Napa Valley of Canada, the Cowichan has some of the finest and most northern of vineyards only recently yielding their finest harvests. In other words, the wine is divine…
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Revelstoke, BC

Revelstoke is renowned for its skiing – and Grizzly Bear sightings. If you’re into being swung between exhilaration and terror, visit the area whose motto is “Work hard. Play hard”…
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Wolfville, NS

Wolfville is the kind of cozy little town most people don’t mind making a long trip to visit. It’s like stepping back in time. But, hurry up if you want to see it. How long can it stay that way?
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Considered to be a jewel in the Canadian crown, Niagara-on-the Lake is known for its summertime nightlife framed by astounding mountain lake scenery, What more can be said about a place considered to be “the most civilized place in all of North America”? We’re at a loss. And, we can’t wait to get there…
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