But before you embark on the trip, make sure you are covered with IEC insurance. A lot of these locations are outdoors, so you are better off protecting yourself in case of an accident. You may also want to consider certain gadgets to take with you to ensure you are well-prepared. So without further adieu, we start our list:
The Spotted Lake in British Columbia
Located in the First Nations of the Okanagan Valley, Spotted Lake is a one of a kind experience. It isn’t often that you find pools of colored spots within the lake during the summer. As the water starts to evaporate with the temperature rising, pools are left behind in the lake and each a different color ranging from blue, white, and green. The color is dependent on the number of minerals present in the pool.
Narcisse Snake Den in Manitoba
While most people are afraid of snakes, at the Narcisse Den, you find people flocking to see thousands of snakes. The location is the largest collection of snakes in one place and gives visitors a unique experience to pick up and play with hundreds of red garter snakes which are, of course, non-venomous. They may be small in size but this adventure is not for anyone who is afraid of snakes.
Spend a night in a haunted prison hotel
Come all travelers! The Carleton County Gaol in Ottawa once served as a prison to murderers and notorious villains. Today, it is used as a youth hostel for travelers looking for a night or few to spend in the capital of Canada. Just don’t let your imagination get the best of you when you spend the night there.
Canada’s own Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is known to be the saltiest body of water around the world. Little Manitou Lake is Canada’s version isn’t actually a sea, but the lake has water that is three times as salty as the ocean. You can easily find yourself floating on it for a nice relaxing time out in the water.
Observe the wild polar bears
Churchill, Manitoba is also known as the capital of polar bears with the largest number of the species living in the area. The best time to visit Churchill to spot polar bears is between October and November. You can even catch a tour that will take you there but be sure to pack for the cold because temperatures can go below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
Catch the northern lights
The northern lights are a spectacle that people from all over the world travel to witness. Canada provides travelers with a front row seat to the show as the sky displays different shades of colors.
You can catch the lights in the winter months at various locations in Canada:
● Whitehorse, Yukon
● La Ronge, Saskatchewan
● Fort McMurray, Alberta
● Muncho Lake Provincial Park, British Columbia
View the gathering of stone and wood people at The Grand Gathering in Quebec
Sainte-Flavie, Quebec hosts the St. Lawrence River where you can find around 100 life-sized figures made out of stone and wood. Each figure has a face with a narrow body that will leave a haunting impression on you. Just make sure you don’t visit this location after sunset, the figures appear twice as spooky without proper lighting.
Camp in a desert at Spirit Sands
Canada is known for its diverse terrains so no surprise you can be skiing one day and on a desert the next. Spruce Woods Provincial Park in Manitoba is home to Spirit Sands which is like a desert but not really since the terrain has twice the amount of moisture than the average desert. You can also look out for the popular hog-nosed snake along with lizards in the desert as you camp there.
Snorkel with the salmon
Campbell River at Vancouver Island gives visitors a chance to do more than just witness the migration of salmons, you can actually swim with them. This is definitely an experience you won’t forget as you witness thousands of salmon swimming up the river.
Learn about The Hermetic Code
The Winnipeg Legislature Building was constructed by a group of Freemasons. Within the building, you will find hidden symbols and other secrets within the designs. To learn about the secrets, you can take a summer tour and uncover the mystery behind the building and its construction.
Bob Hornal is the founder and President of Best Quote Travel Insurance in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada. With over 15 years of experience as a financial adviser, Bob has traveled to more than 30 incredible countries and has dealt with a multitude of difficult situations including flight delays, medical emergencies, and weather damage, making Bob an expert at traveling.
His dream is to inspire and inform those who wish to travel by including his personal experiences and professional knowledge in each piece he writes.