Canada is as diverse a nation as it gets! The huge landmass is home to some of the world’s swankiest cities, remote wilderness, and arid deserts. Many people travelling to Canada for the first time may stick to the tried and tested. However, if you are in your 20s and your idea of Canada travel includes visiting some really cool and offbeat places, this post may be of some help. As getting a Canada visa in Dubai is pretty seamless and straightforward, you don’t need to worry on this front. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best offbeat places to visit in Canada.
1.Denman Island, British Columbia
Denman Island in British Columbia isn’t thronged by tourists, and remains the ideal place to spend quality time with maddening crowds. If you have been yearning for a peaceful holiday for a long time, stack up your novels, pack your favorite drinks, and be prepared to spend some time in the Denman Island.
Denman Island also offers tourists the option of indulging in fun-filled activities, such as hiking, biking, kayaking, and bird watching. There are over a dozen access points to Denman Island shorelines. If you are planning to visit Canada, Denman Island is a good offbeat place to spend some quality time.
2.Spotted Lake, British Columbia
Located in the South Okanagan Grasslands Protected Area, the Spotted Lake is a revered tourist place. It is believed that the water of this lake has healing properties. The lake is called Kliluk to the First Nations People. The lake is rich in a variety of minerals, and during summer months, when the water evaporates, it leaves a trail of spots in the lake. Owing to the rich history and reverence, the lake has become one of the most well-known offbeat places to visit in Canada.
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3.Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon
Being a national park, you must be wondering why this place is on the list of offbeat places in Canada. Well, the fact is that Kluane National Park is popular – at least most of us have heard its name, but few actually go and visit it. This, in no way means that there is a dearth of fun and adventure activities in the park. With over 22,000 square kilometers, the park offers a wide range of options that can appeal to the most discerning travelers.
What makes unique is its offerings and natural places – Northern Lights (the dark and clear skies offer a unique experience), Midnight Sun, Klondike Gold Rush, Heritage and Culture, Wilderness & Wildlife, and Iconic Drives. A visit to Kluane National Park is truly unique and offers an offbeat experience.
4.Boswell Glass House, British Columbia
Another popular offbeat tourist attraction in Canada is in British Columbia. The Boswell Glass House isn’t just another house – it was built by David Brown in 1952 by using embalming bottles. Mr. Brown had retired from his services in the funeral business, and thought of putting the embalming bottles to good use. Little did he know that his home will become a tourist attraction, especially among the young adventurers who are always seeking offbeat, secluded places. The house remains open for visitors during the summers.
5.Tangier, Nova Scotia
A rural community in Nova Scotia, Tangier remains a less-frequented tourist attraction, making it popular among tourists looking for peace and tranquility. The place is especially famous for its sea kayaking, and enthusiasts flock to the place during summers. In addition to sky kayaking, Tangier is also on the radar of tourists looking for less crowded beaches.
6.Pingualuit Crater Lake, Quebec
One of the most awe-inspiring craters on earth, Pingualuit is truly worth a visit. According to scientists, the lake was formed as a result of a meteor striking the surface of the earth at high impact some 1.4 million years ago. A lack of inlets and outlets makes the lake truly special. The pristine water surrounding the lake remains covered with ice for almost eight months in a year. Offering panoramic views of the lunar tundra, the ambience at the Pingualuit Crater Lake is truly special and unique. The Nunavik Parks offers guided packages to tourists, including the ‘Trekking at the Crater’, ‘Winter Journey, Skiing off the Beaten Tracks’, and a self-guided summer trip.
7.Le Grand Reassemblement (The Grand Gathering), St. Lawrence River
Another offbeat place in Canada for young travelers is the Grand Gathering at St. Lawrence River. This large scale project has been alternatively described as eerie, haunting, beautiful, and funny! Well, whatever be your take on these statues, the fact remains they are a beautiful illustration of the artistic prowess of Marcel Gagnon, the creator of these ‘gatherings’.
These were some of the top offbeat places to visit in Canada when you are in your 20s. There are many other places which are frequented by the millennial; let us know about your travel experience to these places.