Traveling is one of the most enjoyable and worthwhile ways to spend your time. You explore new places, meet new people and experience different cultures. Best of all, you get a break from your routine and can unwind and just relax! Instead of visiting the states or looking internationally, why not travel within Canada? Not only is the dollar not great, making international travel expensive - we live in the second largest country in the world and it offers some absolutely amazing experiences. So, instead of visiting the same place for the eighth time or getting stuck in a tourist trap, check out some of the most underrated places in Canada:
Lunenberg, Nova Scotia
Why Visit? Your Lunenburg vacation will be easy: beautiful scenery, friendly folks and a pace of life that’s relaxing and easy-going. Home to the Blue Nose II.
Fogo Island, Newfoundland
Why Visit? A hub for gourmet, culture, art and adventure seekers. This location has been on my travel bucket list for quite some time. The Fogo Island Inn is a luxury property recognized worldwide. Only a quick ferry from St. John's, it's known as one of the four corners of the Earth.
Why Visit? Osoyoos is known as the Canadian dessert. Any desert that is close to gorgeous bodies of water and stunning vineyards is my kind of desert! Very close to the US border, travelers can continue their wine adventures down to Washington State for some quirky but delicious Pinot Noir.
Iles de la Madeleine, QUEBEC
Why Visit? Although closer to PEI and Nova Scotia, this set of six islands is actually part of the province of Quebec. Visit this breathtaking location for its wide array of outdoor activities, fresh food and culture. You can even go surfing here!
Sunshine Coast, BC
Why Visit? Whale-watching, camping, hiking, kayaking, biking....these are only a small portion of the activities available in this west coast destination. You'll instantly feel more at ease once you step off the ferry and arrive at this sunny spot.
Rocher Percé, Quebec
Why Visit? Although most travelers visit this iconic Quebec town for the split rock monument, there is a ot more this small town has to offer. Boat excursions let you get up close to the rock or if you're feeling adventurous you can camp on the cliff!
Why Visit? This northern Ontario landmark is often passed by. Visitors see the famous goose monument from the highway and keep driving. For those who decide to stop, there is the opportunity to explore the area through great hikes to waterfalls, multiple beaches or Lake Superior Provincial Park.
Bay of Fundy, NEW BRUNSWICK
Why Visit? Explore this UNESCO world-heritage site that is one of the world's most dramatic and dynamic coastlines. The Bay of Fundy is home to the some of the highest tides in the world. Get a taste for delicious east coast food and friendly locals while checking out the Hopewell Rocks.
Why Visit? Named a UNESCO world-heritage site like Stonehedge and the Galapagos Islands. This preserved landmark shares an unbelievable example of hunting techniques employed by Aboriginal people of the Northern Plains for thousands of years. Located off the beaten track, but totally worth it.
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
Why Visit? Named one of the top twenty destinations to visit in the world for 2015 by National Geographic. The forests are jaw-droppingly gorgeous and the Haida culture can be experienced across the islands. Hang with the locals as much as possible as they are some of the friendliest in Canada.