10 lesser known destinations of Canada
Canada offers an incredible selection of activities and sights to visit whether in urban environment or nature in national parks. The size of the area allows you to have plenty of choice. To preview different country, here is a list of 10 amazing and less known islands you might consider exploring during your stay in caribou country.
This island is located in the St. Lawrence Gulf. All the people who live here are related by blood and go to the same school.
Georges Island Halifax
This island was once used by the army to protect the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is famous for its fortifications, underground tunnels, its quarantine stations and prison camps, among others. If it is closed to the public most of the year can be visited at certain occasions.
This island is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Its inhabitants believe there are ghosts in the island and it is therefore not recommended for the faint of heart. It is home to many species of birds.
A fact worth mentioning is that the island does not receive electricity from the mainland. The islanders depend on solar energy and wind turbines. Even better, the residents still depend on an internet connection via modem and a local website that showcases the landscapes of the island.
This island is located close to the famous Prince Edward Island. A Micmac reserve occupies the entire island.
Harrington Harbour Quebec
It is a rocky island that is only accessible by helicopter once the winter. The island has about 300 inhabitants and is part of several other unincorporated communities in the municipality of Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent.
It is the second largest island in Canada and the ninth in the world, and is also known as the island of peninsulas. It lies above the Arctic Circle on Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.
The Sable (Sand Island) is located 180 km from the southern part of Nova Scotia. On this island, there are more than 250 horses can move freely and are protected by the Government of Canada of any human intervention. This island is also known for hosting migratory birds since 1977. The entire island has national park status.
The archipelago of the Toronto Islands is located south of downtown Toronto, on Lake Ontario. There is the oldest stone building in Toronto, a lighthouse built in 1808. The archipelago is entirely pedestrian, and is the largest pedestrian area in North America. We can go visit with boats.
The Oak Island (or Island Oaks) is located in Nova Scotia and this is one of the most interesting islands to visit in Canada. Indeed, it has an intriguing story attached to a treasure there would be hidden for more than two centuries by pirates. private property, must have a permit to visit the island.