Hidden Canada Destinations to Visit this Summer

Summer is just around the corner so the time to start trip planning is now! We live in a big, beautiful country so it can be hard to decide where to travel. This summer try something a little off the beaten path. There are limitless places to explore, whether you want to explore somewhere in your own backyard or take a trip to a new province you will be spoiled. Here are four Canadian gems to consider:

1. Cape Breton, NS
The east coast of Canada is home to some of the friendliest Canadians, stunning coastal landscapes and the most delicious lobster you will eat in your life. One of the most breathtaking spots in the Maritimes is Cape Breton Island. The island is located at the eastern end of Nova Scotia. Although it’s a small place, it is full of stunning coastal walks, wild forests and some of the best fiddle music in the world. Cape Breton is like no other place in Canada.

2. Elora, Ontario
Hidden away from the buzz of big city, Elora is 1.5 hours away from Toronto and is a secret gem in Ontario. The small town has become a hip, trendy local hotspot for all things art, culture, music and food/drink. A few years ago, the Elora Brewing Company opened its doors and it has become the cornerstone of the Elora community. The small town now hosts Riverfest every summer, bands such as The Flaming Lips, MGMT and Blue Rodeo have played at the festival . No longer a small, sleepy town, Elora will soon be in all the tour books-- check it out before it gets overrun with tourists!

3. Whitehorse, YT
The territories are hard to get to but, once you‘re there, it’s worth it. Yukon’s capital, Whitehorse, is home to some of the most majestic animals in Canada. The best place to see these animals is at the Wildlife Preserve, from moose to bears to musk-ox you’ll see them all living their best lives. Plus, the best part about visiting Whitehorse in the summer is you get almost 24 hours of sunlight!

4. Regina, SK

Stone Hall Castle - After well over a decade of designing architectural details and importing thousand-year-old reclaimed biblical limestone from Greece, Stone Hall’s castle is AMAZING! The castle is unlike anything seen on this side of the Atlantic. Several container loads of 16th, 17th and 18th century museum quality furniture, tapestries and original Old Masters oil paintings adorn this castle. Corporate Meetings, Event Rentals, Over Night Stays and Tours Now Available. Visit the website: http://www.stonehallcastle.com/

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has been an integral part of Canada's historical and cultural landscape since 1873, helping to form and protect our great nation, and playing a significant role in creating the Canadian identity. Situated on the doorstep of RCMP Academy, "Depot" Division in Regina, Saskatchewan, where Mounties have trained since 1885, the RCMP Heritage Centre is appropriately located where the tradition begins. The Centre brings to life the incredible story of the RCMP and its role in the development of Canada using state of the art exhibits, multimedia technologies, and engaging programming and tours. Visit the RCMP website for information: https://rcmphc.com/

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