You don’t need to board a plane to New Zealand or Maui to find rocky coastlines, quaint fishing villages by the sea, or snow-capped glacial peaks protruding straight up from the depths of the ocean.
The islands off of both of Canada’s coastlines offer travelers anything from quiet fishing towns dotted with bed and breakfasts to downhill skiing terrain that rivals some of the best resorts of North America.
While many associate an island vacation with sipping cocktails out of a coconut on a palm-tree lined beach, the islands of Canada offer something much more unique: natural charm paired with a history and culture that can’t be found elsewhere.
While the widely known areas such as Vancouver and Prince Edward Islands are must-see destinations for good reason, some of the most rewarding experiences will be the result of travel into the unknown. With thousands of both freshwater and saltwater islands throughout Canada, everyone will find something to exceed their expectations.
Here are just a few islands that may be worth a trip.