10 places in Canada that could pass for the Caribbean
Does the long winter have you dreaming of white sand beaches and crystal clear blue water? Mark your calendars for warmer weather and get ready for an exotic getaway. All of these breathtaking spots are right here in Canada.
Here are some places in Canada that could maybe pass for the Caribbean.
Cox Bay (famously known as “Surf Beach”) is the best spot in the area for surfing. Found along the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, this 1.5-km beach boasts breathtaking natural beauty.
Located at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory is surrounded by crystal clear water and the towering cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. It's also the scuba diving centre of the Great Lakes with about two dozen sunken ships to explore.
Sombrio Beach is found in Vancouver Island’s Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. This natural oasis is only a 15-minute hike from the parking lot. There’s great surfing, but what usually draws visitors is the secret waterfall hidden in a cave.
As one of Nova Scotia's 100 Wild Islands, Borgles Island contains two kilometres of white sand beaches and boreal rainforest that have gone untouched for 10,000 years. You won’t believe you’re only an hour drive away from Halifax.
You'll be transported to the Caribbean on this red-cliffed archipelago in the middle of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Lagoons and stretches of windswept beaches connect the cluster of Quebec islands, known as the Magdalen Islands.
This vibrant community is home to nearly 50 kilometres of white sandy beach and waters so turquoise, you'll be hit with major tropical vibes. Grand Bend is also known for its impressive sunsets, which are said to be among the best in the world.
Drive the nearly 300-km coastal highway that hugs Cape Breton's rocky northern shore and soak in all the breathtaking views. Anywhere you venture on the island, you'll find incredible mountainous landscape and an ocean breeze.
These islands are covered in deep moss-covered rainforest and home to abundant wildlife. Experience the rich history of the Haida people who have lived there for 13,000 years. There are also more than 500 archeological sites.
The expansive 22 kilometres of unspoiled Atlantic shoreline and the pure white stretching coast of the beautiful Saint Catherines River Beach will amaze you. You can even observe seals basking along the Atlantic's edge.
For a surreal island experience, head over to Calvert Island. The 10-hour journey from Vancouver makes for quite the trek, but this secluded paradise is well worth it. It's a great spot for kayaking, and you can spot the sea life through the clear water as you paddle by.
Izacass at Magdalene Islands
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