Newfoundland is the northeastern-most province in Canada. It’s actually an island. Newfoundland is a history buff’s delight and an opportunity to venture into a part of North America which has remained virtually unchanged, both culturally and topographically, for hundreds of years.
Tourists are charmed by "Newfie" accents and their way of life in a province with extremes of climate and terrain. Wander Labrador’s Torngat Mountains or tour Inuit aboriginal villages. Visit Newfoundland and Labrador and wander freely among ancient rocks and Atlantic tides, like ancient Vikings did. Enjoy whale watching at its finest or hiking along the coast.
Alberta is a relatively young, bustling province, settled on a colorful prairie within short distance of the foothills of the majestic Canadian Rockies. There are numerous well-kept secret destinations in Alberta. For example, spend a day in the provincial park and you catch sight of a herd of grazing buffalo. Visit the Buffalo Jump, where aboriginals once hunted for winter food supplies. Crow’s Nest is a must-see: this mountain peak takes visitors up close and personal with a mountain top ringed with clouds overhead. Kananaskis offers a chance to wander about the ice caves. Visit Franks Slide and travel over a highway, beneath which lies the town of Frank, buried in 1903 by the Turtle Mountain slide.
Sparwood and Bow River
British Columbia has its well-kept secrets. For example, the quiet town of Sparwood is an opportunity to see fallen mountain rocks hauled away by enormous trucks with tires twice the height of an average adult. The Bow River tributary is crystal clear and rushes on its way across this beautiful green province with its temperature climate.
Glacial planes, spectacular wildlife, and stunning artic scenery abound in Nunavut, Canada’s newest province. For island hoppers, Nunavut is ideal. Travel to Baffin, Ellesmere or Victoria Islands to see the polar bears and narwhals which make their home there.
Kluane National Park in the Yukon is one of the best kept secret destinations in North America. This park is home to Mount Logan, Canada’s tallest peak, and the historic Yukon River. Travel along the Klondike Highway for a spectacular view of this province.
At most of these destinations, you will have the option of camping, RVing, or staying in one of the Best Canadian Motor Inns. Since most of these destinations are isolated and experience extreme weather, always be sure you plan your accommodations ahead of time, so you won’t be stranded. Stay safe while traveling to any of these well-kept secrets with plenty of preparation, and you should have an exciting, memorable trip in some of the most spectacular places on earth!