Honestly, if you have traveled throughout Canada many times and explored all the places mentioned in all guidebooks, then you still are not an expert of the White Great North. This country is incredibly big, as a result, there is always some undiscovered spot that amazes any traveler. We can bet that most of the places from our list of wonderful but not so mainstream gems of Canada are going to be surprisingly new to you. But if you have been visiting all these places, then we are going to shake your hand personally. Let the game begin!

Hidden Gems of Canada
Hidden Gems of Canada

Carcross Desert, Yukon

People are always imagining piles of snow, biting frost, outside ice hockey, and even polar bears when they hear the word “Canada”. However, how many people know that there is such a thing as a Canadian desert? We have already told that Canada is a huge country, so a few different climate zones are included as well, and there is a small desert with beautiful sand dunes in Yukon. This desert ends near Bennett Lake, and you can admire the great contrast of sand and water made by our mother nature.

Axel Heiberg Island

Brace yourself and dare to go from the desert to the real North. This island is 1,200km away from the North Pole and has many fjords, mountains, snowy peaks, and coastal bays. From the very first sight, the natural beauty is going to capture your heart, and you will fall in love with this perfect winter fairytale. While being on this island, do not miss a chance to visit the Fossil Forest and discover a unique mummified tree that might be over 45 million years old.

The Reserve of Wolves, Quebec

For every fan of the vampire saga Twilight, the Parc Oméga in Quebec might a must place. There you can book a luxurious lodge in the middle of the forest that is a part of the previous-mentioned park and spend a night or two surrounded by wolves who are walking freely around the cabins. Everything is safe, and wolves do not come inside to eat you in the middle of the night. However, all cabins have huge windows, so you can sit there and observe the animals in their natural habitat or listen to their howling at night when the full moon is hanging in the sky.

Sambro Island, Nova Scotia

If you are looking for a place to run away from the rush, job, other people, media, and noise, then Sambro island might be even better than you could expect. A little island with only one building and no permanent residents might sound like a utopia, but it is true. Sambro island is famous for its lighthouse that is the oldest one in North America. It is not easy to reach this place, so you have to take a helicopter or a ship, but the breathtaking views are more than worth it. That might be the most beautiful and peaceful sunset of your life on the cliff near the historic red-and-white striped lighthouse.

Sambro Island, Nova Scotia
Sambro Island, Nova Scotia