10 islands to visit in Canada

Harrington Harbour Quebec Canada

10 lesser-known destinations in Canada

Canada offers an incredible choice of activities and tourist sites to visit, whether in the city or in the wilderness in national parks. The sheer size of the country means you’re spoilt for choice. For a different kind of insight into this country, here’s a list of 10 surprising and lesser-known islands you might consider exploring during your stay in caribou country.

Entry Island

Entry Island Canada

Flickr – William (Bill or Liam) Cassidy

This island is located in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. All the people who live here are related by blood and go to the same school.

Georges Island

Georges Island Halifax Canada

Wikimedia – Jvienneau (www.avinova.ca)

This island was once used by the army to protect the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is famous for its fortifications, underground tunnels, quarantine stations and prison camps, among other things. Although closed to the public most of the year, it can be visited on certain occasions.

Greenly Island

Greenly Island Canada

This island is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Its inhabitants believe there are ghosts on the island, so it is not recommended for the faint-hearted. The island is home to many species of birds.

Pictou Island

Pictou Island Canada

Flickr – Dennis Jarvis

One fact worth mentioning is that the island receives no electricity from the mainland. Islanders rely on solar power and wind turbines. Even better, residents still rely on a modem internet connection and have a local website that showcases the island’s landscapes.

Lennox Island

Lennox Island Canada

Sandstone arches on nearby Prince Edward Island – Flickr – cadmanof50s

This island is located very close to the famous Prince Edward Island. A Micmac reserve occupies the entire island.

Harrington Harbour

Harrington Harbour Quebec Canada

Flickr – Robert Costain

It’s a rocky island that can only be accessed by helicopter in winter. The island has a population of around 300, and is one of several unincorporated communities in the municipality of Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent.

Victoria Island

Victoria Island Canada

Source – list25.com

It is the second largest island in Canada and the ninth largest in the world, and is also known as Peninsula Island. It lies above the Arctic Circle in the Nunavut and Northwest territories.

Sable Island

Sable Island Canada

Wikimedia – NASA

Sable Island is located 180 km from the southern tip of Nova Scotia. The island is home to more than 250 free-roaming horses, protected from human intervention by the Government of Canada. Since 1977, the island has also been known to be home to migratory birds. The entire island has national park status.

Toronto Islands

Toronto islands Canada

Flickr – Josh Evnin

The Toronto Islands archipelago is located south of downtown Toronto, in Lake Ontario. It features Toronto’s oldest stone building, a lighthouse built in 1808. The archipelago is entirely pedestrianized, making it the largest pedestrian zone in North America. You can visit them by boat.

Oak Island

Oak Island Canada

Source : atlanticaoakisland.com

Oak Island is located in Nova Scotia and is one of Canada’s most interesting islands to visit. Indeed, it has an intriguing history linked to a treasure believed to have been hidden there for over two centuries by pirates. Privately owned, a permit is required to visit the island.

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