The Rocky Mountains, Niagara Falls, Banff National Park, Vancouver for heaven’s sake! It’s incredibly easy to think of reasons to visit Canada. Stretching from the U.S. in the south up to the Arctic Circle in the north, Canada is nearly 4 million square miles of breathtaking natural wilderness and multicultural megacities. But what about those out of the way nooks and crannies that no one’s really heard of? Or those places that locals take for granted and tourists pass by on their way somewhere else? Forget the great American Road Trip, its Canada’s turn to take center stage as the best country in the world to spend a few long months exploring. We’ve thought long and hard and taken the advice of some of these slow-moving explorers to bring you our list of the best 9 hidden locations in Canada.
1) Visit a vineyard in Osoyoos
Did you know that Canada has a desert? Neither did I and yet it is so. Located in the vast state of British Columbia is the little-known resort town of Osoyoos. A beach resort that boasts some of the hottest weather in Canada it seems impossible that so few people would know about it. A sleepy lake and an actual desert make Osoyoos one of the most unique places to visit in Canada. Protected from storms by the Columbia Mountains which loom over the town to the east and the Cascade Mountains which watch over the town from the west, Osoyoos has the climate perfect for growing grapes. Nk’Mip Cellars, the first First Nations vineyard and winery is located in Osoyoos and a great restaurant culture has grown up around the town in recent years. Book your stay in a hotel with a private beach but keep it to yourself.
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