You don't have to leave the country to take an international-style vacation. There are so many places in Canada that feel like another country and the best part is that you don't even need a passport!
Whether you've been dreaming of a golden Caribbean getaway, a trip to see the fjords of Norway or even an adventure to Mars… Canada has got you covered.
From "little Hawaii" in B.C., to "the Switzerland of Canada" and Mars on Earth in Nunavut, these local spots will take you on a trip around the world (and beyond!)— no plane ticket required.
Address: Abbotsford, BC
Why You Need To Go: If you've ever dreamed of getting lost in the tulips in the Netherlands, you can emulate the experience here in Canada. During the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, this B.C. city transforms into a flower-filled heaven that will remind you of Europe in full bloom.
Address: Southampton Beach, Southampton, ON
Why You Need To Go: Escape to the Caribbean here by embracing the sandy shores and incredible sunset views. Don't forget your swimsuit either, because this spot has crystal clear swimming spots and even has a vacation-vibes waterside swing.
Address: Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: You'll experience Paris around every corner of Montreal, thanks to its European-style architecture, cobblestone streets, romantic outdoor restaurants and — of course — French language. This Canadian city even has its own Notre Dame cathedral!
Address: Devon Island, NU
Why You Need To Go: Not only is this spot the world's largest uninhabited island, this place also has one of the most Mars-like environments on Earth. While it's mainly visited in-person by scientists testing out space suits and rovers (yes, really!), you can take a trip to this out-of-this-world location via Google Maps.
Prince Edward County
Address: Prince Edward County, ON
Why You Need To Go: With lavender fields, sandy beaches and wineries around every corner, you'd be forgiven for thinking this gorgeous Ontario region is actually in France!
Tribune Bay Provincial Park
Address: Tribune Bay Provincial Park, Hornby Island, BC
Why You Need To Go: You can take a vacation abroad by visiting B.C.'s very own "little Hawaii." The area was given this nickname thanks to its idyllic white sandy beaches and aquamarine waters. Pretty dreamy, eh?
Gros Morne National Park
Address: Gros Morne National Park, NL
Why You Need To Go: Located in Newfoundland and Labrador, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has deep, glacial fjords, lakes and waterfalls to rival the ones in Norway.
Address: Pangnirtung, NU
Why You Need To Go: Known as "The Switzerland of the Arctic," Pangnirtung attracts hikers from all over the world. It's not hard to see why it's often compared to its European counterpart, as the region is totally surrounded by majestic mountain ranges.
Port Dover Beach
Address: Port Dover Beach, Walker St, Port Dover, ON
Why You Need To Go: While this beach is located in Ontario, it could easily be in Cancun or Cuba! With real palm trees, golden sand and even a beach house restaurant, this spot is a tropical paradise without the hassle of a plane ride.
Before visiting, be sure to check whether this spot has reopened to the public.
Address: St. John's, NL
Why You Need To Go: With cute boutiques, countless fish restaurants, edgy antique stores and more, this colourful fishing village has all the vibes of Ireland. The bonus here is that you might get to skip the Irish weather.
Boyne Valley Provincial Park
Address: Boyne Valley Provincial Park, ON
Why You Need To Go: Prepare to be transported to the romantic Scottish Highlands at this Ontario provincial park. You'll find rolling grassy hills and open fields as far as the eye can see. All that's missing is the haggis!
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.