As Canadians, we don’t often get the chance to brag about our beaches. Sure, we can boast about our mountains and forested scenery, but as most of you are aware, we’re not exactly the go-to destination for fun-in-the-sun vacations. That belongs to you, Punta Cana.\nThough while we may not have the nicest temperatures and sandiest coasts, there is one beach in Canada that is magical all year round. Botanical Beach, a natural gem on the shoreline of Vancouver Island, is a stunning strip filled with crystal tide pools.\nView this post on Instagram One more from the crystal tidal pools of Botanical Beach. When you look closely you can watch to sea life swim around in the pools. A post shared by Tom Parker (@tomparkr) on Jan 17, 2019 at 9:21am PST\nWhat is a tide pool, you ask? Well, I wasn’t 100% sure either, so let me tell you what I found on good ole Google. A tide pool is a shallow pool of seawater that is formed on a rocky shore and only at low tide. If you look closely inside these things, you can find hundreds of different types of plants and animals. I like to call it an Inception Pool.\nNestled in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, a rather recent addition to Vancouver Island, the stunning Botanical Beach is yet another major Insta-worthy moment that British Columbia has to offer. What do you have to say about that, Punta?! As if you and your above 0 degrees weather are something to brag about...\nView this post on Instagram Honey I think I shrunk us down to the size of amoebas. 🦠 A post shared by Tom Parker (@tomparkr) on Jan 6, 2019 at 7:01pm PST\nAs if the up-close and personal organisms aren’t cool enough, it’s also said that you can sometimes catch a Killer Whale swimming nearby. So what the heck — why not make a day trip out of this place?\nView this post on Instagram Would you take a dip in this natural pool? 🏊 . . . . . . . . . . #theimaged #campeveryday #explorecanada #earthoutdoors #explorebc #visualsoflife #visualsofearth #artofvisuals #pnwexplorations #discoverearth #artofvisuals #travelworld #keepexploring #moodygrams #folkgreen #roamtheplanet #letsgosomewhere #exploretheglobe #nakedplanet #places_wow #roamtheplanet #instatraveling #igtravel #travelblog #instago #mytravelgram #travelingram #pnwonderland #pnw #awakethesoul A post shared by David Beck (@davidalanbeck) on Jan 16, 2019 at 9:18pm PST\nFor more info, check out the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park official website!\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.