Every year, Travel & Leisure releases a list of the top islands in the world. Readers of the magazine are asked to weigh in on the world's best islands, and cast their votes based on the island's "untamed and unchanged beauty," the sights, the activities, the prize-winning restaurants, and sumptuous accommodations.
Well, the readers have spoken, and the 2018 list of the world's best islands has been revealed. Here are the three islands in Canada which Travel & Leisure has deemed world class.
3. Prince Edward Island - Score: 82.61
Out of the hundreds of beautiful islands across the country, Canada's sole island province won bronze. Aside from being the stunning backdrop of Anne of Green Gables, P.E.I's landscape of "rust-tinted dunes," red cliffs, white sandy beaches and rolling green pastures will take your breath away unlike anywhere else in Canada.
It's also home to 25 golf courses, a five-star culinary scene, and all kinds of luxury resorts and charming tourist cottages.
2. Vancouver Island, B.C. - Score: 84.59
Vancouver Island is the ideal getaway destination for every kind of traveller, from thrill-seekers to yogis, to those who appreciate the finer things. Vancouver Island "embodies the best of leisure activities," the magazine says, "whether you prefer browsing in one-of-a-kind boutiques, hopping a boat for whale watching, or hiking in search of cougars, black bears, and wolves."
1. Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia - Score: 87.88
Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island has defended their spot on the list for the third year in a row. Cape Breton is best known for its incredible hikes, the coastal adventures, and of course, the absolutely majestic views from Cabot Trail. Not to mention the top-notch shellfish, the vibrant cultural landscape, and the romantic places to stay.
To see the rest of Travel & Leisure's World's Best Awards for 2018, click here.