Canada’s Hidden Island Gems

Being one of the largest countries in the world, Canada isn’t generally known for its islands, but it has some of the most interesting and beautiful ones on the globe. These are some of the most fascinating in the country.

1. Sable Island, Nova Scotia

baffin islandThis Island is famous for its population of beautiful feral horses. It’s just over 100 miles to the southeast of Nova Scotia and is protected firmly by the Canada Shipping Act.

This means before visiting, you have to get permission from the Canadian Coast Guard.

2. Thousand Islands, Ontario

There are 1,793 islands in this archipelago that’s situated at the border of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. It’s an ideal spot to explore the freshwater islands by boat.

3. Bonaventure Island, Quebec

This Island sits in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and back in 1919 it became a bird sanctuary. It’s now home to about 300 different species of birds, including over 120,000 gannets.

4. Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Cape Breton offers some of the lushest scenery in the country. It’s joined to the mainland of Nova Scotia by the Canso Causeway. It’s also home to one of the world’s biggest salt water lakes.

5. Baffin Island, Nunavut

This is the largest island in Canada which features a wide and interesting assortment of wildlife, such as polar bears, the Arctic fox, Arctic wolf, and the Arctic hare.

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