Escape to Serenity: Top 5 Remote Destinations in Canada

Escape to Serenity: Top 5 Remote Destinations in Canada
Escape to Serenity: Top 5 Remote Destinations in Canada

The landscape of Canada is filled with breathtaking views whether you’re on land or at sea. If you’re looking to escape from the fast pace of city living, there is no place better to find remote wilderness than the unspoiled Canadian forests, lakes, and mountainscapes.

The land is filled with nature, with more trees residing in the country than people. The only downside of these remote locations is they can be challenging to get to, but when you have made the journey, you will understand why it is worth the challenge. There are many places in Canada where you can escape from the world, and here are some of the best.


Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Travelling to the most remote destinations should always be done by private jet charter flights due to the elevated level of freedom you are given. Saskatoon is known for its sunny climate by Canada’s standards, being the sunniest place in the country. The city is also synonymous with bridges, home to eighty bridges lifted across the many rivers here.

In addition to the city’s rich history and stunning architecture, the city also has hundreds of acres of riverfront parks. One of Canada’s sunniest cities, Saskatoon is one of the best places to find tranquillity in the region around it. Along the South Saskatchewan River, travellers can rent rustic cabins and luxurious homes in secluded backcountry campgrounds outside the pelican-filled weirs and the Meewasin trail.


Pelee Island

Banff Park
Banff Park

At the southernmost point of Canada, you will find Pelee Island, a hidden gem that few travellers know, and even a few locals. This area of Canada is filled with seclusion making it the perfect home for many species of animals, such as the 300 different birds and many endangered plants. For guests, Pelee Island offers everything from historical monuments to chances for retail therapy.

For adventure lovers, there are many hiking opportunities (as there are in lots of places across Canada). Guests can unwind at the end of the day at one of the cozy cottages that can be found on the island. Pelee Island could be the perfect destination if you’re looking for somewhere to relax and get away from the city’s bustling while exploring somewhere completely new.


Iqaluit, Nunavut

Once known as Frobisher Bay, the town of Iqaluit in Nunavut City is steeped in history, traditional customs, and culture from the native Inuits of the region. The town is home to Inuit filmmakers, artists, and musicians, all to keep the rich history of their ancestors alive.

In the spring and summer months, visitors from all areas of the region flock for the arts and culture festivals. There are many hotels and parks near Iqaluit where you can explore scenic landscapes, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and historical Thule sites. Among its most spectacular features is its “Road to Nowhere,” which leads drivers, cyclists, and walkers nationwide.


Gatineau, Quebec

Quebec Park
Quebec Park

The urban center of Canada’s National Capital Area, Gatineau, is on the edge of the Ottawa River, boasting some of the most extraordinary river views from the city’s center. The city is beautiful — for the best views of the landscapes outside the city, head over to places such as Parc du Lac Leamy, Gatineau Park, and Meech Lake.

You can find many cabin rentals and bed-&-breakfasts spread across these rural locations meaning you don’t have to spend all your time in the city center. The best time to visit and enjoy all of the outside activities that Gatineau offers is in summer. However, many visitors love coming to this area during winter to embark on snow-based adventures like cross-country skiing and snowboarding.


Grand Bend, Ontario

Although Grand Bend, Ontario, has some of the best beaches in the province, it is also an excellent place for scenic drives and a fantastic place for a holiday. Various activities will keep visitors busy during their time there, from thrill-seekers and food enthusiasts to beach bums.

It is named after a stretch of shoreline along Lake Huron in Ontario, considered one of the world’s most beautiful freshwater lakes. This stretch of white sand beach has a turquoise sea and is home to Grand Bend and Grand Bend Beach. Several secluded lakeside cottages and wooded cabins are available for visitors to enjoy a weekend or more away from it all.


Final thoughts

Canada is home to some of the most remote places on the planet. Here are the five best places to get off the beaten track and rediscover yourself in a way you may not think was possible. There is a remote wilderness you’ll love, whether you’re looking for forests, sun, sea, sand, or snow. Canada is stunning — these five locations should be on your list of destinations.