Most beautiful small towns in Canada are full of personality, history, small-town hospitality and stunning landscapes with gems to discover.
Beaver Creek, YT
The town of Beaver Creek is the most westerly community in the country. It is a border small town about a half-hour away from Alaska. With only 100 people, the town is clean and quiet. It’s about halfway between Whitehorse and Fairbanks, Alaska, and the surrounding wilderness is pristine.
Best for: Experience; wilderness
Inuvik has plenty of hunting, fishing, handmade crafts to buy from talented artisans, drum dancing and even a community greenhouse run by residents. The Igloo Church is a marvel.
If you go in the summer, during the Land of the Midnight Sun, there will be more than 50 days of 24-hour sunlight to enjoy—a stark contrast to the monthlong darkness that covers the town in the winter.
Best for: Culture; experience; education
Village of Keremeos, BC
Keremeos is east of the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area, in the Similkameen Valley and on the edge of the Sonoran Desert. It’s an agro-village—a third of its area is orchards.
The weather (lots of sun) and growing conditions of the area, makes it fruitful farmland. Keremeos Columns are tall columns of basalt were formed thanks to volcanic activity 30 million years ago.
Best for: Orchard visits; hiking
The town of Golden is a beautiful town with amazing landscaping. This mountain small town is about as outdoorsy. You can visit six gorgeous National Parks (Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke).
Depending on the season you can do everything from heli-skiing and paragliding to white-water rafting and wildlife-viewing.
Eagle’s Eye Restaurant offers Canada’s most elevated dining experience, which means you can eat your order of maple-bacon poutine from the top of the world.
Best for: Scenery; adventure; history
Minnedosa, the small town is even called “Manitoba’s Valley Paradise.” You can get in touch with Prairie Mountain Cycling when they’re in and join the group on a road or trail ride. They ride in both the warm and colder months.
You can also walk around the bison compound, along the marsh walkway, through Heritage Village, across Swinging Bridge and take the stone building walking tour.
Best for: Cycling trails; hiking
The prettiest town in Canada. Goderich is a port town, overlooks Lake Huron and more than one-quarter of the area is parkland (most overlooking the lake). So, wherever you’re, you will be able to experience the beautiful view.
In Summer there will be, are lots of shops, restaurants, and outdoor concerts and farmers’ markets. This small town has beautiful beaches. Such as sandy and shallow, is a favorite spot for families.
Best for: Architecture; beaches; history
In the Town of Stanstead, the Bleu Lavande field is a must-visit. The farm and estate are open from the beginning of May to the end of October. It’s a heightening your senses and relaxing.
Another cool bit of Stanstead: Canusa Street is the only part of our shared border with the States (Vermont) that runs down the middle of a street.
Best for: Lavender
North Rustico, PEI
The town of North Rustico is an area with beautiful sandy beaches. You can watch the waves and beach comb. The world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf Lobster Suppers restaurant, salad bar (no limits on steamed island Blue Mussels) and the fresh lobster in the shell.
Best for: Fishing; beaches; lobster
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