If you’re looking to explore our backyard a bit this summer, three Canadian places have put together a list of the best places to travel for 2022. Published by The New York Times, the ’52 Places for The List of Travelers to Visit in 2022 ′ features destinations around the world, and Canada has had its fair share of love.
This year, the list focuses on places where visitors can “be part of the solution”. The focus here is on things like mitigating climate change, protecting the environment and developing a sustainable economy. And the Canadian spots billed as the best places to travel for 2022 sums it all up very well.
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Unsurprisingly, Canada’s top pick this year is Fogo Island, home to the famous Fogo Island Inn.
Landing in 17th place, this isolated island of Newfoundland has grown from a simple fishing community to a bustling tourist destination focused on local treasures. Fun fact – since the Fogo Island Inn opened in 2013, over 70 new businesses have sprung up.
Next we come to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, which took 40th place on the list.
We expected the list to mask the ongoing controversy over the island’s rainforests, but no, that’s the goal. In fact, the region makes the list specifically because it’s one of the few places in British Columbia (and by extension, Canada) to see these beautiful and complex ecosystems in all their glory.
However, this is the last Canadian inclusion on this list of places to visit in 2022 that we are most happy to talk about. Located in the Northwest Territories, Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve (50th on the list) is not only Canada’s newest national park, but also one of the most progressive.
Bordering Great Slave Lake, this huge park is partly managed by local Indigenous communities, including Dene First Nations and Métis First Nations. Those who wish to do the trek will be rewarded with a beautiful, water-filled landscape that has been the traditional territory of indigenous peoples since time immemorial. And on a lighter note, it would be super cool to experience the midnight sun one summer, just to say we did.
Now that we think about it, these three places are a great representation of the Canadian beauty to be discovered from coast to coast. Whether you’re relaxing on a beach after a winter stroll in Tofino, sitting down for local lobster in Newfoundland, or discovering one of Canada’s most remote beauties at Thaidene Nene, we know you’ll love visiting these places. Keep them in mind if you are planning a summer getaway to the countryside this year, you won’t regret it.