CANADA’S BEST IS­LAND GET­AWAYS

Eight su­per sum­mer hot spots to sat­isfy your crav­ing for sun, fun and surf

Canadian Geographic - - CONTENTS - By James Lit­tle, Steve Paikin, Karen Pinchin, Alexan­dra Pope, Bob Ramsay, Michela Rosano, Nick Walker and Harry Wil­son

Eight su­per sum­mer hot spots to sat­isfy your crav­ing for sun, fun and surf

THERE’S A REA­SON pri­vate is­lands are the def­i­ni­tion of en­vi­able ex­trav­a­gance. And while we can’t all be Bran­sons, Spiel­bergs or Dions (Cé­line re­cently sold one of her pri­vate-is­land prop­er­ties, near Mon­treal), many of us still re­turn to our favourite is­lands year af­ter year. Sun­bathed, sandy strips or rugged fortresses, Canada has an is­land for ev­ery type. Maybe it’s the ex­tra ef­fort re­quired to reach them that adds a layer of the ex­otic: there’s pay­off in get­ting across. Or per­haps it’s be­cause you can re­ally know an is­land. Their firm bound­aries seem to mag­nify the thrill of those wa­ter-meets-land panora­mas, ex­pe­ri­ences with lo­cal char­ac­ters, the taste of is­land dishes and the com­fort of lodg­ings. What­ever it is, the is­lands in the fol­low­ing pages have it in spades. From a scrap of rain­for­est ris­ing out of a whale-pa­trolled Pa­cific strait to a rocky re­treat off New­found­land, these spots will make you want to jump on the next plane, ferry or wa­ter taxi.

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