The Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland
One of the most remote-and beautiful-places in Canada, Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula isn’t the easiest spot to access, but if you go there, you’ll never regret the trip.
Fly to Deer Lake (near Corner Brook) or take the ferry across to Port-aux-Basques, then head north, first on the Trans-Canada Highway, and then on Provincial Highway 430. Make sure to explore Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the flat Tablelands and a landlocked fjord, then continue until you hit the UNESCO site L’Anse aux Meadows, a place settled by Norse explorers more than 1000 years ago.
Of course, along the way don’t forget to get “screeched in” (that is, made an honorary Newfoundlander, through a ceremony that involves chants and rum), perhaps at Skipper Hot’s, a rough-and-ready spot in nearby Griquet.