If you’re looking to do a little exploring in our backyard this summer, then you should know that three Canadian spots have made a list of the best places to travel for 2022. Put out by the New York Times, the ’52 Places for Travelers to Visit in 2022′ list features destinations all around the world, and Canada got 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 climate change mitigation, protecting the environment, and developing a sustainable economy. And the Canadian spots featured as the best places to travel for 2022 do a great job of summing up all that.

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Maybe unsurprisingly, the top pick out of Canada this year is Fogo Island, home of the acclaimed Fogo Island Inn.

Landing in the 17th spot, this remote island in Newfoundland has been transformed from a simple fishing community to a bustling tourist destination focused on local treasures. Fun fact- since the Fogo Island Inn opened back in 2013, more than 70 new businesses have popped up.


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Next we come to BC’s own Vancouver Island, which nabbed the 40th spot on the list.

We were expecting the list to gloss over the ongoing controversy of the island’s old growth rainforests, but nope- that’s the focus. In fact, the area makes the list specifically because it’s one of the few remaining places in BC (and by extension, Canada), to see these beautiful and complex ecosystems in all their glory.


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However, it was the final Canadian inclusion of this list of places to visit in 2022 that we’re most excited to talk about. Located in the Northwest Territories, the Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve (50th on the list) is not only Canada’s newest national park, but also one of its most progressive.

Bordering the Great Slave Lake, this massive park is partly ran by the local Indigenous communities, including Dene First Nations and Metis First Nations. Those willing to make the trek out there will be rewarded with a stunning, 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 actually experience the midnight sun one summer, just to say we did it.

Now that we think about it, these three spots are a great representation of Canadian beauty to be experienced from coast to coast. Whether you’re relaxing on a beach after a winter walk in Tofino, sitting down for some local lobster in Newfoundland, or experiencing some of Canada’s most remote beauty in Thaidene Nene, we know you’ll love visiting these places. Keep them in mind if you’re planning a summer getaway in the country this year, you won’t regret it.