Readers reveal the must-see destinations in their home states and provinces. Peel those state and province stickers unless you’ve been here, and done this.
This week’s question of the Week was, “What’s one place someone should see before saying they have visited your state or province – and why?”
Manitoba: Getting Off The Trans-Canada Highway
“Manitoba is the province that people drive through to get from the mountains to Ontario, but there are lots of great parks here. I would say that you can’t say you have been to Manitoba unless you have gotten off the Trans-Canada Highway.
If you really want to experience Manitoba you need to head north for some of the best camping and fishing in the country. My son’s specific favorite is Wekusko Falls Provincial Park and my husband’s is Riding Mountain National Park. Mine is anyplace without traffic.” – Tricia Mason, 2009 Ford F350, 2008 Montana Ponderosa
Nova Scotia: Peggy’s Cove
“I recommend Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia because it’s unique, and the Cabot trail because it’s scenic.” – Mike Chesnutt, 2010 Toyota Tundra, 1995 Hide Away 855
Ontario: Point Pelee National Park
“In Ontario you need to see Point Pelee National Park which is Canada’s southernmost point with the Carolinian forest; a birding paradise in May. Then don’t miss the wineries on Lake Erie North shore.” – Tim Averill, 2010 Ford F150, 2011 Palomino Bronco
Ontario: Upper Canada Village
“Upper Canada Village, east of Morrisburg, Ontario has a “working” museum of 19th century heritage. There is a lot of history from the building of the St. Lawrence Seaway, including some buildings that were moved from the villages that were flooded over.” – Eleanor McMillan, 2007 GMC Sierra, 2000 Citation Globetotter
Prince Edward Island: Gulf Shore Parkway
“As Canada’s smallest province, you can drive Prince Edward Island tip to tip in one day. I think one of the best drives is along the Gulf Shore Parkway in PEI National Park with gently rolling farmland on one side and the red sandstone cliffs and blue water of the Gulf of St Lawrence on the other. The parkway ends at Cavendish Beach and Anne of Green Gables House, made famous by Island author Lucy Maude Montgomery.” – Jamie Rea, 2012 Ford F350, 2012 Lance 855s
The United States
“Nobody should say they have visited Alaska they haven’t been to Hyder, Alaska.
Hyder is off the Cassiar Highway 37A in British Columbia Canada. You go Hyder down a paved road for probably 40 or 50 miles. As you drive into the Hyder, Alaska from Canada, you expect the normal US Customs to be there. It isn’t! However, to get back into the Canada, you pass through Canadian Customs!
Hyder has maybe 100 folks in it but the Fish Creek Bear observation area is a real gem. We observed many bears from the observation deck. There were both Grizzlies and Black Bears feeding on the King Salmon when we were there about a month ago.” – William Chiles, 2015 RAM 3500, 2013 Lance 1050S