Handout photo by Colin Field/NWT Tourism

Artists, islands and orcas: The top travel destinations in Canada for 2018

Canada 150 festivities may be wrapping up, but 2018 still offers plenty of reasons to vacation within our own borders.

“From sea to sea” takes on new meaning now that the highway to Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories opened in November. It’s the first all-season road in Canada that will allow people to drive all the way to the Arctic Ocean. Prior to that, the only way to get to the northern hamlet was by plane or by ice road in the winter.

Tuktoyaktuk residents are excited to see how the highway transforms the community, but, at the same time, fearful of the disruption it might bring. But while local guides are gearing up for an influx of visitors, the town is still remote enough that it won’t ever become as overtouristed as cities such as Barcelona or Venice. spectacularnwt.com

Read the rest of the story on The Globe & Mail’s website.

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