Gwaii Haanas, B.C.
It feels like remote Gwaii Haanas (“islands of beauty”) is devoid of all things man-made: roads, stores and cell reception included. The population of the protected islands is still one third Haida, and their rich cultural history remains an integral part of this park. Don’t miss: The 42-foot totem pole that stands in Windy Bay and the restorative hot springs. The sea is part of the experience too, so book a kayak tour, and maybe you’ll spot a humpback whale.