10 Best Underrated Cities In Canada To Travel To In Summer

By Christopher Boan
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

The grueling gray and snow of winter is officially done in the Great White North. Sunny skies and plentiful hours of daylight are returning to the lands of Canada from the Maritime provinces west toward Vancouver Island.

That bountiful summer daylight, mixed with the quaint nature of Canada’s getaway tourism hotspots, means Canadians have no shortage of options when it comes to tourism destinations this summer.

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Most Underrated Canadian Summer Cities



Total Score


Louisbourg, Nova Scotia



Chelsea, Quebec



St. Andrews, New Brunswick



Wakefield, Quebec



Lunenburg, Nova Scotia



Kingston, Ontario



Wolfville, Nova Scotia



Drumheller, Alberta



Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island



Paris, Ontario


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Our calculations are based on hotel prices from priceline.com, search volume via SemRush and weather information from bestplaces.net.

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Where Are Canadians Searching For?

The top tourism getaway (based on search interest totals) is Nova Scotia’s northeastern oceanside hamlet of Louisbourg. The town had a search interest score of 44 to beat out Chelsea, Quebec, which had 38 points in our calculations.

St. Andrew’s (37) in New Brunswick, Wakefield in Quebec (32) and Lunenberg, Nova Scotia (32) round out our list of top five summer destinations in Canada that you might have missed on previous treks. UNESCO heritage spot Lunenberg features wooden vernacular architecture and bountiful seafood options to boot.

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The Canadian tourism spots ranked No. 7 through No. 9 on our list are Wolfville, Nova Scotia (score of 30), Drumheller, Alberta (29) and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (28).

Canada is a vast nation so it’s understandable that folks might have missed out on some of these spots, even in their own province. For instance, Ontario shows up twice in the top 10 rankings, in the second five. Kingston is sixth on our list with a score of 31. And Paris, Ontario, rounds out the top 10 with 27 points. Those are some spots to look for in warm months in the land of Ontario sportsbook apps.

All of the above represent the best of Canada, with welcoming locals and beautiful scenery mixed in with top-notch food and drinks. But most of the country is left looking up at one of Nova Scotia’s best-kept secrets as the summer announces its arrival with gusto from the shores of the Atlantic west toward the wild reaches of the Pacific.


Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is a writer at OntarioBets.com. He's covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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