Top 11 Scary Canadian Vacation Facts

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10. Dangerous Highways Abound

Coquihalla highway in British Columbia, aka “Highway thru Hell,” is one of the worst roads in all of North America. In winter months, there are close to 500 accidents and plenty of fatalities each year. Discovery Channel even made a show about trucking in the Coq called Highway Thru Hell. Watch the first 5 minutes of the first episode and gain respect for tow trucks and truckers. If that’s not bad enough, it’s also avalanche prone, and there is a section appropriately called “The Smasher.”

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11. All the Good Stuff Is Really Far Away

Some of the most sought after vacation destinations in Canada are in the middle of remote wilderness. Algonquin Park, the Arctic tundra, isolated First Nations communities or any number of back country camping spots. The problem is, many of them are so remote that you need to purchase permits, and a search and rescue will come and retrieve you if you do not surface by the end of your permit. In these areas, there are no provisions — no toilets, telephones, electricity or even cell phone reception.

All in all, Canada is a beautiful place to visit, but there are dangers, so be sure to come prepared!



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