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Snorkelling In Canada: 9 Amazing Spots To Experience This Watersport

Canada has a much to provide snorkelers and scuba divers with numerous pure freshwater lakes and rivers along the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. There are plenty of wonderful snorkelling places in Canada with several hidden gems, peculiar calcareous formations and a large variety of aquatic life.

9 Best Spots For Snorkelling In Canada

Snorkelling is a major water sport enjoyed in Canada. If you are visiting and wish to ‘dive in’, well, here’s a guide to help you know where!

1. Nova Scotia

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Did you know that you can snorkel with whales in the Cabot Trail area of Nova Scotia from May to mid – October? You could see 75 feet of whales, pilot whales, minke whales or even dolphins. Snorkelling near St. John’s could also be a breath-taking trip. The gathering of the cool Labrador Current and the warm Gulf Stream off the coast of Newfoundland produces an array of marine life which draws thousands of whales and gives millions of seabirds’ affluent nesting grounds. Clear and cool water, 10,000-year-old icebergs and 500-year-old shipwrecks top that off though.

2. Fathom Five

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Ontario is blessed with amazing large lakes, most of which host all kinds of sea life and snorkellers. Popular dive locations are the “Graveyards of Lake Ontario,” the Lake Erie wrecks, the 22 historic shipwrecks shielded in the Fathom Five National Marine Park just off Tobermory (Georgian Bay) and the St Lawrence River Kingston shipwrecks. Thanks to the cold water environment, these wrecks are remarkably well preserved. Visibility is superb and some can even be seen through clear waters from the surface. The ships consist mainly of barges and schooners and there are also distinctive cave formations and overhangs that you can enjoy while exploring.

3. Quebec

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You can snorkel with seals! You could even augment this unexpected bonus with a trip to the renowned Percé Rock and a simply stay at one of the most gorgeous out – of-the-way hostels, HI Anse-au-Griffon near the Forillon Park, where you can snorkel.

4. Heber River

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Credit: Jett Britnell, National Geographic Your Shot

The Heber River is an unfamiliar but incredible swimming, snorkelling, and scuba diving spot near the Campbell River. You can apparently snorkel alongside seals here too! Imagine what lovely underwater landscapes while snorkelling in Tofino or Victoria can be found. The latter can be very visible in the summer from 20 – 30 degrees to only 2 degrees. Winter and fall are naturally cooler, but usually much better for surface visibility.

5. Vancouver Island

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Immerse yourself in the clear blue waters of Vancouver Island and paddle with the seals. These nimble and whimsical creatures are nesting on the island and hunting in the waters around it, seemingly inquisitive about scuba diving and snorkelling. Come at the correct time of year and you can also swim with salmon. Every year, hundreds of these fish pass through the Campbell River to their birthing place. The vivid waters allow ideal inspection of these fish. In addition to a number of different salmon species, you can also have a look at beavers, deer, bears and many other creatures on the island.

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