Top 3 Isolated Communities in Canada

Port Bickerton Lighthouse, Canada


Although Canada is famous for being a very popular tourist destination spot, there are of course places which are simply overlooked by tourist. Why? Because these places are isolated from the world-famous cities or holiday resorts which attracts millions of people from all over the world and because it might cause trouble to reach these spots, so that is way they aren’t on the list of various travel websites. However  if you are a person who likes challenges, while discovering little-known spots, check out our list with the top 3 isolated communities in Canada and set off to explore them. You definitely won’t regret it.

For Smith

Aurora Borealis


Having a magnificent landscape and a very friendly atmosphere, For Smith surrounded by the Slave River and Boreas forest is a treasure trove of Canada. The town has a population over 2400 and many worth see attractions, such as the: Wood Buffalo National Park, known to be the largest national Park in Canada, belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northern Life Museum, Pine Lake Campground, Queen Elizabeth Territorial Park etc. Many tourists arrive to the town to see the spectacular Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). So visit the town and experience the unique blend of northern living by discovering all of the recreational activities offered the area: canoeing, cross-country skiing, kayaking, golfing and other outdoor sport fields.

Old Crow, Yukon

Old Crow, Yukon

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Being the only community located in the Northern Part of the Yukon Territory, it is only accessible by air or by water. Located on the banks of the Porcupine River, it is isolated from any other communities. The name of the town derives from an Indian chief name: Deetru` K`avihdik” meaning “Crow May I Walk”. After his death people named the area in his honor: Old Crow. The population of the Old Crow consists of around 300 people, whose main source of livelihood is trapping, fishing and hunting and making crafts: canvas, wood and caribou antler and different colored beads. There are various community centers in the town for entertainment as well. If this short note about this isolated community have drown your attention, visit the place and experience all what is written here by meeting  with the communities’  culture in the reality.

Grise Fiord, Nunavut

Grise Fiord, Nunavut, Canada

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Situated on the Ellesmere Island, Grise Fiord is Canada’s most Northern community. The temperature here could be very rigid around –40°C in January and in July can reach as high as 10°C. The area is home for an amazing wildlife: narwhals, walrus, marine and land mammals and polar bears are found around the Grise Fiord. It is really difficult to reach the area even by airplane, the nearest reachable spot is Resolute Bay. There are direct flights from Montréal and Ottawa to Resolute Bay. Due to the fact that we are talking about a really small community there is just a few accommodations available for tourists. The town hosts one store, having anything that locals need.

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