Jennifer Valentyne

TORONTO — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has revealed its list of the top 150 Hidden Gems in Canada. These Hidden Gems were selected based on a three-month contest that asked Canadians to share their favourite travel spots from coast-to-coast.

The final 150 destinations, which were presented in partnership with television personality Jennifer Valentyne, were selected from a pool of more than 4,000 submissions generated through the contest. Featured travel spots include:
• Altona Sunsets, Manitoba
• Bonnechere Caves, Ont.
• Chelton Beach, P.E.I.
• Emerald Lake, Yukon
• Ferryland Lighthouse, N.L.
• Mahone Bay, N.S.
• Maligne Canyon, Alta.
• Cherry Hill Gate, Ont.
• Peak of ‘La Roche’, Que.
• Quidi Vidi, N.L.
• Grassi Lakes, Alta.
• Spotted Lake, B.C.
• The Red Boat, Nunavut
• University Bridge, Sask.
• Nahanni National Park, N.W.T.

“We’re celebrating our nation and all the breathtaking places it has to offer. These Canadian Hidden Gems are proof that you don’t need to travel beyond our own borders to have the trip of a lifetime,” says Jonathan Lund, regional vice-president, Franchise Performance Support, IHG, Canada. “We hope that our curated list of must-see destinations across the country will inspire your next adventure.”

The complete 150 Hidden Gems list is available at


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