10 Super Weird Things You Can Only Do In Canada
We're weird and proud!
People are always looking for some new things to do. We want to be exciting and make sure we get the most out of life. I'm personally always on the lookout for unique experiences.
Canada is a great country and luckily for us, there's a whole bunch of really weird shit that we can do here.
And as you'll notice, they're all distinctly Canadian. So get ready to be hardy and tough.
Here are 10 super weird things that you can only do in Canada, nowhere else:
1. Go rafting on ice
Who wouldn't want to try ice rafting? How about an ice canoe race? Well, thanks to Canada, you can. Every winter, Quebec hosts the world's largest winter carnival at which you can do all of these activties. The Saint Lawrence river is the perfect place for any and all winter water activities.
2. Hang out in a snake den
In the town of Narcisse, Manitoba, you can actually witness snake mating rituals. Every spring, up to 150,000 red garters meet in these dens to mate. And, if you want, you can chill with them. You can even pick them up! Maybe just not when they're getting busy. Leave them alone for that.
3. Have a cocktail served with a side of toe
Up in Dawson City, Yukon, they have a specialty drink known as the "sour toe cocktail". What is this you ask? Well, it's a mummified toe that the Downtown Hotel keeps to amp up their drink game. There's a $2,500 fine if you swallow the toe, so be careful. Over 60,000 people have joined the Sour Toe Cocktail Club. Will you be next?
4. Shoot a movie in an insane asylum
Riverview hospital is more than just the most filmed place in the North, it's also a very famous and historic insane asylum. It's decommised right now, so there are no patient staying there. But, it is open for filming with the right permits. Tours may soon be available as well.
5. Snorkel with salmon
Normally snorkeling happens in tropical waters, but Canada doesn't exactly have those. So, we work with what we've got. B.C's Campbell River gives great access to the Pacific West Coast's annual salmon run, and if you want you can jump on in with them. Just ride the current and witness tens of thousands of salmon migrating.
6. Do yoga in the Rockies
So yeah, you can take a helicopter to the Rockies and then do yoga there. Why not? You could also hike up, but I think that would be a bit much. No one is THAT fit. Just hit up Rockies Heli Canada.
7. Visit the crooked trees
Hafford, Saskatchewan is home to a mysterious grove of trees that have decided to disregard the rules of trees and grow sideways, and diagonally, and whatever way they want. Known as the "crooked bush", these trees have been genetically mutated and we still don't know why. Come check them out!
8. Check out a digital orca
Vancouver actually has a giant digital orca, why not? It's a really cool artpiece from Douglas Coupland. It's permanently installed by the seaside and it perfectly represents the area. People won't know if it's an edit that you made to the photo or if it's real!
9. Have a spa day by freezing yourself
Cryotherapy Cold Sauna in British Colombia gives you the chance to flash freeze yourself as a form of relaxation. Apparently, this experience has a lot of benefits for your body such as muscle pain, arthritis, and hormonal imbalances. If you think you can endure it, head over to Sparkling Hill spa resort and spend 3 minutes in a tub at -166ºF.
10. Kiss a fish's butt
Inwfoundland, you actually have the opportunity to prove yourself as an honorary Newfoundlander. All you've got to do is kiss a cod's butt. You'll also get to drink some really strong rum known as screech. Usually, the rum comes before the fish kissing, to be honest.