National Geographic has released its list of the best trips to take in 2020 and Quebec's Magdalen Islands made the cut.\nNatGeo makes particular note of the baby harp seals that populate the islands between the months of February and March.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThe Magdalen Islands (also known as Les Îles de la Madeleine) are a relatively unknown destination in Canada but may well be one of the most breathtaking and surreal landscapes you can visit in the country. The small Quebec archipelago in the Gulf of the Saint Lawrence is so awe-inspiring that National Geographic just added the locale to its 25 Best Trips to Take in 2020. The islands are the only Canadian spot to make the list and it's no wonder why. From the best seafood and friendly locals to ice fields and frozen lagoons; these islands are beyond picture-perfect.\nBut from late February to early March there is one more reason to visit: A chance to see seal pups. The Magdalen Islands are one of only three Northwest Atlantic harp seal pupping grounds.\nHundreds of thousands of seals migrate to the ice fields every year to give birth.\nSeal pups, or "white coats" may be the most adorable creatures on the planet. See photos below for proof. They are fluffy white lumps of fur, both curious and friendly.\nBeing able to observe these animals in the wild is a once in a lifetime opportunity (unless you're a Madelinots, of course).\nThere are a couple of ways to get a glimpse of the seals and pups. One is a three-hour helicopter tour that will take you directly to an ice floe where you're free to walk around (supervised) and grab some photos of the animals.\nThis is the only place in the world you can watch baby seals in their natural habitat.\nIf you really want to immerse yourself in the experience there are even guided week-long diving tours. Yep, you'll be able to see the pups, and all the other wildlife like walruses and polar bears, both above and below the icy water.\nREAD ALSO: The SQDC Is Finally Opening A Location In The West Island\nTo get to the islands, it's easiest to fly. The four-hour flight from Montreal will cost you about $500.\nThere is also the option of a week-long cruise that will take you from the Old Port of Montreal, around Gaspésie, and allow you a few days on the Magdalen Islands before dropping you back off in Montreal.\nView this post on Instagram Belly rubs!? Flying into spring with a new series in production from @riverroadfilms coming 2020 A post shared by Matt Muncaster (@mattmuncaster) on Mar 23, 2019 at 10:43am PDT\nWhichever way you decide to visit the Magdalen Islands, seeing the seal pups has got to be on the top of your list of things to do. This has just been added to my winter bucket-list.\nView this post on Instagram Si vous profitez un jour de cette grande opportunité de vous offrir ou faire offrir ce forfait, vous allez tomber en amour avec l'immensité du Golfe si ce n'est déjà fait! #ilesdelamadeleine #hotelsaccents #helicopter #excursion #wildlifephotography #blanchons2019 #harpseal2019 A post shared by La Maison du Heron (@helenechevarie) on Mar 10, 2019 at 1:44pm PDT\nTo read the full list of National Geographic's top 25 places to visit in 2020, click here.