On the surface it could be another clichéd tourist trap, but beneath the kitsch and tackiness is historic Gimli (Icelandic for 'Home of the Gods'). Settled by around 1000 emigrants from Iceland as part of 'New Iceland' in 1875, this neat little town has retained its fascinating heritage.
The New Iceland Heritage Museum is packed with history and artifacts telling the story of an unlikely people settling an unlikelier part of Canada. Look for the huge Viking statue by the lake – a symbol of Gimli's Icelandic heritage.
The general store, HP Tergesen & Sons, has been around since 1899 and the building is a hefty slice of local history.