Until now, you’ve been denied all access to Sable Island, Nova Scotia: that fabled paradise with sandy beaches, wild horses and hoards of seals. Sounds like heaven on earth. But who could possibly afford to visit when it costs over $5,000 CAD for a plane ticket? Plus, you need to get special permission from Parks Canada to go there, and the government probably won’t let you go even if you promise not to touch the horses–not even with a pinky promise.
The park’s around 42-km long and 1.5-km wide, so it’s barely a speck on the map of the world. But we’re still desperate to learn its secrets.
Well, today’s your lucky day. Google Street View just released an explorable path of Sable Island, so you can finally gallop with the horses and seal-watch in the sand dunes. Here’s a little taste of what you can explore from the comfort of your own computer:
Why yes, yes those are dozens of seals just hanging out on the beach. And they’re probably lining up for your hugs–if only.
“They’ll see the beach, the Sable Island horses, seals, the Bald Dune–which is a 90-foot high sand dune. It gives these incredible vistas and a full view out to the sea,” said Danielle Hickey, a representative of Parks Canada.
Now take a moment to imagine galloping through this sandy landscape alongside the horses:
Honestly, we’d like to go to Sable Island even more after seeing it on Google Street View. You can also explore other remote Canadian landscapes here.