1. Howl With the Wolves
When to Go: August and September (special anniversary celebration on August 15, 2013)
The Reason: Let’s face it: Wolves get a bad wrap. Even Twilight movie fans who are Team Jacob wouldn’t be too happy bumping into a pack at night. Yet, in Canada, hundreds of people are packing into their cars and heading north to seek them out. This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Wolf Howl in Algonquin Park. Each year, guests to the park watch park rangers call out to the area’s packs with their best howls. The packs answer back, and then everyone heads out in expert–led car caravans to try to catch a glimpse of the creatures up close. Expect as many as 1,000 people to join you on the weekly experience. While public howls are free, you can arrange for special group tours of 4 or more visitors at a minimum fee of $220 plus taxes.