Map of Survival: Canada’s 12 Best Zombie Apocalypse Hideaways
Best piece of advice for a zombie apocalypse? Find a remote location and hope they don’t find you. Someone recently posed this question in an online Canadian forum, asking for the best zombie apocalypse hideaways in the country. These were the locals’ most popular remarks.
1. Oromocto, New Brunswick
The top-rated answer was Oromocto, a small town in New Brunswick. One user who lives in Oromocto suggested his city because of its massive military base “that staffs ~3,500 people in a town of 8,000.”
On top of that, Oromocto is home to a distribution center for Sobeys, the second-largest grocery store chain in Canada. That means you’d have access to hoards of non-perishables to stock up on when the apocalypse hits. That is until everyone else gets to it.
It doesn’t hurt that this town sits upon the Saint John River, which could be used for transportation and to generate power.
2. Lake Nipissing, Northern Ontario
Another proud commenter believes the reserves along Lake Nipissing would do well due to their innate hunting and fishing practices. They also praise the rich soils in Northern Ontario, claiming that this would help post-apocalypse communities stay well-fed.
3. Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
The first of many island suggestions, Salt Spring in British Columbia is only reachable by ferry or seaplane. You should be set if you choose this as your hideaway, so long as the zombies don’t learn how to swim or operate human vehicles.
4. Prince Edward Island
This Canadian province is an isolated island connected to the mainland only by one bridge. One user suggested Prince Edward Island as an excellent option for a zombie apocalypse because all you’d have to do is blow up the bridge before the zombies arrive. That is unless they figure out how to drive a ferry.
5. The Magdalen Islands, Quebec
The beautiful Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, known in English as the Magdalen Islands, is a part of Quebec even though they’re geographically closer to Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
Online viewers suggested the Magdalen Islands because it would be tricky to navigate there as a zombie. There’s no bridge, so the ferry is the only way to get there.
“As long as you secure the lone port, you could never see an infection.” Unless… it is airborne.
6. North West Ontario
Many commenters suggested North West Ontario because of its low population density. But that’s not all. There are many different kinds of terrain to use as protection, plus there are a limited number of roadways in and out of the area. On top of that, there’s ample wildlife for fishing and hunting.
7. Manitoulin Island, Ontario
You can only access this remote island on Lake Huron by taking a single road with a drawbridge, so if the zombies come out to hunt, all you have to do is open the drawbridge to keep them out.
As the largest freshwater island in the world, this remote place has plenty of forests to hunt in and the surrounding lake to fish.
8. Bowen Island, British Columbia
Another island getaway to add to your zombie apocalypse destination list is Bowen Island, located in British Colombia. Users called this island “easily defensible” due to its terrain and isolation from the mainland in Howe Sound.
9. Hornby Island, British Columbia
The only way to get to Hornby Island is by ferry from another nearby island, Denman Island, which means zombies would have a tough time finding you here.
There’s a tiny population on the island, with only a little over a thousand residents who call it home. Plus, you have access to the ocean for fish year-round.
10. Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Cape Breton in Nova Scotia was another island recommended as a zombie-apocalypse escape because it only has one bridge. When that’s destroyed, the zombies can’t pursue you anymore.
One user even suggested hiding out at the 18th-century French Fortress at the National Park on Cape Breton Island for even more protection.
11. Brier Island, Nova Scotia
You must take not one but two ferries to access Brier Island in Nova Scotia. So zombies would have to learn to swim or drive a boat if they wanted to get you out here.
12. Old Quebec, Quebec
One Canadian suggested Old Quebec in Quebec City because it’s already built with walls and military protection. Furthermore, the Saint Lawrence River is nearby, so you can easily find fish to sustain yourself. The vast amounts of snow each winter will deter the zombies even more.
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