Hans Island Things to Do
Hans Island is very small, population of zero... essentially a rock. But that doesn't mean you can't have fun on this barren island in the North! If you ever actually get to the island (few people have done so) You'll probably have a blast climbing the rocks, er, rock. Not very steep, you don't have to use your hands or equipment. Coats, Boots, and lunch is recommended.Related to:
- Mountain Climbing
Hans Island Restaurants
Lonnie's Beach Side Cafe: Home of the Double Spicy Pepper Pie
Well, it doesn't look like you can see the cafe from this photo, but I assure you this place is great. Clean, friendly, fast service and a great place to take the kids.
While the cafe has all the regular cafe-type staples it also offers a good selection of Danish-Canadian cuisine. For instance, the open-faced smorredbrod sandwiches, typically covered in a mix of shrimp and salmon, come in moose and beaver options as well. And the traditional winerbrod pastry has maple syrup inside.
The cafe offers a fabulous view of the ocean where one can see whales swimming and the lone Mountie staring at you through binoculars from Nunavut.
Unfortunately any beverages have to be imported from either Denmark or Canada so even a bottle of your favourite local Molson product is worth about $12.
Favorite Dish: Wow. I've had pepper pies before, even spicy pepper pies. But these guys add a whole new twist. They DOUBLE the spicy peppers. The double spicy pepper pie is definitely worth signing the waiver.Related to:
- Theme Park Trips
- Whale Watching
Hans Island Local Customs
Watch Canadians swim
Canadians have in recent years been spotted on this Danish Island. An old tradition calls for every able person on the island to help lost Canadians getting back to their natural habitat north of the USA.
All you have to do is point your finger to the West and gently push them off the island.Related to:
- Water Sports