6 strange things to do in Canada Looking for a unique and unforgettable experience in Canada? Consider one of these six bizarre activities that will surely impress you and your loved ones. By Erica Rae Chong 2014-06-12 12:42:58 6 strange things to do in Canada Slideshow View Slideshow 6 strange things to do in Canada Replay This Slideshow Next Slideshow Previous Next By: Photo: © Copyright View more galleries 8 best amusement parks in Best poutine in Canada 11 best Canadian campgrou 1. Check out the annual bathtub race in Nanaimo, B.C. Dozens of ‘tubbers’ compete each year in The Great International World Championship Bathtub Race. Participants race in homemade boats made from bathtubs on a course that begins at Nanaimo Harbour and ends at Departure Bay Beach. There is no prize for crossing the finish line first. Just fame and glory for you and your bathtub. 2. Axe throwing in Toronto Unleash your inner lumberjack at the Backyard Axe Throwing League. The league holds weekly axe-throwing competitions and can teach you to hone your Viking and hunter skills. Groups can even rent out the facility for private lessons, followed by a short round-robin tournament. Another perk? You can bring your own beer (BYOB) but no hard liquor or glass is allowed. 3. Stay at the Hi-Ottawa Jail Hostel This hostel facility is a 150-year-old former jail. Travellers sleep where prison inmates used to, and can also tour the hostel's death row and gallows, which remain intact and fully functional. Rumor has it that the facility is haunted by the spirit of a prisoner who was executed in 1869. But don't worry, there's free breakfast and WiFi. 4. Drink the Sourtoe Cocktail at Dawson City’s Downtown Hotel Think you can handle a stiff drink? How about one with a preserved human toe in it? Pick your poison and ask the bartender to drop in the shriveled, leathery digit. This Dawson City traditionhas one rule though: "You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow— But the lips have gotta touch the toe." Keep your jaws shut when knocking back that drink because swallowing the toe means you'll have to cough up a $2,500 fine. Disclaimer: All the toes were donated. Some of them were amputated, some lost due to frost bite, and one was even lopped off by a lawnmower. Read the history of the toes here. 5. Float in Little Manitou Lake Saskatchewan has around 100,000 lakes, but one in particular is drawing tourists from as far as Dubai. Located about 100 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon, Little Manitou Lake is five times more concentrated with salt than ocean water! This means the lake has unusually high buoyancy, similar to the Dead Sea. There have even been claims that the saline waters have cured small pox and eczema, but whether those claims hold any water, well, there's only one way to find out… 6. Chill out at Sparkling Hill Resort's Cyrotherapy Cold Sauna Stepping into a room set at -110°C for up to three minutes may not sound very relaxing, but Sparkling Hill Resort claims its cold sauna is not only soothing but comfortable. The cyrotherapy treatment shrinks your blood vessels and offers various benefits including easing pain, reducing inflammation and improving joint and muscle function.