#CanadaGem: Our country's coast-to-coast ice cream game is strong

Ice cream treats from across the country that are out of this world.
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We here at CBC Life are just as excited as you about Canada's 150th birthday. So in the month leading up to July 1, we're showcasing some of our country's amazing hidden gems from coast to coast: totally Instagram-worthy food, tiles too pretty to *not* shoot, crazy views and more. #CanadaGem  #CBClife

Is there anything better than a big cone of super sweet, brain freeze-inducing ice cream on a sweltering summer's day? We'd argue yes — a big cone of super sweet, brain freeze-inducing ice cream with incredible flavour, an uber-decadent dip and tons of tasty toppings.

Luckily, purveyors across Canada seem to have read our minds, quickly trading in their classic scoops for adventurous additions like cotton candy-topped cones, charcoal-infused soft serve and loaded ice cream sammies that taste even better than they look on our Instagram feeds.

We've rounded up some of the most epic, mouth-watering ice cream cones and dishes from all across the country, so you can start checking them off your summer bucket list, one tasty treat at a time.

The 'Decadent Drip Cake Cone' from Eva's Original Chimneys in Toronto, Ont.

The 'Key Lime Pie' from JRG Sweet Republic in White Rock, B.C.

The 'Vanilla Soft Serve Cone with Caramel, Dark Chocolate and Pretzels' from La Diperie in Montreal, Que.

The 'Life on Mars' from Frosty Treat Dairy Bar in Kensington, P.E.I.

The 'Unicorn Sundae' from Made by Marcus Ice Cream in Calgary, Alta.

The 'Waffle Cone with Mini Doughnuts' from Homestead Ice Cream in Saskatoon, Sask.

The 'Snowberry' from Soft Peaks in Vancouver, B.C.

The '90s Breakfast' from Dairy Bar in Halifax, N.S.

The 'Matcha ice cream Eggfle' from Roll Cake Bakery and Desserts in Winnipeg, Man.

The 'Cookie Monster' from Chocolat On James, Hamilton, Ont.

The 'Death by Chocolate' and 'Black Raspberry Cheesecake' from King's Ice Cream in Moncton, N.B.

The 'S'mores Dipped Cone' from Chocolats Favoris in Quebec City, Que.

The 'Coffee and Nutella with marshmallows' from Scoop n' Roll in Edmonton, Alta.

The 'Mixed scoops cone' from Moolix Ice Cream Shop in Kelowna, B.C.

The 'Sleeping Beauty' from Bridge Drive In in Winnipeg, Man.

The 'Ice Cream Sammies' from Short & Sweet Bakeshop in Toronto, Ont.

The 'Banana Split' from Bergs Famous Ice Cream in St. John's, N.L.

The 'UbeNut' from Ihalo Krunch in Toronto, Ont. 

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