When you think about design hotels, freshly caught seafood, glaciers, and wineries, you dream of going to New Zealand, France, Iceland, or Italy. Canada never crosses your mind. You should reconsider our neighbor to the north, though. At these six chic escapes, you’ll find everything you’ve been dreaming about for only a fraction of the travel time.
Fogo Island: Watch the sun rise from a free-standing tub, search for humpback whales as you eat breakfast, hike to a lighthouse, eat a picnic lunch, and relax in a rooftop hot tub off the northeast coast of Newfoundland.
Ingonish: See fishing boats glide through the water, bike through wildflower-filled meadows, eat seafood chowder and lobster, drink a whiskey from North America’s first single malt whiskey distillery, and listen to Celtic music along the coast of Nova Scotia.
La Malbaie: Feel like you’re in France as you watch for moose, sample blue cheese, walk through lilac-scented villages, eat duck foie gras, and practice your rusty language skills in Québec.
Wellington: Follow the Millennium Trail, find secluded beaches, browse antique shops and art galleries, sample adult beverages at craft breweries and small wineries, and feel like a kid again at a quirky boutique hotel along the northern shore of Lake Ontario.
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Find a charming spot near Niagara Falls, walk through English gardens, watch sailboats glide along the river, and taste local wine in Ontario.
Moraine Lake: Hike down switchbacks and through green meadows, kayak on a glacier-fed lake, sit by a stone fireplace or in a deep soaking tub, and stare at the amazing view from your balcony at a secluded lakeside retreat in Alberta.