Chic Canadian Escapes

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.

Photo: Fogo Island Inn
Photo: Fogo Island Inn

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.

Photo: Nova Scotia Signature Resorts
Photo: Nova Scotia Signature Resorts

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.

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Photo: La Pinsonnière, Relais & Châteaux

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.

Photo: Drake Devonshire
Photo: Drake Devonshire

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.

Photo: Oban Inn Spa Restaurant
Photo: Oban Inn Spa Restaurant

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.

Photo: Moraine Lake Lodge
Photo: Moraine Lake Lodge

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.

 

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