The Fairmont Tremblant is #9 on the list, based on readers' ratings, with a score of 90.92.
It's one spot behind the Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Whistler and one spot above the Fairmont Banff Springs.
The Fairmont Tremblant is a luxury ski-in ski-out hotel that's "perfectly located at the foot of the majestic Tremblant peaks," according to its website.
It offers a wide range of activities, including access to biking and hiking in the surrounding Laurentian Mountains in the warmer months and — of course — skiing in the winter months. There's also a spa, fitness centre and aquatic centre.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.
As we slowly prepare for the upcoming ski season, most of us are likely trying to plan out which slopes to hit this winter, which is why we figured knowing Condé Nast Traveler's "Top 5 Ski Resorts in Canada: Readers' Choice Awards 2021" could help provide some inspiration.
When we think of the best mountains in Canada, we typically imagine places in Alberta — or at least that side of the country.
But, turns out two Quebec ski resorts made the Top 5 list for fan favourites.
Mont-Tremblant took the #4 spot, which is always Quebec's claim to fame during the ski season.
The lesser-known mountain that made it into the ranking is Le Massif de Charlevoix which, if you haven't had the chance to visit yet, is definitely worth a trip to once the snow hits.
It's that time of year again where you can wave goodbye to Montreal's construction and look forward to nothing but beautiful foliage and the calming sounds of nature on the open road.
If you're seeking relaxing vibes, good food and the opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture, consider putting Ontario's picturesque towns — and one in particular — on your fall road-trip list.
Kingston is a small, vibrant city that's just a three-hour drive from Montreal and a stone's throw from Thousand Islands National Park. Here, you'll find historic sites, unique dining experiences, art galleries, charming boutiques and even hidden alleyways containing antique markets and delightful patios. And because everything is within just a few blocks of each other, it's all walkable.
When it comes to finding a place to rest your head for the night, Kingston has plenty to offer, from endearing historic inns to classic hotels. There are various packages available, and you have the option to enhance your visit with culinary or outdoor experiences, vineyard or brewery tours and shopping excursions.
Address: 203 Wellington St., Kingston, ON (Sally's); 326 King St E., Kingston, ON (Harmony Flavours)
Why You Need To Go: Fuel up for your big day with a delicious lunch at Sally's Roti Shop. This local favourite is known for its authentic Caribbean roti wraps, made by Sally herself. Inspired by her mum's recipes from her childhood in Trinidad, Sally offers fillings like jerk chicken and curry eggplant and spinach.
Alternatively, head to Harmony Flavours to pick up a sandwich made on fresh focaccia or a charcuterie tray. This gourmet food store offers local Ontario and Quebec artisanal foods (perfect for picnics!).
Price: $19.95 per hour (cheaper rates for longer rentals available)
Address: 25 Fort Henry Dr., Kingston, ON
Why You Need To Go: Why walk when you can e-bike? Enjoy the thrill of exploring a brand-new area while doing good for the environment too. Locally owned i-Cycle Electric Bike Co offers e-bike rentals starting around $20 for the first hour, and the longer you rent, the more you save (full-day rentals are $69.95).
Once you're set up with your ride, head off on a self-guided tour of Kingston — from the downtown waterfront trail to the Barriefield Village and Fort Henry area.
Take A Trolley Tour & Learn About Kingston's History
Address: 248 Ontario St., Kingston, ON
Why You Need To Go: The best way to see Kingston in a short amount of time is by booking a tour with the Kingston Trolley. You can get a great overview of the city while taking in historic sites and visitor attractions in the downtown core and along the waterfront. Just sit back, relax and let the tour guide fill you in on over 300 years of Kingston's history.
Face masks are required on the trolley and reservations are required (the hop-on hop-off service isn't available in 2021 but is returning in 2022).
Enjoy Some Spooky Fall Activities
Price: Up to $24.99
Address: 200 Ontario St., Kingston, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you're in for a scare, you can join the Haunted Walk of Kingston for a tour through the city's historic (and possibly haunted) buildings and alleyways. Follow the light of your guide's lantern as they lead you on your ghostly walk and tell stories about Kingston's famously haunted courtyard, hidden burial grounds, grave robbing and more.
Not everything has to be scary if you're not up for it though. With impressive light displays, Pumpkinferno is the perfect Halloween activity for those who prefer to steer clear of the creepier side of Halloween.
Day 2: History & Art
Brunch It Up
Address: 44 Princess St., Kingston, ON
Why You Need To Go: Downtown Kingston has a bunch of breakfast and brunch spots to stop for a bite to eat. Pan Chancho Bakery and Café caters to both early birds and late risers, serving brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day.
A popular dish is the El Chancho, which features chorizo, two kinds of bacon, eggs, roasted corn salad, potatoes and brioche. Is your mouth watering yet? Many of the dishes here can be made gluten free, vegetarian or vegan.
Explore A Former Maximum-Security Prison
Price: From $40
Address: 560 King St. W., Kingston, ON
Why You Need To Go: The Kingston Penitentiary opened in the 1830s and is Canada's oldest maximum-security prison. If the stories behind the forbidden walls intrigue you, you won't want to miss a guided tour. Your tour guide will walk you through the prison and tell the tales of prison breaks, infamous inmates and more.
If you love movie and TV trivia, you can sign up for the 90-minute Film Tour that explores the history of filmmaking at the penitentiary — TV shows like Murdoch Mysteries and Alias Grace have been filmed here.
Visit The Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Address: 36 University Ave., Kingston, ON
Why You Need To Go: Art aficionados will love this stop on the Kingston itinerary. Better known as just "Agnes," the Art Centre at Queen's University has collections spanning Indigenous art, contemporary art, and historical art from Canada, Africa and Europe (including four Rembrandts).
New works are being exhibited all the time at Agnes, so don't miss your chance to see some great artwork from Canada and around the world.
Day 3: Unique Finds
Explore Kingston's Thrift Shops
Price: Prices vary
Address: 338 Princess St., Kingston, ON (What'll I Wear); 165 Princess St., Kingston, ON (YGK Thrift); 39 Montreal St., Kingston, ON (Montreal Street Collective)
Why You Need To Go: Thrifting during autumn is an opportunity to start switching up your wardrobe for the seasons to come. Plus, you might find a few hidden treasures you can take home with you to Montreal.
Why You Need To Go: Step up your thrifting and head over to Martello Alley. Here, at Ontario's only alleyway art gallery, you'll come across tons of locally made arts and crafts to admire and purchase.
Nearby, there is also Antique Alley, which features antique furniture, clothing, toys, books, vintage jewelry and memorabilia.
Wrap Up Your Road Trip With Local, Organic & Sustainable Nibbles
Address: 103/171 Wellington St., Kingston, ON (The Everly); 286 Princess St., Kingston, ON (Miss Bao)
Why You Need To Go: To finish off your short-but-sweet getaway, grab dinner at one of many Kingston restaurants. Sustainable and stylish, The Everly works with farmers and producers to create a rotating menu of seasonal dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.
Before you head off on your trip, it's important to note that, as of September 22, Ontario's vaccine passport regulations require you to show proof of vaccination when eating indoors. This doesn't apply to takeout or patio services.
Kingston has a little something for everyone, from exciting outdoor experiences and delicious dining to thrift shopping and fun fall activities (spooky or not). If you're looking for a not-too-far escape from Montreal, you'll be pleased to discover what Kingston has to offer.
To top off your winter bucket list, add this free holiday village in Ontario, which is well worth the nearly seven-hour road trip from Montreal. It'll make you feel like you've been transported into a Christmas story among the 3 million colourful lights.
The Winter Festival of Lights is back for its 39th edition with its 8-kilometre-long route through the city of Niagara Falls.
The light installations will be in place from November 13, 2021, to February 21, 2022, for 101 nights of magic where you can go for a walk without paying a penny.
This edition is divided into two parts: The first will take place until January 9 with 3D animal structures and installations related to the holidays. After that, the focus will be on winter wonders and the festival of love with new paintings.
Since the location is about seven hours from the city, it's the perfect opportunity to reserve a weekend with your favourite person to enjoy the attraction. The falls and the course will be illuminated from 5 p.m. to midnight, every day including holidays.
Winter Festival Of Lights
Address: 6815, ave. Stanley, Niagara Falls, ON
When: November 13, 2021-February 21, 2022
Why You Need To Go: To experience the beauty of all the lights in one of Canada's most popular cities.