I can't say it enough: No matter the season, Canada is full of incredible vacay spots. Our beautiful country is brimming with hidden gems and famous icons to feast your eyes upon. Plus, why go through the hassle of crossing the border when you really don't have to?
Luckily for us, Canada is full of amazing and globally renowned destinations for us to enjoy, right at our doorstep. Here are some of the top places that you can vacation to. Enjoy a little slice of what our vast, stunning country has to offer, why don't you?
1. Sauble Beach, Ontario
Why you should go: The more I read about this place, the more I'm convinced it's like our own little piece of Southern California. Located on the laid-back shores of Lake Huron, this is the Canadian destination for those who are looking for a lazy beach vacation without having to travel down south. The waters of Lake Huron are known for being calm and warm, and the distinct party vibe here attracts flocks of city dwellers seeking a good time.
2. Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick
Why you should go: Hopewell Rocks and the Bay of Fundy are known around the world because of the extreme high and low tides in the area. Located in the heart of the Maritime provinces of Canada, the Bay of Fundy isn't only a historical site, but a great destination for those looking for a little nature adventure on their vacations.
3. Jasper National Park, Alberta
Why you should go: This spot isn't just a national park - it's a national treasure. Jasper Park is a globally recognized gem. In fact, it's even been a honeymoon destination for the Royal Family. It's the perfect mix of deep-nature retreat and exhilarating fun. With a variety of accommodations ranging from luxury world-class resorts to rustic cabins and lodges, Jasper boasts accommodations galore.
4. Percé Rock, Quebec
Why you should go: The quiet and modest fishing town of Percé, another provincial treasure, is actually one of the most magnificent natural attractions in the country. Located in arguably one of the most stunning Quebec regions, Gaspésie, this huge sheer rock formation is a sight to behold. And the surrounding towns will give you a true taste of this province's rich culture. This is a destination for curious people who love to roam the countryside.
5. Québec City, Quebec
Why you should go: Very few places in Canada are as pretty and charming as Québec City. Old Québec, a UNESCO world heritage treasure, is oozing with history and old European vibes, boasting splendid waterfront views. You haven't truly seen this province until you visit its capital at least once. This is the ultimate destination for those who love a getaway full of eating, drinking, and history.
6. St. John's, Newfoundland
Why you should go: Visiting Newfoundland and Labrador is like taking a trip to Iceland without the crazy long flight. This rugged ocean-dwelling province is seriously magical, and the people there are bursting with warmth and hospitality. A vacation to Newfoundland is for those who love the smell of salty sea air, plus discovering new, unique places.
7. Vancouver Island, B.C.
Why you should go: Vancouver is known for its mild climate, gorgeous wildlife, and untamed nature. The picturesque setting and turquoise waters of Emerald Lake are an absolute must-see! On the southern tip, you'll find British Colombia's capital city, Victoria. This is an unbelievable destination for vacationers looking for unparalleled adventure and exquisite nature vibes.
8. Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Why you should go: You'll only ever hear great things about Prince Edward Island. As Canada's smallest (and cutest!) province, it's characterized by all the things we Canadians come to expect of the Maritimes, including amazing seafood! A trip to Charlottetown is for those who love the beach, awesome food, and all the close-knit, romantic small-town feels.