And if you're looking to escape winter for a little bit on, say, a big cruise ship, then that's actually a really solid plan. It might seem like all cruises will cost your entire life savings... but no worries, guys. I've hunted for a couple of tropical cruises that might just be within your budget.
Just remember to check websites for each of these deals. Prices might change, and for some there are specific dates you need to book for in order to get the prices listed below.
Montreal's Ritz-Carlton Hotel was ranked number one in a list of the "Best City Hotels in Canada" in a recent Travel & Leisure survey, beating out iconic hotels in Vancouver, Quebec City and Toronto.
Montreal's Ritz-Carlton ranked high among readers, Travel & Leisure says, for its exclusive amenities, "tremendous views" of the city, and its access to activities around downtown Montreal. But if you want to spend a night at the Ritz-Carlton, be prepared to fork out a lot of money.
As of the time of writing, the most basic "deluxe room" with a king-sized bed for Thursday, September 9, will run you between $495 and $715 per night.
If you wanted to book a room with a king-sized bed for this upcoming weekend (September 11), the Ritz-Carlton has a "staycation promotion" that comes with breakfast, a bottle of sparkling wine, a $50-dollar food and beverage credit and 30% off at the spa for $715 per night.
This same promotion is available for a one-bedroom suite with a fireplace and a king-sized bed, as well, which will cost $1,135 per night.
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
10. Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia (363,022) 9. Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia (370,738) 8. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto, Ontario (405,005) 7. Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, British Columbia (481,131) 6. Old Port of Montreal, Quebec (509,464) 5. Mont-Tremblant, Quebec (512,052) 4. CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario (548,969) 3. Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler, British Columbia (567,932) 2. Lake Louise, Banff, Alberta (767,268) 1. Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario (1,144,605)
I guess we just have to accept that Toronto beat us on this one...
July – August 1954: "Ottawa - Vancouver (British Empire and Commonwealth Games) developments in Northern Territories - Quebec."
June – August 1959: "Tour of Canada (All provinces included)."
May – June 1962: "Ottawa, Montréal, London, Toronto, Vancouver. Second Commonwealth Study Conference."
October 1964: "Charlottetown, Québec, Ottawa. To attend commemoration of the Confederation meetings at Charlottetown and Québec."
March 1966: "Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal; to present Medals to the recipients of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award."
June – July 1967: "Ottawa, Montréal; in Ottawa, to attend ceremonies related to the Centennial Anniversary - Visit Expo '67."
October 1969: "Ottawa, Nfld., N.B., Québec, Alta, B.C., to study operations of Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme."
October 1974: "Gander, Botwood, Nfld; Fredericton, N.B.; Montréal."
July 1976: "Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Montréal (XXIOlympiad)."
October 1979: "To attend meeting of Commonwealth Study Conference. Toronto, Calgary, Montréal, and Attend celebrations marking 150th Anniversary of Upper Canada College, Toronto."
June 1980: "HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's Fifth Commonwealth Study Conference - Canada 1980."
October 1987: "North Saanich, Qualicum Beach (private retreat). Vancouver, Victoria, Esquimalt: to participate in opening sessions of government heads of Government Meeting; Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle (private retreat), Saskatoon, Yorkton, Canora, Veregin, Kamsack, Kindersley, in Saskatchewan. First visit to Saskatchewan since 1978; Québec, Sillery, Cap Tourmente, Rivière-du-Loup, La Pocatière: first official visit to Quebec since 1964."
May 1989: "Visit to Montréal (Provincial dinner, luncheon-meeting with Montréal Canadian Club), Varennes (IREQ), Sherbrooke (Gold Award Presentation, Civic Welcome, 35th anniversary of University), Lennoxville (United Empire Loyalists of Canada Committee, Bishop College School Cadet inspection, Bishop's University Chapel and Arboretum, Civic Welcome), Compton (concert at Domaine St-Laurent organized by Government of Canada)."
October 1993: "Toronto (WWF Canada; Duke of Edinburgh's Award; Upper Canada College; Empire Club). Montréal (Duke of Edinburgh's Award). Stopover at Gander, Newfoundland."