If Canada is calling, you're in luck. We recently added CanadaStays as a partner and added thousands of beautiful rental properties to our website. You might have seen our favorite vacation rentals in each Canadian province, but we also want to highlight these six gorgeous vacation rentals that are perfect retreats for the fall and winter. Enjoy your stay!
Stay In These 6 Beautiful CanadaStays Rentals
Huffington Post recently named Muskoka one of the five perfect places to watch the fall colors in Canada, and there’s no doubt that it’s well-deserved. Muskoka’s red maple trees illuminate the fall sky as their colors turn with the changing of the season. There are plenty of activities to do in Muskoka, like ziplining, kayaking or taking a boat on one of the five lakes to see the fall colors from the middle of the water. If you’d rather sit back in your vacation rental and see the leaves from the comfort of your deck, consider staying at this rental. You’ll be right on Baxter Lake and have a seriously good view of some fall foliage. Don’t forget your apple cider or warm drink as you sit outside and take in the beautiful nature surrounding you.
In Haliburton, not only will you get the full fall foliage experience, you’ll also get to explore a quaint town in Ontario with a thriving arts and culture scene. With over 10 museums and art galleries, there’s always something to do and see in town. Add to that the annual Hike Haliburton Festival where over 1,500 people come every year to hike through the beautiful Haliburton Highlands and you’re sure to enjoy your stay. The festival showcases some great local art, food, and combines culture and heritage with entertainment and craft beers to make sure that there’s a little something for everyone. Stay in this 3.5-acre lakefront property in the boreal forest. The cottage has so much to offer, including a multi-story outdoor deck where you can enjoy a view of the foliage, and is only a 10-minute drive to Haliburton Village.
3. Algonquin Park
Made up of vast maple tree-spotted hills and thousands of lakes, Algonquin Park is home to some of the best fall colors in the world. Nestled in the heart of Central Ontario, Algonquin is located between the Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River. From mid-September to mid-October, the town is filled with vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. Both the Sugar and Red Maples change colors first, while the Aspens, Tamaracks, and Red Oaks follow shortly after. Fishing is a big pastime in Algonquin Park during the fall months, as are hiking, hunting, and picnicking in the forest areas. Check out this 5-bedroom cottage set on the water with a great view of some of those changing fall colors. Get ready to sit back, relax, and see the breathtaking view from your vacation rental.
For three years in a row, Whistler’s very own Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort has been named by SKI Magazine as the #1 Overall Resort in North America. That should get you pretty excited to visit Whistler. Located in the southwest corner of British Columbia, this mountain town offers both travelers and slope enthusiasts the perfect place to shred through some fresh powder or walk around town sipping on hot chocolate. For skiers and snowboarders wanting to enjoy all the trails, Whistler Blackcomb provides the Peak 2 Peak Gondola Ride. Hop aboard the highest and longest ski lift in the world as you head from one mountain to the next to ride the slopes. The village is home to many local shops and restaurants, and is very pedestrian-friendly. Check out this beautiful vacation rental with enough space for the whole family. The complex even has a sauna in the common area! You’ll be just a 5-minute drive to the ski lifts so get ready to hit the slopes!
It may not have the #1 ranked ski resort in all of North America, but Banff is home to the largest ski area in the Canadian Rockies. Known as The Big Three, Lake Louise, Norquay, and Sunshine Village make up the three world-class ski resorts in Banff. Skiers will get an incredible of of downtown Banff from high up on the well-groomed slopes. Lake Louise alone has 4,200 acres of trails, so you’re sure to have plenty of space to do some solo skiing without having to compete with anyone. Banff’s National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, and the scenery there reminds you why its so beloved. Stay in this incredible cabin hidden among the pines and peaks of Banff. A quick, 5-minute walk will take you right into downtown Banff where you can enjoy shopping, dining, or a day at the spa.
6. Mont Tremblant
With a pedestrian village at the base of Mont Tremblant Ski Resort, you really won’t have to go very far for some fun. The ski resort has snow parks for those who have some skills on the mountain. If you’re not a skier or snowboarder, Mont Tremblant has many other winter activities for you. Try a guided showshoeing tour or tube down one of the slopes. After a day on the slopes, check out the casino and the array of shops and restaurants in the village. There’s everything from Italian restaurants and Irish pubs to Mediterranean joints and more than thirty shops. If you’ve ever wanted to stay at a ski-in-ski-out luxury home, now is your chance. Check out this rental where the view from your deck will be just one of the many highlights of your stay. The large, outdoor spa, patio, and outdoor fireplace will add another level of fun to your time in Mont Tremblant.
This article was written by Julianne Aiello.