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As provinces start to slowly reopen and travel restrictions begin to loosen up, many of us have travel on our minds. While international travel is still questionable, Canada luckily has a bevy of scenic spots to enjoy a relaxing staycation.
From villas and cottages to unique stays like yurts and cabins, there are plenty of options that allow you to rent properties that are right in your own backyard.
Whether you're after a quiet little getaway on the beach or mountains and forests that allow you to relax, there's no doubt that we could all use an opportunity to recharge and unwind given the year we've had. To help you plan your next getaway, we've rounded up 10 stellar rental properties in Canada.
Sailor's View is one of the most unique and luxurious vacation rentals in Vancouver. The floating home has an open kitchen/living area that leads onto the expansive entertainment deck, complete with a fire table. In the master bedroom, views of the ocean are just an arm's length away, and this property has an incredible downtown Vancouver city view overlooking boats and yachts in the marina.
Region: Vancouver, B.C.
This uniquely designed seaside loft has a beautiful ocean view and plenty to see and do nearby: whale sightings, family-friendly activities, and restaurants and music venues. The sunsets, beach walks and bonfires are just some of this property's highlights, as it's in close proximity to hiking trails, water taxis and more.
Region: Norris Point, Newfoundland and Labrador
This unique glamping experience in Clayoquot Sound is just a short boat trip from the town of Tofino. Lagoon Float Camp is a remote floating accommodation, featuring a 14' canvas bell tent, complete with propane heater, and a modern outbuilding with a wood fired sauna. It's fully equipped with a kitchen and bath, and has massive deck space to enjoy the elements.
Region: Tofino, B.C.
This serene cottage is located in the heart of the Rouge Valley National Park, just 30 minutes from downtown Toronto. It features an outdoor fire pit, barbecue, wood stove, and a small bathroom with composting toilet to complete your glamping experience. Plus, be sure to take advantage of picturesque trails through the nearby urban park.
Region: Toronto, Ontario
This tiny garden house is located a few blocks from broadway, downtown and the nearby Riversdale neighbourhood. It's an industrial-chic place with tall vaulted ceilings for a lot of light. The suite is small but has lots of utility for its size, including a separate shower and toilet and tons of kitchen space.
Region: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
This high-end micro accommodation is located in the heart of the recreational forest estate. You get a panoramic view of Laurentian Park and breathtaking sunsets at the highest peak of Lac-Beauport. Explore the 20km of trails accessible in the area any season, and breathe in all that nature has to offer.
Region: Lac-Beauport, Quebec
Experience sleeping under the stars in the comfort of a queen bed in the wonderful Lake Superior region. This property includes a private 4-season spa, a fire pit, a private terrace with barbecue, indoor gas fireplace, shower and a full kitchen.
Region: Lac-Supérieur, Quebec
This property in Merlot Mountain is within walking distance of the Main Beach, Downtown and everything else Invermere has to offer. Opening onto a balcony, this vacation home comes with three separate bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen.
Region: Invermere, B.C.
Located in the town of Port Hood, NS, Seaside Escape offers picturesque ocean views and is located just 400 m from Port Hood Beach. The holiday home has a sun terrace and guests can opt to go hiking nearby, or make the most of the garden.
Region: Port Hood, Nova Scotia
This open concept barn loft is located in the heart of the Manitoba Prairies. This unique 1700 square foot place is great for families, hunters, snowmobile enthusiasts, couples, and those looking for a quiet place to retreat. It is also a great central location if you would like to tour small towns in Manitoba. The deck outside, equipped with four chairs and a small bistro table, lets you enjoy the view!
Region: MacGregor, Manitoba