10. Stratford, Ontario
Nestled between Toronto, Ontario and Detroit, MI in the US, Stratford, Ontario is a great choice for your next vacation. The City boasts an abundance of art and culture, a statement amplified by the world-renowned Stratford theater company. The annual Stratford Shakespeare Festival is held April through November and celebrates theater at its greatest.
9. Ottawa, Ontario
Canada’s capital is another option for your romantic escape. Featuring the romantic style of architecture, Ottawa sets the landscape for a perfect vacation. A special activity the City offers during the Winter is the ability to skate along the Rideau Canal. The longest skating rink in the world, Ottawa’s Rideau Canal is 7.8 kilometres long allowing visitors to skate throughout Ottawa’s downtown district.
8. Quebec City, Quebec
Looking for a complete Winter escape? Quebec City’s Ice Hotel has you covered. Constructed yearly, the hotel is made entirely of ice and is open from January to April. Offering guests a uniquely icy experience, guests are able to spend the night through March 20th. In the end, if you chose Quebec’s Ice Hotel as your destination, you’re guaranteed a snuggle buddy under the covers in this frigid accommodation.
7. Prince Edward Island, Canada
Cruise to your destination this February and reach Canada’s outskirts at Prince Edward Island. Nicknamed “The Gentle Island,” Prince Edward Island offers visitors fun activities such as bicycling on the Confederation Trail or, to show off your competitive side, play golf at some of the top courses in North America.
6. Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
For those who enjoy libations while on vacation, another good recommendation is to tour the Ontario Niagara Peninsula Wineries. Located in between Hamilton, Niagara Falls and along the cost of Lake Ontario, Ontario features an abundance of Canadian wineries. Whether you prefer red, white, fruit or ice wines, the area is host to everything your lush heart desires.
5. Montreal, Quebec
This February, check out Montréal en Lumière, an 11-day winter festival that celebrates the performing arts, culinary cuisine, music and art. Located in the Quarters des spectacles of downtown Montreal, the event’s closing ceremony, Nuit blanche, includes an all night event featuring nighttime activities that include outdoor artwork installations, music and more.
4. Victoria, British Columbia
Situated on the southern end of Vancouver Island, Victoria, BC offers visitors a picturesque vacation. Featuring a beautiful and historical skyline, the City’s location in between ocean and mountains creates a unique destination. Visitors can additionally get closer to nature with opportunities such as a whale watching cruise that leads to the world famous Butchart Gardens.
3. Niagara Falls, Ontario
See one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Whether you want to utilize boat or observation deck, your vacation will be unique as you get up close and personal with the natural water phenomenon. Additionally, for a fine dining option, the rotating Skylon Tower dining room offers cuisine while offering an exceptional view.
2. Banff, Alberta
Surround yourself by mountains on your next getaway to Banff, Alberta. Providing ample outdoor activities such as hiking and boating, Banff’s phenomenal views of the Canadian Rockies will inspire even the most unlikely of visitors. Additionally, the Banff Upper Hot Springs is the perfect relaxation destination. Located at an elevation of 5,200 feet, the hot springs are the highest spring in Canada.
1. Whistler, British Columbia
Travel by train and get away from the everyday to Whistler, British Columbia. World-renowned Whistler Village is the perfect winter wonderland. Quaint but refined, the village entertainment for everyone. From dining, shopping, to arts and culture, a vacation nestled amongst the British Columbia mountains is a perfect escape. Whistler’s Blackcomb mountain offers world-class skiing and snowboarding. Over 8,100 acres of slopes are at your fingertips and has consistently been ranked as a number one destination for winter sports. Those even more adventurous can take advantage of heli-skiing and boarding with full day tours that offer ultimate views and adventure.