Canada is home to many things – kind people, maple syrup, and spectacular landscapes. This winter, why not explore all that Canada has to offer, with a Canadian winter getaway? If you’re still not sure where to travel this winter, we’ve got you covered. We’ve listed our top 9 Canadian travel ideas below.
Looking for a quick weekend getaway? From ice climbing to skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing, Whistler has got you covered. Strolling though the village is particularly beautiful in the winter with its twinkle lights and small-town feel, just an hour away from the Lower Mainland of BC.
Located on the shores of Hudson Bay, this small town of 1,000 is a must-see. Known as the polar bear capital of the world, Churchill is chock-full of native wildlife, beluga whales, and if you’re lucky, you’ll even spot the Northern Lights! From helicopter tours over the rugged tundra to the shipwreck of the Ithaca, impeccable Arctic Char and everything in between, it’s no surprise this Canadian Arctic getaway made our winter getaway list.
While Niagara Falls is typically known for its giant waterfalls glistening in the summer sun, the frozen falls are just as spectacular to see in person. If you’re looking for a mystical winter getaway, this is it! It is hands down, one of the most breathtaking winter sites in Canada.
Did you know that Canada has a marble mountain? Well, now you do, and it’s even better seen in person! If Frozen is one of your favourite Disney movies, this is the place for you. From winter sports to one of the best year-round parks in Canada, Gros Morne National Park, Marble Mountain offers the best skiing in Eastern Canada. The resort has two quad-lifts to take you to the top, where the view includes the Humber River and the Blomidon Mountains – it may be the newest addition to your bucket list!
Turquoise waters don’t only belong in the tropics – Canada has them too! With beautiful glacier water peaking the Rockies, Lake Louise, Banff is one of Canada’s most prestigious sites, especially come winter. The lively streets of downtown are lined with top-class restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as a vibrant range of art galleries and museums. Snow tops the surrounding rugged mountains, and the lively streets of downtown are lined with top-class restaurants, just steps away from the natural waterfront that is Lake Louise.
Craving a European adventure, but still hesitant to travel overseas? Visit Canada’s very own version of Europe, in the province of Quebec! Montreal is one of Canada’s chicest metropolitan cities, bustling with things to do, sites to see, and food to be devoured.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lunenburg is one of Canada’s best kept secrets. Nestled along the scenic shores of Northern Nova Scotia, Lunenberg is best known for it’s picturesque historic architecture, seafood, and rejuvenating landscape.
It may be small, but it sure is mighty! With a mix of city and island, Prince Edward Island is a true Canadian gem, and for good reason. From tobogganing or snowshoeing in Brookvale Winter Activity Park, postcard-perfect streetscapes and charming hospitality, PEI is one of Canada’s most underrated winter destinations!
Known for its summer “Hamptons” feel, we couldn’t exclude Muskoka when it comes to a winter. Located in Ontario’s Cottage County, Muskoka is surrounded by world-renowned water, rocks, and snow-topped trees. From skating trails to sledding, snowshoeing in the back-country to open sleigh rides, Muskoka really is a winter wonderland!
Thinking of visiting one of these destinations this coming winter? Don’t forget to follow safe COVID-19 protocols, including sanitizing your hotel room or AirBnB. Feel free to share photos from your trip by tagging @TuGo_Insurance on Instagram and using the hashtag #WeWillTravelAgain!