Getaways In Canada

King Pacific Lodge in Central British Columbia

If you're looking for luxury married to the stunning Canadian wilderness, then King Pacific Lodge in British Columbia is your best bet. The lodge is found in the Great Bear Rainforest just off of the remote Princess Royal Island in central BC. A truly secluded haven, the lodge is accessible only by a charter plane from Vancouver, followed by a Champagne welcome-reception upon you arrival. For the best in portaging, camping, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, biking, hiking and trekking, Algonquin Park has little competition with its hundreds of lakes.

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Dog-Sledding, Ice-Fishing, Snowshoeing and Snowmobiling in Cariboo Chilcotin Mountains, British Columbia

Mount Timothy is great for skiing/snowboarding without the crowds or if you're gutsy enough, heli-skiing Bella Coola region for powder paradise. For a unique experience, go dog-sledding, try the Hills Health & Guest Ranch or The Wolf Den/Nakitsilik Outdoors Adventures.

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Sip and Spa in Niagara, Ontario

Wind through the countryside backroads, through valleys, hills, and vineyards as far as the eye can see in these top Canadian wine regions: The Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and the Niagara Region in Ontario. Just 4 hours from Vancouver, The Okanagan Valley is home to more than 70 wineries supplying 95% of the wine in B.C. With rows of vines that slope down towards the water, the views are as stunning as the many local and friendly winegrowers, fresh produce, bed and breakfast owners, and luxury resorts and spas.

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Culinary and Jazzy Delights in Montreal, Quebec

Montreal is the best place to celebrate wonderfully delicious smoked meat, poutine, foie gras, venison and maple-syrup-spiked foods in Canada. From $5 plates of fatty-grade smoked meat in its local shops to its $200 (per person!) fine dining tasting menus with a whole hung of foie gras - cheap eats and foodies come together in harmony in Montreal. As a place that is so passionate about food, it is just as passionate about music. The Montreal International Jazz Festival or Jazz Fest, is the largest festival in the world. The 10-day festival usually takes place at the end of June or beginning of July and attracts over 2 million people. Small clubs to huge venues are packed with jazz aficionados enjoying the beautiful Montreal scene in the summertime. Absolutely delightful.

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Winter Wonderland at l'Hotel de Glace (the Ice Hotel) in Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Quebec

The Ice Hotel or L'Hotel de Glace is built anew every year, carved completely from ice: from its structure to its columns, beds, chandeliers, the bar, lobby, chapel for weddings, seating areas, and more. It is definitely a truly unique and Canadian experience, found only in Quebec. Just 30 minutes from Quebec City, the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway or to bring the kids on a completely unique experience. Open from January to the end of March every year, the hotel is recreated each year. The indoor temperature varies from -3°C to -5°C and arctic sleeping bags on bedspring and mattresses on solid ice blocks are provided for guests.

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"Old World Charm . . . New World Comfort" sums up the Murray Premises Hotel that sits overlooking the harbour (the Narrows) in St. John's. Originally built in 1846 as a warehouse for salt cod, the Murray Premises boutique hotel was brought to life in 2001 to offer the ultimate luxury and comfort in St. John's, Newfoundland. Here, the cozy seaside town is matched with incredible comfort that is the perfect experience of what eastern Canada is all about. Visit the Murray Premises Hotel for the perfect romantic weekend in cozy St. John's that includes accommodations with massive duvets, private Jacuzzis in every room, stone or electric fireplaces, breakfast and of course, champagne and chocolates.



This one is hands down for the hardcore foodies. The Trout Point Cooking & Wine School (and Trout Point Lodge) is located in southern Nova Scotia and is known as one of the top North America cooking schools and gourmet food travel getaways, notably, by Conde Nast, Food & Travel Magazine and National Geographic. The lodge and cooking school has also been heralded for its eco-tourism initiatives and sustainable tourism methods.


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