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While international travel is still in question, now is the ideal time to explore what Canada has to offer. There's an almost endless collection of scenic spots to enjoy a relaxing staycation this summer from coast to coast.
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. Take the opportunity to unwind among nature — whether you're after a quiet little getaway on the beach or mountains and forests that allow you to relax.
We could all use some down time to recharge and unwind given the year we've had, so to help you plan your next weekend getaway, we've rounded up 10 stellar rental properties in Canada to enjoy this season.
This 13 acre off-grid cabin is situated on the water and includes both home amenities and a cozy yurt. Each dwelling is run by solar power, with the main cabin having running and drinkable water. Enjoy the beautiful limestone waterfront, hikes through the woods, canoeing the lake, or just simply relaxing in a hammock at the water's edge.
Region: Gilmour, Ont.
This hand crafted space has one bedroom with a queen bed, a kitchenette with live edge solid wood countertops and a full shower and bathroom. The living room features an electric fireplace and sofa bed that sleeps two, while a spacious deck boasts an outdoor shower, barbecue, hot tub, fire pit and sweeping ocean views.
Region: Summerville, N.S.
This tiny house in the beautiful Pemberton Meadows valley is the perfect escape to get away for a relaxing vacation. The space is equipped with high-speed wifi for remote working, AC, heating, a full kitchen, two sleeping lofts, a large built-in sofa and a cozy wood-burning stove.
Region: Pemberton, B.C.
This cozy private cabin in the woods is just 10 minutes from Red Deer/Sylvan Lake, and lets you enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, or a relaxing dip in hot tub. You can also choose to stay inside and soak up the seclusion and tranquility.
Region: Red Deer Country, Alta.
The Panörama is a rustic relay house that can accommodate up to four people, and is located in the middle of the forest on Mont Tourbillon Mountain in Lake Beauport. You can appreciate stunning natural views from every corner of the house, making this four-season rental a top pick any time of the year.
Region: La-Beauport, Que.
This cozy tiny house is located in Jordan River next to surf beaches, hiking trails and forests. The place is perfect for one or two people, and includes outdoor activities such as a fire pit, BBQ and picnic table. The indoors are heated with a wall mounted fireplace — perfect for relaxing after a long day of hiking and surfing.
Region: Port Renfrew, B.C.
The Riverside Tiny House offers a spectacular mountain view directly from the balcony and features your own private spa. This cottage has direct access to the Assumption River, and is located in a peaceful and enchanting area close to town.
Region: Saint-Come, Que.
The Tiny Vinatarta is a tiny home for sustainable living enthusiasts. Its airy Scandinavian modern design, nine large windows, and spa-like bathroom make it the perfect place to experience both abundance and simplicity at once.
Region: Edmonton, Alta.
Exposed timber, a comfy leather couch and a secluded private courtyard create a cozy, homely feel and offer a moment of calm in the heart of the city. Enjoy the hammock and outdoor lounge space that feels like you’re at a cabin in the woods.
Region: Toronto, Ont.
The Bonsai Bunkhouse, located in beautiful Jordan River, B.C, is an off-grid, 150 sq. ft. eco-friendly, tiny home situated in a Japanese garden-inspired setting. The property is located within a minute drive from the Juan De Fuca Trailhead as well as the beaches of Jordan River.
Region: Juan de fuca, B.C.