As summer arrives so do the exotic trips (Israel! Italy! Australia!). However, if you’re dealing with breast cancer, chemotherapy, or other stages of treatment or recovery – going oversees might not be an option. Crossing the border brings up concerns of accessing medical treatment if needed, traveling with cannabis or even just staying close to loved ones. So, we’ve put together a list of some beautiful, hidden gems across Canada. You might be pleasantly surprised by everything our country has to offer – we know we were!
1. FOR THE INSTA OBSESSED
Try: The June Motel
Winner of the Notable Awards’ “Best Hotel 2018”, this fully renovated motel screams #decorgoals. Nestled in Ontario’s trending Prince Edward County, the June Motel is decked out with funky wallpaper, neon signs, and pops of colour. Finished off with an indoor- outdoor wine lobby, this boho-chic accommodation is quaint and inspiring.
Photos via HGTV.com/greatcanadianhomes
2. FOR THE OUTDOORSY TYPE
Try: The Treehouse
Who wouldn’t want to escape to a luxe treehouse in the woods? Lynne Knowlton’s Treehouse retreat is the perfect place for your summer getaway. Tucked away, just two hours north of Toronto, this boutique style property is the perfect combo of rugged landscape and luxury. Situated on 100 acres, and complete with hiking trails, hammocks and a swimming pool, there’s no shortage of activities to do. This adult-only estate sleeps up to six, so grab some friends and hit the road!
Photos via www.lynneknowlton.com
3. FOR THE LAKE LOVER
Try: River Den
If you’re hoping to spend more time on the water this summer, then The River Den houseboat is for you. Docked in Wakefield, QC on the Gatineau river, this custom-built vessel is the perfect way to enjoy a weekend by the water. The Den’s super cozy feel is topped off with a wooden stove and second-story loft to make your experience unique, and completely unforgettable.
Photos via airbnb.ca
4. FOR THE SMALL-TOWN GIRL
Try: Niagara Grandview Manor
Overlooking the Niagara River, The Niagara Grandview Manor provides the perfect “homey” feel. The beautiful balconies, and home-cooked meals are perfect for an easy stay in a town with an overwhelming amount of energy.
Photos via TripAdvisor.ca
5. FOR THE ADVENTURE SEEKER
Try: Free Spirit Spheres
Head to the west coast and check out the Free Spirit Spheres– we promise it will be unlike any hotel you’ve ever stayed in. These Spherical-shaped accommodations hang high in the trees, and are right in the middle of the forest, giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.
Photos via TripAdvisor.ca
6. FOR THE GLAMPER
Try: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is an eco-safari outpost near Vancouver. It’s made up of beautifully tented accommodations, as well as luxurious dining, gaming and billiards tents located on site. Take advantage of the UNESCO Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve nearby, along with the other cool activities this site has to offer.
Photos via wildretreat.com
7. FOR THE CITY GAL
Try: The Broadview Hotel
This east-end boutique hotel has been a Toronto staple since the 19th Century. With its modern décor, chic location, and stunning view of the city, it’s perfect for a weekend stay, or dinner destination. Grab a bite on the rooftop this patio season, or treat yourself to a night in one of the aesthetically-pleasing rooms.
Photos via dailyhive.com
8. FOR THE HISTORY BUFF
Try: Fonterra, PEC
Fronterra Camp in Prince Edward County is a sustainable nature getaway, focused on bringing the community back to its origins. Experience historically-inspired tents, explore the onsite garden, or participate in a brewery class at this rustic retreat.
Photos via torontolife.com