Keep reading for the top 5 Weekend Getaways in Canada that will be the perfect getaway to spend a weekend during this Spring/Summer! These 5 Canadian destinations are breathtaking and will make you realize that you don’t need to venture off far to have an amazing time.
Just 4 and a half hours from Vancouver, the Okanagan lakes is definitely one of the top 5 Weekend Getaways in Canada. Vernon offers more than 100 lakes within a one-hour drive, amazing beaches and trails, mountain biking, farmers’ markets three days a week and a whole variety of activities and festivals. This is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the surroundings of mountains, lakes, beaches, and spend time with the people you care about for a weekend getaway. This is definitely a place for active individuals to explore because of the wide variety of Provincial Parks Vernon has to offer. Whether you’re with friends, family, or with your significant other – Vernon is home to many wineries and craft breweries, which would be the perfect day trip if you want to relax and enjoy some local wines and beer. If you’re not someone who likes alcoholic beverages – not to worry – Vernon is also home to honey experts and working in agritourism. Check out more events in Vancouver.
This beautiful place is only 90 minutes away from Calgary and it is definitely one of the top 5 Weekend Getaways in Canada for a variety of reasons. One is that this town is situated beside the Rocky Mountain which is already a perk for outdoorsy individuals. From any point in the town, you are surrounded by mountain range and views that will leave you breathless. This place is perfect for both the adventurous type and for the individuals who feel like having a relaxing time. You can find things to do everywhere you look – and you will not be disappointed. There are a ton of fun activities to do such as hiking, horseback riding, and taking a canoe out on the lake. If you feel like relaxing then you can spend it on a patio surrounded by the mountain range, take a boat, or even a helicopter to see the beautiful surrounding from a different perspective. The little town of Canmore is also worth looking at – it is very quaint and full of shops, restaurants and cute things to do and see.
Many of you already know that Niagara Falls is an extremely popular destination for tourism, however, whether you’ve already been there or you aren’t a fan of the casino scene – not to worry – Niagara-on-the-Lake would be perfect for you and it is why it is one of the top 5 Weekend Getaways in Canada. Just under a two-hour drive from Toronto – you will feel as though you are situated somewhere from another time. The old architecture remains intact and there are horse-drawn carriages that fill the streets. Not only that – Niagara-on-the-Lake is known for its famous wineries that are worth checking out if you are there. The streets are filled with charming buildings and boutiques that are perfect for a Saturday afternoon stroll. The restaurants are also filled with charm and are perfect for a relaxing and enjoyable dinner with your loved ones. Click here to check out our blog post on Romantic Getaways From Toronto That Worth Travelling For!
Quebec City, Quebec
Quebec City is the perfect opportunity to practice your French, and feel as though you are not even in Canada anymore, which is why it is one of the Top Weekend Getaways in Canada. Only three hours away from Montreal – Quebec City has a lot of character that is different than the feeling you get from Montreal (which is also beautiful). Quebec has the charm from its very old, original buildings to just the stone roads and sidewalks that take over the city. There is plenty to do in Quebec City, whether you just want to relax and stroll the streets, or go out and enjoy a beautiful meal – Quebec City will not leave you disappointed. It is probably one of the more European-like cities in Canada and it is definitely worth the visit for a weekend getaway. Check out more events in Quebec City.
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
The reason why Cape Breton is one of the Top 5 Weekend Getaways in Canada is that it is so different than places like Vancouver or Toronto which are both pretty high pace cities. When you visit Cape Breton, expect the opposite. Cape Breton is a very slow pace environment that will for sure put you in relaxation mode. This is the perfect amount of relaxation for a weekend getaway. Cape Breton’s streets are filled with music – with more fiddle players than anywhere else in the world. Cape Breton is the place where you can find the coziest bed and breakfast, stroll the town, and take it easy by enjoying some drinks and amazing seafood.
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By Daniela De Marco
Daniela writes for Chillwall on fun events, fashion, lifestyle near me and around the world.