1. Montreal, Quebec
This bright and geometric three-bedroom loft looks like something out of a magazine. You can step out the door onto the cobblestone streets of Old Port, Montreal and pretend you’ve jetted all the way to France for a fraction of the cost. There’s even a hanging swing chair. $301/night, sleeps 6, airbnb.com.
2. Oakwood, Ontario
This Kawartha Lakes Gothic church, built in 1869, has since been converted into a beautiful luxury home – though the stained glass windows, bell tower bedroom and ivy-covered church façade give away its past. Beautiful lakes, beaches, golf courses, biking, hiking and snow shoeing trails at your doorstep. $275/night, sleeps 6, airbnb.com.
3. Golden, British Columbia
Surrounded by five national parks, this house is a modern architectural marvel perched on the Blaeberry river and nestled in the Canadian Rockies. Imagine curling up in front of those floor-to-ceiling living room windows (which boast a 180 degree view of forest) with a cup of coffee to watch the sun rise through the trees. Sigh. $449/night, sleeps 8, airbnb.com.
4. Eastern Townships, Quebec
This incredibly unique space is located in southeastern Quebec, surrounded by valleys and forest. Built in the late 19th century, this former church was renovated into homes around 10 years ago. Located on an acre of land, and over 2700 square feet, this is the perfect group getaway location (plus there’s even a bridge inside!) $295/night, sleeps 12, airbnb.com.
5. Terence Bay, Nova Scotia
This beautiful vacation home sits seaside just at the edge of miles of worldclass Nova Scotian beaches, perfect for days spent fishing and kayaking. You’d never know that it was only 25 minutes from Halifax. $199/night, sleeps 6, airbnb.com.
6. St. Lawrence Market, Toronto
We love the sixteen-foot-high ceilings and exposed ductwork of this historic loft in the trendy St. Lawrence Market neighborhood right in downtown Toronto. Perfect for pre-confederation architecture nerds, or for anyone who loves a good exposed brick wall backdrop for Instagram. $275/night, sleeps 6, airbnb.com.
7. Whitehorse, Yukon
We couldn’t resist adding this hand-crafted yurt to our list – with 21 surrounding private acres, it’s the perfect spot for viewing the Northern Lights. It’s kept warm and cosy with a simple woodstove and has stunning lake and mountain views. $110/night, sleeps 4, on airbnb.com
8. Mayne Island, British Columbia
This cute cob cottage is sculpted from local, sustainable, natural materials and located on an acreage with sheep, gardens and orchards. Pick your own fruit at the orchards or explore the rural neighborhood which has several farms and a small private vineyard. The beach is just a 10 minute walk away. $139/night, sleeps 2, airbnb.com.
9. Edmonton, Alberta
This minimalist loft is sunny and spacious, but the real selling point is its location (and vantage point!) right in the downtown core of Edmonton. $150/night, sleeps 2, airbnb.com.
10. Wardner, British Columbia
Who said treehouses are just for kids? This quirky treehouse is the perfect secluded getaway for two, with views of the Rocky Mountains. $199/night, sleeps 4, airbnb.com.