Looking to go on an amazing vacation with your loved ones in the coming months? Whether you’re hoping for beautiful autumnal hikes, a big-city adventure or an epic ski holiday, you’ll find the perfect whole-home rental for your trip on Vrbo Canada.
From coast to coast, here are ten destinations that are popular this year for fall and winter getaways.
From beautiful beaches to great shopping, Vancouver’s got it all. Book a charming home in Kitsilano a high-rise apartment or condo downtown and your family will be well situated to explore the city’s many attractions. In the fall, you can take a hike up the famous Grouse Grind, visit the Vancouver Art Gallery, catch a movie at the Vancouver International Film Festival, experience award-winning restaurants and shop at the Granville Island Public Market.
This four-season resort town one-and-a-half hours north of Vancouver is popular with skiers, snowboarders and outdoors enthusiasts alike. In the fall, there are golf courses and mountain biking trails to enjoy, and for winter the 8100-acre Whistler Blackcomb resort is North America’s largest ski resort with over 200 runs. Book a modern condo or ski-in/ski-out townhome on Vrbo and be at the heart of the action. Many rentals even include access to hot tubs and heated pools, so you can have some fun après-ski time, too.
Fall is a lovely time to visit Kelowna, a city in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. From sailing to trail rides and scenic hikes to wine festivals, you’ll find many agri-tourism attractions while the leaves will be changing colours, the weather will still be good – so there are opportunities to go apple picking or experience a corn maze with your family.
Banff is stunning year-round, but it’s a truly magical destination in winter. Vacation home rentals are available right in the national park, and from there you’ll be able to ski and snowboard at nearby alpine resorts, visit the Banff Upper Hot Springs and take a gondola up Sulphur Mountain. From Banff, it’s also possible to take a quick day trip to explore the Columbia Icefield or go ice skating on Lake Louise, either on your own or as part of a guided tour.
The Blue Mountains, ON
Just over two hours’ drive from Toronto, this town in Grey County is liveliest during the winter season. Blue Mountain Resort is a popular local ski and snowboard destination, and there are several other ski clubs nearby. In the area, there is also mountaintop skating, an indoor-outdoor aquatic centre, an adults-only Nordic spa, and many family-friendly restaurants and quaint shops.
As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto offers plenty of attractions for visitors any time of year. Book a vacation home downtown, and you can walk or take public transit to top destinations such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Royal Ontario Museum and the CN Tower. In the fall and winter, you can attend an NBA game, browse the eclectic shops at Kensington Market, and get into the holiday spirit at Distillery Winter Village.
Muskoka Lakes, ON
Fall is a beautiful time to be in Muskoka with the leaves changing colours. There is a local Oktoberfest celebration, and the cranberry harvest at Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery typically starts in late September for you to enjoy. Cottage rentals are more available and affordable in the shoulder season, and you can still partake in activities such as kayaking, hiking, and golfing.
In the winter, Mont-Tremblant offers snow enthusiasts opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, fatbiking, alpine touring and more. Through Vrbo, you can book a ski-in/ski-out vacation rental for your family right in the ski resort’s pedestrian village, where there are shops, restaurants, and children’s playgrounds.
To experience autumn in Montreal, start by seeing the fall colours at the city’s botanical garden or Mount Royal Park, and then explore the historic Old Montreal neighbourhood. You can book tickets for one of the local film festivals, or city’s restaurant week, MTLàTABLE, which is taking place from November 3–13 this year.
Prince Edward Island
If you’re thinking of visiting Prince Edward Island this fall, you don’t want to miss the annual PEI Fall Flavours Festival, which takes place from September 8 to October 8, 2022. It’s an opportunity to meet top Canadian chefs, go on unique culinary tours and, of course, enjoy the area’s incredible seafood.