Canada's best summer vacation destinations
Spring is still in full swing, but it’s never too early to look forward to summer vacation! Our team wants to share some of Canada’s best summer vacation destinations. Book a stay at one of them while you still can.
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Come to Canada’s Ocean Playground and experience summer fun, east coast-style, on Cape Breton Island. Explore the island's breathtaking views, beaches and outdoor activities along the Cabot Trail. Get some great wildlife photos as you take a whale and seal cruise or explore the coastline with a guided sea-kayak tour. Don't forget to enjoy some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever taste!
There is nothing quite like Montréal during the summer. The city heats up with cool cultural and culinary celebrations and loads of summer festivals. Take your pick from a menu of amazing options including the Montréal International Jazz Festival, Just For Laughs Festival, Osheaga, and many more. Montréal is the kind of city that you can simply explore, with no specific plans, and still have an amazing time. Stroll the beautiful and historic streets, eat, drink and be merry.
If you’re planning a trip to the nation’s capital this summer, there may be no better time to come than during the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival. Celebrate the first days of summer and gather on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people, the First Nations people who refer to themselves as “Anishinabe” in their original language. Celebrate the summer solstice and Indigenous Peoples Day in Ottawa from June 20th to 23rd.
There is never a shortage of fun to be had in Toronto. During the summer months, there are dozens of summer festivals to enjoy, exceptional nightlife to revel in, Blue Jays games to take in under the open dome at Rogers Centre and much more. If you’re looking to explore a bit beyond the city’s borders, a day trip to Niagara Falls is within easy reach.
The sun shines on Calgary more than any other Canadian city. Summer in Calgary brings the world-famous Calgary Stampede, as well as numerous other festivals and celebrations. Kick back at the Calgary Folk Music Festival, the Calgary International Blues Festival, or head just a bit out of town to Banff National Park and Lake Louise to discover some of the best natural beauty on the planet!