To many, Canada evokes images of snow-laden slopes, skating across frozen ponds, and huddling for warmth inside a winterized cottage. But when the snow melts and spring finally arrives, the Great White North offers just as many lovely vacation destinations and things to do. Plan a trip up north when warm weather hits and see just how amazing Canada can be year round! Start your search with these popular across-the-border suggestions.
The small town of Montebello is nestled within the Papineau Regional County Municipality in the province of Quebec. French prevails as the dominant tongue, adding to the undeniable romanticism of this rustic gem. Visitors can’t get enough of the famed Château Montebello resort, which is renowned as the largest log structure ever built and a definite addition to your stay. Though the architecture and grounds are breathtaking in themselves, this glamorous cabin features indoor and outdoor pools, spa, golf, bike rentals, and offers excursions including a private tour of the mountain-top Club of Lordes and bear observation. Be sure to drive through the Park Omega, a 1,500 acre park located just 10 minutes away and chock-full of free-roaming wildlife like moose, bison, elk, deer, boars, elk, bighorn sheep, black bears, and more.
Unofficially known as “St.Andrews-by-the-sea,” this quaint shire town sits on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick. The smell of surf and sand sails through the cobble-stone streets that are lined with galleries, craft stores, and cozy seafood-friendly restaurants. Stop by the Huntsman Aquarium and Science Centre, catch a glimpse of the ever-changing tides down by the docks, or even spot a Humpback Whale or seal on a whale watching tour that takes you as far as the Fundy Islands. Tourists with a green thumb will enjoy getting lost in the vast, lush greenery and beautiful blooms at Kingsbrae Gardens that boasts over 50,000 species of plants. For the full Bay of Fundy experience, consider a weekend at the legendary Algonquin Resort. Part of the Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the castle-like accommodations provide scenic panoramic views, spa, golf course, and is just steps away from all the St. Andrews action.
Located in the heart of Ontario, this bustling city of Barrie rests on the shore of Lake Simcoe. A winter weather mecca for skiing, snowmobiling, and skating, Lake Simcoe lends itself to fun activities like fishing, boating, and jet skiing when the ice and snow melt. Visitors may also indulge in some horseback riding, go kart racing, live theatre, museums, hiking trails, and even motorcycle tours around town during the warm spring weather. All of the Barrie, Ontario action is your fingertips when you book a stay at the Monte Carlo Inns Barrie Suites.
Truly your home away from home the hotel offers fully accommodated, luxurious rooms plus access to the fitness center, conference facilities, and a complimentary healthy breakfast. Choose from a variety of tempting packages such as the positively romantic “Dine and Stay’s Wine and Dine Romantic Package” featuring hand-dipped strawberries and sparkling wine or the “Stay with Us Movie Night Package” perfect for a cozy night in. When you need a break after a day of wild outdoor adventures in the area, pampered guests can go for a dip in the heated saltwater pool, take in the view on the outdoor patio, or grab a memorable meal at the Mediterranean Ristorante Bar & Grill.