Destination guide

"Keep Exploring" in Canada

From snow-capped mountains and world-class ski resorts to shimmering glacier lakes and sun-drenched beaches, Canada is a land of contrasts. Throw in cosmopolitan cities and the "Great White North" and it could just be one of the world's most captivating countries. Whether you're basking on the Pacific Coast, polar bear watching in Manitoba, or beach-hopping on Prince Edward Island, Canada vacation rentals unlock access to a host of properties across the nation. Stay a while and you'll quickly find out why its official motto is "Keep Exploring".

Activities

Discover the great outdoors in Canada

For most visitors, discovering the great outdoors is a top priority. Canada lures adventure seekers with promises of snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb, camping in Banff National Park, kayaking down the Nahanni River, beach-combing in Newfoundland and more. Wherever you roam, Canada vacation rentals have you covered. As you travel, you'll find yourself immersed in charismatic cultures, from Montreal's French-Canadian flair to Haida Gwaii's rich First Nations legacy. Wining and dining is a rite of passage, so save your appetite for wild salmon in Vancouver, perfectly cheesy Poutine in Quebec, freshly-caught lobster in the Maritime provinces, boutique wine in the Okanagan Valley and more.

Weather

Four seasons of adventure in Canada

A true year-round destination, Canada enchants in every season. Summer is the most popular time to visit, when most provinces enjoy warm weather and long days. Whether you're road-tripping through the Rockies or exploring Canada's capital cities, the weather is usually on point. The nation also throws a host of summer festivals, including Montreal's legendary Jazz Festival and Edmonton's International Fringe Theater Festival. Things don't slow down in the winter, when Canada's ski resorts operate in full-swing powder mode. Spring and fall can be sweet spots, with fewer crowds and every chance of gorgeous weather.

Natural features

Meet Canada's "tooth and claw" wildlife

As the 2nd-biggest country on the planet, it's no surprise that Canada serves up a huge variety of landscapes. From the rugged peaks of the Canadian Rockies and the verdant rainforests of British Columbia to the sparkling lakes of Ontario and the windswept coastlines of Newfoundland, Canada has it all. This goes hand-in-hand with a cast of tooth and claw wildlife, including grizzly bears, black bears, polar bears, cougars, wolves, orcas and of course, the beloved moose.

Where to stay around Canada?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 27,594 vacation rentals near Canada. From 5,059 Cabins to 10,016 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Canada for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Canada?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Canada. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Whistler: 1,780 vacation rentals
  • Vancouver: 1,184 vacation rentals
  • Banff: 523 vacation rentals
  • Toronto: 1,615 vacation rentals
  • Montreal: 2,058 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Canada! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Canada?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Canada:

  • Whistler: 1,780 rentals
  • Vancouver: 1,184 rentals
  • Banff: 523 rentals
  • Toronto: 1,615 rentals
  • Montreal: 2,058 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Canada?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Canada are:

  • Banff, AB (YBA): 578 vacation rentals
  • Halifax, NS (YWF-Downtown Waterfront Heliport): 277 vacation rentals
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ): 1,601 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Canada?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Canada. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Whistler Village Gondola: 1,779 rentals
  • Canada Place: 1,233 rentals
  • Blue Mountain Ski Resort: 705 rentals
  • Mt Washington Alpine Resort: 138 rentals
  • Canada's Wonderland: 1,622 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Canada listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Canada

Ontario
7,600 vacation rentals
Prince Edward Island
966 vacation rentals
British Columbia
10,279 vacation rentals
Nova Scotia
1,161 vacation rentals
Alberta
1,517 vacation rentals
Quebec
5,099 vacation rentals
New Brunswick
264 vacation rentals
Saskatchewan
189 vacation rentals
Manitoba
188 vacation rentals
Newfoundland and Labrador
398 vacation rentals
Yukon Territory
37 vacation rentals
Michigan
9,902 vacation rentals
Maine
8,100 vacation rentals
Vermont
4,309 vacation rentals
New Hampshire
4,009 vacation rentals
California
49,961 vacation rentals
Wisconsin
4,848 vacation rentals
Pennsylvania
5,554 vacation rentals
Washington
9,052 vacation rentals
Minnesota
3,218 vacation rentals