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".

Things to do

Go wild in Canada's national parks

Canada boasts one of the world's most extensive parks systems. From sunny strolls around Vancouver's Stanley Park to high altitude hikes in Glacier National Park, discovering your favorites is all part of the fun. Across the country you'll find a host of world-class museums, with institutions like Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum and Ottawa's National Gallery coming up trumps. There are magnificent turn-of-the-century chateaus to discover in Quebec, beautifully manicured botanic gardens on Vancouver Island and ancient dinosaur fossils at Alberta's Royal Tyrrell Museum. All you need to do is book your Canada vacation rentals property and start 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 30,987 vacation rentals near Canada. From 5,389 Cabins to 11,905 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:

  • Sooke: 928 vacation rentals
  • Vancouver: 1,275 vacation rentals
  • Toronto: 2,174 vacation rentals
  • Montreal: 2,083 vacation rentals
  • Banff: 589 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:

  • Sooke: 928 rentals
  • Vancouver: 1,275 rentals
  • Toronto: 2,174 rentals
  • Montreal: 2,083 rentals
  • Banff: 589 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): 648 vacation rentals
  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL): 2,133 vacation rentals
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ): 2,163 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:

  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau: 534 rentals
  • Sandbanks Provincial Park: 332 rentals
  • Whistler Village Gondola: 1,877 rentals
  • Silver Star Mountain: 278 rentals
  • Blue Mountain Ski Resort: 718 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
8,601 vacation rentals
Prince Edward Island
1,154 vacation rentals
British Columbia
10,850 vacation rentals
Nova Scotia
1,323 vacation rentals
Québec
5,747 vacation rentals
Alberta
1,901 vacation rentals
New Brunswick
365 vacation rentals
Manitoba
230 vacation rentals
Saskatchewan
200 vacation rentals
Newfoundland and Labrador
479 vacation rentals
Yukon Territory
41 vacation rentals
Maine
8,654 vacation rentals
Michigan
10,744 vacation rentals
Wisconsin
5,449 vacation rentals
California
53,772 vacation rentals
Minnesota
3,539 vacation rentals
New Hampshire
4,140 vacation rentals
Pennsylvania
6,236 vacation rentals
Ohio
2,343 vacation rentals
Vermont
4,473 vacation rentals