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National Vacation: Where to Go in Canada This Summer

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After a long, dark, and gruelling winter, Torontonians are finally opening up their windows to let in the sunshine. While things aren’t quite as ordinary as they have been in summers past, the city is slowly but surely opening up, and people are looking forward to spending more time outdoors and in the fresh air.

If you’re like many other city dwellers, you’re looking for a chance to get away this sunny season. You might also want to escape the urban landscape because doing so avoids crowded areas. You’re excited to see loved ones, but the pandemic still lingers. Getting out of the busy city might be just what you and the family need right now.

To start planning your upcoming trip, check out our list of the best Canadian summer vacation spots.

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

Mont-Tremblant is a beautiful city in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains. Known for its world-class ski resort, it’s a luxurious hot spot for tourists all winter long due to the gorgeous snowy mountains. But it’s also a lovely place to visit during the summer months.

A Mont-Tremblant vacation could involve anything from a family helicopter ride to a canoe trip down the Diable River to exploring the Parc National du Mont-Tremblant. If you’re seeking adventure in one of the most breath-taking parts of the country, then Mont-Tremblant is for you.

Muskoka, Ontario

The thing about Muskoka is that everyone knows it’s the best place to be in the summer. What’s not to love about this magical place? There are 1600 lakes, gorgeous forests and wildlife, and hands-down the most incredible cottages. People love to rent summer homes for weeks at a time, enjoying the quiet cottage life. It's also one of the best places in Canada to invest in a summer home. The waterfront properties for sale in Muskoka are going quickly because of the current red-hot real estate market.

Muskoka is referred to as a "peri-urban" region — meaning that it's close enough to an urban site (Toronto) but retains rural characteristics. The area is just a short drive from Toronto and other major hubs, including New York City. Its proximity to urban locations and naturally beautiful surroundings increase real estate value for cottages in the region.

So if you’re in the mood to not just temporarily relax in this luxurious part of the country but also continue to come each summer in your own cottage, consider making that dream a reality.

Green Lake Park, BC

Soak in some of the natural west coast wonders in Green Lake Park, BC. The lake is emerald green in colour, ultra-cold and glacier-fed, and situated just north of the Whistler Village. It's the largest lake in the region and you can enjoy boating, swimming, and even fishing.

Take the family for a hike full of fresh west coast air this summer on the dazzling emerald green lake! It will be a trip no one will forget.

Sometimes Canadians take this spectacular country for granted. Explore what’s in your own backyard this summer and check out some of Canada’s beautiful destinations.

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