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Created at August 08, 2020

Weekend getaways Near You

Weekend getaways let you take a break for a few days to recharge from the hustle and bustle of city life. These spots are all located within a few hours of your city and include provincial parks, cities and culinary escapes.

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Algonquin Provincial Park
Algonquin Provincial Park
4.9
(17)
Ontario 60, Ontario K0J 2M0
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Best place to experience fall colours in Canada https://youtu.be/E3AsgGlzJsI
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara-on-the-Lake
4.9
(14)
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
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K
Niagara-on-the-Lake is a full-on tourist town, with horse-drawn carriage rides, souvenir and tourist shops, and a beautiful decked-out main street, always decorated in season.
Wasaga Beach
Wasaga Beach
4.9
(13)
Wasaga Beach, ON
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K
From good eats, waterside sports, sunbathing, or enjoying an ice cream or beer, you'll feel like you're somewhere south of the border without going very far.
Grand Bend
Grand Bend
4.9
(11)
Grand Bend, Lambton Shores
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Again, a great place to enjoy a summer day out with FNF with all the necessities in place, lots of shops and restaurants to check out
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
4.9
(7)
Niagara Falls, ON
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K
As a day trip, Niagara Falls can't be beat. There are countless things to do here for all ages. The town of Niagara Falls, located right at the falls, has an almost carnival-like atmosphere, making it a fun spot for families.
Toronto Islands
Toronto Islands
4.8
(5)
Toronto Islands, Ontario
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Toronto Island beaches are great in the summer. With a blue sky and a sandy beach, it's hard to believe you're only 15 minutes from downtown Toronto. Dogs, picnic tables and BBQs aren't permitted on the beaches. Toronto Island consist of 3 beaches: Hanlan's Point Beach: Located across the public tennis courts on the west shore of Hanlan's Point, approximately ten minutes walk away from the Hanlan's Point ferry docks. Centre Island Beach: This beach is by the changing rooms and lockers, near the pier. There's a fast food outlet nearby, lockers, bike rental, beautiful gardens, picnic areas, and plenty of room to sunbathe. Ward's Island Beach: The Ward's Island beach is a 5 minute walk from the Ward's Island ferry docks at the east end of the boardawalk. How to reach: 1) Take ferry: $8.19 per person (Return) - Can be booked online 2) Take water taxi: $10:00 per person (Quicker than ferry)
Hamilton
Hamilton
4.8
(5)
Hamilton, ON
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S
There may be an unlimited amount of things to do in Toronto but the greatest thing about Toronto arguably has to be the number of great day trips you can take from it and none is better than Hamilton.
Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County
4.8
(4)
Prince Edward County, Prince Edward
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K
It’s under three hours from Toronto and nestled amid some of the Canada’s finest vineyards.
Manitoulin Island
Manitoulin Island
4.8
(4)
Manitoulin Island, Ontario
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S
Take a ferry then explore islands in lakes on an island in a lake: that’s what you’ll find on Manitoulin. Located in Lake Huron, it’s the world’s largest freshwater island. Tipi tent overnight at Gordon’s Park and trek through the surrounding Grey County - home to nine different waterfalls, including the famed Bridal Veil falls (pictured here).
Mont-Tremblant
Mont-Tremblant
4.8
(4)
Mont-Tremblant, QC
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The charmingly quaint village was actually designed to look like a Swiss alpine town and it matches its mountain settings perfectly. You’ll have no trouble finding something exhilarating to do even if you’re not a skier, from paddle boarding to mountain biking or swimming.
The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains
4.7
(3)
The Blue Mountains, ON
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The year-round resort region of Blue Mountain in Southern Georgian Bay is one of the best day trips from Toronto when it comes to scenery and outdoor activities.
Bruce Peninsula
Bruce Peninsula
4.7
(3)
Bruce Peninsula, Northern Bruce Peninsula
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Bruce Peninsula National Park is part of a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The Park is home to some of the best hiking trails on the Bruce Peninsula. Trails lead to epic cliff-top views of incredible crystal blue waters and the Park’s famous Grotto. A day parking pass to the park is $11.70.
Ottawa
Ottawa
4.7
(3)
Ottawa, ON
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Home of the governmental heartland, Ottawa’s Parliament Hill is an architectural marvel and well worth a visit. The city also has a blooming outdoor events culture, with festivals, concerts and markets occurring regularly throughout the year.
Kawartha Lakes
Kawartha Lakes
4.7
(3)
Kawartha Lakes, ON
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There may be no better way to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend than to rent a pontoon boat with friends and family, and lazy around on one of the many Kawartha lakes. Circle Bobcaygeon - made famous by The Tragically Hip and Canadian legendary singer, Gord Downie. (We won’t fault you for blasting this and other Canadian classics on repeat all weekend long). Word to the wise: just don’t miss out on Moose Tracks ice cream.
Quebec City
Quebec City
4.7
(3)
Quebec City, QC
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Famously one of the oldest settlements built by European colonists in the whole of North America, the history here is apparent in the traditional architecture, whilst the museums hold enough knowledge to keep you fascinated for days. The Vieux-Quebec District still exhibits the walls that surrounded the original fortress and offers one of the prettiest skylines in the city.
Magog
Magog
4.7
(3)
Magog, QC
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G
Enjoy the breathtaking spectacle of 50-kilometer-long Lake Memphremagog, where scenic boat cruises spy upon nearby Mont-Orford, Owl's Head, and Sugar Loaf mountains. Motoring around this narrow lake creates a magic of its own, as lush hills give way to pastoral farmlands edged in lavender.
Fantasyland Hotel
Fantasyland Hotel
4.7
(3)
17700 87 Ave NW, Edmonton
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I
"Great experience with knowledgable staff and fun theme rooms!"
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
4.7
(3)
10111 Bellamy Hill Rd NW, Edmonton
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I
"Great location concierge room gives you free drinks and snacks plus breakfast"
Mariaggi's Theme Suite Hotel and Spa
Mariaggi's Theme Suite Hotel and Spa
4.7
(3)
231 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg
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K
"The whole experience from the room to staff to food is absolutely worth it."
Hotel Fairmont Winnipeg
Hotel Fairmont Winnipeg
4.7
(3)
2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg
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K
High standard of culinary performance, comfy bed & well appointed room."
FortWhyte Alive
FortWhyte Alive
4.7
(3)
1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg
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K
Beautiful place where you can spend all day walking around with wildlife from bisons geese ducks and countless small bitds. If you get tired of walking there is numerous of benches along every trail and lakes
Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature
Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature
4.7
(3)
775 Crescent Dr, Winnipeg
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K
"Good selection of hot tubs, steam rooms, relaxation rooms and saunas."
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Assiniboine Park Zoo
4.7
(3)
2595 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg
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Zoo
Bobcaygeon
Bobcaygeon
4.5
(2)
Bobcaygeon, Kawartha Lakes
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A 90-minute to two-hour drive East on Highway 401 from Toronto, located within the beautiful Kawartha Lakes region, Bobcaygeon brings travelers steps away from some of Ontario’s most crystal lakes, shops, local eats, secret fishing spots, and iconic National Historic Sites.
Gatineau Park
Gatineau Park
4.5
(2)
Hull, Gatineau
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Gatineau Park is an outdoor playground at all times of the year. In autumn, hiking is the activity of choice, as the leaves turn fiery orange and crunch underfoot. Meanwhile, winter is all about cross-country skiing. In the summer, you can go mountain biking and cool off with a dip in one of the park’s many lakes.
US-1
US-1
4.5
(2)
US-1, New York
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G
6.5 hours from Montreal Whether you’re team Montreal bagel or New York bagel, it’s impossible not to have a great time during a whirlwind getaway here. Park the car, drop your bags and prepare to pick up your pace—you have a lot of ground to cover.
Toronto
Toronto
4.5
(2)
Toronto, ON
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G
6 hours from Montreal Aside from the Raptors, Blue Jays, and Maple Leafs that have found a happy home in their city, Toronto is a great spot to indulge in art and multicultural cuisine. Park the car (the city can provide inexpensive permits) and spend the weekend walking or riding trams around the city and getting lost in its side streets while making room for your next meal.
Montebello
Montebello
4.5
(2)
Montebello, QC
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Located at the eastern edge of Quebec's Outaouais region, the country village is but a quick drive from Montreal and offers a forget-your-troubles escape from the city.
Saint-Sauveur
Saint-Sauveur
4.5
(2)
Saint-Sauveur, QC J0R
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G
1 hour from Montreal Tucked into the Laurentians, Saint Sauveur is a considerably quieter option for anyone looking to escape to the mountains for the weekend. The charming resort town is popular come wintertime among skiers due to its proximity to the mountains.
Eastern Townships
Eastern Townships
4.5
(2)
Eastern Townships, QC
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A popular escape for city dwellers to get back to nature whilst not having to rough it, the Eastern Townships are about two hours away from Montreal and offer a vast range of lakeside destinations that are particularly beautiful in the summer, where you can visit for the day or rent one of the many cottages peppering the region. Throughout the year you can also enjoy festivals, wine-tasting fairs and all manner of outdoor activities whilst enjoying the Township’s lake district-esque charm.
Burlington
Burlington
4.5
(2)
Burlington, VT
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A weekend in Burlington is really all you need to 1) fall in love with the city and 2) see pretty much everything it has to offer. The largest city in Vermont is surprisingly tiny with less than 50000 residents, but the emphasis on slow living and sustainable cuisine is enough to charm the most hardened of city folk.
Wakefield
Wakefield
4.5
(2)
Wakefield, QC J0X
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G
Just north of Ottawa you’ll find Wakefield, one of the many villages of the Municipality La Pêche in the Outaouais region. Thrill seekers flock to the region for two things: Skiing and bungee jumping.
Portland
Portland
4.5
(2)
Portland, ME
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In search of a seaside escape? Look no further than Portland, Maine. Set on a peninsula in Casco Bay, the charming city is packed with lighthouses, fresh seafood restaurants, beaches, and everything else you’d expect from a coastal town.
Bromont
Bromont
4.5
(2)
Bromont, QC
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G
One hour east outside Montreal, along Highway #10, not far beyond the popular Granby Zoo exit, comes Exit #78 to the vacation zone called Bromont. Centered around the ski mountain of the same name, this beautiful area beside the Yamaska River attracts outdoor enthusiasts, agritourists, and even shoppers to the unique Factoreries Tanger Bromont, a combo of boutiques, eateries, and outdoor fun against the stunning backdrop of mountains.
Laval
Laval
4.5
(2)
Laval, QC
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From the charming heritage villages, such as Old Mirabel and Rosemere, to the new professional hockey area for the Laval Rockets to its most popular tourist attraction, Cosmodome Space Science Center, it's easy to see why Montrealers flock here to set down family roots. Once prime farmland, Laval is now the center of contemporary development featuring idyllic mansions, sprawling golf courses like Fontainebleau, private schools, cultural centers, outdoor trails, mega-shopping centers, and a burgeoning fine-dining scene to be envied.
Sundre
Sundre
4.5
(2)
Sundre, AB
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S
Visit Sundre Pioneer Museum to view Chester Mjolsness World of Wildlife, an amazing trophy collection of animals from around the globe, then go white water rafting at the Upper Red Deer River, a class 3 river which offers adventure with a wide variety of white water rapids that will constantly challenge and thrill.
Dickson
Dickson
4.5
(2)
Dickson, AB T0M 1V0
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S
The Dickson Store Museum, a 1930’s style General Store and The Danish Canadian Museum, that features 7 acres of Danish gardens with an Island Castle & Drawbridge and a small Danish Church in its grounds.
Aspen Crossing
Aspen Crossing
4.5
(2)
AB-24, Mossleigh
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Aspen Crossing is a train-tastic destination located just 45 minutes SE of Calgary. Explore the stunning prairie scenery that awaits you through of 3+ hours of Train excursion along some of southern Alberta’s diverse and historic landscapes. A combination of elements from the historic dining car, replica train station gift shop, big rig friendly campsite, glam-ping caboose cabins and a full-size train offering 12 excursions including Date Night Trips.
Fort MacLeod
Fort MacLeod
4.5
(2)
Fort MacLeod, AB
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Drive to Fort Museum in Fort Mcleod, to enjoy the NWMP Musical Ride, to learn about First Nations history and about how the arrival of North West Mounted Police, formed to protect Canadian sovereignty in the West put an end to the illicit trade in the Blackfoot, Blood, and Peigan Indian territory and established a town.
Canmore
Canmore
4.5
(2)
Canmore, AB
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S
The gateway to Banff National Park, Canmore provides its own share of attractions and activities. Highlights include: Grassi Lakes Hike, Ha Ling Peak Hike, Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore Museum and Geo Science Centre, and Raft tours on Bow Rivers.
Bowden
Bowden
4.5
(2)
Bowden, AB T0M 0K0
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S
Called “Gateway to the Parkland”, Bowden is a small town of 1240 people located on on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway. Find your way out of the Sunflower Maze at Eagle Creek Farms, find all things berries at Pearson’s Berry Farm, explore the history of the village at Bowden Pioneer Museum, enjoy pony rides or go trail riding at Red Lodge Guest Ranch.
Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake
4.5
(2)
Sylvan Lake, AB
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S
Alberta’s summer destination, this town for all seasons offer plenty of activities whether it is summer or winter. Enjoy a day of swimming, building sand castles or just sunbathing at the Lake.
Lacombe
Lacombe
4.5
(2)
Lacombe, AB
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S
This historic townis a wonderful place to visit as a day trip from Calgary. Get lost in Alberta’s record holding Corn Maze, have beach time at Gull Lake, discover bluebirds at Ellis Bird Farm, go on a Historic Town Walking Tour and enjoy a hike at J.J. Collett Natural Area.
Red Deer
Red Deer
4.5
(2)
Red Deer, AB
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S
Alberta’s third largest citylocated equidistant between Calgary and Edmonton has its own share of museums and natural attractions to explore! On a couples day trip – visit Heritage Ranch. Explore Alberta’s Sports History at The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum ,discover Red Deer’s History at The Red Deer Museum, learn about Alberta’s Norwegian heritage at Norwegian Laft Hus Society & Museumand enjoy water based recreational activities like waterball, paddling etc at Bower Ponds.
Stettler
Stettler
4.5
(2)
Stettler, AB T0C
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Plan a day trip to Stettler to spend few hours aboard Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions that will take you through Alberta Parkland landscape from Stettler to Big Valley and back. Depending on the day of travel, different themes are enacted, including murder mysteries, family, live stage show, seniors and teddy bear specials. Most trips include a full course buffet meal at destination, entertainment, sightseeing.
Drumheller
Drumheller
4.5
(2)
Drumheller, AB
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S
Travel to the graveyard of dinosaurs and discover Drumheller. Explore all things palaeontology at Royal Tyrell Museum, lookout from the jaws of World’s largest Dinosaur, hike the moonlike landscape of Horsethief Canyon and explore the site of an old coal mine at Midland Provincial Park. You can do all this and more when you drive the Dinosaur Trail.
East Coulee
East Coulee
4.5
(2)
East Coulee, Drumheller
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Located 5 minutes from the Coal Mine is East Coulee School Museum, a former four-room schoolhouse. This museum is home to mining archives and exhibits that details the coal mining era in Alberta. Who knows you might even encounter a paranormal phenomena.
Okotoks
Okotoks
4.5
(2)
Okotoks, AB
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S
Explore Calgary’s biggest commuter city – learn more about the bees at Chinook Honey Company, have some farm fun at Kayben Farms, learn more about Okotoks history at Okotoks Museum and Archives, explore local creativity at Okotoks Art Gallery, housed in the historic 1929 CPR Railway Station and hike to Okotoks Erratic, the largest known rock in the Foothills Erratics Train.
Turner Valley
Turner Valley
4.5
(2)
Turner Valley, AB T0L
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S
Visit Turner Valley Gas Plant and venture into the past of one of the British Empire’s major suppliers and a glimpse into the colourful lives of the workers who were part of this era. Before leaving for the next history lesson, stop at Eau Claire Distillery for a behind the scenes tour of how spirits are made.
Banff National Park
Banff National Park
4.5
(2)
Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L
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S
Calgary is blessed to have a National Park in its backyard, which has a place in the travel bucket list of almost every world leisure traveler. To see the National Park from Calgary on a day trip, split the entire park into 6 or more trips. It is better not to attempt Banff National Park portion of Icefields Parkway as day trip unless you want to spend 5 hours or more on the road(roundtrip).