Canada is home to an incredible amount of weird and wonderful places to vacation. Whether you’re looking to get back to nature or live it up in the big city, it’s home to every possible type of accommodation.
We took a cross-country trip via Airbnb to find some of the coolest listings around. A treehouse, a castle, a micro-house and a yurt are just a few of the options available.
A cozy and exceptionally classy Quebec City condo
Rate: $285 per night (entire condo)
The brick walls in this two-storey downtown condo make us swoon.
A modern cottage in the wilderness of Golden, British Columbia
Rate: $399 per night (entire space)
Who says roughin’ it in the woods has to be rustic? This uber-modern space is a minimalist’s dream.
A cute Signal Hill house in St. John’s, Newfoundland
Rate: $540 per night (entire space)
See the sunrise first: this house on St. John’s harbour is the most easterly guest house in North America.
A Yukon Yurt
Rate: $110 a night (full space)
This hand crafted Mongolian yurt is set among 21 private acres of space if you want to get away from it all.
A loft in a former Toronto clock tower
Rate: $499 a night (entire condo)
The Quasimodo jokes are entirely worth it.
A rotating house in Rustico, PEI
Rate: $200 a night (one 645-square foot condo in building)
Every suite in this famous round house gets an ocean view. During the day, the the entire house slowly rotates.
An artistic Montreal loft
Rate: $299 per night (full loft)
This 1,500-square foot loft in Old Montreal gets such great light you’ll immediately want to dust off your easel.
A luxury log home in Canmore, Alberta
Rate: $400 per night (entire home)
We were initially skeptical of a listing that promised a “luxury log home” but it more than delivered.
A colourful former church in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Rate: $149 per night (entire house)
The re-invented property kept all the best elements of the existing structure.
A houseboat in Yellowknife Bay in the Northwest Territories
Rate: $150 per night (private room)
Don’t let the pictures fool you – the floating home has all the comforts of land-locked houses but with much better harbour views.
An architect’s penthouse in Edmonton
Rate: $600 a night (entire condo)
This colourful home atop an Edmonton condo building can be seen from across the city and has been written up in design mags like Dwell.
A Sunshine Coast stunner in Roberts Creek, British Columbia
Rate: $500 per night (entire house)
A most perfect Maritime cottage in Hubbards, Nova Scotia
Rate: $265 per night (full cottage)
Old-timey screen door? Check. Antique wood stove? Check. Gingham-covered chair? Check. Somehow this space manages to be cute without being saccharine.
A treehouse among the aspens of Millarville, Alberta
Rate: $100 per night
Your childhood dreams realized in one woodsy home.
A monochromatic condo in Vancouver, British Columbia
Rate: $325 per night (entire condo)
This 1,400-square foot loft in the historic Gastown ‘hood goes all-in for all-white.
An entire castle in Downtown Toronto, Ontario
Rate: $2499 a night (entire structure)
The perfect place for a princess or someone who just really, really likes turrets.
A micro-house in Centreville, Nova Scotia
Rate: $98 per night (entire house)
This wee thing measures just 170-square feet, (plus two lofts) and is the full-time home of the couple who built the space. And yes, that is a wine barrel shower.