Summertime in Canada means one thing: cottage season! And while the term tends to vary from province to province — cottage, cabin, camp, you name it, there’s bound to be a Canadian that says it! — there’s no denying that the true north has some stunning waterfront properties (is that the politically correct term?).

Whether you’re wilderness-obsessed or a die-hard city mouse, these luxury retreats combine the best of both worlds. Get ready to swoon over these listings!

Port Severn, Ontario — $1,475,000

PortSevern Photo: Sotheby’s

This striking, southern Muskoka retreat is only an hour and a half away from Toronto, making it the ideal spot for quick weekend getaways. The four-season, four-bedroom, architectural marvel is close to hiking trails, horse stables, spas and plenty of boating routes leading to Georgian Bay and Trent-Severn Water Way.

Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Ontario — $2,100,000

Leeds Photo: Sotheby’s

Take a load off at this relaxing oasis on Baby Tar Island. Not only is this cottage full of charm and natural beauty, but it also comes with a noteworthy history — it was custom-built in the 1920s for a member of the Dupont family.

Georgian Bay, Ontario — $2,495,000

GeorgianBay Photo: Sotheby’s

Kids and relatives will be in their glory at this family-friendly retreat in Georgian Bay. The sandy beach, state-of-the-art kitchen and separate guest suite will make for some unforgettable family reunions.

Clearview, Ontario — $1,295,000

Clearview Photo: Sotheby’s

Revel in the quiet, country bliss at this charming Clearview cottage. Located close by the delightful village of Creemore and adjacent to a calming stream, the property epitomizes tranquil, rural living.

Lefroy, Ontario — $1,099,900

Lefroy Photo: Sotheby’s

Nature-lovers will take refuge at this rugged property on Lake Huron. Wade in the cool waters on your very own pebble beach or gaze out at the view from your 70-foot covered porch.

Muskoka, Ontario — $2,690,000

Muskoka Photo: Sotheby’s

Enjoy all the comforts of modern city life with a stunning waterfront view at this recently-renovated, turnkey property in Muskoka. A chef’s kitchen and a digitally controlled entertainment system are listed as some of the property’s state-of-the-art perks.

Thousand Islands, Ontario — $2,850,000

ThousandIslands Photo: Comfree

Built atop its very own island, this stunning cottage offers 360-degree views of the water, an airy, open-concept layout and a large island boathouse. One of the most impressive features of this eight-year-old property is the 87-foot, steel, arched bridge connecting the island to the mainland.

Port Carling, Ontario — $3,295,000

PortCarling Photo: Luxury Real Estate

This seven-bedroom, two-bathroom property is nestled in a quiet, secluded bay perfect for paddle-boarding, kayaking, canoeing and more. With the water, a media room, fitness room and over 11 acres of land at your fingertips, the summer adventures will be neverending!

Esterel, Quebec — $1,988,000

Esterel Photo: Luxury Real Estate

You’ll basically own a resort if you decide to splurge on this spectacular Quebec property. With two lakes, an indoor pool, tennis courts and two guest suites, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave.

Gravenhurst, Ontario — $1,199,999

Gravenhurst Photo: Luxury Real Estate

This Gravenhurst oasis is luxurious inside and out. The cozy, comfortable interiors feature cathedral wooden ceilings, hand-scraped flooring and a dramatic stone fireplace, while mature pines, a fire pit and a large dock make for a delightful outdoor haven.

Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, Quebec — $650,000

SaintAdolphe Photo: Luxury Real Estate

Experience rugged cottage living at this three-bedroom, two-bath property in rural Quebec. Highlights include a stone fireplace, outdoor spa and a dazzling lake view.

Tofino, British Columbia — $4,950,000

Tofino Photo: Luxury BC Homes

This luxurious waterfront property epitomizes west coast beauty. Thoughtfully designed with the water, beach and stunning natural setting in mind, the six-bedroom, six-bathroom home features impeccable interior finishes and unique Native American touches, including an authentic totem pole.

Sooke, British Columbia — $869,000

Sooke Photo: Luxury BC Homes

This natural retreat features a spacious deck, stairs leading down to the shore, statement beams and an inset wood-burning fireplace. Sitting on three acres of land, this property comes with plenty of room for exploring.

North Kawartha, Ontario — $1,196,000

NorthKawartha Photo: Remax

Trade in your emails and phone calls for the pine trees and sparkling waters of Big Cedar Lake at this secluded North Kawartha cottage. The home is quaint and intimate with three bedrooms, a fire pit and over four acres of land.

Quilchena, British Columbia — $3,499,000

Quilchena Photo: Sotheby’s

And last but certainly not least, Buck’s Landing in Quilchena, BC is every country dweller’s dream. The 5,700-square-foot, custom-built, timber frame home sits on over five acres of gorgeous, sprawling land. Activities like cross-country skiing, sledding, fishing and horseback riding abound here.

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