Vacation HomeA vacation home doesn’t always have to mean owning a place abroad. In fact, there are many great locations in your own backyard (meaning Canada) that would be perfect for a vacation home.


Banff is a small tourist town in Alberta surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Despite its small size, Banff has a school, grocery stores, tons of clothing stores and multiple restaurants and bars. The surrounding wilderness provides a plethora of hiking trails, riding trails and mountain climbing opportunities. Nearby Moraine Lake and Lake Louise also offer beautiful vistas and hiking opportunities. A vacation home here would provide you with year round fun and adventure, from skiing to nature watching and everything in between.

The Muskokas

Muskoka is a large area in North-central Ontario. Known as the Land of Lakes, the area is dotted with countless small and massive bodies of fresh water. The dense bush makes it an ideal place for tucked away lake homes on water that is fishable and perfect for other water activities. Small towns like Gravenhurst and Bala provide all the necessities you could want, and the area offers year round activities. What could be more romantic than Christmas at your lake vacation home?


Nelson is a small town in British Columbia, located on the edge of Kootenay Lake. This sleepy town has become a haven for the arts, with many writers, musicians and artists living here. It’s beautiful scenery, lake exposure and small population make it an ideal spot for a vacation home. You could spend winters here and enjoy the mild weather, or summer here and take advantage of the vibrant arts and lake living.

Whether you are looking for a place to spend the winter, summer, or a few weeks spread out over the year, there are many beautiful places you could choose to buy a vacation home in Canada. Decide what is important you – the activities available, the scenery or the actual home – and then shop in some of Canada’s most picturesque and desirable locations.

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Listing information last updated on March 26th, 2023 at 1:47pm CDT.