While we are in the middle of a very snowy winter, instead of hiding out and heading somewhere warm, why not embrace this season and enjoy a Canadian destination. During the chilly winter months, it’s only natural to want to escape the snow for warmer climates. But travel trends suggest more and more travellers are embracing the chill and turning to cold-weather vacations. So, who better to embrace the trend than Canadians? A recent IHG survey found more than half of Canadians (60%) consider Canada a go-to destination for winter travel.
With 177 hotels from coast-to-coast – ranging from budget-friendly, family-approved or luxury – IHG wants travel to be fulfilling for every Canadian. Plan your winter travel experience and book your hotel at IHG.com/Canada. If you haven’t booked something yet don’t worry, it’s not too late to try something local.
To help you plan your winter trip, here are some of our favourite spots to visit across Canada this winter.
While this quaint small town in Ontario is best known in the warmer months when the flowers are in bloom and the vineyards are in peak grape-growing season, there is plenty to see during the colder months as well. Sample an Icewine at your favourite winery and snowshoe along the escarpment to see how the Niagara River and Niagara Falls transforms when it gets colder.
Where to stay: Holiday Inn Express Niagara-On-The-Lake
Victoria, British Columbia
Hop on a seaplane from Vancouver into the iconic Victoria Harbour and see the city when it’s chillier without the crowds. While it may be a touch chilly to visit their gardens, there is no better time to wander through one of the oldest Chinatown’s and warm up at Silk Road with some tea or a tea cocktail.
Where to stay: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Victoria – Colwood
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Pop on over to the east coast to spend a few snowy days in Halifax. Whether you strap on some skates to go skiing at the Halifax Oval or warm up at the Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, this city is the perfect spot for family travellers hoping to get away.
Where to stay: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax – Bedford
This post has been sponsored by IHG.