2016 is coming and if you’re looking at your bucket list and you see “check out some unique places to stay in Canada” written, we may have a way to check that off your list.
Booking.com has released a list of the top 10 most unique Canadian accommodations you can stay in, from a rotating house, to a restored jail, to even a good old fashion mountain lodge on the East Coast.
Check out he list below:
Around the Sea, Prince Edward Island.
If you ever dreamt about falling asleep looking at the sun setting over the sea, or wanted to wake up with a sunrise over the hills, this is the place. This accommodation is a rotating house, located in North Rustico, PEI. It takes 45 minutes to make a complete revolution, giving all 4 of the rooms a look at the ocean. Staying here also includes a complimentary Provincial Park Pass, and they also have electrical vehicle plug-in stations for your eco needs.
FantasyLand Hotel, Alberta
Adjacent to the huge West Edmonton Mall, is the FantasyLand Hotel. This one of a kind themed hotel has 120 Fantasy themed rooms. Each room represents a specific time, theme or era, such as the Roman room, the mermaid room and the stagecoach room. Here, you’re just steps away from the mall, Galaxyland Amusement Park and a waterpark. This is like a hyper-8-year old’s dream of a hotel complex; definitely shouldn’t miss it.
The Gladstone Art Hotel, Ontario.
Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel is in the heart of Toronto’s design district and is a victorian era hotel, that’s been revamped by local artists. Different rooms have different themes, and there’s 37 different decors to suit your needs, from a room with neon lights and a 40’s vibe, to a puzzle room. The onsite Melody Bar offers Karaoke every Friday and Saturday night, and the restaurant downstairs offers 3 square meals. This is a truly unique boutique hotel, full of the artsy vibes that Toronto is known for.
Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations, Quebec.
This hotel is designed to look like a traditional Iroquios longhouse, and it offers luxurious accommodations, an on-site museum dedicated to the history of Quebec’s First Nations, and offers gourmet dining, just a short distance away from Quebec City, in Wendake, Quebec. While staying here, you’ve got a chance to explore history, walk, hike and experience Canada’s Native history.
Making Waves Boatel, Ontario
Situated in Toronto’s harbourfront, just at the foot of Spadina is the Making Waves Boatel (Boat Hotel). This 65-foot long seasonal accommodation offers wifi, gourmet breakfast every day, and you’re a short walk from all of Toronto’s attractions, with great views of Lake Ontario and the islands. There’s 3 furnished decks with cherry wood flooring and mahogany walls, as well as tv’s in the rooms and common area. Plus you get to sleep on a boat, and not get seasick. What’s not to like?
Orca View Cottage, British Columbia
This solitary accommodation is right by the Juan de Fuca Strait, near Sooke, BC. This cottage is an oceanfront property with a wrap around terrace and private beach. Another location if you’re seeking isolation, you’ve got entertainment options with cable TV and a DVD player, but can also watch for sea life, go fishing and a short drive away you’ve got some great restaurants. It’s a great place to get centred and discover life.
HI Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ontario.
This former jailhouse is now a hostel. Located right beside the Ottawa Convention Centre and Rideau Centre mall, this one has some quirky charm. Each room features free wi-fi and there’s a daily continental breakfast. The rooms were former cells, but the victorian architecture and hardwood floors will set you at ease, and you can visit the common areas and the former jail library to borrow books.
Trout Point Lodge, Nova Scotia.
If rustic isolation is what you’re looking for, then the Trout Point Lodge is your destination. This is a remote, wilderness lodge next to the Tobeatic Wilderness Area outside of East Kemptville, Nova Scotia. Every room offers either a river or a forest view, and the lodge itself is made of Eastern Spruce Logs, granite and sandstone. While staying there, you can’t miss the outdoor barrel sauna or cedar wood heated hot tub, as well as the fishing, hiking and canoeing. This is the way to be one with nature.
The Zzzmoose Camping Cabins, Nova Scotia.
These cabins in Birch Plain, NS are essentially insulated, wooden tents with a shaded deck, and are also heated for year-round use. Each room includes 3 beds within the cabin itself and a 3 piece bathroom just situated outside the tents for that authentic camping feel. Nearby you have the Dancing Moose Cafe to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, where you can look at the Atlantic ocean or stare up at the stars.
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort, British Columbia.
Looking like it’s straight from Endor or an Avatar film, is this secret treehouse complex in Halfmoon Bay, BC. Each room offers a private terrace with a soaker tub, bathrobes and each room has it’s own fridge. There’s also a restaurant on site. On the complex itself you can book bikes, take yoga classes, play horseshoes, bocce ball and beach volleyball with other guests, or hit up the spa and relax. This is a premium getaway and a great place to stay.
via – thechive