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10 June 2022

Your Summer Travel Inspiration

Photo c/o Destination Ontario

With less than two weeks to go until the official start of summer, it is time to start pinning down your warm-weather travel plans. From lazy days spent on sandy beaches to exciting exploits in new places, summer is the time to get outside and explore Canada.

Still not sure where you want to go? At Landsby we are passionate about tailoring our experiences to your needs — reach out to us if you’d like to discuss a customized summer travel plan or are looking to put together a unique experience for a small group of travellers.

In the meantime, here are six great experiences to consider:

View of Westport from Spy Rock

Take A Mid-Week Getaway For Two

Live music, a waterfront patio and a scenic hike — what’s not to love about our Rideau Getaway in Westport Ontario? Book a mid-week summer break and enjoy the beautiful weather while shopping in the charming downtown, taking in the pretty view from Spy Rock and listening to an outdoor music show at the Cove Inn.

Go for Big Adventure in the Yukon

Summer in the Yukon is special — the days are long, the weather is comfortable and the scenery is unbeatable. Spend an incredible 5 days getting acquainted with Canada’s north on our Yukon Summer Adventure. From your homebase of Whitehorse, you’ll explore the region by land, air and water (flightseeing tour, guided hike and canoeing trip included). You’ll have so many exciting tales to tell when you get home.

Take a Relaxing Break in the Quebec Wilderness

Breath the fresh air that comes with being surrounded by 800 acres of forests as you enjoy a much-needed break at an award-winning eco-resort in Quebec. Located just an hour and a half from Montreal, this beautiful property offers something for everyone: an outdoor pool, a Nordic spa, farm animals, horseback riding, canoeing on the meandering river…the list goes on. If you’re still looking for a summer holiday, take a look at our Eco-Tourism Experience.

Try Forest Therapy on the Bruce Trail

Have you ever wanted to hike an extensive part of Ontario’s Bruce Trail but didn’t know how to get started? Our 5-day guided waterfall hiking excursion (with overnight accommodations at a hotel) is the perfect way to learn the ropes, have fun and spend some quality time in nature this summer. Everything is included — from gourmet trail-side lunches and restaurant dinners to daily trail shuttles and hotel stays — all you have to do is bring your hiking shoes and an adventurous attitude. You’ll be a Bruce Trail hiking expert in no time.

Say Hello to Belugas in Churchill

Cross one item off your bucket list this summer with a 7-day excursion that takes you from Winnipeg to the amazing town of Churchill, Manitoba. Spend two nights in Winnipeg (one night on the way to Churchill and one night on the way home) and four nights in Churchill. This itinerary includes a coastal boat tour in Hudson Bay with an opportunity to view Polar Bears, a Beluga Whale Boat Tour and many other awesome experiences (even a chance to catch the Aurora Borealis if conditions are right).

In case you missed it: Read our post about why summer is a great time to visit Churchill.

Peddle Around The World’s Largest Freshwater Island

Located in Lake Huron, Manitoulin Island is indeed the largest freshwater island in the world and there’s no better way to get acquainted with its beauty than on a 5-day e-bike cycling excursion. We’ve teamed up with the knowledgeable folks at the Manitoulin Island Cycling Association to create a special journey that combines days of scenic cycling and hiking with powerful cultural Indigenous experiences. Our summer departure date is June 26. Or try the experience in the fall (depart September 25 or September 29) for spectacular autumn colours.