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Guide: Incredible Bed & Breakfasts in Canada worth the road trip

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Alright, so you’re planning a late summer road trip, and you’ve decided that you want to stay in a traditional bed and breakfast. Forget combing through Airbnb and overpaying for a fancy hotel. It’s a snug sleep combined with free breakfast, how can you go wrong?

You can’t, and we’re here to help you make sure of it. From coast to coast, here are some of the best bed and breakfast experiences in Canada.

British Columbia

A Snug Harbour Inn

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Described as Ucluelet’s premier oceanside bed and breakfast, Snug Harbour Inn is your Vancouver Island oasis. Perched on an 85-foot cliff, this spot boasts a private viewing deck, hot tub, and of course, a free full breakfast.

Where: 460 Marine Drive, Ucluelet

The Treehouse

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Confession time, some of these spots are not going to be complete B&B’s, just fun places to stay off the beaten path. The Treehouse sits above the tasting room at Elephant Island Winery, which is in one of the best wine regions in Canada. Let it be your kick-off point for a few days of winery tours.

Where: 2730 Aikins Loop, Naramata

Blackstone B&B

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Nestled in the gorgeous mountain town of Fernie, Blackstone is a lodge-style log home that sits on a trailhead, which is perfect for summer exploring. Or, go there in the winter and enjoy some world-class skiing.

Where: 30 Piedmont Drive, Fernie

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Alberta

Howling Wolf B&B

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On the other side of the Rockies lies the Howling Wolf in Canmore. Set in the town, this place offers free bikes for you to use, and also features a variety of trail networks nearby. Everybody goes to Banff, but honestly, you get more bang for your buck in Canmore.

Where: 506 2 Street, Canmore

Old Entrance B&B

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Located in Hinton, in Jasper National Park, Old Entrance might just be our top pick on this entire list. They have riverside teepees, traditional cabins and suites available. The best part? They offer trail rides and you don’t even have to bring your own horse. Giddy up, buckarooo.

Where: 26118 Old Entrance Road, Hinton

Sierra West

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Another ranching experience, but set in the south and a little more upscale than Old Entrance. Stay in ‘Cowtown’, which is a complete replica of Main Street in a frontier town. No free breakfast here, but you can walk down to the river and catch a fish to cook over a campfire instead. Yes, we’re serious about everything we just said.

Where: Pincher Creek

Saskatchewan

Hanna’s Haven

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We chose Hanna’s Haven for two reasons. First, they have an immaculate track record when it comes to great hospitality and professionalism. Second, if you book here you only have to pay $20 to play the 9-hole golf course next door, and that’s with a cart!

Where: 760 Birch Street, Meota

Manitoba

Aaron’s on the Lake

aarons on the lakeJust 45 minutes north of Winnipeg lies this lakefront oasis. Why would you be in Manitoba? We’re not sure, but hey, at least you now know about a fun place to stay while you’re there. That’s a bonus, right?

Where: 311 Gimli Road

Ontario

Villas of Muskoka

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Ontario’s lake country is some of the best in Canada, and you might as well experience it in style. This private, gated community sits directly on the banks of Lake Muskoka. You can literally grab a dozen friends, split two of them, and just ball one weekend.

Where: 1841 Frank Miller Memorial Route, Bracebridge

Alvento

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Nestled on the southern side of Lake Ontario, Alvento doubles as a winery and bed and breakfast. Like The Treehouse listed above, this is the perfect option for those who want to do a little wine tour and still have a great place to sleep each night.

Where: 3048 Second Ave, Vineland Station

The Wilfrid Farmhouse

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Described as a boutique B&B experience, The Wilfrid has transformed an 1850s farmhouse into a contemporary getaway. Prince Edward County is beautiful, and a great way to experience the northern side of Lake Ontario.

Where: 1375 Royal Road, Milford

Quebec

Maison Historique James Thompson

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This home in the heart of Old Quebec was built in 1793. When are you ever going to have a chance to sleep in something that old in Canada? It’s not going to happen. Sure, there are a ton of B&B’s in Quebec, but go for broke with the oldest of them all.

Where: 47 Rue Sainte-Ursule, Quebec

Honestly, we were going to try and include bed and breakfasts from the ‘peripheral provinces’ but let’s face facts. Those are completely different worlds, and they deserve their own treatment.

Don’t worry, we will get around to them eventually.

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