Ah, celebrities, always down for a laugh. In case you missed it, Kim Kardashian-West shared a rather ill-advised update about renting a private island for her fam in order to find some normalcy amid the pandemic. Despite the post being tone-deaf, it did spark our curiosity, so we decided to see what Canada’s private island rentals are like. Turns out, there are a few to pick from, and some are pretty darn spectacular. Next stop, complete separation from reality!

*Note: COVID restrictions that are currently in place may affect the amount of people allowed at rentals around Canada. Be sure to check local regulations before renting anywhere in the country.

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Say hello to Explore’s Adventure Island in Ontario. Located on Shoal Lake, this 9-acre private island features a home with over 3,000 square feet of living space. Plus, it comes with all the amenities you’d expect from such a secluded destination. Well, except for a hot tub.

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But that’s ok, we’ll get over it. And, it’ll be pretty easy to do so. Maybe we’ll cozy up with a book in the house, or strut outside to get a fire going. If this was the summer, we’d also take advantage of the kayaking and boating options, but hey, we can’t win ’em all.

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The best part of all this? Getting here with your friends won’t cost the same amount as a house. Since the cabin can sleep up to 12 people (barring COVID-19 restrictions), the $600 or so a night all of a sudden becomes a lot more reasonable. Heck, even with 5 of your closest friends it’s a bargain.


You can check out Explore’s Adventure Island on Vrbo. Happy island hopping this winter, folks!