Canada’s Most Popular Cottage Destinations

Canada's Most Popular Cottage Destinations

All winter long, you patiently wait for the last snowflake to melt, for the grass to once again turn an inviting shade of green, and for Canada’s most popular cottage destinations to come alive. With the first long weekend of the summer on the horizon, cottage season has officially arrived! For the next several months, cottagers across Canada will start their weekends in a long line of cars, patiently fighting traffic after a long day at work to spend the following 48 hours in their summer sanctuary.

Marshmallow roasting techniques will be perfected, the familiar scent of barbecued burgers will waft through the air at regular intervals, and tell-tale signs of an amateur sunscreen application will elicit laughter from guests far and wide. Whether you own a recreation property in one of these highly desired locations, or are looking to rent this summer, we explored Canada’s top cottage destinations so you can see what our beautiful country has to offer this summer!

Popular Cottage Destinations

Lake Louise


If the vibrantly coloured water from surrounding glaciers isn’t enough to draw you into Banff, Alberta, perhaps the idea of privacy and solitude in one of the various cottages and cabins will make Lake Louise one of the most popular cottage destinations you will return to for years to come.

Georgian Bay


With over 30,000 islands for recreation properties, Georgian Bay is about 190 Kilometres long and covers approximately 15,000 square kilometres. It is know for its granite rock formations and rugged beauty, with Wasaga Beach located at the southern end of the bay.

Rideau Lake


Whether you like to boat, fish, shop, hike, golf, or swim, the township of Rideau Lake has everything you could ever need! Located in Eastern Ontario, the shore of the lake has plenty of recreation properties and homes to choose form for your summer holidays.

Lake of Woods


Lake of Woods covers parts of Ontario and Manitoba, and a small portion of Minnesota. It covers 65,000 miles of shoreline, and is known for its many recreational activities that appeal to cottagers from all over Canada.



Orillia is one of the premier outdoor recreation areas in Canada, with a wide variety of activities for visitors. If you’re looking for one of the most popular cottage destinations among locals, check out Bass Lake that attracts visitors from it’s surrounding areas.

Okanagan Valley

British Columbia

With activities slightly different than those in Ontario, the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia offers activities such as wine tours, water sports, and hiking that are sure to keep the entire family occupied during your stay.

Falcon Lake


Located in the Whiteshell Provincial Park, Falcon Lake is located approximately 152 kilometres east of Winnipeg. With rushing water, clear deep lakes, & sandy beaches, this popular destination has something for everyone.

Mont Tremblant


Well known as a ski destination in the Winter, Mont Tremblant has plenty to offer as the weather warms up with options for swimming, golfing, and all the other activities cottagers know and love.

Lake Rosseau


As one of the most popular cottage destinations for cottagers in Ontario, Lake Rosseau is part of the Muskoka Lakes. On top of being a popular destination, it is also well known as being one of the most expensive destinations.

Whether you have a destination in mind already, or these locations have persuaded you to explore some other popular cottage destinations in Canada, here is to wishing you a safe, happy, and fun filled Summer Cottage Season at recreation properties in this beautiful country we call home! Be sure to use the search feature in to search for a recreation property in one of these prime locations to call home this summer.

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