The perfect spots where you can ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile right from your front door.
Fight the winter blues with a stay at one of these quintessentially Canadian winter getaways.
Your next vacation feels like a lifetime away? Fight the winter doldrums with a stay at one of these dreamy winter getaways. You can cross-country ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile right from your front door from these locations, so you really feel like you’re tackling the season head-on.
You’re not a snow lover? We’re betting a few nights at one of these spots will change your mind...
WINTER SHELTERS AT FUNDY NATIONAL PARK
Best for: Nature lovers who don’t want to wait till summer for their park fix.
Fundy National Park has groomed snowshoe, cross-country ski, and fat bike trails throughout the season. This is a great way to explore the beauty of the park under winter’s snowy blanket. Plan on staying the night because there are a few different cozy options. Fundy has 3 nicely secluded rustic cabins, along with winterized oTENTiks and yurts in Headquarters Campground. They all have heating so your toes will be nice and toasty after a day of exploring. If you prefer to sleep a little closer to nature, bring your tent for winter camping.
Fundy National Park
GLAMPING IN A DOME
Best for: Ditching conventional accommodations for a night under the stars.
Imagine glamping in your very own geodesic dome complete with fireplace, and Scandi-chic interior. Yep, it’s as awesome as it sounds. A snowy landscape provides all the more reason to snuggle beneath the stars, but don’t plan on hibernating too long - snowshoe and hiking trails for guests wind through some of those pristine properties. Some also offer snowshoe rentals, and even fine local treats to enjoy in your dome. A wood-fired hot tub to warm up in at the end of the day doesn’t sound so bad either!
Best for: Anyone who loves pulling up to their doorstep by snowmobile.
These lodges are well-known among the snowmobilers who frequent New Brunswick’s Northern Odyssey and various snowmobile trails. The accommodations are as sled-friendly as it gets and you’re pretty much guaranteed a good time. Lodge restaurants welcome riders from near and far, and a jovial atmosphere is standard. Did we mention they’re also located right on the trails? If you were born to ride, these are for you.
COZY CABINS ON THE MIRAMICHI RIVER
Best for: Outdoor enthusiasts who are looking to disconnect
It’s no secret that the Miramichi river is known (even internationally!) as a go-to destination to take in the great outdoors. There is much more to do than go fishing though! During the winter months, this place turns into a winter wonderland, with cozy cabins nestled all along the river banks. It doesn’t get more authentic than log cabins, wood stoves and access to the trails with the winter classics like sliding, skating, snowshoeing and more. Some even offer unique excursions that bring you up close and personal with local wildlife, or "in the woods" cabins accessible only by skis, snowshoes or hiking. If you are looking to go off the beaten path, these options will not disappoint.
RELAXING OASIS FOR WINTER PAMPERING
Best for: A nature getaway with a touch of luxury.
Looking for a nature getaway that offers a bit of luxury? Auberge de la Vallée Hotel and Spa has five homey cabins located on a 12-acre property giving you the atmosphere of seclusion, all while being just a short drive from Bathurst city centre.
The best part? The cabins are close proximity to the main building, which means access to all the spa services and amenities during your stay. Fresh air fun is also just steps from your lodging, with winter hiking and snowshoe trails throughout the property.
Auberge de la Vallée
CHALETS in the mountains
Best for: An authentic winter getaway for the entire family
Located in Kedgwick, Chalets Restigouche is an ideal spot to spend quality time with friends or family and take in the beautiful surroundings. With one and two-storey cottage options, you can accommodate groups of up to 20. Tubes for sliding and snowshoes are available on site, and can be included with your stay with one of their winter packages. If you’re busy having too much outdoor fun, you can even order pre-made home cooked meals such as lasagna, soup or a breakfast box to bring to your cabin. Your next Appalachian winter adventure starts here.
RANCH NATURE GETAWAY
Best for: Active people looking for a unique winter stay
Broadleaf Ranch is a fantastic destination for an overnight stay and all kinds of winter fun with family and friends. Choose between the lighthouse, the covered bridge or the chuck wagon perched on top of the cliff with breathtaking views on the Shepody Marshlands, or a cabin closer to the main lodge, and enjoy sleigh rides, horseback trail rides, skating on the pond, sliding on the hill, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and direct access to snowmobile trails. For a large group, the luxury Mountain Chalet nestled in the woodlands, with a panoramic view of Caledonia Mountain, is a dream retreat.