Best Airbnbs in Canada: The Most Unique Vacation Rentals for 2023

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Canada is an adventure, no matter what part of the country you’re visiting! From the exciting landscape of the Rocky Mountains to the cottage country around the Great Lakes and the beautiful beaches of the east coast, there’s something for everyone. It goes without saying that Canada has some incredible places to stay. I’m breaking it down by Airbnbs in different parts of the country to find the best Airbnb in Canada! 

Why Visit Canada? 

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If I haven’t already sold you on travelling through my home country, here are a few reasons why you should add Canada to your travel bucket list: 

  • Skiing/Snowboarding – Canada is freezing for about 8 months of the year, meaning there is no shortage of ski resorts to visit. I’ve been to Banff Sunshine in April and there was still plenty of snow! In fact, you’ll find snow stays until June in some parts of British Columbia and Alberta. 
  • Vibrant Cities – If you’re more of a city person, you have many to choose from. Toronto is great for Business travellers and major events but there’s also downtown Vancouver, Old Quebec City for some history and a more European feel and Montreal for crazy nightlife. The city Airbnbs are equipped with modern amenities such as smart TVs, beautiful kitchens and amazing views. 
  • Unique Airbnb Hosts in the Great Outdoors – Want to be surrounded by nature during your stay? Not a problem! Banff National Park is a great option for outdoor enthusiasts who are excited to explore the Canadians Rockies. You’ll have no trouble finding unique rentals across Canada, including a little house with a private hot tub, a cabin with a fire pit and possibly even a secret cover treehouse cottage!
  • Ocean and River Views – Canada’s western coast offers insane views of the Pacific Ocean with many rentals located nearby the Sunshine Coast (British Columbia), or on the western coast of Vancouver Island. If you’re looking for river views instead, you may enjoy staying in Prince Edward Island or somewhere that’s within walking distance of the St. Lawrence River. 
  • Airbnb Superhosts and Options with a Parking Space – I always recommend booking a Superhost on Airbnb if you can because you know that they’re a trusted source with positive reviews. And if you’re driving, you need to ensure the property has parking spaces. 

The Best Airbnbs in Canada

If you’re looking for unique Airbnb rentals, you’ve come to the right place! From ocean views to floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll want to consider these Airbnb rentals in Canada. 

East Coast 

Shackup Tower, Broad Cove, Nova Scotia

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Price: $486 CAD/night

2 Guests, 1 Bed, 1 Bath 

This is the ultimate getaway for couples! Enjoy a private stay away from the rest of the world perched 30ft above the ground. It’s a perfect spot to visit any time of year with a gorgeous view of the water, a hot tub to dip into, a woodstove to sit by a cozy fire and a full kitchen. 

Broad Cove is a fishing village with cafes, stunning beaches and other nature nearby. Previous guests have raved about stargazing from the hot tub, the breathtaking view (especially at sunrise) and the details that the host has included. 

Paradise Cove, Springfield, Nova Scotia

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Price: $178 CAD/night

5 Guests, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Beds, 1 Bath

Looking for a cottage weekend away? Look no further than this stunning lakeside cottage with a hot tub and projector! There is enough space for the entire family to spend some time in the great outdoors for your next vacation. There are peddle boats or SUP boards you can use to keep busy or you can soak up some sun in a hammock by the water. If you’re visiting in the winter, don’t forget your skates because there’s nothing better when the lake freezes over. 

The memory foam beds will ensure you have a great sleep and guests loved the games and little touches throughout the property, as well as the high-speed internet and the extravagant coffee bar. 

Seaside Spa Retreat, Shelburne, Nova, Scotia

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Price: $309 CAD/night

6 Guests, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Beds, 1 Bath

You’re going to love this shoreside Airbnb with floor-to-ceiling windows, an open-concept kitchen and a jacuzzi tub. Not only that but there’s a hot tub outdoors right beside the koi pond! Hang out in the evenings by a bonfire or swing in the hammock while reading your favourite book. 

You’ll also have access to a sauna, a mini golf course and will be steps away from the ocean! Guests thought this Airbnb was the perfect place for a girl’s weekend away and found it to be incredibly relaxing. 

Lake Domes, Pine Grove, Nova Scotia

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Price: $249 CAD/night

2 Guests, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bed, 1 Bath

When it comes to unique stays, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better spot! This dome house has a private beach and you guessed it … a hot tub. The property includes kayaks to use on the lake, a kitchenette and a dedicated workspace if you need to fire off a few emails. 

Guests have loved the private property, the comfortable bed and pillows and how the host went out of her way to provide all of the small details from robes to toques and everything in between. 

The Owl’s Nest, York County, New Brunswick

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Price: $193 CAD/night

5 Guests, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Beds, 1 Bath

After a cabin that’s in close proximity to nature? This is the spot to be! You’ll find streams and waterfalls nearby and a wood-fired hot tub. The cabin itself is beautiful and modern and has everything you’d need for a weekend away. 

Guests couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful the property was and all of the board games/things to do nearby (despite having no wifi). 

Central Canada

Micro Element Chalet, La-Beauport, Quebec

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Price: $450 CAD/night

4 guests, 2 Bedrooms, 4 Beds, 1 Bath

Prepare yourself … because I may have found the best Airbnb in Canada! This modern and open-concept house is in an ideal location if you need a reset and a break from the big city. With breathtaking mountain views from the highest peak of Lac-Beauport, you have access to 20km of trails year-round. It’s only a short drive from Old Quebec and is one of the best vacation rentals you’ll come across. 

Guests loved being so close to nature, how relaxing and beautiful the house as, as well as the nearby trails to explore. 

The Lagöm, Lac-Beauport, Quebec

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Price: $338 CAD/night

2 Guests (4 possible with sofa bed), 1 Bedroom, 1 Bed, 1 Bath

This is another beautiful Airbnb with mountain views! It also sits along the Saint Lawrence River and has a BBQ and sun loungers to use in the summer months. You’ll love the large outdoor dining table with insane sunrises views and swinging in a hammock while you sip on your morning coffee. 

Guests have loved that it’s near the city center, among bakeries and restaurants. They also expressed that it felt as if they were living in a storybook! I think it goes without saying that this is a strong contender for the best Airbnb in Canada. 

Floating Home, Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, Quebec

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Price: $354 CAD/night

4 Guests, 1 Bedroom, 2 Beds, 1.5 Baths

I love everything about this Airbnb! This floating cottage is everything you’ve ever dreamed of with complete privacy, only a short drive from the city. Enjoy the small beach with kayaks and paddle boards in the summer. You can also go fishing on the lake or hike and mountain bike nearby. The winter is just as fun with snowshoes and sleds available. 

Guests can’t stop talking about the surrounding trails, the private beach and how clean it was. 

Tree House Safari, Tingwick, Quebec

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Price: $301 CAD/night

2 Guests, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bed, 1.5 Baths

Have you ever considered sleeping in a tree house? It’s your childhood dream come true with this tree house safari in Quebec! Located on a maple forest (how Canadian?!), you’ll enjoy a vast space with 3 separate dwellings. You’ll be amazed by the different wildlife that you can visit on the property, including alpacas and zebra! 

Guests loved the fresh seasonal breakfast, the relaxing and romantic vibe and nature. 

Country Glamping, Bonfield, Ontario

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Price: $105 CAD/night

2 Guests, 1 Bed, Half Bath

This one is for my budget travellers seeking the perfect getaway! The space is truly in the middle of nature on an 83-acre property. It’s equipped with snowshoes and sleds and there are many places to hike or skate. The Airbnb hosts offer helicopter tours for $690 where you’ll fly above and around Talon Lake with champagne in hand. 

Guests loved getting away from the city in a peaceful environment, how great the host was at communicating and the clean and comfortable bed. 

Niagara-On-The-Lake Villa, Ontario

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Price: $501 CAD/night

8 Guests, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Beds, 2 Baths

You can’t say you’ve been to Canada without visiting Niagara Falls. This property is a short drive, situated in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a beautiful wine region in Ontario. With an outdoor pool, a spacious outdoor seating area and a dining room, this is the perfect spot for a family gathering. It’s also just minutes from lakeside parks and local wineries. 

Guests loved how equipped the space was, mentioned it was a great location and it was equipped with everything you could need! 


Luxury Cabin, Onanole, Manitoba 

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Price: $299 CAD/night

9 Guests, 3 Bedrooms, 6 Beds, 2.5 Baths

Looking for a great place with a spacious living room? Make this cabin your home away from home while you explore all that Riding Mountain National Park has to offer! The cabin is located right at Elkhorn Resort and is within walking distance of the town of Wasagaming. 

Guests loved the hot tub and fire pit and enjoying time with relatives in the outdoors. 

Lakefront Shipping Container, Inglis, Manitoba 

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Price: $210 CAD/night

8 Guests, 3 Bedrooms, 5 Beds, 2 Baths 

If you’ve ever stepped foot in an IKEA and wished that you could fall asleep in the store, you’ll love this Airbnb in Canada! It was designed by a Canadian architect, David Penner, who was featured in IKEA’s global marketing. The cabin sits on the Lake of the Prairies in Manitoba and is a great price for the number of people you can bring with you! 

Guests have loved the views from the property (especially during autumn) and having a chance to catch the Northern Lights (which was seen at the end of September). 

Hidden Haven, Swift Current, Saskatchewan

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Price: $140 CAD/night

4 Guests, 1 Bedroom, 3 Beds, 0 Baths

Exploring Saskatchewan? You won’t want to miss this hidden cabin! Although there is no running water, it’s the perfect place to get away from the city and spend time fishing on the pond, sip on a coffee, have a bonfire and possibly catch the Northern Lights. 

Guest couldn’t stop talking about the sunset view, the amazing wildlife and how friendly the hosts were. 

West Coast 

Shanti Yurt, Bragg Creek, Alberta

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Price: $179 CAD/night

4 Guests, 2 Beds, 1 Bath 

You need to stay at this yurt during your next trip to Alberta! It has a quirky style, and is close to hiking trails, golf courses and horseback riding. The bathroom is just a short walk from the yurt and the yurt itself includes a Breville Barista coffee machine, a spacious deck with a BBQ, kitchenette and skylight dome! 

The Yurt is also just a 30-minute drive from Foretmenot Pond and a 20-minute drive from Elbow Falls. Guests loved the hot tub, how romantic the space was and enjoying time by the firepit. 

Canmore Penthouse 

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Price: $237 CAD/night 

4 Guests, 1 Bedroom, 2 beds, 1 Bath

You can’t visit Canada without stopping by Canmore! This Airbnb has a private balcony with mountain views, lightning-fast wifi, a cozy fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, a BBQ and complimentary laundry facilities. The property is just a 15-minute drive to Banff National park and under an hour’s drive to Lake Louise! 

It won the Travelers’ Choice award on TripAdvisor in 2021 and guests have loved it as a home base while exploring Alberta, the heated hot tub and indoor pool and that Canmore’s downtown area was within walking distance. 

Vancouver Penthouse, British Columbia 

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Price: $325 CAD/night 

6 Guests, 2 Bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 Baths 

Vancouver is one of the major cities in Canada and definitely one of the best places to visit if you’re a fan of city life. Although the Torontonian in me isn’t fully convinced that Vancouver is the best city, it’s definitely one of the best cities in the country! This condo is located right in downtown Vancouver and will amaze you. It has two private patios, a hot tub, a projector, walk-in closets, many amenities in the building and just a short walk to the waterfront. 

Guests loved the proximity to sports events in the city, easy communication with the host and how modern and spacious the condo was! 

Tea Tree House, Britannia Beach, British Columbia 

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Price: $228 CAD/night 

2 Guests, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bed, 1 Bath

This could be another contender for the best Airbnb in Canada! With ocean and mountain views right from the living room and bedroom and private access to a creek on the property, you’ll be getting the proper Canadian experience. The decor is beautiful, most made from natural materials and you’ll have easy access to the property as it’s just 45 minutes from North Vancouver. You’ll love the fresh-grown fruits, veggies and herbs that are grown between spring and fall each year and will feel like one with nature. 

Guests loved the views, having a cozy space to stay and enjoying a romantic getaway! 

Hideaway Creek, Roberts Creek, British Columbia

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Price: $310 CAD/night 

2 Guests, 1 Bedroom, 2 beds, 1 Bath 

Looking for a private property to yourself? This spot is on 4.5 acres and has everything you could need during your stay. There is plenty of natural light throughout the cabin and you’ll also find two large patios, a BBQ, rocking chairs to chill out on and a hot tub! 

Guests have loved the sauna and cold tub, as you won’t find these at many Airbnb rentals. They also mentioned that the hosts were very attentive when it came to small details and made the stay as comfortable as possible. 


Houseboat on the Bay, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

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Price: $193 CAD/night

2 Guests, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bed, 1 Bath 

This might be the best way to truly see Canada! This Airbnb is located on Great Slave Lake and is close to ski trails, an ice castle, dog sledding, coffee shops and outdoor skating. The Northern Lights are easily seen from the deck and you’ll be just a 15-minute walk to downtown. 

Guests loved the host and expressed how visiting Yellowknife was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

Violet House, Iqaluit, Nunavut

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Price: $240 CAD/night

4 Guests, 1 Bedroom, 3 Beds, 1 Bath 

What was once a historic building is a renovated space just minutes walking distance from Iqaluit. You’ll often catch the Northern Lights from this property and can easily make it your home away from home while exploring Canada’s territories. 

Guests loved how homey it felt, the location and reliable internet and mentioned it was better than a hotel! 

The Best Airbnb in Canada is … 

With so many amazing stays to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to choose the best Airbnb in Canada. With that being said, I have to say that the Micro Element Chalet in Quebec takes first place in my books! If you’re planning a trip to Canada, check out my British Columbia travel guide here and all other blogs on Canada here.

I’ll be back shortly with another blog but you can follow my current travels through South and Central America on Instagram and TikTok!


Amy xx

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