Did you know that Canada is home to the world’s best stargazing hotel, tucked away in a Nova Scotian forest?
Canada boasts a dizzying array of notable accommodations, from a restored jail hostel in Ottawa to a rotating House on Prince Edward Island. Canadians love staying at unique accommodations and, luckily, our country is full of them.
According to Booking.com, these are the top 10 most unique Canadian accommodation you definitely need to cross of your bucket list:
Around The Sea, Prince Edward Island
Ever fallen asleep overlooking the ocean and woken up to the sunrise coming up over the hills? Well that’s exactly what you’ll experience at The Around the Sea Rotating House, located in North Rustico, Prince Edward Island. The Around The Sea is the world’s first rotating house with luxury condo rentals. The hotel completes a full rotation within 45 minutes, giving each room an ocean view. Complete with stunning views of the North Rustico Beach, electric vehicle plug-in stations, and a complimentary Provincial Park Pass to access any provincial park in Prince Edward Island, you’ll find yourself on the eco-adventure of a lifetime.
ZzzzMoose Camping Cabins, Nova Scotia
This is not your typical outdoor accommodation. Mimicking wooden tents, these cabins located in Birch Plain are completely insulated and heated so patrons can use them year-round. Catch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy Orion’s Belt under a starlit sky. The ZzzzMoose cabins are a 23-minute drive to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park – a must-see for anyone longing to visit this part of Canada’s epic coastline.
Trout Point Lodge, Nova Scotia
The Trout Point Lodge is the world’s first certified Starlight hotel offering some of the best stargazing in the entire world. The lodge is made of handcrafted Eastern Spruce logs, rustic granite, and sandstone and every room comes with a river or forest view. Guests can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including an outdoor barrel sauna or cedar wood-heated hot tub, canoeing, biking, and fishing.
Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations, Quebec
Resembling a traditional Iroquois longhouse, this boutique hotel is inspired by Quebec’s First Nations people. Embark on an adventure with one of their several exciting packages including skiing, snowmobiling, dogsledding, and snowshoeing. At the end of your day, get cozy fireside or stay cool with a drink from their ice bar at La Traite.
Making Waves Hotel, Ontario
Forget sleeping on land and book yourself a night on the sea. The Making Waves Boatel is a 65-foot private yacht docked in the Toronto Harbour that’s surrounded by the city’s main attractions such as the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, and Ripley’s Aquarium, making sightseeing a hop, skip and a jump away. This unique bed and breakfast features three furnished decks all with spectacular views of Lake Ontario.
Gladstone Art Hotel, Ontario
Gladstone Hotel is a boutique art hotel that features 37 artist-designed suites in the heart of downtown Toronto. Each room represents a new artist’s vision and no room is ever the same. Fall asleep in their Parlour of Twilight Room, complete with neon lights, a tin ceiling, and 1940s inspired furniture, or perhaps wake up in their Puzzle Room, a room covered with jigsaw art emphasizing a beautiful skyline.
HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ontario
This restored Ottawa jailhouse gives visitors the option to live the full jailbird experience, with cell-block rooms and common lounges to watch TV. But don’t be mistaken, the Victorian-style architecture and hard-wood floors add an heir of elegance to this unique spot.
Fantasyland Hotel, Alberta
Located in the West Edmonton Mall, Fantasyland is a one-of-a-kind themed hotel with 120 fantasy themed rooms. Each room is designed to represent a place or a specific time era. Sleep like royalty in their Roman Century themed suite or relax in a stagecoach in their western themed room. Whichever room you choose, you’re sure to have a great time.
Orca View Cottage, British Columbia
Nestled by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Orca View Cottage is the perfect spot to sit back, relax, and capture spectacular views of orca whales and sea lions. This oceanfront cottage comes with a wrap-around terrace overlooking a private beach and spectacular mountains in the distance.
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort, British Colombia
This spectacular cliff-side resort is by far one of the most unique accommodations in Canada. Their tenthouse suites offer the ultimate glamping experience no matter what season. Become one with nature as you overlook the Malaspina Strait all while sitting in your hydro-therapy tub with a view. Rain forest showers, propane fireplaces, shoji screens, and floor heating make this the hibernation getaway of a lifetime.