Canada is known for being one of the most picturesque places to travel in any season! Winter vacations spent in Canada are extremely popular because of the endless fun activities and experiences to be had. Whether you want to cozy up by the fire or in a spa for a romantic getaway or hit the slopes with the family, Canada has the best winter destinations for you. 

Ready to start planning your winter vacation? Check out the top three Canadian winter travel destinations to cruise to this season!

1. Banff

Banff is located right in the centre of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Alberta and is known for its breathtaking, mountainous beauty. Banff is a beautiful area for both tourists and residents alike with access to beautiful scenery and great ski resorts. Some of the most popular resorts to ski and stay at include Sunshine Village, Mount Norquay and Lake Louise Ski Resort. Whether you’re a first-time skier or a pro on the hills, these resorts have various slopes to suit your skills. Just slightly over a 9-hour drive from Vancouver, Banff is not too far but still far enough to have the perfect winter getaway in one of our affordable car rentals in Vancouver.

2. Whistler

Arguably the most acclaimed Canadian winter communities, Whistler has a legendary reputation for having incredible ski resorts. Located right in the Coastal Mountain area, Whistler is only about an hour and a half drive from Vancouver. This is perfect for even a day getaway with our Expo Rent A Car Vancouver service to ensure you get a perfect day on the hill. With varied terrain suitable for beginners, intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders, all are welcome to hit the slopes and enjoy what Whistler has to offer. For those that desire a more relaxing winter getaway, Whistler has a vast selection of high-quality dining locations and spas to enjoy.

3. Quebec City

Quebec City has the oldest median age of any large city in all of Canada at 43.5! With that comes a vast amount of history and beauty to enjoy during the winter. Located right on the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec City is known for its exciting winter activities which draw in crowds of explosive numbers. From January 27th to February 12th, Quebec City holds its annual Carnaval de Quebec with winter activities that include ice carving, winter carnivals and igloo building. The city is engulfed with snow during the wintertime and transforms into a winter wonderland. Although a much longer road trip from Vancouver to Quebec City, it’s certainly one the family will love for incredible sights and stops along the way!

Wherever your journey takes you this winter, you can rely on any of our vehicles from Expo Rent A Car. Our car rental service in Downtown Vancouver has a selection of only the safest, top-quality, reliable vehicles to ensure a smooth, comfortable journey. Get in touch with us to rent the car that suits you best!