If you’re travelling somewhere within the country but want something different than the typical accommodations, these places are like nowhere else. Bon voyage!
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Pangea Pod Hotel, Whistler, BC
Technically, Canada's first pod hotel isn't scheduled to open until April 2018 but it's still worth a look. Similar to Tokyo's capsule hotels, the Pangea will feature 88 self-contained "sleeping pods" and serve as a place to lay your head down for the night. It's a step up from that hostel life but perfect for those who can't quite afford a pricey hotel room.
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Hôtel de Glace, Valcartier, Qué.
Where else in Canada can you say you slept on a bed of ice? With just about everything on the property made of ice and snow, it sounds chilly but, hey, you can always warm up in a sauna or the hot tub or opt for the deluxe suite which boasts a fireplace.
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Free Spirit Spheres, Qualicum Beach, B.C.
Nestled in the trees in a lush rainforest, you can't get any closer to nature if you tried. Basically, they're the coolest treehouses ever.
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Tatamagouche Train Station Inn, Tatamagouche, NS
What was once an actual station has been transformed into a three-bedroom guest house complete with museum, café, and gift shop. But for a more authentic experience, you can opt for a caboose or box car room. Choo choo on that.
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Around the Sea Rotating House, North Rustico, PEI
The world's only rotating house in which visitors can stay, is actually a rental so there'll be no one else fighting to control how often it rotates. It sports a 50-foot deck, overlooking National Park Beach, to which you'll have private access, not to mention all the comforts of home, making your vacation truly unique.
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Making Waves Boatel, Toronto
This isn't your average houseboat. Docked in Toronto's harbour, this floating hotel will give you the kind of Lake Ontario and skyline views that are made for Instagram.
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Soule Creek Lodge, Port Renfrew, BC
These rustic-yet-luxurious yurts are like no other, and come with their own private deck featuring a lookout over all the scenery. Um, yes, please.
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Fogo Island Inn, Joe Batt’s Arm, Nfld.
It may look and feel like a modern work of art but with its remote beauty, and the Atlantic Ocean at your doorstep, you can't help but feel at one with nature.
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Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton
With its themed rooms — ranging from Polynesian, African, Hollywood, Space and so many more — this is more of an experience. But its over-the-topness shouldn't be surprising since it's within one of the world's biggest malls.
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HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ottawa
Experience what it's like sleeping behind bars, whether it's in a bunk bed for an authentic prison experience or even in your own solitary confinement cell. Not exactly for the claustrophobic so there are bigger, more "normal" options.
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Blachford Lake Lodge and Resort, Yellowknife, NWT
OK, this one's more about the idyllic surroundings, not so much the room. Because who doesn't want to get away to a secluded, luxurious, romantic place where you're surrounded by nothing but the serene wilderness and those epic night skies?