With countless luxury destinations around the world to choose from and a budget with no limit, you might be surprised to discover that many A-list celebrities consider the great North to be their second home over the summer. From Cottage hideaways to sprawling island retreats, read on for the top summer vacation destinations to the stars in Canada.
Supermodel summers in Muskoka
Celebrities who consider themselves summertime locals include Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Cindy Crawford (along with the rest of the Gerber clan, including model-daughter Kaia) and Justin Bieber, who’s rented out luxury cottages in the area in previous summers.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell call Lake Rosseau home
A-lister fans who have summer properties on this lake include Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, who enjoy spending time in their home away from home, situated close by to Goldie’s daughter Kate Hudson’s own vacation spot. And who wouldn’t want to be neighbours with Canadian-born comedy icon Martin Short, who also owns a home on the lake?
Mr. Shark Tank claims the waters of Lake Joseph
Canadian comedy legend vacations at Baptiste Lake
More than 24 (hours) with the Sutherland clan in Georgeville, Quebec
Justin Timberlake takes in the sights in Whistler, BC
If you manage to book a room this summer, look our for famous guests like Justin Timberlake and family or Reese Witherspoon, who’ve been known to frequent the hotel and take in the sights in town.
Even the Baldwins love the Canadian Rockies
A-listers like Matt Damon and George Clooney do double duty on-set and on vacay in Vancouver
Some celebrities who’ve mixed work and play while on set over the summer in recent years are Matt Damon, who stayed over the summer of 2011 with his family while filming and George Clooney, who called Vancouver home while shooting the blockbuster Tomorrowland.