Long weekends are dispersed throughout the year including national and provincial events, and they’re a great way to travel without taking time off from work or school. For many of us, a long weekend signifies the beginning of a trip to the cottage, to visit family and friends, or to take a short road trip. If you’re interested in visiting retreats or resorts for a long weekend, make sure you’re knowledgeable and prepared about the trip ahead.
Canadian Places to Visit
A long weekend is a perfect time to enjoy what Canada has to offer. With so many beautiful and diverse resorts, retreats, parks, and cities, a long weekend spent exploring Canada is never wasted. Some of our favourite places to visit in Canada include:
- Old Montreal, Quebec
- Niagara On The Lake, Ontario
- Banff, Alberta
- Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
- Victoria, BC
- Charlottetown, PEI
- Fundy National Park – NB
Tips For Long Weekend Retreats
The only downside to travelling during a long weekend is that many, many other people have the same idea. This can lead to fewer options for accommodations, busier restaurants, and crowded public spaces. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks to help make your trip easier, including:
- Calling ahead for hotels and restaurants
- Choosing a “quieter” location to visit
- Work transit and slower traffic times into your itinerary
- Schedule your day properly
- Do your research about the city or town
Make Your Own Long Weekend
If the upcoming long weekends don’t work for you and your family, you can always choose to make your own! Enjoying resorts or retreats can be done on any long weekend of the year, and making one by taking a Friday or a Monday (or both) off of work is a great way to beat the crowds and make one day off feel like a whole vacation.
Protect Yourself While Travelling
Even small, three or four-day retreats during a long weekend can cause unprecedented trouble like lost luggage, cancelled trips and accommodations, and emergencies. Travel safe and travel smart with Hudson’s Bay Financial Services and Tour+Med Travel Insurance. With emergency assistance, competitive premiums, and up to $5,000,000 in medical coverage, you can enjoy your long weekend knowing that if any problems arise, you and your family will be taken care of.
Time for a long weekend getaway? Make sure you’re prepared.
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