This Tofino retreat was designed with connection in mind, nestled in a coastal forest it provides the perfect backdrop for a family escape. Located in between 2 of Tofino’s best surf breaks and steps away from Chesterman Beach and Cox Bay, this waterfront home is ideal for guests who love to take advantage of the natural environment and swim and surf. 

Book this waterfront luxury retreat in Tofino, BC. 

“The waterfront location on the inlet is so completely private and serene with the coming and goings of the tides and an ever-changing dance of wildlife to view. The beach is a mere 5-minute walk away offering the best of both worlds” said host Adam Buskard.“ Guests are blown away by the attention to detail and curation of the space.” 

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This unique Scandinavian-style ski home is just outside of the Canadian Rockies and surrounded by six of Canada’s most stunning national parks. This home has a fully equipped mudroom with built-in boot and glove dryers for twelve, perfect for a fun-filled family ski weekend. The outdoor space has a wood-burning pizza oven, fire pit, and eight-person hot tub outside wired for sound; great for entertaining or having a quiet moment by the fire. 

Rent this four-bedroom ski home in Golden, BC. 

Sleeping up to 12 guests, this home was made for large groups. Thoughtfully designed to meet all a guest's possible needs— the spacious and open concept living space allows for moments of connection, without guests feeling confined.

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This modern mountain home is located right in the heart of Banff, AB, and mere minutes away from Main St. and the World-Renowned Banff Springs Hotel. This home has been a staple sight for town locals for decades. Featuring a fully stocked chef’s kitchen, full gym, and large children’s playroom, this home is ideal for families and large groups.

 Book this modern mountain estate in Banff, AB.

Ideal for taking in the mountain view, guests can enjoy lounging in the massive 3000 square foot backyard and an expansive front deck with incredible views in all directions. Finally, after a long day of hiking, skiing or exploring, there is an infrared sauna and steam room for a perfect reset.  See more vacation homes in Banff, AB.


Near Blue Mountain Village, in the Pretty River Valley, this wondrous home has exposed beams and a panoramic view overlooking the town of Collingwood and Georgian Bay. The house sits on 40 acres of open canopy with forested hiking trail access off the south side of the property. Inside the home, guests find a large recreation room with ping pong, a foosball table, and classic games for group game nights. 

Reserve this five-bedroom family cottage in Collingwood, ON.  

In close proximity to ski clubs, hiking trails and beaches in the area, the location leaves little to be desired when it comes to activities. This spacious hillside property has ample space for lawn games, stargazing and simply relaxing outdoors.  

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In the heart of the Georgian Bay, this private gated cottage offers spectacular views overlooking Lake Huron. Perfect for entertaining and large groups, this grand villa sleeps up to 12 guests with a lakeside cabana and private guest suite. The home also offers multiple outdoor gathering spaces outside for relaxing, and plenty of seating and yard games for guests to enjoy.  

Book this six-bedroom private cottage in Port McNicoll, ON.

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Chalet Villa Bianca is a superb urban villa with a contemporary design. This architect’s house is made of steel and glass and its 16 ft. floor-to-ceiling windows offer a breathtaking view of the mountains. Conveniently located just an hour outside of Montreal, the cottage has access to the L’Assomption River, a hot tub and kayaks for the entire family to enjoy. 

Book this cozy chalet in Sainte Beatrix, QC.  

“Our guests love the fact that the villa is located on a 45,000 sq. ft. wooded lot which makes it a very peaceful escape—almost like a retreat or a private spa... ideal for a romantic getaway” says host Nicolas Libbrecht. 

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Chalet La Watch offers an exceptional view of the St. Lawrence River and Le Massif. Surrounded by forest, and immersed in nature, this home has been designed with ease and comfort in mind. The premises are well maintained with an attention to detail to offer a refined and private chalet experience. With both indoor and outdoor fireplaces, an arcade for family fun, and spa for relaxing moments, this chalet truly has it all. 

Reserve this 3-bedroom chalet in Charlevoix, QC.

“Our guests love the fact that the villa is located on a 45,000 sq. ft. wooded lot which makes it a very peaceful escape—almost like a retreat or a private spa... ideal for a romantic getaway” says host Nicolas Libbrecht. 

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Feeling connected to nature is easy from this bright, modern, oceanfront home located in Cape Traverse, only steps away from the cove. Large windows surround the home, that overlook the blue ocean and peaceful country setting. Idyllic mornings begin here with a long walk at low tide along the shore and enjoying a quiet sunrise from every possible angle on the spacious wraparound deck. 

Check out this modern oceanfront property in Augustine Cove, PEI.  

The well-appointed cottage is only a 15-minute drive to the quaint seaside village of Victoria by The Sea, where there are one-of-a-kind shops, sights anda local playhouse for all to experience. Guests delight in the quiet and secluded location for a truly unique Prince Edward Island vacation.  

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The custom-built Harbour Mist brings to life the romanticism of a bygone era in a unique and stunning, oceanfront French-inspired chateau. Attention to detail is present in all aspects of the home, including the floating staircase, antique stone sink and reclaimed oaken floors from a Pennsylvania barn. Sitting on the Aspotogan Peninsula, Harbour Mist boasts unparalleled, far-reaching ocean views. 

Check out this private oceanfront chateau in Blandford, NS.

“As hosts, we love to provide each guest with a welcome book and a gift basket with the finest local wine, chips, chocolate and sparkling water as well as a personalized note of thanks” said Jesse Wells. “We take pride in our customer service and do our best to maintain quick response times and accommodate every need of our guests such as early and late check in/out times when at all possible and meeting the unique requests of each guest”.  

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The unique home sits on 50 acres of ocean-front property with breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean, shoreline and the hills behind and giving a feeling of complete privacy and serenity. There is a large wraparound deck for lounging, dining, children's play, and taking in the natural beauty of Cape Breton— sunsets over the water, sunrises over the hills, and whales, eagles, hawks, owls, rabbits, and more!  

Rent this classic Cape Breton home in Margaree Harbour, NS.

Host, Alexandra Angle has found connecting with her Vrbo guests to be an equally special exchange, where guests have expressed their gratitude with tokens inspired by their stay—like a specialty cocktail inspired by the home. Alexandra also offers special touches like coffee and tea service, robes and slippers, bath products, a bottle of wine, and information on all the adventures to be had during their stay on Cape Breton Island.  See more vacation homes in Margaree Harbour, NS.

Selection Criteria: The 2022 Vacation Homes of the Year were determined by Vrbo using a variety of selection criteria including star rating, guest reviews, availability of amenities and location.