Who said you have to choose between work and play?
Working from home has become a way of life this year in ways we could have never imagined. But now, that home office (or frankly, for most of us just sitting on the couch) feels a bit stale. So, to give you a little wanderlust inspiration, we’ve gathered a shortlist of properties in Canada that could make for outstanding work from anywhere destinations for one day in the future. Whether you love log cabin escapes or lounging around luxury living spaces, daydreaming about a WFH (“Work From Here”) trip can be an easy way to experience escapism.
These options include the best views, fastest Wi-Fi, and other work-friendly amenities, so you could feasibly come and stay until you’re ready to move on to a new location. And you can always make one of them your Zoom background and just pretend.
Alberta: Fairmont Jasper Park – Jasper
This luxury chalet resort is located close to Beauvert Lake in Jasper National Park. All rooms feature comfy beds and tea or coffee, but the real WFH experience can be enjoyed when booking a Premier Deluxe Room. With a separate living area, you can switch off from work at the weekend and enjoy the hotel’s amenities.
Ontario: The Broadview Hotel – Toronto
Little beats a boutique hotel with a home-away-from-home feel, and that’s what you’ll get at The Broadview Hotel. Although in an urban space, rooms are spacious and come with a vinyl player, a desk, and a fully stocked mini-bar. The views on the epic rooftop terrace make for an excellent lunchtime moment of zen.
British Columbia: The Magnolia Hotel and Spa – Victoria
You’ll feel welcomed from the second you walk into the foyer of this boutique hotel. Just minutes away from Downtown’s Inner Harbour, you can enjoy the perfect remote working set-up as all entry–level rooms have a desk, and some even offer harbour views.
Quebec: Hotel William Gray – Montreal
The Hotel William Gray offers a unique WFH experience in Old Montreal. For peace and quiet moments, each room comes with a desk and espresso maker. Or alternatively, get your creative juices flowing in the lively Living Room decked out with a library and vinyl collection.
Nova Scotia: The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites – Halifax
Historic charm, elegant touches and efficient amenities make up The Lord Nelson Hotel. Skip the lines with express check in/out, make use of the high-speed complimentary Wi-Fi, or stay connected in the 24-hour business centre. What’s more, you can bring along your pets for company on your WFH getaway.
It’s important that all travellers check government advisories before going on a WFH trip. For added peace of mind, Expedia’s COVID-19 travel guide provides resources to help you travel smart during these times.