Cottage country savings
The buy: The Lodge at Pine Cove on the French River, 3 1/2 hours north of Toronto, is offering a discounted rate on its two-bedroom cottages for the month of July and on all cottages for the first two weeks of July.
The savings: 15 per cent, plus a complimentary breakfast is delivered to your cottage each morning.
The catch: You must book for two or more nights by July 15.
Why its worth it: This is an intimate small resort with upscale private cottages, excellent food and wine and many water activities, plus it’s well-rated on TripAdvisor rankings.
Book it: Visit frenchriver.com or call 1-705-898-2500.
YYZ, YOW, YUL
The buy: WestJet has a seat sale on flights between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal with one-way fares starting from $110 to $125, including all taxes and fees.
The savings: Close to $100 each way.
The catch: You have to book by July 4 for travel by Sept. 30.
Why it’s worth it: All three cities have summer festivals , such as the Star Wars exhibit at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Book it: Visit westjet.com.
Free credits in Whistler
The buy: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is offering a vacation bonus for summer bookings.
The savings: You receive a $50 Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club credit, a $50 activity credit and a $50 spa credit.
The catch: You have to book by June 30 and stay at least two nights between July 1 and Oct. 14.
Why it’s worth it: A spa credit and discount to the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed golf course are always welcome. Activity credits can be redeemed with the Adventure Group, and include whitewater rafting and a treetop adventure course at the longest tandem zipline course in Canada.
Book it: 1-888-343-2626 or visit fairmont.com/whistler.
July 1: book and save
The buy: Starwood Hotels is bringing back its Canada Day sale.
The savings: Up to 30 per cent.
The catch: You have to book now through 11:59 p.m. EDT July 1 for stays through Aug. 5.
Why it’s worth it: Savings available at 50 participating Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, W, Le Méridien and Aloft hotels across Canada with rates starting at $79 a night.
Book it: Visit starwoodoffers.com
/canada-day or call 1-877-782-0150 and quote Rate Plan CCCR.
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