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French River, Ont.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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 or call 1-705-898-2500.


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

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

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

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