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Whistler is just as fun in the summer – and priced right, too

Rip along a trail in the Whistler mountain bike park.


The buy: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is offering savings this summer based on how long you stay.

The savings: Stay three nights and get the third night free. Stay four nights or more and get up to 35 per cent off. Stay six or more nights and receive 40 per cent off through Oct. 31.

The catch: A one-night, non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. Full prepayment is due 72 hours prior to arrival.

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Why it's worth it: Best known as a ski resort, Whistler has lots to offer in the summer, including golf, mountain biking, spa services, the Sunday Farmer's Market and Blackcomb's Family Adventure Zone.

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The buy: The AAA Four-Diamond Inn on Fifth in Naples, Fla., has a summer special for Canadians.

The savings: You get seven nights for the price of five through Oct. 15 with rates starting at $895 a room for the week.

The catch: You have to show proof of Canadian residency.

Why it's worth it: Located in the heart of downtown Naples, the newly redesigned hotel features free valet parking, free WiFi, a rooftop pool and it's close to many shops and restaurants.

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The buy: Emirates Airline is offering special fares to Africa, Asia, the Middle East and India.

The savings: Varies by destination. On one route to India the savings were at least $800.

The catch: You have to book by June 14 for travel before July 24.

Why it's worth it: The airline offers more than 130 destinations from Toronto via its Dubai hub. Airline amenities include 1,500 channels of on-demand entertainment. You can fly return to India from $1,425, including all taxes and fees, from $1,760 to Africa and $1,770 to Asia.

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The buy: InterContinental Hotels Group has a range of special offers for its Priority Club Rewards members.

The savings: Double Priority Club points or double miles are available for any hotel stays. Also, Canadian members are eligible to receive a $50 prepaid MasterCard when they register and stay any two weekend nights at IHG hotels anywhere in the world.

The catch: You have to stay by July 31 for double points, stay now through Sept. 1 and pay with MasterCard for the $50 card.

Why it's worth it: The offers are available at IHG hotels, including the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo Hotels, Holiday Inn Hotels, Holiday Inn Resort Hotels, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Staybridge Suites Hotels and Candlewood Suites Hotels brands.

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