Canada is known for its natural beauty and untouched landscapes. This backdrop is what makes the country a perfect place to build accommodation amongst the trees, on a mountain, or beside the sea. Be one with nature in one of these amazing treehouse hotels in the Great White North.
Free Spirit Spheres
Independent Hotel, Treehouse, Farm
Free Spirit Spheres have repeatedly been named one of the most innovative and beautiful hotels around the world. The three spherical treehouses (named Eryn, Melody, and Eve) are located in the serene, coastal rainforest of Vancouver Island. Tom Chudleigh is the spheres’ inventor, which he envisioned back in the early 1990s. Free Spirit Spheres hopes to be a truly world class resort, which allows people to “experience nature in relative luxury.”
For a peaceful and picturesque escape not far from Vancouver, Secret Cove Treehouse is the place. Located in a remote cove, guests can see fjords from the treehouse’s deck, or they can walk down the stairs from the hideaway to the private jetty. The two-suite treehouse is perfect for families, a romantic getaway, or even an elopement! It’s the perfect way to quietly enjoy the Pacific Northwest.
Go off the beaten path and stay in the Outa the Woods Treehouse, located in rural southeastern British Columbia. The secluded treehouse is five metres off the ground, and built on seven trees. The eco-friendly retreat is built entirely out of wood—including two handmade spiral staircases and rustic furniture—and uses solar energy. Relax on the deck overlooking the pond, or go for a walk through the forest.
Les Refuges Perchés is home to 10 uniquely-designed treehouses in Mont-Tremblant. Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy nearby activities like snowshoeing in the Laurentians in winter, and strolling down to the nearby lake to swim, canoe, or fish in summer. One of the more interesting treehouses is The Rockhouse, as it’s positioned between two boulders and has a rooftop deck. There’s also a yurt and The Bee, with its black and wooden exterior.
“With it’s wide range of activities, the luxurious fullness of the surrounding nature, its unusual accommodations and basic services, Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux is a renowned destination in adventure tourism and ecotourism.” Found in the wilderness north of Quebec City, Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux’s unique accommodation includes spheres as well. There are two to choose from, with one covered in a reflecting material to reflect the surrounding nature. These impressive suspended spheres sleep up to four people, and offer views of Saguenay Fjord.
This Cedar Treehouse on Airbnb is located on a 300-acre property (with its own private forest) near Port Perry in Ontario. The treehouse overlooks natural spring ponds and the forest. It has a gazebo, a fire pit, and all necessary amenities. Depending on the season, you can hike, mountain bike, and cross country ski around the property. They say they’re located only an hour from Toronto, but you will feel like you’re a million miles away!
Located in southern Quebec, Au Diable Vert has a variety of remote accommodation available. There are treehouses, pod cabins, mountain view suites, cliff cabins, airstreams, and camping options. One of the newest treehouses, Abenaki, is nested between the branches of a 100 year-old maple tree. Whereas Jeremy Fisher is a 75 year-old trout hatchery building converted into a cabin. It sits with the trees and next to a mountain brook. Au Diable Vert is now home to VéloVolant, which allows you to pedal through the treetops.
Located in Quebec near Nominingue Lake, Les Toits Du Monde specialises in interesting accommodation. Along with their treehouse, there’s also a Mongolian yurt, a teepee, and a Hobbit house. The treehouse is 4.5 metres (15ft) above ground, and is surrounded by firs, birches, and maple trees. One of its best features is the hanging bridge guests must cross to enter. Watch the world go by in any season, from the treetops at Les Toits Du Monde.
Live the island life and stay at the treehouse, or the Cliffhouse, at Cliffhouse Cottages. Both are hidden amongst the trees, and have decks with impressive Galiano Island views. But the Cliffhouse’s deck on the water might win top prize. Dangle your feet in the ocean, and enjoy total seclusion and privacy. The properties are within walking distance to a beach, and there’s a one-of-a-kind wood heated sauna onsite.
“Cabins perched in the forest.” This is the tagline for Canopée Lit, which is home to uniquely transparent bubble houses, cabins, and treehouses. Some of the treehouses even have dome roofs, so you can see the starry sky or snowfall (or both), depending on the season. Treehouse guests also get breakfast delivered each morning. The property’s forest includes 24 wooded hectares, three streams, five kilometres (3.1 miles) of nature trails, and many animal friends.
Why not rent a stunning treehouse from a well-known blogger in Ontario? Lynne Knowlton lives in a farmhouse on a large property near Durham. She has an expertly-designed cabin and treehouse for rent during the summer months, which are in their own isolated area of the property. Lynne believes “relaxing in creative spaces and hugging trees feeds your soul.” Guests have use of the gorgeous pool area, and 100 acres of walking trails.
Treetop Haven is a newly opened wellness destination on Prince Edward Island. There are five TreePODS, which are a cross between a treehouse and a pod. The five geodesic domes are perched in the trees and on beautiful decks; each with their own hot tub. They sleep from two to six people, and each is named after a local bird on Prince Edward Island. Treetop Haven is 10 minutes from Chelton Provincial Beach, and three kilometres (1.86 miles) from the Confederation Trail.
At the Ingonish Beach Campground in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, there’s a very unique treehouse awaiting guests this summer. The Cocoon Tree Bed is a cosy, spherical unit suspended in the trees. Accessed via stairs, it offers magnificent sea views from its elevated position. All that’s inside this alternative accommodation is a 2.5 metre mattress, and some stunning scenery.