Work from home in one of these charming Canadian ski towns this winter
Working from home (WFH) has many advantages. There’s no commute, no dress code, and best of all you can go on a little workcation basically anytime you want. Lucky for us, Canada is home to several charming ski towns where you can spend the workday surrounded by stunning snowy hilltops. As long as the Wi-Fi is strong, there are no limits on where you can go to complete your remote work. So the next time you need a change of scenery, be sure to check out one of Canada’s WFH winter wonderlands.
Kimberly is a quiet and charming town conveniently nestled between popular ski spots such as Blue Mountain Resort and the Beaver Valley Ski Club. In this town, you can enjoy the peace and quiet needed for a productive workcation without being too far away from fun winter activities.
Romantic Hidden Gem: Located just 20 minutes outside of Blue Mountain in Kimberly, Ontario this cozy studio is a WFH dream. The bright and colourful decor will have your creative work juices flowing. And with mountain views as far as the eye can see, there’s plenty to enjoy after you clock out as well. Take a trip into the charming ski town of Blue Mountain, or lounge in your private backyard around a warm winter fire. The rental includes Wi-Fi and a dedicated workspace.
The Great Escape: This stunning A-frame cabin in Kimberly, ON is a productivity palace. Surrounded by trees and the peaceful sounds of nature, you’ll be able to tackle the workday with a clear head here. In your free time, enjoy the nearby Beaver Valley Ski Club, wander the Bruce Trail, or take a quick 25 minute trip into the famous Blue Mountain Village.
Home to Whistler Blackcomb, one of the largest ski resorts in North America, you can’t talk about Canadian ski towns without talking about Whistler. If you consider yourself a thrill-seeker then Whistler is the perfect workcation destination for you and it's close enough to the city of Vancouver in case of work emergencies.
Wedge Mountain Cabin: Nestled into the gorgeous mountainside, this tiny cabin is free of distractions, making it the perfect WFH spot. When the workday is done, enjoy snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, and more just steps from your front door. Or, take a quick 12 minute trip into Whistler Village to experience all this town has to offer.
Village Stroll: Bright and clean, this cozy rental unit offers everything you need for a fruitful workcation. Soak in views of the Blackcomb alpine from the desk area, then wind down for the night in a king-sized bed. You’ll have access to the building’s gym, hot tub, and ski locker. Located in the heart of Whistler Village, there’s no shortage of thrills and chills just outside your door.
Wentworth, Nova Scotia
Wentworth is home to the largest ski area in the Maritimes, Ski Wentworth. The otherwise quaint rural community offers a peaceful place for a focused work trip, not to mention Nova Scotia is leading the way in COVID-19 preparedness.
Lakefront Cottage in Ski Country: Bask in wintery waterfront views at this four-season cottage. If you’re in need of a quiet change of pace for your workday, this remote cottage is perfect for you. And the best part? You can bring your pet for company.
Cozy Cabin: Located just a 10-minute walk from the famous Ski Wentworth, there is an ample amount of fun waiting for you here. Equipped with everything you need and nothing you don’t for a successful workcation, this cozy cabin is a distraction-free zone. It’s important to note that you must ask the host to turn on the Wi-Fi before your stay.
If Mont Tremblant is too full of tourists for you, then Sutton, QC is an excellent alternative. Enjoy a remote workcation while taking advantage of the unique skiing opportunities at Mount Sutton.
Cabin Sutton: Start your workday typing away amidst the treetops and finish your day with a soak in the balcony hot tub. Have a day off? You’ll want to spend it exploring the town and taking advantage of winter skiing opportunities.
Treehouse & Spa: You’ll have the most relaxing workweek of your life at this heated treehouse and spa. Go tobogganing in your front yard or take the short trip to Mount Sutton.
By: Amber Van Wort