Seven emerging regions that deliver the perfect blend of allure and affordability
The next Muskoka
What you’ll pay: A three-bedroom A-frame waterfront cabin right in Parry Sound, complete with a guest-friendly bunkie, was recently listed for $449,000.
From Toronto: 250 km (3 hours by car)
Muskoka has the pedigree, but Parry Sound, perched on the eastern shores of Georgian Bay, offers the full cottage experience at half the price. Practically every A-frame cottage sits on a rocky shoreline—either on the bay itself or on one of the many inland lakes. And though it’s a bit of a trek from Toronto (about 250 kilometres), any muscle cramps and car squabbles will be erased by the sight of the idyllic landscape. The glassy lakes, white pines and pink granite cliffs are as prototypically Canadian as a Group of Seven painting.