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These companies will plan your dream bespoke holiday
PURE ENTERTAINMENT If you want to pull a Drake and shut down Ripley’s Aquarium for date night with your RiRi, call this Montreal company. It creates custom luxury travel experiences for clients around the globe—even if it means closing a museum early so you and bae can see that Group of Seven exhibition à deux. One of its fave Canadian spots is Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort, off the coast of Vancouver. It looks like a summer camp for billionaires and is accessible only by float plane or boat.
AIRBNB EXPERIENCES The online rental service has moved beyond the bedroom with its new “experience” program that allows hosts to build DIY tours. Toronto is the first city in Canada to offer the outings, which range from the frothy (a Queen Street West pastry crawl) to the cerebral (a robotics-lab tour).
ENTRÉE DESTINATIONS Nature meets the high life thanks to this Vancouver tour operator that creates bespoke outdoor travel itineraries across Canada. (The most expensive trip it has planned to date cost just under a million.) Among its top options for 2017? Dogsledding under the northern lights or kayaking with beluga whales off Somerset Island, Nunavut.
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