One of my favourite things to do on a quiet summer night is drive around the city and take a look at all the beautiful houses around. I don't know if it's because I enjoy living vicariously through other people's luxury, or because I just really like the way they look, just something about it never fails to soothe me. Here are 5 celebrity homes in Canada that are basically castles.
They may not look like the castle that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry would live in, but as far as Canadian houses go, these are the best of the best.
Chip Wilson, Vancouver, British Columbia
If you have no idea who Chip Wilson is, he's the man you have to thank for founding some of your favourite clothing companies, including Lululemon. The University of Calgary alumni is now the owner of the most expensive home in Vancouver, and although it may not look the castles that you're used to seeing, it's a modern castle all in its own.
Tom Hanks, Muskoka, Ontario
Muskoka is an incredibly popular Canadian celebrity summer vacation spot, with names like Martin Short, Steven Speilberg, Kate Hudson, and Goldie Hawn regularly gracing the area. One famous celeb who has a particularly stunning property is Muskoka is none other than Tom Hanks, who spends a lot of time in his castle on the water when filming in Canada.
Justin Bieber, Wellington County, Ontario
Once an Ontario boy, always an Ontario boy! When celebs from small towns make it big, they often back their bags and move to Hollywood or New York City to be closer to their management, but not Bieber! The singer bought the property pictured above back in August of 2018, and it includes four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a movie theatre, private lake access, and more. Talk about a castle fit for a king!
Drake, Toronto, Ontario
If you're a big fan of Drake, you're probably aware of a certain project that he's been working on for years - his Toronto mansion. Although it's not fully complete yet, the rapper has posted a few sneak peeks on Instagram here and there, and he seems particularly proud of his indoor basketball court!
Cindy Crawford, Muskoka, Ontario
Beauty queen Cindy Crawford is no stranger to Muskoka. She and her family visit the area pretty much every year for a summer stay in their luxurious cabin that was once featured in Vogue. The family often brings guests along with them, including former One Direction star, Harry Styles.