Contests: Fly north of the Arctic Circle, get a Toronto makeover or escape to the Dominican Republic!

I have lots of Canadian content in this week’s roundup, whether you want to take the kids to Southern Ontario, get a makeover in Toronto or Montreal, or fly into a camp north of the Arctic Circle. Want to go further afield? There’s also the chance to win a trip to the Dominican Republic. Bonne chance!

Get a $5,000 travel credit for a Canadian trip

Hurry if you want to enter this one. PetSmart is giving away a $5,000 credit to be applied to a Canadian trip of your choice. The contest website makes it look as though you have to buy some Nutrience pet food to enter, but you don’t; you can just fill out the entry form online. (Buying the food will give you extra entries, though.) Not open to Quebec residents. Contest closes August 6, 2017.

Get glamorous in Toronto or Montreal

The prize in this Breakfast Television contest is a deluxe makeover in Montreal or Toronto, including two nights in a hotel, hair-styling and a $1,000 shopping spree at The Bay. Ontario residents are eligible for the Toronto contest, while Quebec residents can enter the Montreal one. (If there’s anyone reading from B.C., there’s a contest for you, too, to win a makeover in Vancouver.) You have to be available for a three-day block in mid-September (the dates vary slightly by city), and you have to participate in a televised reveal at the end of the whole shebang. Sounds kind of like being the house on Love It or List It, but with hair products. Entry deadline is August 20, 2017.

Win $1,000 toward an Ontario road trip

This contest takes a bit of time to enter, but if you’re interested in the York Durham Headwaters region north and east of Toronto, it’s worth it even if you don’t win. On the site, you first choose which kind of road trip interests you most (food, artsy, adventure or family). Then you’ll be presented with lots of choices of places to go and hotels where you can stay, so you can build a detailed road trip itinerary. Once you’ve finished doing that, you can share your itinerary on Facebook to be eligible for a $1,000 travel voucher to be spent in the region (which includes communities such as Orangeville, Richmond Hill and Port Perry, if you’re trying to get your bearings). Open only to Ontario residents. Contest closes on September 10, 2017.

Catch some sun in the Dominican Republic

Already dreaming of winter fun in the sun? Then enter this contest for a trip for two to the Dominican Republic, including round-trip airfares and seven nights at the Majestic Mirage Punta Cana Beach Resort Golf, Casino & Spa. Open to all Canadians of legal age. Contest deadline is November 27, 2017.

Explore Canada north of the Arctic Circle

Ivvavik National Park, Yukon, Canada.

Flickr/Creative Commons photo of Ivvavik National Park by Daniel Case.

Wow—this is a prize package you don’t see very often. Air North and Parks Canada are giving away a 10-day trip for two to Yukon and the Northwest Territories, including flights, three nights’ accommodation in Whitehorse, two nights’ accommodation in Inuvik, and a five-day trip to the Imniarvik fly-in base camp in Ivvivak National Park. That would put you in pretty select company; each year, only about 100 people visit the park. Open to all Canadians of legal age. Entry deadline is December 24, 2017.

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