11/29/2013 07:25 EST | Updated 11/29/2013 07:25 EST

10 Last-Minute Vacation Ideas To Escape Winter (PHOTOS)

Michele Sponagle

What's with the white stuff covering the sidewalks? Newsflash, if you’re Canadian, you’re all too familiar with snow. And there are really only two ways to cope with it: Fight or flight.

Either get out the shovel, or book a trip to warmer climes. For many, the choice is clear: it's time to pack your bags and get out of town. But time may be something you don't have much of. If you're the kind of traveller that needs months to plan a winter escape, fret not.

With plenty of flights less than three hours from many places in Canada, heat-seeking travellers are fortunate enough to travel back into the sunshine and warmth. The question now isn't when to go, it's where to go. Here are some ideas to get you started. Let the thaw begin.

10 Ideas For Last-Minute Vacations

10 Ideas For Last-Minute Winter Escapes