Looking for a way to squeeze an entire vacation into a long weekend? Here’s an idea: visit a part of the country you’ve never seen before, and do it in style. Go east, west, or head north — there’s a must-see hotel in every single province across the country. So take a peek at these suggestions for a cross-Canada tour of top hotels.
Designed by a Norway-based architect who was born in the east coast, this multiple award-winning luxury hotel blends Nordic design with Newfoundland hospitality. Each room is beautifully decorated and features an incredible view of the North Atlantic Ocean. But it’s the inn’s amenities that really make it stand out: a 37-seat modern cinema with daily programming, a Finnish-style sauna, outdoor hot tubs, and a fully-stocked library complete with a cozy fireplace. Leaving Fogo Island will be the hardest part of your stay.
Once a sprawling family home, this completely restored nineteenth century Charlottetown landmark is now a five-star hotel with plenty of charm. There are only seven rooms at the inn, which means you’ll have lots of space and little noise to contend with — two luxuries that are completely priceless. Rooms come equipped with soaker tubs and furniture that’ll make you feel like you’ve stepped into an episode of Downton Abbey (we recommend staying in the Emslie suite to enjoy its gorgeous brick archway).
From their wood-fired outdoor hot tub to their use of sustainable seafood and fair trade ingredients in the kitchen, Trout Point’s dedication to sustainability (without sacrificing luxury) earns it the title of Nova Scotia’s top hotel. One of the unique experiences offered by the lodge is the Japanese tradition of forest bathing, a guided meditative practice that lets you shed the layers of stress that come with life in the city. Afterwards, relax in one of two well-stocked bars or head to the library for more quiet time.
This St. Andrews seaside hotel is situated close to the Bay of Fundy and is surrounded by its own ornamental garden. (Book the third-floor Pinnacle suite for a breathtaking view of the Bay.) Inside the rooms, imagine canopy beds, fireplaces and whirlpool bathtubs. The inn also boasts some amazing antique pieces, including a bar once owned by John Jacob Astor V. Privacy, however, is one of the top luxuries offered at the inn — there’s no public lobby and the rooms don’t have phones.
As hard as it is to pass up a trip to Montreal, Manoir Hovey — just an hour and a half east of the city — features the kind of luxurious accommodations you won’t find in town. Quebec’s Eastern Townships provides a stunning lakeside setting, while the early 20th century house-turned-hotel piles on the charm. The Heron and Oriole suites share a private, heated pool while the Treetops suite has cathedral ceilings and a bathroom that will make you feel like you’re bathing in a rainforest. Travelling during the colder months? Enjoy the in-room fireplaces and heated floors. Some rooms even come with bikes you can use during your stay.
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Want to sleep where the stars stay when they visit Toronto? Check into Yorkville’s high-end Hazelton Hotel where the perks of splurging on a room include access to personal chef service, TESLA charging stations, a private movie theatre you can put your feet up in, and a tiled saltwater lap pool. The one thing you’ll always hear in reviews, however, is that the great customer service and concierge at The Hazelton sets the hotel apart from its peers.
Walking into the century-old Fort Garry Hotel near Winnipeg’s The Forks historical site is like like walking into another time period. If old world luxury (with WiFi) is what you’re seeking, this is the place to find it. The hotel has maintained all the best things about the good old days — the chandeliers, the heavy velvet drapery, carved cathedral ceilings, and the option to sleep in a feather bed — with all the amenities you’d want from a modern hotel (including a co-ed Turkish bath spa and free yoga classes).
If you’re all about your hotel bathroom (and who isn’t?), the James’ Carrara marble-surrounded deep soaker tubs and rainfall showers might make you book a few extra nights (the L’Occitane en Provence toiletries don’t hurt either). Post-bath, set up your iPod in your room’s docking station, brew yourself a fresh cup of coffee in your Keurig machine, and take in the view of the Broadway Bridge from your suite’s private balcony. Care for a free continental breakfast? You’re out of luck. A hot, chef-attended breakfast is included with your stay instead. Design-wise, The James offers a little slice of Europe in Saskatoon.
The Chateau is one of the most famous hotels in the world — and for good reason. Aside from its proximity to Lake Louise, the Fairmont is known for taking care of the little things that make a hotel feel extra special — like always getting to be first in line. A suite reservation includes a dedicated concierge, fresh cut flowers, breakfast delivered to your room, valet parking, and priority access to the hotel’s spa, restaurants and mountain adventure guides. The ultimate luxury, though? Booking a room with a view of Lake Louise.
This resort is Canada’s spin a safari — the uber-opulent kind that includes a cast iron “wood stove” that can be controlled with a remote should you get too cozy to leave your deluxe bed and wander across your tent. If you love the idea of sleeping out in the rainforest, but also love fluffy, white towels, first-class dining and being steps away from a spa, you might want to consider giving Clayoquot a visit.
Want to stay on the island that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge called “magical?” Then book yourself into Blachford Lake, just a 20-minute flight from Yellowknife, where you’ll touch down on the lake itself instead of on land (how’s that for adventure?). The hotel’s dining room boasts organic herbs and vegetables grown on-site and yes, of course there’s a hot tub. You’ll want to book Point Cabin, with its lake view, outdoor fire pit, wood stove and loft bed. Pro tip: the best times to see the Aurora Lights here are mid-August to mid-October and mid-December to mid-April.
If your definition of luxury includes hiking, dog-sledding, snowmobiling, kayaking, fishing and snowshoeing all day before gazing at the Aurora Lights, get to the Yukon ASAP. Southern Lakes Resort is two hours from Whitehorse and while the modern, lakefront cabins have every comfort you could want during your stay in the wilderness (including a view), it’s the lodge’s activities that really stand out. The full-day snowmobiling expedition, including an impressive lunch at a neighbouring resort, sounds unforgettable.
Arctic Watch is the very definition of northern eco-luxe. With it’s breathtaking surrounding landscape, cozy accommodations, and gourmet, Canadian-sourced food, this might be the best five-star service you can get. The thing that really makes the destination shine is its commitment to sustainability in the delicate and threatened arctic environment — a move that’s not only environmentally friendly, but smart too. Especially since the area surrounding the lodge is home to local beluga whales, narwhals, polar bears, muskox and foxes.