Hotels in Canada

“Roughing it” at Clayoquot should appeal to even the most dedicated sybarite. A floatplane brings guests from Vancouver to a secluded compound hugging a spruce- and cedar-shaded shore.

Set on an island that is fully encircled by mountain peaks, the 24-cabin lodge is as remote today as it was when it was built in 1902. Guests do not have easy access to TV’s or the Internet, and most rooms are outfitted with balconies overlooking the water.

In the quaint town of Ontario’s Niagara-on-the-Lake, a 30-minute drive from the Niagara Falls, you’ll find Harbour House, a three-story, shingle-clad property with river views.

Built in 1723 and originally used as a fur warehouse, the stone building in Old Montreal is now the elegant Auberge Les Passants du Sans Soucy. The lobby does double duty as an art gallery exhibiting work by Québécois artists, and a fireplace warms the communal sitting room.

Gaze out at the white-capped peaks of Banff National Park. Ski packages include lift tickets, equipment rental, and lessons at three nearby resorts.

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Ivy-covered, British-inspired 1908 hotel (don't miss the traditional afternoon tea with scones and finger sandwiches) facing the Inner Harbour; one of Victoria's best addresses.

105-room hotel with warm interiors (dark-wood furniture; fireplaces), carved out of three 19th-century warehouses in Old Montreal. 

Located in one of the city’s most exciting neighborhoods, Saint-Roch, Auberge l’Autre Jardin is a fair-trade inn owned by an international solidarity organization.

Guests at Auberge J. A. Moisan earn very special bragging rights by staying above North America’s oldest grocery store, now one of the city’s finest gourmet shops.

Petit Hôtel Krieghoff, a quiet seven-room haven, sits above the renowned café of the same name on the popular shopping street rue Cartier. Visitors rub shoulders with locals while taking easy walks to major sights, such as Quebec City’s National Museum of Fine Arts or Battlefields Park.

A stay here lets visitors base themselves in one of the most atmospheric Quebec City neighborhoods, Faubourg Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Impeccable accommodations vary in size from cozy, luminous rooms to studios and apartments.

This inn is one of the most interesting accommodations in the Old City, and its luxurious décor alone would make it worthy of the boutique hotel designation. Each room is unique, graced with a stone or brick wall, custom-made furniture, and designer objects.

Just ten minutes’ drive from downtown Quebec City is an other-worldly experience adventurous travelers are destined to remember. The Ice Hotel is built entirely from giant ice blocks over a construction period of a month and a half.