Hotels in Canada
Canada hotels offer comfort, high-tech amenities and fine dining, as well as relaxing settings to unwind after a long day of exploring. City hotels range from classically elegant settings to modern and chic, showcasing Canada’s mix of old-world charm and contemporary cool. Located at Lake Okanagan between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies, Vancouver’s Sparkling Hill Resort is a relaxation haven, featuring saunas, steam rooms, several swimming pools and a fitness studio. Swarovski crystals are embedded into ceilings, fireplaces and light fixtures, so it might just be the only one of Canada hotels that literally sparkles.
Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York is one of the best hotels in Canada, housed in a limestone building and furnished with glittering chandeliers. The Fairmont also features excellent dining options, including Benihana Japanese Steakhouse, Piper’s Gastropub and York’s Deli & Bakery. In Montréal, Le Place D’Armes boasts a modern yet cozy setting, where the exposed brick walls, wooden furniture and walk-in showers give it a welcoming feel. During the warm months, dine at Terrasse Place D’Armes, its lovely rooftop restaurant.
Possible travel options include a nine-day railroad excursion through the Rocky Mountains; a ski trip to the 2010 Winter Olympic host resort Whistler; and a family adventure trip to Jasper and Banff national parks.
With its understated blue awnings and relatively small size (83 rooms), this Relais & Châteaux property is sometimes overlooked by visitors drawn to more toweringly opulent Downtown hotels—but that’s their loss.
The 150-year-old inn is walking distance to theaters and has a range of cheery rooms to fit all budgets.
For panoramas of the rocky shore and snowcapped mountains, reserve one of the three rooms at this inn, set atop a 400-foot bluff.
Continents collide to pleasing effect in this European-style boutique hotel in the heart of one of North America's most beautiful cities.
A 22-acre resort situated on Rathtrevor Beach (which extends north into a provincial park), Tigh-Na-Mara's name means "house by the sea" in Gaelic. The 192 rooms, suites, and cabins are all log constructions with wireless Internet; many also have fireplaces and waterfront views.
An original Dave Chihuly sculpture, comprised of 80 hand-blown glass discs, is suspended over the entrance of this 15-story glass-and-chrome hotel in the downtown area.
Built in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel towers a lofty 48 floors above the Burrard Inlet waterfront, with panoramic views of the North Shore Mountains, Stanley Park, and Coal Harbour.
After a day of shopping in the frosty air, check into this hotel with a heated outdoor pool.
The era of the minimalist design hotel may be drawing to a close, but this surprisingly affordable hotel shows no signs of losing its edge.