Image: Le Bonne Entente
Image: Le Bonne Entente
Planning on exploring your home and native land in honour of the country's sesquicentennial this summer? We’ve rounded up 10 stunning hotels (one in each province) that you should consider visiting. From contemporary boutique hotels to grand traditional ones, these destinations prove there’s so much to do and discover in Canada.
1. The Wickaninnish Inn & Spa in Tofino, British Columbia
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This incredible hotel feels like it’s situated at the very edge of the world. Located in Tofino with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, the Wickaninnish Inn has 75 guest rooms and suites and a full-service spa. The cozy rooms have fireplaces, soaker tubs and individual balconies for your ultimate comfort, and there’s an on-site restaurant, bar/lounge and café.
2. Post Hotel & Spa in Lake Louise, Alberta
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If rustic luxury is your style, then you’ll adore the quaint and charming Post Hotel & Spa in Lake Louise, one of the most beautiful places on earth. The hotel offers 94 accommodations with different styles to suit your preference, from single guest rooms to spacious cabins. World-class skiing is just minutes away, and the on-site spa is the perfect place to relax.
3. The James in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Located in downtown Saskatoon, The James is a boutique hotel catering to the discerning traveler. Here, luxury is in the details like cashmere and silk bedding, the L’Occitane en Provence bath amenities and the Carrara marble bathrooms, each with luxurious deep soaker tubs. Generous in size (suites range from 290 to 1400 square feet), you won't want to leave this stylish contemporary hotel.
4. Mere Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba
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The Mere Hotel in downtown Winnipeg is situated in the heart of the city’s Exchange District along Waterfront Drive. It’s a great location full of lovely shops, restaurants and cultural events like festivals and local theatre. This stylish boutique hotel offers travelers everything they’re looking for, including a memorable experience in an artistic and contemporarily designed hotel.
5. Drake Devonshire in Prince Edward County in Ontario
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If you think that cool escapes can only be found in the city, think again. The Drake Devonshire hotel in Prince Edward County, about two hours east of Toronto, brings the hip hotel scene to the country. Guests here will enjoy the best of both worlds – modern farmhouse vibes, stunning views of Lake Ontario and tons of entertainment and live indie music acts.
6. Le Bonne Entente in Quebec City, Quebec
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If Quebec is calling, consider planning your perfect getaway at Le Bonne Entente in charming Quebec City. It has a 65-year history of redefining luxury, which you'll understand upon one look at this stunning destination. This five-star, four-diamond hotel has 160 rooms including 60 luxury suites, all of which ooze romance.
7. Fogo Island Inn in Fogo Island, Newfoundland
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Fogo Island is situated off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, and Fogo Island Inn is the place you’ll want to retreat to while you’re there. Lauded by the press worldwide, this hotel is unlike any you’ve ever stayed at before. Its modern contemporary design seems simultaneously at odds and at peace with its surrounding natural landscape. The inn has 29 guest suites, each of which conveys to guests a strong and rich sense of place.
8. Kingsbrae Arms in St. Andrews, New Brunswick
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Since 1897, Kingsbrae Arms has been welcoming guests to a tranquil and luxurious getaway in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. The setting is idyllic — the historic inn overlooks the seaside resort of St. Andrews and the beautifully appointed rooms are each uniquely decorated for a one-of-a-kind experience for guests. From the marble bathrooms to the ocean views, the Kingsbrae Arms is a Canadian gem just waiting to be discovered.
9. The Great George in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
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If you have a penchant for traditional style, The Great George hotel on Prince Edward Island is just for you. Rest assured, you’ll enjoy all of the contemporary conveniences of modern life but the rooms are tastefully decorated in a traditional style and feature island antiques and artwork.
10. Glenora Inn in Mabou, Nova Scotia
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Not just a hotel, Glenora Inn on Cape Breton Island is adjacent to the Glenora Distillery, North America’s first single-malt whiskey distillery. Combine some whiskey tasting with a stay at the delightful Glenora Inn, which boasts nine rooms, each offering guests breathtaking panoramic views of the glen.