Travelling throughout Canada is a truly wonderful experience – experiencing the change in scenery, landscape and sometimes even climates makes the Great White North one of the most diverse countries to see. As you make your way through the second largest country in the world, JustFly reviews our top pics on the most prominent (and undoubtedly beautiful) hotels that showcase all the best that Canada has to offer.
Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel), Quebec City, Quebec
Where else in North America will you find a hotel made entirely of ice? Every year in Quebec City, a group of talented artists and architects recreate a magical and enchanted Ice Hotel for visitors from around the world to enjoy. As the winter months settle in, visitors come and embrace the cold in the Ice Hotel, outfitted with a beautiful and functional chapel, a sugar shack (to enjoy a sweet treat!), and can lounge in their one of a kind (literally) arctic space and sauna.
In 2016, the theme of the hotel was recreated to mimic the rivers found in the Northern Province. As the artistic director Pierre L’Heureux describes it, the hotel joins man and water together in the most hostile environment, and the results are astoundingly compatible. The hotel is naturally only available to visitors in the winter months, so should you find yourself in the need for a weekend getaway this winter, be sure to visit the hotel before it melts away!
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre, Whistler, British Columbia
Located in the heart of the Whistler Village in British Columbia, the Pan Pacific Hotel is an all-in-one ski resort hotel that lets its visitors bask in the beauty of the mountain range. With year-round activities to keep you occupied (and more importantly, relaxed) while enjoying the spectacular views, and crisp mountain air. Recently named one of the top 5 hotels in Canada, this is definitely one spot you have to visit at least once in your life.
Though the winter ski season is coming to an end for most ski resorts, the powder is still fresh in Whistler according to JustFly. The hotel offers spectacularly long ski seasons on the continent, and with longer days and few crowds, this is definitely the place you’ll want to be once April comes around.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta
Surrounded by incredible mountain peaks, and nestled in one of Canada’s most famous national park, the Fairmont Chateau on Lake Louise is as stunning of a hotel as it is a wilderness escape from the city. Tightly hugging the pristine turquoise waters of Lake Louise, the Fairmont Chateau is a beyond stunning place to send a week in the Canadian Rockies.
The hotel offers an array of outdoor activities that’s suitable for any traveler. Whether you’re looking for an epic ski-vacation, or if you’d rather skate or horseback ride through the winter wonderland, or if you decide to skip all that and enjoy a week-long spa vacation, there’s no other hotel in Canada that’s better suited to let you get away than this one.