The ten Finest Resort Motels in Canada

Vacationers count on impeccable service and gorgeous design from any world-class resort. However when contemplating a visit to Canada, vacationers additionally search for jaw-dropping landscapes. It follows, then, that the perfect resorts in Canada make the outside the centerpiece of the visitor expertise — whether or not which means snowboarding in Banff, Alberta, or fishing on Lake Massawippi in Quebec.

Yearly for our World’s Finest Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on journey experiences across the globe — to share their opinions on the highest inns, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airways, and extra. Motels (together with safari lodges) have been rated on their amenities, location, service, meals, and general worth. Properties have been labeled as metropolis resort, resort, or safari lodge primarily based on their areas and facilities.

Seven of this yr’s prime 10 have been situated within the western provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, whereas the japanese province of Quebec claimed three spots. Many properties — together with Corridor of Famers No. 2 Fairmont Château Whistler and No. 10 the Wickaninnish Inn — are repeat winners that readers return to again and again.

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, which ranked No. 6, earned excessive marks for its awe-inspiring lake views. One other voter appreciated the family-friendly ambiance at Quebec’s No. 4 Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, saying it was “a beautiful, quiet resort with loads of house for our women to stroll round.”

And for the second yr in a row, it was the intimate Manoir Hovey in Quebec that was named No. 1 among the many greatest resorts in Canada.

1. Hovey Manoir, North Hatley, Quebec

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This 36-room Relais & Châteaux property sits on the shores of Lake Massawippi. Nestled in 30 acres of forest, the sense of seclusion is actual — and so is the genuine Québécois attraction. “It is like stepping again in time,” one reader mentioned. “We come again right here as usually as we are able to, each time we’d like a respite from the world.” Most rooms have fireplaces, and suites have cover beds and balconies with rolling views of the encompassing woods. In the summertime, company fill their days with actions corresponding to bicycling the scenic 8.6-mile gravel bike path constructed on a former railway line. Come winter, the enjoyable entails ice skating on the frozen lake and snowshoeing on the resort’s grounds.

Rating: 96.83

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2. Fairmont Château Whistler, British Columbia

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WBA Corridor of Fame honoree. Rating: 93.09

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3. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta

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Rating: 91.41

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4. Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, La Malbaie, Quebec

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Rating: 91.16

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5. Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta

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Rating: 90.18

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6. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, Alberta

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Rating: 89.93

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7. 4 Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler, British Columbia

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Rating: 88.71

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8. Fairmont Le Château Montebello, Montebello, Quebec

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Rating: 88.50

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9. The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, British Columbia

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Rating: 87.76

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10. The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, British Columbia

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WBA Corridor of Fame honoree. Rating: 87.58

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