Incredible Canadian Hotels to Visit in Honor of Canada Day
The Canada/US border may still be closed for a little longer—but that doesn’t stop us from meditating on our next dream getaway up north. Below, Canadian travel journalist Kaitlyn McInnis rounds up four bucket-list hotels in Canada to visit in honor of Canada Day (July 1).
Fogo Island Inn (Newfoundland):
Nestled just off the rugged coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Fogo Island Inn has become renowned for its fine dining, intimate setting, and ultra-modern building that quite literally appears to be perched atop a delicate series of stilts. The window-heavy property ensures that every single one of the 29 guest rooms boast unparalleled views of the surrounding wilderness. Keep an eye out for whales come mating season when the majestic mammals make appearances on the coastline.
Mount Stephen Hotel Montreal (Quebec):
A sumptuous escape tucked into Golden Square Mile, Mount Stephen Hotel was first opened as a private social club and hosted many noteworthy dignitaries in its day—from Princess Margaret to Pierre Trudeau. The century-old neo-renaissance property has retained much of original charm both in aesthetic and opulent service; from the moody sitting rooms and discreet nooks and crannies to the panoramic ceilings and in-room wall-mounted fireplace mantels, Mount Stephen was made for indulging in premium rest and relaxation (with a side of Scotch, of course).
Bisha Hotel Toronto (Ontario):
Planning a visit to Toronto for the first time? You’ll want to drop your bags at the Bisha Hotel Toronto. Located in the Entertainment District, this modern luxury hotel allows guests to get up close and personal with the CN Tower while lounging in the sky. The 44-storey property is beyond Instagram-friendly but the next level hospitality and luxury amenities only complement the jaw-dropping city views.
Fairmont Château Lake Louise (Alberta):
You don’t have to fly to the Swiss Alps to experience turquoise waters and snow-peaked mountains. Tucked into the Canadian Rockies, the Fairmont Château Lake Louise is the closest we’ve come to a fairytale getaway. With floor-to-ceiling windows, cozy ensuite patios, and walking access to outdoor activities and amenities, the soaring mountains and natural splendour make the perfect backdrop for this luxury châteauesque property.