Ontario's Claramount Inn & Spa: For those stressed-out souls exhibiting symptoms of knotted muscles, frazzled minds and sagging spirits, the Claramount in Picton, Ontario is just what the doctor ordered. Make that three doctors: owners Dr. Nora Connell, her husband Dr. Chris Rogers and Dr. Kneipp, whose century-old philosophy for health is the driving force behind one of Ontario's most charming wellness facilities. [Read Review]
the Hotel in Ottawa
reshapes the idea of a hotel to fit modern
sensibilities. Although there are other boutique style hotels
in Canada, this, according to Guy Luzy, the general manager, is
the first design hotel in Canada, and its appeal is clearly aimed
at a traveler who values efficiency but likes it with ‘luxe’.
The well heeled, sophisticated high-tech traveler, specifically. [Read
Inn in Merrickville:
Less than an hour's drive from Ottawa, Canada's capital city, the Baldachin Inn
combines old world charm and elegance with the best of modern amenities. I had
not two rooms, but four — a bedroom with a four-poster bed, sitting room
with cozy furniture, huge Jacuzzi room with a fireplace, plus a small bathroom.
Pacific Sands Beach Resort, B.C.: The sunrise on the morning of my first day revealed a land filled with dense old growth trees and rich coastal vegetation. Below my window, an eerie mist lay under a cloudless sky, the tide out as surfers took to their boards for a day of wave riding.
An interesting twist to my stay at Pacific Sands Beach Resort meant finding places to eat on my own. Having no restaurant or dining facility on the property, guests are encouraged to dine out or prepare their own meals in the fully appointed kitchens of the various suites. [Read Review]
on Vancouver Islands magnificently rugged west coast, the Wickaninnish
Inn is minutes from the picturesque township of Tofino. The Inn is
situated on a rocky promontory at the westernmost point of Chesterman Beach, at
the gateway to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and the renowned beauty of Clayoquot
Sound. Each one of the spacious guest rooms provides ocean views, fireplaces,
deep soaker bathtubs, duvet comforters and private balconies.
A crystal tower by day and a lit prism by night, the new Sofitel
Montréal is the first hotel form the Sofitel
group to open in Canada. The contemporary 258-room hotel is
located in the heart of the city's Golden Square Mile, surrounded
by art boutiques, shops, museums and within a short distance
form Old Montréal.
Each of the hotel's guestrooms feature high ceilings and dramatic
windows accented with bright colors. Hotel offers well-equipped
exercise room with sauna and massage room and free Internet
Ritz-Carlton Montreal takes center stage at the heart of the city's
business and entertainment district. Several blocks away, Ste
Catherine Street bustles with shoppers making last minute Christmas
purchases and office workers doing their best to grab a quick
lunch. Under the neon lights and oversized billboards that populate
the street, cars jostle for equality with pedestrians, while exotic
dance clubs pound out a steady rhythm in darkened rooms above.
Historically speaking, the Fairmont
Le Chateau Montebello, or Chateau Montebello as it
is affectionately referred to by most, is one of the most significant
hotels in North America. Built
on the shores of the Ottawa River, it resides midway between
Montreal and Ottawa in the Laurentian Mountains of lower Quebec,
at the foot of Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains, the charming
pedestrian-only village of Whistler lies approximately 75 miles
north of Vancouver on the west shore of Canada's mainland. Offering
a new level of alpine chic, the Four
Seasons Hotels and Resorts have put their stamp on
what is arguably the finest ski destination in North America.
worldwide as a skiers' mecca, the alpine resort of Fairmont
Chateau Whistler features the continent's two largest
ski mountains. But this resort is perfect for year-round fun,
with golfing, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding as some of the
activities available. All of the resort's 558 guest rooms are
designed to blend with the alpine setting and offer spectacular
mountain and valley views. Located just two hours from Vancouver.