The Best Hotels in Canada

The best hotels in Canada are as different as you would expect from the world’s second largest country - to experience remote natural beauty without roughing it, book a stay at Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat or Newfoundland's architecturally-striking Fogo Island Inn. Winter adventurers should base themselves at the Post Hotel in Banff or the Four Seasons in Whistler. Rosewood Georgia Hotel in Vancouver and the Ritz-Carlton Montreal are the ultimate bastions of urban luxury (with star restaurants).
Collected by Afar Magazine
Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Montreal
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
First opened for business in 1912, the iconic Ritz-Carlton Montreal—known as "the grande dame of Sherbrooke Street"—began a $200 million facelift in 2008, opening its doors again in 2012. Quebec’s most luxurious and historic...
Photo courtesy of Auberge du Vieux-Port
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
The Auberge du Vieux-Port is housed in a 19th-century leather merchant building and faces directly onto the St. Lawrence River, with its summertime cruise ships and wintertime snowy beauty. The hotel opened in 1997, with a second...
Photo courtesy of Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
In a remote spot off Vancouver Island in British Columbia, surrounded by rain forest, mountains, and beaches, the Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat first opened in 1998 as an overnight floating lodge experience; since then, it has grown into a luxury...
Photo courtesy of Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel was the brainchild of Sir William Cornelius Van Horne, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. On arrival at Banff, the tourism visionary made the canny observation, "Since we can’t export the scenery, we'll...
Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
Originally opened in 1927, Vancouver's Hotel Georgia was the celebrity haunt of everyone from Elvis and the Rat Pack to Errol Flynn and Katharine Hepburn. The hotel closed in 2006 for a multimillion-dollar restoration project, and reopened as the...
Photo courtesy of Park Hyatt, Toronto
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
This property is closed for renovations until late 2019.

Conveniently located near the subway, museums, and upscale boutiques and galleries of Toronto’s swish Yorkville neighborhood, the Park Hyatt Toronto originally opened in 1929. Seventy...
Photo courtesy of Post Hotel & Spa
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
The Post Hotel & Spa is set in the heart of the pristine Banff National Park, surrounded by the Canadian Rocky Mountains and overlooking Lake Louise. The original log-walled lodge—opened in 1942 as the Lake Louise Ski Lodge—has...
Photo courtesy of Hazleton Hotel
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
Toronto’s first five-star hotel, the Hazleton, was designed by superstars Yabu Pushelberg and located in the well-heeled Yorkville neighborhood. The discreet, residential-style exterior is a perfect fit for this tree-lined neighborhood...
Photo courtesy of Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
Opened in 1915 as Tent City—a string of luxury canvas tents along Lac Beauvert, with vistas of Whistlers Peak and Pyramid Mountain—this was possibly North America’s first "glamping" site. The destination proved wildly popular,...
Photo courtesy of Auberge Saint-Antoine
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
Auberge Saint-Antoine, a Relais & Chateaux property in Québec’s Old Port on the St. Lawrence waterfront, is a history buff's dream hotel. The site consists of an old wharf and a cannon battery that date back to the late 17th...
Photo courtesy of Fogo Island Inn
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
Fogo Island Inn sits at the very edge of the north Atlantic on isolated Fogo Island in Newfoundland. Designed by internationally renowned architect Todd Saunders, the inn's arrestingly modern appearance is meant to call to mind the shape of an...
Photo courtesy of Hotel Le Germain, Toronto
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
Tucked away on a side street between King Street and Blue Jays Way in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district, Hotel Le Germain is a cozy escape from the bustle of the city. The lobby has a library area where guests can curl up on...
Photo courtesy of Hotel Le Germain, Montreal
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
On a quiet street between McGill and Peel subway stations in downtown Montreal’s Golden Square Mile district, the boutique Hotel Le Germain evokes a feeling of calm amid chaos. The lobby's relaxing color palette of earthy browns and greens...
Photo courtesy of Moraine Lake Lodge
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
Open seasonally from June 1 through October 1, Moraine Lake Lodge is, as its name suggests, set right on the stunning turquoise waters of the glacier-fed Moraine Lake in Banff National Park. The lake is one of the most photographed locations in ...
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
Fairmont Pacific Rim sits on the ocean’s edge, in the heart of Vancouver’s historic port and financial district. Soaring 450 feet high as one of downtown’s largest buildings, it offers unobstructed views of the North Shore...
Photo courtesy of Whistler Four Seasons
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
At the foot of Blackcomb mountain, Whistler Four Seasons blends into and complements its gorgeous natural surroundings with a kind of "chalet-luxe" style. The spacious public lobby areas feature earthy tones, wooden beams, granite, and limestone....
Photo courtesy of OPUS
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
OPUS opened in 2002 in Vancouver’s funky Yaletown district, just across the street from The Canada Line station to the airport (25 minutes door to door). Although it’s surrounded by some of the city’s best bars, restaurants, and...
Photo courtesy of Fairmont Chateau Whistler
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
Set against the towering backdrop of Whistler’s Blackcomb mountain, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler looks for all the world like a modern fairy-tale castle—albeit one with a classic ski lodge interior, huge, high-ceilinged lobby spaces,...
Photo by Anna Beaudry Photographic Design, courtesy of The Loden
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
Opened in 2009, The Loden features floor-to-ceiling windows designed to echo the waves in nearby Coal Harbour, with the timber-and-patinated-copper exterior reflecting the Pacific Northwest forest. The hotel also makes it easy for guests to dip...
Photo courtesy of The Shangri-La Vancouver
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
Opened in 2009, the Asian influence on the architecture and interior design of Shangri-La Vancouver is clear to see. The rooms are tranquil, with warm rosewood panels and tapestries, walls, and furnishings that softly glow with gold, cream, and...
Photo courtesy of The Thompson Hotel
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
The Thompson Hotel, Toronto, opened in 2010 as a modern, translucent glass building soaring above its low-rise, red-brick neighbors and staking a claim as a symbol of glitz and glam in the King West neighborhood. Thanks to its fashionable in-house...
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