Must see hotels in Canada

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    Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

    More than a hotel, the iconic Frontenac is Québec City's most enduring symbol. Its 611 rooms come in a dozen-plus categories. The coveted river-view rooms…

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    Skoki Lodge

    Built in 1931 and overlooking a glorious high mountain valley, Skoki was one of the Canadian Rockies' earliest backcountry lodges and remains one of the…

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    Free Spirit Spheres

    When it comes to extravagantly unconventional accommodations, these three wooden spheres, handmade by owner-inventor Tom Chudleigh and suspended like…

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    HI Jasper

    Jasper's 157-bed HI hostel, opened two blocks from downtown in 2019 to replace the aging Whistlers Mountain facility, is a gem. The sprawling lower level…

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    Wickaninnish Inn

    Cornering the market in luxury winter storm-watching packages, 'the Wick' is worth a stay any time of year. Embodying nature with its recycled-wood…

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    Mt Engadine Lodge

    You can’t get much more rural – or more peaceful – than this remote mountain lodge decorated with antler chandeliers and antique skis and snowshoes. Lodge…

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    Auberge St-Antoine

    Auberge St-Antoine is probably Québec's finest smaller hotel, with phenomenal service and endless amenities. The 95 plush and spacious rooms come with…

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    Le Monastère des Augustines

    Attached to the convent museum, this fabulous hostelry is the most atmospheric place to stay in Québec City. Choose among 32 'authentic' rooms (shared…

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    Moraine Lake Lodge

    The experience here is intimate, personal and private, and the service is famously good. While billed as rustic (ie no TVs), the rooms and cabins offer…

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    Lord Elgin Hotel

    In one of Ottawa's finest locations, the stately Lord Elgin was built in 1941 in a similar, but less grandiose, style to Toronto's Fairmont Royal York…

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    Fairmont Château Laurier

    By the Ottawa Locks, the city's best-known hotel is a landmark in its own right. Built in 1912 to resemble a 16th-century French château, its 426 rooms…

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    Rosemount Inn

    Enjoy a decadent stay at this former dry-goods merchant's home in a historic district. Built in 1850, the massive stone, Tuscan-style villa has been…

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    Fairholm National Historic Inn

    Always hankered to stay in a museum? Well, the Fairholm can oblige, with a gorgeous selection of rooms inside a stunning, bay-windowed period inn dating…

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    Union Bank Inn

    This posh boutique hotel on Jasper Ave, in a former bank building dating from 1910, is an upscale masterpiece. With just 40 rooms, the staff will be at…

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    Prince of Wales Hotel

    With a Hogwarts-like setting on a wind-buffeted bluff overlooking Upper Waterton Lake, the grand Prince of Wales blends Swiss-style architecture with the…

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    HI Calgary City Centre

    Clean, comfortable and pleasant, this helpful hostel is one of the only options for budget-minded travelers downtown, with fairly standard bunk rooms and…

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    Canmore Clubhouse

    Steeped in climbing history and mountain mystique, the Alpine Club of Canada's beautiful hostel sits on a rise 5km east of town, with stellar views of the…

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    Blachford Lake Lodge

    This excellent wilderness lodge sits on a pristine lake a half-hour floatplane flight from Yellowknife. It's a stunning spot to get away from it all,…

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    Ocean Island Inn

    The kind of hostel that’ll make you want to become a backpacker (again), the Ocean is a fabulous blitz of sharp color accents, global travel memorabilia…