Stay at a historic property nestled in the mountains of Banff National Park or in a city chic Montreal ‘Extreme Wow Suite’ – but these hotels don’t come cheap!
1. King Pacific Lodge, Princess Royal Island, British Columbia
You need to be flown in to this luxury eco-adventure resort, but that’s included in the price of your stay, along with all food and drink as well as daily tours and activities on the ocean and within the Great Bear Rainforest. Rates start at $4,750 for a three-night stay, and go up to $12,300 – but you can add on helicopter rides and spa visits if you’ve still got cash to spare.
2. The Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise, Alberta
This gorgeous historic property is nestled in the mountains of Banff National Park and sits beside the incredibly beautiful Lake Louise. You can splurge on a night in a royal suite here for $1,449, or “settle” for a regular room for $449 a night.
Once there, you can take a glass-bottomed canoe out on the lake or explore the mountain on horseback, mountain bike or a guided hike.
3. The Wickinnish Inn, Tofino, British Columbia
Tofino is a simply stunning destination, and the Wickininnish Inn is a property that suits it well. Sitting right on the beach, it offers luxurious accommodations that play off the natural beauty of the area.
During the summer season, a basic room (which isn’t very basic) is $500 a night, but you can treat yourself to the Chesterman Beach Loft Suite for $880 per night, or the Canopy Suite for $1,500.
4. The W, Montreal, Quebec
For the ultimate hip urban experience, book yourself into an Extreme Wow Suite at the W. It will set you back $2499 per night, but that gives you a chic loft to stay in and all manner of luxurious extra touches (including free champagne in your room for when you arrive.
If you have more moulah to spend, use the hotel’s signature Whatever/Whenever® concierge service to arrange whatever your heart desires – from hot air balloon rides to a bath filled with rose petals.
5. The Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, British Columbia
Every room in this new property is high-end, but the suites here knock it out of the park. The most extravagant suite at this property is the Owner’s Suite, which costs $10,000 a night and is a Balinese-inspired, glass-walled 2,650-square-foot showstopper (it looks over Stanley Park and the mountains).
It includes an eight foot long Swarovski crystal chandelier that cascades over the two story living room, a hand-carved soaker tub in the 500-square-foot bathroom and a private rooftop garden complete with outdoor fireplace and furnished cabana.
6. Hotel de Glace, Quebec City, Quebec
Considering that you are effectively paying for a sleeping bag on blocks of ice, prices of around $500 per night seem a little steep – although of course, staying at the ice hotel (which is what Hotel de Glace translates to) is a rather incredible experience, and does include unusual extras such as dog sledding and Nordic spas.
The price tag includes a room at the Sheraton also, in case you are unable to take the cold. This is a once in a lifetime winter vacation treat.
Which one of these hotels would you stay at if you got a night for free?
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