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Your Guide to Five of Canada’s Best Hotels

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Five of Canada’s most exciting hotels are waiting to welcome you.

When travel slowed last year, Canadians rediscovered the wonders to be found between our own coasts. As we prepare to explore once more, there is no better place to start than here at home. Choosing the right hotel can help set the tone for your entire holiday. Whether you’re seeking a romantic get‑away, a wellness break, an artistic immersion or something more, these five spots keep you close to nature while offering plenty of reasons to ditch your four walls and head to your favourite Canadian city when travel restrictions ease.

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April 26, 2021

Vancouver

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

The balcony of the Rosewood Hotel Georgian in Vancouver.
Relax above it all at Rosewood Hotel Georgia.    Photo: Rosewood Hotel Georgia

The Story

  • With a history dating back to the Roaring Twenties, this downtown Vancouver property offers a posh reminder of yesteryear alongside modern‑day indulgences.

The Draw

  • A four‑year renovation completed in 2011 restored this 1927 building to its former beauty. Today, the Georgian revival details that once attracted celebs like Elvis Presley, Katharine Hepburn and Nat King Cole, and royalty (HRH Edward, Prince of Wales) – and personal, attentive service reminiscent of that bygone era – pull in modern travellers.

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Edmonton

JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District

A suite at the JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District.
An oasis of calm in Edmonton’s ICE District.    Photo: JW Marriott

The Story

  • Stylish rooms and suites featuring ultra‑plush bedding, marble bathrooms and advanced in‑room tech make this respite high above Edmonton’s bustling ICE District the perfect spot to renew, restore and refresh.

The Draw

  • The hotel’s fitness space is a 13,000‑square‑foot commitment to high‑performance health and well‑being, with coaches, yoga, dedicated meditation space, an indoor pool and more. Round out your stay at the Spa by JW, with indulgent offerings including Himalayan Stone Massage and the Rose Gold Facial.

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Toronto

The Annex

A room in the Annex Hotel, Toronto.
Style and comfort in the heart of Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.    Photo: Norr Studio @norrstudio

The Story

  • Set in the eclectic neighbourhood of the same name, the Annex stands out by fitting in. The three‑storey century‑old building conceals a contemporary interior with small touches that connect you with the heartbeat of the city.

The Draw

  • Vintage record players replace television sets, cocktail‑bar concerts by Toronto musicians are the norm and local art hangs on the walls. A contactless stay means your concierge is just a text away, while the Wine Bar and a patio featuring renowned local burgers bring the best of the city to you before you head out to discover all that the neighbourhood has to offer.

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  • Join the locals at boutique shops, beloved café patios or on graffiti‑wall admiration walks. Less than 20 minutes away, the Royal Ontario Museum and Bata Shoe Museum offer new perspectives, and nightlife options include a diverse mix of restaurants, food halls and bars.

Saskatoon

The James Hotel

A room at the James Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
A room with a naturally gorgeous view at the James Hotel.    Photo: Carey Shaw

The Story

  • With views over the Meewasin Valley and a three‑generation history of hospitality, this family‑owned boutique property is the place to rekindle romance. Toast your relationship with vintage cocktails, European‑inspired nibbles and cozy comforts.

The Draw

  • Looking for a reason to stay in bed? There are plenty at this 12‑storey sanctuary. The region’s soft light and golden wheat are emulated in the hotel’s colour and design, and local artists’ works pepper the space. Set on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, it makes for the perfect weekend hideaway, with a host of romantic packages to guide the mood.

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Montréal

Hôtel Uville

A hallway at Hôtel Uville in Montreal.
Take a hip trip through history at Montreal’s Hôtel Uville.   Photo: Hôtel Uville

The Story

  • Nostalgia finds a home at this Old Montreal address. The hotel’s time‑capsule‑like trip into history offers a perfectly located access point for the things that have made the city a favourite for generations.

The Draw

  • Each room is themed to highlight pivotal moments from the 1960s and 1970s. Vintage groove shows up in corded rotary telephones and Etch A Sketch toys in the lobby, while historic photo displays and curated films from the prestigious National Film Board of Canada add to the “stepping into a time machine” feel. But it’s not all history – you also get the modern comforts of a 21st‑century hotel.

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