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Canada West Coast - where to stay

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When visiting Canada’s West Coast, where you choose to stay isn’t just a place to lay your head at night, whether it’s in the heart of downtown Vancouver close to the action or at a wilderness escape the remote reaches of northern BC; it’s an opportunity to enhance your travel experience. And British Columbia’s choice of accommodations is as diverse as its lively cities, vineyard-lined valleys, mountain peaks, and seaside villages.

Vancouver’s downtown hotels not only offer up luxurious rooms, often with mountain and sea views, they also reveal some of the region’s best qualities. Chefs pride themselves on creating inventive meals, often with local, sustainable ingredients that showcase the best of the west coast cuisine, and local artwork adorns the rooms.

And since everything downtown, from shopping to sports arenas, is a quick stroll or cab ride away, you can choose a spot that suits your personality. Want to “live” like the locals do? Rent a bike, grab a yoga mat or sit in a cafe and sip a cup of strong coffee while watching the world stroll by. Take a dip in the rooftop pool at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, one of downtown Vancouver’s newest luxury hotels. Linger over dinner or lounge in the bar at Market by Jean-Georges at in the Shangri-La Hotel. Or experience the glamour of old-meets-new at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, which first greeted guests in 1927 and has recently enjoyed a glamorous restoration.

It’s also easy to forgo the busy city and seek out remote and romantic luxury lodges, like King Pacific Lodge hidden away on Princess Royal Island in BC’s Great Bear Rainforest. Get close to nature without giving up on the creature comforts: opt for a safari-style tent at Clayquot Wilderness Resort near Tofino or at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort & Spa on the Sunshine Coast. Go fishing, kayaking, wildlife viewing or simply relax in the sublime surroundings.

There are lots of bed and breakfasts sprinkled throughout the west coast on lakesides and nestled into the woods, providing comfort and a unique visitor experience. And with more than a dozen guest ranches (choose from rustic charm to five-star luxury), you can channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl with kilometres of trails to explore on horseback. Working farms and vineyards often have accommodations, such Spirit Ridge Vineyard & Spa in Osoyoos, that let guests get a peek at where the food or wine they’re enjoying is grown.

The quintessential west coast experience might just be spending a night or two in a mountain resort, such as Whistler, where the slopes are right on your doorstep. Days are spent outdoors playing in spectacular scenery and indulging in a spa experience. And nights are dining on fine food in a lively atmosphere or quietly curled up in front of a roaring fire.

 

Featured hotels and resorts

 

Hastings HouseHasting House Country House Hotel
Location: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
A small waterfront luxury country resort, spa and restaurant  on 22 acres on the waterfront of Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

 

 

rockwaterRockwater Secret Cove Resort
Location: Sunshine Coast, British Columbia
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort and Spa offers unique resort accommodations on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia Canada. Rockwater offers a myriad of amenities including ocean views and our new Tenthouse Suites.

 

sooke_house_sunroom-550x366Sooke Harbour House
Location: Sooke, near Victoria, British Columbia
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort and Spa offers unique resort accommodations on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia Canada. Rockwater offers a myriad of amenities including ocean views and our new Tenthouse Suites.

 

wickaninnish_inn_thumbnailWickaninnish Inn
Location: Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
The Wickaninnish InnTofino Hotel offers Tofino accommodation with direct beach access, 75 deluxe rooms, and panoramic ocean or beach views from every guest room. The Wick Inn offers the very best out of all Tofino hotel.