Canada has long been a favorite vacation spot for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, and with good reason. With its friendly locals, laid-back attitude, and breathtaking, vast natural landscapes of unspoiled beauty, it’s the perfect place to get away for a little while.
It doesn’t matter if you’re unattached and looking for a fun place to go with your friends, or are in the market for something family-friendly. Canada has some great resort cities with something for everyone. Let’s look at what Canada has to offer in three of the best resort cities anywhere in the country.
Victoria/Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island are a significant hotspot for travelers looking for enjoyment. For example, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort offers “glamping” (a fancy term for glamorous camping) in its array of upscale tents. These tents contain many amenities tents usually don’t, like bathrooms, king-sized beds, and heated floors.
Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa boasts rooms that come with grand views of the water, as well as health and beauty services like massages and couples treatments. Brentwood puts an emphasis on relaxation and privacy, making it perfect as a romantic getaway for couples.
Set in the picturesque mountains in the Province of Alberta, Banff has a beautiful mix of rugged and beautiful natural locales for visitors to enjoy. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, known as “Canada’s Castle in the Rockies,” has been a prime destination for visitors for the last 100 years. The architecture is beautiful inside and out, and every one of their 750+ rooms has a beautiful view of the mountains and woods surrounding the property.
If you want to get a little closer to nature, the Rimrock Resort Hotel takes you as close to the Canadian Rockies as you can get. The views of the mountains are fabulous, and the rooms come equipped with dark wood, neutral tones, and a slew of modern amenities. Outdoor activities include dog sledding, whitewater rafting, and snowshoe hiking.
Whistler, British Columbia
Situated at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler is one of the most well-known (and well-traveled) resort cities in all of Canada. The Four Seasons Resort and Residences provides upscale accommodations with amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Skiing and sleigh rides in the winter and whitewater rafting and hiking in the summer are just some of the many enjoyable activities. The heated pool and culinary delights are just the icing on the cake here.
Also in Whistler, Fairmont Chateau is a luxury ski lodge where visitors can enjoy the whirlpools and massages offered after a long day on the slopes (or the golf course, in the summer). They have several on-premise restaurants that provide a variety of delicious meals of every style you can imagine.
As you can see, Canada has plenty to offer its visitors, and these three cities are a great place to start in your quest for a bit of rest and relaxation. Whether you’re looking for adventure in Whistler, natural beauty in Victoria, or Banff homes for sale, the cities named above just scratch the surface of what Canada has to offer.