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About British Columbia

British Columbia genuinely has it all. In Vancouver City you can be enjoying a lunch of the finest Chinese food, followed by an afternoon of powder skiing at Whistler in the nearby Blackcomb Mountains. The mountain forests provide superb trekking in the Summer, and the rivers and lakes are an irresistible draw for fly fishers seeking the famous Bull Trout in the crystal clear snow melt waters. The locals are warm, friendly and immensely proud of their beautiful and unique State. Our pick of the best places to stay in British Columbia range for chic city pads to remote wilderness lodges - there is something for everyone, whatever your reason to visit!

The earliest European exploration of the area was by Captain George Vancouver in June 1792, but settlement by Europeans via sea and the Canadian Transcontinental Railway was more than a hundred years later - well after the Hudson’s Bay Company had declared and named the State, British Columbia in 1854. Settlers then followed from India and China, establishing the city of Vancouver and the capital city of Victoria as the richly diverse and truly multicultural centres of Canada’s Pacific coastline.

    Beyond its proud history, British Columbia attracts visitors seeking anything from chic city breaks to those looking for peace and splendour of the wilderness and backcountry which cater for all the possible outdoor pursuits and wildlife experiences you can imagine. Tofino (on Vancouver Island) is ideal whale-watching, surfing or simply sitiing back, relaxing and taking in the ocean views!

    If you are making your trip in the Autumn months, the best places to stay in British Columbia will truly treat you to the fabulous colours of the Canadian Fall. The winter months herald the superb powder skiing of the famous mountain resorts of BC (Fernie is one of our favourites), then spring and summer months transform British Columbia into the stunning green landscapes for trout fishers, trekkers and kayakers.

    For Wilderness Seekers

    • The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is renowned for their thermal pools and, so remote, is reachable only by sea plane!
    • An unforgettable hideaway in true wilderness, the Ten-ee-ah Lodge is deep in Cariboo country with wonderful kayaking and trekking alongside.

    For Trout Fishers

    Two Lodges in particular are truly wonderful for their spectacular trout fishing.

    • The Lizard Creek Lodge provides fly fishing to die for on the crystal clear waters of the Elk river, while
    • At the Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler there is both lake and river fly fishing for the famous Bull Trout.

      For Kayak Adventurers

      • When you prefer to see the spectacular British Columbian landscape from the perspective of the water, then kayaking is perhaps the perfect pastime. It is very popular with the Canadians and at the Wickaminnish Inn at Tofino, Kayaking is their speciality.
      • The Emerald Lake Lodge tailors your kayaking experience to your exact requirements and will provide a great day out on the Lake for all ages.

        For Wildlife and Forest Adventures

        • The wildlife in British Columbia is amazing and certain Lodges are particularly set up to arrange for guided tours, or for private treks along well mapped trails. At the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge they are professionals at providing unforgettable wildlife experiences, and this may include sightings of bears!

        For Skiing and Winter Sports

        You'll find superb hotels and ski lodges in British Columbia, each with their own special charm and attraction. Our pick of the best places to stay in British Columbia for wintersports are scattered throughout a number of different resorts in the Rocky Mountains.

        • The Crystal Lodge in Whistler is perfect for the ultimate ski adventurer. It won't break the bank either!
        • The Best Western Mountain Lodge in Fernie is well situated for every level of skiing. You'll be welcomed by an open fire and all the creature comforts to compensate for a hard day on the slopes!
        • Earl Grey B&B in the Panorama Mountain Village is a beautiful Lodge, close to the resort and has a feel of exclusivity that is bound to make you feel special!
        • Or what about the Island Lake Lodge? It's perfect not only for winter Skiing but summer trips too, when the lake comes into its own for boating and fishing expeditions.

          For City Chic, Asian Dining and Luxury in Vancouver

          • The Listel Hotel just about has it all, and is less than a minute from the Barclay Heritage Square.
          • Close to Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in the world, you'll find the Sylvia Hotel which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and which surely transports guests into an intoxicating and unforgettable experience of where West meets East.
          • Book the Shangri La Vancouver for serious luxury and further flavours of the Pacific Orient.
          • Undiluted luxury in its purest form is provided at the Wedgewood Hotel and Spa and the situation is perfect for downtown Vancouver.
          • If you hanker for a dip in heated outdoor salted water, then L'Hermitage Hotel is perhaps the perfect City hotel for you.
          • To go for something with more of a view, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia has rooftop plunge pools, and when all lit up at night they provide the perfect romantic backdrop.

            For Vancouver Island

            • For a visit to Victoria on Vancouver Island we recommend the Magnolia Hotel and Spa. Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and full of charm and history. The hotel arranges guided tours of the City with local historians.

            For Salt Spring Island

            • Hastings House Country House Hotel embodies country house charm and is located in one of British Columbia's top getaway spots. You'll find eighteen tasteful suites, superb bay views and fantastic restaurant.

              Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of the best places to stay in British Columbia, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.

                Best Hotels in British Columbia

                • Trickle Creek 80 rooms from £59

                  British Columbia

                  A large chalet-style ski lodge right at the foot of the Kimberley Alpine Resort. Charming homely suites come with full kitchenette and living area, some feature balconies with fantastic views of the slopes. This is the perfect active getaway with ski school, pool, and miles of mountain to explore.

                  Fishing  -  The dozens of mountain lakes and rivers that surround Kimberley provide phenomenal, rainbow, and bull trout fishing
                  Kayaking  -  There are several local services providing kayaking and rafting on the rivers, ask at front desk for details.
                  Great walks  -  Beautiful walks available in the surrounding mountains, in winter take a pair of snow shoes.
                  Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor seasonal pool.
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                • Crystal Lodge Hotel 158 rooms from £66

                  Whistler (British Columbia)

                  A 'has it all' hotel in the ultimate adventure playground. Whether it's a traditional room or a loft suite required you'll find the rooms spacious and tastefully designed. Fill your days in the outdoors be it skiing or bungee jumping before unwinding over a glass or two in the hotel's wine bar.

                  Skiing  -  When the snow falls the hills come alive with skiing, ice skating, tubing, dog sledging and snow shoeing.
                  Views  -  Great views from hotel
                  House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
                  Full of character
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                • Soule Creek Lodge 8 rooms from £76

                  Vancouver Island, British Columbia

                  Pristine wilderness invites you while the views, hideaway location and Pacific Ocean will make you want to stay. Rustic yurts, highend wood cabins and rooms capture the great outdoors with views to die for, or simply wake up to. Breakfast is served in the lodge, as is a three course dinner.

                  Romantic Break  -  Romance is in the air at this peaceful and quiet retreat- admire the views from the hot tub while you sip on a glass of wine.
                  Hideaway  -  Whether it be a yurt, the cabins or a room make the most of the fresh water lakes, sandy beaches and wildlife all around.
                  Birdwatching  -  Inland birds such as Chickadees, Wren, Pipers and Jay are regular sights, or Gulls, Terns and Killdeer by the shore.
                  Kayaking  -  Kayaking on the rivers and in the ocean is an exhilarating activity for all the family.
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                • The Burrard 72 rooms from £80

                  Vancouver (British Columbia)

                  Retro downtown vibes of yester-year create a young at heart, minimalist-designed boutique. Basic, stylish rooms are crisp and sharp, set around a centralized garden for all day lounging. Relish your coffee and health-bagel fix at the cafe, or cruise into town for more bars and restaurants.

                  Great walks  -  The Pacific Ocean is very close to the hotel and offering stunning views.
                  Sights nearby  -  Take a water taxi to Granville Island for some local exploring.
                  Lively  -  Hip and happening.
                  Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
                  Recommended by  -  CN Traveller
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                • Fairholme Manor 6 rooms from £84

                  Victoria, BC (British Columbia)

                  1885 Italian-style mansion with high-ceilings, fireplace and garden views, the plushest hideaway B&B in the area. Oversized rooms with bay windows, spa baths and king size beds. The temptation of homemade jams & freshly baked breads will certainly kick start your day. A fantastic find!

                  Great walks  -  Take a stroll around Empress Hotel and the Parliament Buildings. Rest and recuperate with high tea at the Empress Hotel.
                  Fishing  -  Fishermans Wharf is a beautiful part of town.
                  Opulent
                  Full of character
                  Recommended by  -  Fodors
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                • Best Western Fernie Mountain Lodge 97 rooms from £86

                  Fernie

                  A traditional hotel close to Fernie Alpine Ski Resort in the Rocky Mountains. The simple rooms are warm, welcoming and incredibly comfortable, ideal for the weary skier! The friendly staff are extremely knowledgeable about the area. Perfect for active family holiday all year round.

                  Local markets  -  Visit the Fernie Summer Mountain Market every Sunday where local artisans and producers bring their produce.
                  Swimming Pool  -  Indoor year round pool.
                  Lively  -  Hip and happening.
                  Views  -  Great views from hotel
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                • Lizard Creek Lodge 99 rooms from £67

                  Fernie

                  Somewhat of an institution in Fernie, this slope-side hotel has everything from simple rooms to three room loft apartments. Fully equipped with heated outdoor pool & hot tub, ski rental shop, spa & a fine dining restaurant and bar. Fireplaces keep things cosy. The ideal spot for a hassle free stay.

                  Skiing  -  A ski in/ski out hotel within steps from the Elk Quad Chair
                  Fishing  -  Fly fish in the clear waters of the Elk River
                  Views  -  Great views from hotel
                  Spa
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                • The Listel Hotel 129 rooms from £92

                  Vancouver (British Columbia)

                  Love art? Local art everywhere to be seen at this downtown contemporary boutique. Modern, comfortable rooms offer breakfast in bed, or head to Forage for local cuisine and a casual yet vibrant atmosphere. Location is spot on for almost everything, so stay here for a low-key and enjoyable visit.

                  Great walks  -  Head to Sunset Beach Park overlooking English Bay for a glorious stroll along the Pacific Ocean.
                  Sights nearby  -  Barclay Heritage Square is less than a minute away.
                  Full of character
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                • Villa Marco Polo Inn 5 rooms from £95

                  Victoria, BC

                  An elegant and almost regal B&B in the picturesque Rockland district of Victoria. The rooms feature Persian rugs, hardwood floors, Egyptian linen, individual artworks and fabulous bathrooms. The breakfast is phenomenal, all locally sourced ingredients crafted into delightful French treats. Charming.

                  Romantic Break  -  With plush bedrooms, sumptuous sheets, hot tub baths big enough for two and a charming garden ideal for a stroll
                  Sights nearby  -  Take a stroll down to the Inner Harbour and observe the sights and sounds of the town
                  Restrictions on children  -  14 years or older
                  Full of character
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                • Sylvia Hotel 120 rooms from £74

                  Vancouver

                  A 20th century hotel overlooking English Bay, Vancouver. The comfortable rooms range from single suites to self catering apartments, with every modern convenience. Right on the water, this spot is perfect for swimming or skating and biking the seawall. City escape with a splash of seaside!

                  Local markets  -  Explore the sights of Chinatown and in summer try to catch the Friday Chinatown Night Market.
                  Great walks  -  Stroll around Stanley Park or the VanDusen Botanical Garden.
                  Lively  -  Hip and happening.
                  Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
                  Recommended by  -  Fodors
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                • Oswego Hotel 80 rooms from £75

                  Victoria, BC

                  An upscale hotel and spa just minutes from the Inner Harbour waterfront of Victoria. Stylish studios come with a range of extras such as kitchens, private rooftop balconies, dining rooms and in room spa services. The hip restaurant hosts weekly jazz nights. City chic.

                  Great walks  -  Come enjoy 22 hecters of breathtaking gardens year around at the world famous Butchart Gardens.
                  Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
                  Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
                  Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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                • Inn at Laurel Point 200 rooms from £100

                  Victoria, BC (British Columbia)

                  Contemporary, airy rooms with marble bathrooms and private balconies offer a fantastic base. Romance-seekers will love the Victoria Harbour views and local explorers will appreciate the proximity to almost everything. The indoor pool and Aura Waterfront restaurant complete the picture.

                  Romantic Break  -  With in-room massages and stunning water views, this is a perfect setting for a city romance weekend.
                  Special Offer  -  If you are an organised soul and are planning in advance, this could mean a discount in your favour.
                  Back to Nature  -  The gardens of Victoria are stunning and gardening enthusiasts will have a fantastic time here.
                  Great walks  -  With kilometres of walking paths and countless flowers, Beacon Hill Park is a beautiful place to relax.
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                • Abigail's Hotel 23 rooms from £106

                  Victoria, BC (British Columbia)

                  Adult only 1930 boutique in a quiet residential area of Victoria, offering access to the historical past and garden city. Antiques decorate the cozy rooms, Italian marble makes up the bathrooms and a gourmet breakfast is worth getting out of bed for. A relaxing stay for romantic weekend city breaks.

                  Romantic Break  -  This adults only hotel oozes romance, with plush red velvet drapes, deep soaking tubs and champagne and strawberry room service.
                  Sights nearby  -  Explore the Royal BC Museum, just down the road and packed with fascinating exhibitions.
                  Great walks  -  Along the river or canal makes a great leisurely place to stroll and explore the city.
                  Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
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                • Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa 64 rooms from £109

                  Courtenay

                  A serene and peaceful resort on the East coast of Vancouver Island. The rooms have recently been refurbished, giving them a clean cut new look. The restaurant serves up locally caught sustainable seafood cooked to perfection. The Pacific Mist Spa is fantastic and well renowned.

                  Total relaxation  -  Relaxation is the name of the game, from spa treatments to yoga, mindfulness and simply sitting and listening to the ocean
                  Kayaking  -  There a few spots locally where you can rent kayaks, this is a great way to explore the island from another perspective
                  Wine tasting  -  Vancouver Island’s east coast is well known for its wineries, make sure you book in some time for a tasting
                  Learning  -  This area is renowned for its agrotourism- there are cheesemakers, wineries and oyster farms to check out
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                • Earl Grey B&B 5 rooms from £98

                  British Columbia

                  A boutique B&B nestled on a wooded acre, of the Panorama Mountain Village ski resort. The rustic chic log cabin rooms feature such homely touches, Oriental rugs and decorative pictures. The on site restaurant is second to none with a fantastic wine list. Perfect location for hitting the slopes.

                  Great walks  -  The lodge sits in the woods right at the base of the slopes, in summer there are a whole host of beautiful walks to enjoy.
                  Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor seasonal pool.
                  House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
                  Full of character
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                • Black Rock Oceanfront Resort 133 rooms from £87

                  British Columbia

                  Beautiful spa resort on a rocky headland of the West Coast of Vancouver Island. The spacious and light suites come with kitchens, fireplaces and chic stone and wood features. The pool deck faces out onto the magnificent ocean for an invigorating dip. A hip outpost on this raw coastline!

                  Great walks  -  Explore the Wild Pacific Trail that winds along the breathtaking rugged coast.
                  Fishing  -  Surrounded by beaches there is a multitidude of fishing opportunities nearby.
                  Surfing  -  Find great surfing beaches under a mile away.
                  Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor seasonal.
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                • Island Lake Lodge 26 rooms from £88

                  Fernie

                  Just beyond Fernie sits three lodges nestled between a frozen lake and a cedar forest. Whole larch and tamarack trunks create the classic log cabin feel. They take their cuisine as seriously as guests take the slopes and treatment rooms offer all manner of relaxation for post ski aches and pains.

                  Fishing  -  Try catching a native Westslope Cutthroat or a monster Bull Trout whilst fly fishing
                  Back to Nature  -  Access to 7000 acres to explore of the Lizard Range in the BC Rocky Mountains
                  Great walks  -  Discover the Elk Valley on one of the many country trails
                  Outstanding location
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                • Adara Hotel 41 rooms from £90

                  Whistler

                  A stylish hotel located in the beautiful mountain town of Whistler. The sleek modern rooms feature floating fireplaces, comfy beds, and original art pieces. Ski storage, rental and repair make this the ideal ski hotel, while proximity to Whistlers top restaurants and clubs takes care of après ski!

                  Fishing  -  The rivers of the region are rich with fish, just ask at the front desk about organising a trip!
                  Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor seasonal pool.
                  Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
                  Romantic  -  Good for couples.
                  Recommended by  -  Tablet
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                • Villa Eyrie 38 rooms from £91

                  Canada, British Columbia

                  Set on Malahat summit, rooms offer stunning views of the Pacific ocean and surrounding landscape. Outdoor activities such as kayaking, whale watching, hiking and golf can be arranged. Boasting a full service spa and pool to relax after a busy day, and fine dining at the exemplary restaurant.

                  Great walks  -  A wide selection of nature trails. Explore Goldstream Provincial Park, hike Gowlland Tod or summit Mount Finlayson
                  Views  -  At the top of Malahat summit, offers stunning views of the Pacific ocean
                  Back to Nature
                  Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
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                • Nita Lake Lodge 77 rooms from £94

                  Whistler

                  A luxury boutique hotel and spa on the shores of Lake Nita. Understated elegant rooms feature neutral tones and command breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The yummy restaurant uses locally sourced forage and farm produce. A peaceful retreat from fast pace life.

                  Fishing  -  The hotel provides rods free of charge for fishing on the lake.
                  Great walks  -  Lovely walks around the scenic Nita Lake.
                  Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor heated pool.
                  Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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                • Wickaninnish Inn 75 rooms from £132

                  Tofino (British Columbia)

                  Panoramic sea views, throw in sublime food and an all natural spa and this becomes a romantic hideaway location. Comfort and luxury adorn all the rooms and suites, with balconies and modern bathrooms. Pointe Restaurant serves West Coast dishes or head to On The Rocks for a sundowner.

                  Surfing  -  Surfing, and the new craze of SUP (Stand Up Paddleboading) is a popular past time.
                  Kayaking  -  Take a leisurely kayak trip, ideal for all the family.
                  Birdwatching  -  Try and sight the regal bald eagles.
                  Great walks  -  Explore Chesterman Beach at sunset.
                  Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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                • Magnolia Hotel & Spa 64 rooms from £136

                  Victoria, BC

                  A grand hotel just minutes walk from downtown Victoria's Inner Harbour. The sophisticated suites feature traditional dark wood furnishings, bold carpets and floor to ceiling windows. The spa provides pampering luxury organic treatments. Ideal location for exploring the city by foot, bike or kayak.

                  Kayaking  -  Victoria Kayak, a naturalist guide will introduce you to the rich historical background of Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
                  Great walks  -  Discover Victoria’s rich historical past on guided walking tours, stories compiled by local historian, John Adams.
                  Lively  -  Hip and happening.
                  Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
                  Recommended by  -  Tablet
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                • Ten-ee-ah Lodge 8 rooms from £104

                  Lac La Hache (Lac la Hache)

                  A rustic chic resort sitting on the edge of Sprout Lake. Charming self contained log cabins come with private seating areas overlooking the unspoilt beauty of Cariboo Country. Guests can sit out under the stars while they enjoy gourmet food from the onsite restaurant. A Perfect wilderness hideaway.

                  Kayaking  -  Canoeing / kayaking is a great opportunity to watch the wildlife at the lake shore, like the moose in early summer.
                  Great walks  -  They offer a road and trail system for all tastes, perfect way to absorb the beauty anf tranquilty of the area.
                  Back to Nature  -  Right on Sprout Lake and surrounded by incredible forests you can completely get back to nature!
                  Fishing  -  Spout Lake is the home of the rainbow-trout and the lodge can provide rental rods.
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                • Emerald Lake Lodge 85 rooms from £145

                  Field

                  An upscale nature lodge on Yoho National Park’s Emerald Lake. Rustic chic cabins feature roaring fires, private balconies with lake view and en suites. There are a range of restaurants on site, and even an1890s saloon bar. A peaceful retreat from modern life.

                  Kayaking  -  Explore the tranquil waters of Emerald Lake or Lake Louise.
                  Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
                  Full of character
                  Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
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                • Hastings House Country House Hotel 18 rooms from £150

                  Salt Spring Island

                  A converted Sussex style country house on the charming Salt Spring Island. The homely suites are tastefully decorated and come with fireplaces, en suites and wonderful views of the bay. The wood beamed restaurant produces spectacular seasonal organic cuisine. A real treat!

                  Sailing  -  Surrounded by the sheltered waters of the Southern Gulf Island, the marine parks provide idyllic experiences for sailing.
                  Diving  -  Situated on the Pacific Northwest Salt Springs is one of the premier diving destinations in North America.
                  Kayaking  -  One of the best ways to explore the island is by Kayak.
                  Full of character
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                • Tweedsmuir Park Lodge 11 rooms from £150

                  Bella Coola

                  A rustic chic lodge retreat on 60 acres of wilderness in Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park. Enjoy all authenticity of a log cabin, with a twist of luxury. The onsite restaurant serves delicious food in an elegant dining room. The views and grounds are breathtaking, with plenty of bears to be seen!

                  Great walks  -  Enjoy hiking the old growth, scenic trails, both around the lodge property and at other points in the Valley.
                  Back to Nature  -  This lodge is set on 60 acres of wilderness in the Bella Coola Valley, surrounded by the Coast Mountains
                  Fishing  -  The Bella Coola Valley is a remarkable location for any fisherman.
                  Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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                • Oak Bay Beach Hotel 100 rooms from £151

                  Victoria, BC

                  A recently refurbished seaside manor house with all the bells and whistles of a modern hotel, on the edge of the Oak Bay Islands Ecological Reserve. Spacious and comfortable rooms with neutral tones, fireplaces and ocean views. A charming spot for the whole family to enjoy.

                  Beach Life  -  The hotel sits right on the coast with fantastic views and beachfront trails for the whole family to enjoy
                  Theatre  -  The hotel's theatre holds screenings of movies and cult shows as well as live performances and music
                  Wildlife Area  -  The hotel sits right on the migratory path of local Orca whales, a magnificent spectacle to behold
                  Other Activities  -  The Boathouse Spa offers great treatments using local seaweed and their eucalyptus steam room
                  Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection
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                • Alpine Meadows Resort 40 rooms from £152

                  British Columbia

                  A family friendly resort right on Hallamore Lake, in British Columbia. The homely log cabins are everything you would expect, and the resort also offers glamping for the more adventurous amongst you. The Boathouse restaurant offers hearty breakfasts and dinners. A stunning setting.

                  Active Holiday  -  Right on Hallamore Lake, this charming resort offers a range of activities from hiking, to biking, fishing and canoeing
                  Families  -  A mangical country retreat for the whole family with multiple room self catering log cabins and loads of fun activites
                  Hotel boats for hire  -  The resort offers free use of its non-motorised boats, so there is no excuse not to get out on the lake
                  Hotel Entertainment  -  After a full on day exploring the BC wilderness, we recommend a soak in the outdoor hot tub
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                • Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa 33 rooms from £154

                  Victoria, BC (British Columbia)

                  Perfect for the luxury traveller seeking a seaside getaway with spa facilities & delicious food and wine. Large, modern rooms overlook the water from private balconies and sitting rooms. Catch a fabulous sunset from the dining room, or admire the view, sitting by the firepit at the popular pub.

                  Private Hot Tub
                  Sights nearby  -  Craigdarroch Castle was built in the 1890s and through restoration is back to its former glory.
                  Great walks  -  Take a leisurely stroll around the 55 acres of The Butchart Gardens.
                  Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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                • Sooke Harbour House 28 rooms from £124

                  Victoria, BC

                  A charming hotel overlooking the Juan de Fuca Straits. Individually decorated suites offer a range of elegantly draped fourposters, fireplaces and balconies commanding mesmerising views of the bay. An onsite garden provides seasonal best for the fine dining restaurant. Beach chic!

                  Fishing  -  Sooke Salmon Charters is a long established and successful charter fishing company located on Southern Vancouver Island.
                  Great walks  -  There are many wonderful beaches and hiking trails in the Sooke area, just ask at the front desk for details.
                  Sights nearby  -  Visit the Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery.
                  Full of character
                  Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection
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                • Granville Island Hotel 82 rooms from £127

                  Vancouver

                  A modern chic hotel on False Creek with fabulous views of the waterfront & downtown Vancouver. Crisp white linens enhance elegant rooms with large windows and private balconies. Upgrade to a penthouse suite for kitchens, jacuzzi and fireplace, well worth it! A hip hotel in beautiful spot.

                  Local markets  -  Check out Granville Island market, overflowing with fresh produce, breads, seafood and a bounty of other goods.
                  Great walks  -  Visit Stanely Park, 400-hectares of vibrant green grass and majestic cedar, hemlock and fir trees.
                  Sights nearby  -  Check out Vancouver Art Gallery's collection of national and international contemporary art.
                  Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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                • Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina from £140

                  Madeira Park, British Columbia

                  A tranquil resort featuring spacious open plan villas boasting their own jacuzzi and stunning views of a quaint harbour. The lagoon facing restaurant whips up delectable cocktails and an indulgent spa is the perfect spot to return to after a day spent outdoors. Ideal for active types.

                  Great walks  -  There are many beautiful coastal and nature walks spanning around the area, perfect for hiking enthusaists
                  Fishing  -  Fishing opportunities are available nearby
                  Kayaking  -  Kayaking and canoeing are available nearby
                  Private Hot Tub  -  Each unit has its own hot tub
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                • Shangri La Vancouver 119 rooms from £185

                  Vancouver (British Columbia)

                  Whether your agenda be luxury, business or exploring, this Asian-inspired skyscraper between sea and slope, offering a spa and pool, is the perfect place for all. Large, modern rooms include city views. Dining ranges from smart to casual plus there is a lively al-fresco bar in the evenings.

                  Local markets  -  Head to Public Market on Granville Island - a daily market offering local produce and delicious bites.
                  Great walks  -  The Pacific Ocean is only three blocks west of the hotel.
                  Views  -  City
                  Lively  -  Hip and happening.
                  Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith
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                • Four Seasons Resort Whistler 273 rooms from £186

                  Whistler

                  A high end Four Seasons resort in Whistler's Upper Village. Rooms are modern, elegant and spacious and come with a range of amenities from kitchens, to floating fireplaces and balconies overlooking the mountain. The chic on site restaurant is a huge reward after a day on the slopes.

                  Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor year round pool.
                  Lively  -  Hip and happening.
                  Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
                  Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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                • Long Beach Lodge Resort 61 rooms from £147

                  Tofino

                  A charming lodge perched on the beautiful Cox Bay Beach. Rooms feature comfy beds and fireplaces, upgrade to a cottage for direct private beach access. Wall to wall windows give the restaurant an impression of opening right out into the bay. Warm and welcoming beach getaway.

                  Great walks  -  Pacific Rim National Park Reserve Tofino Unit is only 3.5 km away.
                  Sailing  -  The hotel will organise private boat charters from the bay.
                  Surfing  -  Hotel hosts onsite surfing lessons.
                  Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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                • Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa 139 rooms from £206

                  Vernon

                  A sparkling shimmering resort on the shores of Lake Okanagan. With 3.5 million Swarovski crystals studded throughout the interiors you can imagine where the name came from. The rooms however are understated, allowing the floor to ceiling windows do the talking. The spa is second to none. Fantastic!

                  Other Activities  -  The main focus here is health, book and appointment with the naturopathic physician, nutritionist or Ayurvedic therapist
                  Romantic Break  -  This picturesque retreat offers candlelit dinners, crystal 'tubs-for-two' and indulgent treatments from the spa
                  Spa breaks  -  A stunning spa facility with armotherapy saunas, reflexology, soothing moor mud wraps and therapeutic massages
                  Golf  -  Just next door you will find one of North America’s finest golf courses- Predator Ridge
                  Recommended by  -  Johansens, Kiwi Collection
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                • Echo Valley Ranch & Spa 21 rooms from £210

                  Jesmond (Clinton)

                  A breathtaking 160 acre luxury ranch sitting under the Marble Range mountains. Decor is elegant with a rustic touch, warm wood floors and exposed beams matched with plush linens, local artworks and gourmet dining. The upscale spa provides Thai and European treatment. A sophisticated wilderness.

                  Fishing  -  Fly-fishing for rainbow trout is available in the well-stocked ponds, equipment is provided free of charge.
                  Lively  -  Hip and happening.
                  Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
                  Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
                  Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection
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                • Wedgewood Hotel & Spa 83 rooms from £210

                  Vancouver

                  A luxury boutique hotel in downtown Vancouver. The private balconies, chic drapes and antique furnishings give the suites a European feel. This theme is followed in the piano bar, serving gourmet French cuisine in a elegant setting. Sophisticated and utterly spoiling. Make sure to try out the spa!

                  Great walks  -  Forbidden Vancouver organises a multitiude of walking tours taking you through the history of the city.
                  Lively  -  Hip and happening.
                  Opulent
                  Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
                  Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, Johansens
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                • L'Hermitage Hotel 60 rooms from £213

                  Vancouver

                  A luxury boutique hotel in downtown Vancouver. Upscale suites feature luxurious marble bathrooms, chic floating fireplaces and state of the art kitchens. Guests can enjoy gourmet cuisine in the trendy restaurant or landscaped courtyard. A grown up space for the discerning traveler.

                  Sights nearby  -  The Vancouver Art Gallery and Queen Elizabeth Theatre are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.
                  Great walks  -  Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden's are only ten blocks away.
                  Local markets  -  Chinatown only nine blocks away.
                  Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor heated salt water pool.
                  Recommended by  -  Tablet
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                • Vagabond Lodge 10 rooms from £214

                  Kicking Horse (1581 Cache Close)

                  A homely and comfortable B&B right on the slopes of Kicking Horse. The interiors are muted and understated with a rich and warm feel, think antique wardrobes and Persian rugs. Breakfast and lunch are a hearty and flavoursome affair, dinner is not served but the helpful hosts will book local spots.

                  Active Holiday  -  This chalet style B&B sits literally on the slopes of Kicking Horse, ideal for a winter ski holiday, or hiking in summer
                  Great walks  -  In the summer months these slopes reveal a new kind of beauty, explore the area on foot and observe the flora and fauna
                  Skiing  -  With ski to door access and just a ten minute walk to the slopes this is the ideal spot for a skiing holiday
                  Hotel Entertainment  -  After a long day on the slopes what could be better than kicking back with a drink in the hot tub
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                • Rosewood Hotel Georgia 155 rooms from £168

                  Vancouver

                  This seamlessly restored 1920's hotel is just minutes from Vancouver's picturesque waterfront. The elegant rooms feature Italian linens, plush carpets and deep soak tubs. The roaring 20's prohibition bar and rooftop plunge pools perfectly embody the marriage of old school style with modern flare.

                  Great walks  -  Explore Stanely Park whose stunning landscape combines beaches with old growth forest and even a First Nations totem pole.
                  Kayaking  -  Enjoy urban views in False Creek and English Bay, or mountain surroundings at the base of Indian Arm in Deep Cove.
                  Romantic  -  Good for couples.
                  Lively  -  Hip and happening.
                  Recommended by  -  Tablet
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                • Fairmont Chateau Whistler 539 rooms from £227

                  Whistler

                  A grand and striking Chateau perfectly placed at the base of Whistler Blackcomb mountain's Gondola. The rooms are exactly what you would imagine from a chic mountain hotel, wood furnishing and spectacular views of the mountains. The Chateau has every amenity you could think of, and fantastic food.

                  Romantic Break  -  With plush rooms, fine dining, live music and cocktails and a spectacular setting right at the base of the mountain
                  Great walks  -  The mountains offer numerous trails and the hotel has a whole host of guides to point you in the right direction
                  Active Holiday  -  Ski to door access in winter, and direct links to bike and hike trails in summer- an active guests dream!
                  Tennis  -  After a long lunch and a morning in the spa, invigoriate yourself on the courts!
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                • Opus Hotel 96 rooms from £232

                  Vancouver (British Columbia)

                  Buzzy-by-night Yaletown makes this boutique prime real estate for visiting artists and musicians, party goers and couples. Vibrant colours and plush linens make up the modern rooms with city views, iPads and marble bathrooms. La Pentola della Quercia serves Italian dishes accompanied by fine wines.

                  Great walks  -  Lake Ontario has a vibrant waterfront to explore.
                  Sights nearby  -  Fase Creek is within easy reach.
                  Views  -  Great views from hotel
                  Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
                  Recommended by  -  Tablet
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                • The Loden 77 rooms from £241

                  Vancouver (British Columbia)

                  A hotel version of a show stopper with city-lake panorama views, luxurious charm and downtown situ. Muted colours make up the modern, sophisticated rooms. Tableau 1940s inspired lounge oozes sexy, serving French cuisine and fine wines. Whether visiting for business or leisure, location is spot on!

                  Sailing  -  Do not miss the opportunity of taking a ride on a water taxi to Granville Island.
                  Great walks  -  Along Lake Ontario there is much to take in from views, city life and live acts.
                  Sights nearby  -  A walk around Stanley Park and its picturesque lake.
                  Lively  -  Hip and happening.
                  Recommended by  -  Tablet
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                • Four Seasons Vancouver 372 rooms from £190

                  Vancouver

                  Overlooking Vancouver's beautiful skyline, this downtown hotel is in a prime shopping location and close to many sights. With a fully serviced spa and fitness centre, fine dining restaurant and bar, and indoor and outdoor pools. Also a great base from which to explore the nearby rugged mountains

                  Great walks  -  Fuel up for hikes exploring the nearby snow-dusted North Shore mountains, just 30 minutes away
                  Local markets  -  Mingle with locals at Granville Island Public Market
                  Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and outdoor pools (all year)
                  Views  -  Great views from hotel
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                • Cathedral Mountain Lodge 31 rooms from £214

                  Field

                  A luxury lodge on the Kicking Horse River, Yoho National Park. These rustic chic cabins are lovingly decorated with local antiques, wooden beds and roaring fireplaces. Private porches allow guests to soak up the majesty of the unspoiled parklands. A perfect hideaway from modern life.

                  Kayaking  -  Guests enjoy complimentary canoing on the lake.
                  Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
                  Full of character
                  Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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                • Pacific Sands Beach Resort 77 rooms from £330

                  Tofino (British Columbia)

                  Luxury apartments with undisturbed sea views. Fully equipped kitchens, comfortable beds, seating areas and outdoor decks add to the hideaway agenda. Bring out the beach BBQ, relax in the hot tub or explore the water sports available. The perfect romantic getaway or family home for the week.

                  Romantic Break  -  A romantic and stunning spot, enjoy watching the sunset from your private veranda and unwinding in your luxurious apartment.
                  Families  -  Apartments are the perfect excuse to get all the family together close to the ocean and make fantastic memories.
                  Surfing  -  Lessons are avaliable - be sure to show interest to reception upon arrival so that they can arrange accordingly.
                  Sights nearby  -  Explore the tidal pools with a net and maybe you will be bringing in dinner.
                  Recommended by  -  Fodors
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                • Sonora Resort 88 rooms from £443

                  British Columbia

                  Chic and comfortable, an all inclusive wilderness retreat in a breathtaking location. Abundant wildlife and adventure sports outdoors. Multiple pools, a lavish spa and tennis courts indoors. A gourmet restaurant offering world class tasting menus. Spectacular scenery and an ultra luxury property.

                  Honeymoons  -  Honeymoon heaven at this serene and remote location, with luxorious rooms boasting stunning views over this enchating ladscape.
                  Active Holiday  -  Everything from tennis to basketball, biking, fishing, kayaking, rafting and golfing can be organised for guests.
                  Fishing  -  Head out salmon fishing with experienced guides.
                  Private Hot Tub
                  Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, Johansens
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                • Clayoquot Wilderness Resort 20 rooms from £887

                  British Columbia

                  A remote glamping resort in the arrestingly beautiful Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve. The Victorian style safari tents ooze opulence with Oriental rugs, antique fourposters and roaring wood stoves. The chefs prepare locally sourced mouthwatering food to a five star standard. Utter heaven!

                  Fishing  -  There is a array of fly fishing, deep sea fishing and lake fishing available, be sure to inquire about seasonal changes.
                  Back to Nature  -  Only accessible through seaplane or boat this is one of the most unspoiled areas in North America.
                  Kayaking  -  Favourite ocean kayak excursions include whale, porpoise and bear watching in nearby Warren Bay.
                  Sights nearby  -  Gentle 2km boardwalk trek to the seven natural geo-thermal pools of Hot Springs Cove.
                  Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
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                • Nimmo Bay Resort 9 rooms from £967

                  British Columbia

                  A luxury hotel in an extraordinary location. Step into the wild, with a private helicopter flight to get you there. The nine private lodges are well appointed, full of character and boast epic views. Spend days unwinding over some seaside yoga or bear spotting whilst kayaking. A truly unique stay.

                  Active Holiday  -  The hotel offers numerous outdoor activities many of which you'll be whisked off in a helicopter to access.
                  Back to Nature  -  Situated in a remote coastal rainforest teaming with wildlife.
                  Fishing  -  Try your hand at fly fishing.
                  Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
                  Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection
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                • Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort 6 rooms from £1465

                  British Columbia

                  A stunning lodge and tented camps, in an outstanding remote location. Luxury tents are well proportioned with traditional fabrics, Egyptian cotton sheets and outdoor showers. Dine on exquisite farm fresh cuisine and spend days riding horses, hiking or fishing. A fabulous experience.

                  Riding  -  Ride classic Western style through stunning countryside on well trained horses. Lessons are on offer too.
                  Active Holiday  -  A working ranch complete with horses and plenty of space to enjoy outdoor pursuits.
                  Fishing  -  Fly-fish for wild trout in the surrounding lakes.
                  Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
                  Recommended by  -  Johansens
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