British Columbia


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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 meltwaters. 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 sitting 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.

What Not To Miss

  • If you're in Vancouver itself then be sure to visit Chinatown and Gastown, the city’s birthplace. There are a number of heritage-listed buildings converted into wonderful independent boutiques, restaurants and bars.
  • Head to the beautiful Stanley Park and bask in British Columbia's astounding natural beauty.
  • The enchanting Butchart Gardens are also well worth a visit.
  • Go for a drive along the rugged Wild Pacific Trail and marvel at the wonderful views - be sure to remember your camera!

The Best Places to Stay in British Columbia

For Wilderness Seekers

  • The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is renowned for their thermal pools and, so remote, is reachable only by seaplane!
  • An unforgettable hideaway in true wilderness, the Ten-ee-ah Lodge is deep in Cariboo country with wonderful kayaking and trekking alongside.
  • Villa Eyrie belies its quiet location atop the summit Malahat to offer supremely-luxurious accommodation with extensive spa facilities, fine dining, and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

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.
  • 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.
  • Cathedral Mountain Lodge is a luxurious lakeside getaway. Their rustic-chic lodges are smart and cosy, with wooden beds and roaring fireplaces, whilst you can canoe on the lake.

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 winter sports 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.
  • Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa offers smart, recently-refurbished rooms and delicious locally-sourced seafood dishes. Unwind in the Pacific Mist Spa.
  • Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is a super-chic spa resort that's bound to impress. The design is sleek and crisp, whilst you're also located right by the coast.
  • With smart, individually-decorated suites featuring four-posters and fireplaces, Sooke Harbour House is an impressive retreat. The ultimate in beach chic.

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 a fantastic restaurant.

For an apartment or villa

If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • You can fly into Vancouver International Airport or Victoria International Airport.
  • If you're here to ski then consider coming in the winter, between December and March.
  • Alternatively, if you want to enjoy the beautiful weather and head off hiking then visit in the summer when the temperature hovers in the twenties.
  • If you want to explore further afield then consider hiring a car with Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in British Columbia

  • Trickle Creek British Columbia 80 rooms from £59

    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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    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. See More

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  • Crystal Lodge Hotel Whistler (British Columbia) 158 rooms from £66

    Skiing  -  When the snow falls the hills come alive with skiing, ice skating, tubing, dog sledging and snow shoeing.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
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    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. See More

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  • The Burrard Vancouver (British Columbia) 72 rooms from £80

    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.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller

    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. See More

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  • Fairholme Manor Victoria, BC (British Columbia) 6 rooms from £84

    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.
    Full of character
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    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! See More

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  • Best Western Fernie Mountain Lodge Fernie 97 rooms from £86

    Local markets  -  Visit the Fernie Summer Mountain Market every Sunday where local artisans and producers bring their produce.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor year round pool.
    Restaurant  -  Breakfast included
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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    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. See More

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  • Lizard Creek Lodge Fernie 99 rooms from £68

    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
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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    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. See More

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  • The Listel Hotel Vancouver (British Columbia) 129 rooms from £92

    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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    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. See More

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  • Sylvia Hotel Vancouver 120 rooms from £76

    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.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    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! See More

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  • Oswego Hotel Victoria, BC 80 rooms from £76

    Great walks  -  Come enjoy 22 hecters of breathtaking gardens year around at the world famous Butchart Gardens.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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    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. See More

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  • Inn at Laurel Point Victoria, BC (British Columbia) 200 rooms from £100

    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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    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. See More

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  • Abigail's Hotel Victoria, BC (British Columbia) 23 rooms from £106

    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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    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. See More

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  • Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa Courtenay 64 rooms from £109

    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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    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. See More

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  • Earl Grey Lodge British Columbia 5 rooms from £97

    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.
    Tennis  -  The lodge has access to resort amentities such as tennis courts, pool and hot tubs.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor seasonal pool.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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    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. See More

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  • Black Rock Oceanfront Resort British Columbia 133 rooms from £88

    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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    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! See More

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  • Island Lake Lodge Fernie 26 rooms from £90

    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
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.

    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. See More

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  • Adara Hotel Whistler 41 rooms from £91

    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.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    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! See More

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  • Villa Eyrie Canada, British Columbia 38 rooms from £92

    Views  -  The property offers breathtaking views of the Saanich Inlet, Mount Baker and the Olympic Mountains
    Great walks  -  A wide selection of nature trails. Explore Goldstream Provincial Park, hike Gowlland Tod or summit Mount Finlayson
    Hideaway  -  A truly luxurious mountain retreat on Vancouver Island
    Restaurant  -  Dine on fine, Italian-inspired West Coast fare
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    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. See More

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  • Nita Lake Lodge Whistler 77 rooms from £95

    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.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    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. See More

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  • Wickaninnish Inn Tofino (British Columbia) 75 rooms from £132

    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.
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    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. See More

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  • Magnolia Hotel & Spa Victoria, BC 64 rooms from £136

    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.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
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    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. See More

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  • Ten-ee-ah Lodge Lac La Hache (Lac la Hache) 8 rooms from £106

    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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    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. See More

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  • Emerald Lake Lodge Field 85 rooms from £145

    Kayaking  -  Explore the tranquil waters of Emerald Lake or Lake Louise.
    Full of character
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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    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. See More

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  • Spirit Lodge at Silver Star Vernon 3 rooms from £116

    Skiing  -  Silver Star has over 3,282 skiable acres with 132 runs offering something for everyone whether you're experienced or a beginner
    Families  -  With a family suite, a games room, and plenty of outdoor pursuits — this is an easy option for a family break
    Groups  -  With just three rooms and spacious communal areas (including a hot tub), this is a good option for groups
    Active Holiday  -  Made for an outdoor break with year-round activities ranging from mountain biking to cross-country skiing

    A charming traditional lodge, with just three rooms, offering a scenic rural setting outside Vernon. Rooms are spacious and simply styled with pine furniture, chic grey hues, and wooden floors. The high-ceilinged open-plan lounge and dining room is a lovely communal area. A good option for groups. See More

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  • Hastings House Country House Hotel Salt Spring Island 18 rooms from £150

    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.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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    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! See More

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  • Tweedsmuir Park Lodge Bella Coola 11 rooms from £150

    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.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
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    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! See More

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  • Oak Bay Beach Hotel Victoria, BC 100 rooms from £151

    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
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    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. See More

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  • Alpine Meadows Resort British Columbia 40 rooms from £152

    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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    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. See More

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  • Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa Victoria, BC (British Columbia) 33 rooms from £154

    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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    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. See More

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  • Sooke Harbour House Victoria, BC 28 rooms from £126

    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.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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    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! See More

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  • Granville Island Hotel Vancouver 82 rooms from £130

    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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    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, hot tub and fireplace, well worth it! A hip hotel in beautiful spot. See More

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  • Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver 489 rooms from £169

    Local exploring  -  Waterfront location means easy access to the city's convention centre, cruise terminal & downtown's shops, sites & restaurants
    Business meetings  -  24,000 sq ft of event space include waterfront ballroom, 14 function rooms & private terraces with jaw-dropping harbour views
    Swimming Pool  -  Stunning 50ft heated rooftop pool looks out over the harbour & mountains beyond - this is a major draw
    Restaurant  -  Enjoy handcrafted urban artisanal dishes with harbour views & terrace dining at buzzing ARC restaurant
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    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    A luxury hotel situated on Vancouver Harbour with a sensational rooftop pool. Contemporary classic rooms offer sweeping views of the waterfront & urban landscape. Enjoy the health club, restaurant, & local tours. Ideal downtown location means everything the city has to offer is on the doorstep. See More

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  • Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina Madeira Park, British Columbia from £142

    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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    A tranquil resort featuring spacious open plan villas boasting their own hot tub 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. See More

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  • Shangri La Vancouver Vancouver (British Columbia) 119 rooms from £185

    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.
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith

    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. See More

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  • Four Seasons Resort Whistler Whistler 273 rooms from £186

    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor year round pool.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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    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. See More

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  • Long Beach Lodge Resort Tofino 61 rooms from £150

    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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    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. See More

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  • Fairmont Empress Victoria, BC 464 rooms from £155

    Local exploring  -  With the harbour, attractions and stylish restaurants and bars steps away, book this hotel as a base for your local exploring
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Kid's will love the hotel's child-friendly activities, from scavenger hunts to marmot and honey bee watching
    City Style  -  With opulent interiors and an unbeatable location, book this hotel for chic city style in Victoria, BC
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    This luxury hotel overlooks the glittering Inner Habour in Victoria, British Columbia. Elegant guestrooms are dressed in hues of regal purple and blue with gilded accents and sea views. Check into the hotel's Willow Stream Spa for a rejuvenating treatment after dinner at Veranda restaurant. See More

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  • Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa Vernon 139 rooms from £206

    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
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    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    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! See More

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  • Echo Valley Ranch & Spa Jesmond (Clinton) 21 rooms from £210

    Fishing  -  Fly-fishing for rainbow trout is available in the well-stocked ponds, equipment is provided free of charge.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    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. See More

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  • Wedgewood Hotel & Spa Vancouver 83 rooms from £210

    Great walks  -  Forbidden Vancouver organises a multitiude of walking tours taking you through the history of the city.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

    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! See More

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  • L'Hermitage Hotel Vancouver 60 rooms from £213

    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.
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    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. See More

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  • Vagabond Lodge Kicking Horse (1581 Cache Close) 10 rooms from £214

    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

    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. See More

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  • Rosewood Hotel Georgia Vancouver 155 rooms from £171

    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.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    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. See More

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  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler Whistler 539 rooms from £227

    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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    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. See More

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  • Opus Hotel Vancouver (British Columbia) 96 rooms from £232

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

    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. See More

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  • The Loden Vancouver (British Columbia) 77 rooms from £241

    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.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    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! See More

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  • Four Seasons Vancouver Vancouver 372 rooms from £193

    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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    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 See More

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  • The Douglas Vancouver (VANCOUVER) 329 rooms from £209

    Local exploring  -  Well located a 10-minute walk from downtown Vancouver — there are a good range of attractions, restaurants, and shops nearby
    City Style  -  A vast hotel with some serious urban swagger — a stylish option in the city centre
    Spa  -  Guests have access to the spa and rooftop hot tub at the neighbouring JW Marriott
    Restaurant  -  There are five restaurants each offering a good range of cuisines
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A sleek contemporary hotel set near downtown Vancouver. Rooms and suites are minimalist in design with sharp lines, vast expanses of glass, and modern art. The best suite comes with a piano. There are five good dining options plus guests have access to the sister hotel's spa. A stylish urban stay. See More

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  • Bostrom's B&B Ucluelet, British Columbia 3 rooms from £211

    Romantic Break  -  With cosy suites that look onto the sea, including a private terrace and barbecue, book this hotel for a hideaway romantic break
    Beach Life  -  Nestled above a bay on Vancouver Island with great swimming and nature close by, book this hotel for a unique seaside getaway
    Families  -  Larger suites offer a fold-out bed suitable for a child, perfect for a small family stay
    Sights nearby  -  See the Amphitrite Point Light, a Vancouver Island landmark and the only active lighthouse in the area accessible by car
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    This cosy, three-room B&B is nestled by the ocean on Canada's Vancouver Island. Each of the individually styled guestrooms has a patio with views over the water and a barbecue area, perfect for romantic evenings in. Enjoy a swim in the bay before warming up in the hotel sauna or hot tub. See More

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  • West Coast Wilderness Lodge Egmont, British Columbia 26 rooms from £217

    Active Holiday  -  Set on the west coast of British Colombia, renowned for excellent outdoor sports, this hotel is perfect for active holidaymakers
    Families  -  Many of the hotel's spacious guestrooms are adapted for families, with roll-out or sofa beds for children
    Local exploring  -  Neighbouring the Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park, there is plenty to explore close to this hotel
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    This award-winning adventure hotel is located on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia. Homely, warm guestrooms overlook the ocean from a private deck and many are equipped with extra beds for children. Discover the inlets and bays that surround Egmont on the hotel's jet-skiing excursions. See More

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  • Cathedral Mountain Lodge Field 31 rooms from £218

    Kayaking  -  Guests enjoy complimentary canoing on the lake.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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    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. See More

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  • Pacific Sands Beach Resort Tofino (British Columbia) 77 rooms from £330

    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.
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Luxury apartments with uninterrupted sea views. Fully equipped kitchens, comfortable beds, seating areas and outdoor decks add to the hideaway feel. 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. See More

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  • Sonora Resort British Columbia 88 rooms from £443

    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.
    Tennis  -  An indoor tennis court suitable for any weather-type.
    Fishing  -  Head out salmon fishing with experienced guides.
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    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

    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. See More

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  • Clayoquot Wilderness Resort British Columbia 20 rooms from £902

    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

    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! See More

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  • Nimmo Bay Resort British Columbia 9 rooms from £983

    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.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    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. See More

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  • Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort British Columbia 6 rooms from £1489

    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.
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    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. See More

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