T+L | Travel + Leisure Readers' 5 Favorite Resorts in Canada of 2023

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Shawna Gardham
By Shawna Gardham, Public & Media Relations Manager
In the Media11 July 2023


Original article by Travel + Leisure by Liz Cantrell

According to T+L readers, the best resorts in Canada put the country’s dramatic coastlines, rugged wilderness, and legendary ski slopes front and center. But even if you come to enjoy the great outdoors, you certainly don’t have to rough it. Guests expect exceptional service and supremely plush accommodations at all of Canada’s top resorts, and these properties deliver time and time again.

What Readers Loved

Of the five top World’s Best Awards honorees, three are in the province of British Columbia. One of them, the Wickaninnish Inn (No. 5) is a longtime reader favorite for its incredible views and storm-watching opportunities — it’s set on a cliff right above the Pacific Ocean. “My favorite hotel in all of Canada,” one reader raved. “We started going there 20 years ago, and we’re not finished visiting!”

Another classic, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler (No. 3), earned top marks as one of the country’s best ski resorts. “The perfect ski-in/ski-out property with gorgeous views,” one voter said. “Food, drinks, location, everything comes together and feels complete,” said another. Readers also noted the resort is ideal not just for families seeking a winter escape, but for business travelers. “The dinner venues were outstanding for group events,” one reader noted. The Fairmont brand also notched the No. 4 spot with the Fairmont Banff Springs, in the province of Alberta.

Still, it was a longtime Quebec favorite that, for the third year in a row, claimed the top spot. Read on to find out why, and to see the others on the list.

The Full List

1. Manoir Hovey: North Hatley, Quebec

Reader Score: 96.65

2. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler: Whistler, British Columbia

Reader Score: 92.51

3. Fairmont Chateau Whistler: Whistler, British Columbia

WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Reader Score: 91.69

4. Fairmont Banff Springs: Banff, Alberta

Reader Score: 91.25

5. Wickaninnish Inn: Tofino, British Columbia

WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Reader Score: 90.46

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