U.S. News & World Report has released its inaugural ranking of the Best Hotels in Canada, and I was excited to see that my favorite hotel in Vancouver is at the top of the list — The Fairmont Pacific Rim. My family had an amazing time at the property and, while the downstairs lobby is bustling with stylish 20-somethings, the staff also catered to kids, bringing mine ice cream while my husband and I enjoyed glasses of champagne.
Out of the 218 luxury hotels across Canada evaluated for the 2013 rankings, 22 properties scored high enough to earn a place on the list of the Best Hotels in Canada. The top five are:
1. Fairmont Pacific Rim; Vancouver
2. Rosewood Hotel Georgia; Vancouver
3. Ritz-Carlton, Montreal; Montreal
4. Hastings House Country House Hotel; Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
One of our favorite places to visit is Vancouver and British Columbia as a whole. We have so many great memories from our journeys there, including in Tofino, Victoria, Whistler and the Okanagan Valley. Here are some of our favorite memories.
One of the highlights of my summer was our family vacation to Western Canada, particularly the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. While the valley is known for wine tasting, it’s also a fantastic family destination. There’s opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking and, of course wine tasting — even with family! Recently, I documented some of the highlights of Western Canada in an article for TravelAge West.