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Canada, North America
The Sylvia Hotel is located on the English bay in Vancouver and is the only beachside property in the whole city. This landmark building in the West End with its brick and terra-cotta facade has been swarmed by the Virginia creeper, giving it a unique and cozy look. This heritage ...
The Post Hotel is the epitome of what you would imagine to be the idyllic Canadian mountain lodge. Nestled in the picturesque Banff National Park in the small village of Lake Louise, the Post Hotel offers guests pristine natural beauty and unspoiled wilderness only two hours outside of Calgary. The ...
Located off the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland, Canada, Fogo Island is a remote, yet accessible little spot (think: just over 2,000 people living in 10 distinct communities). Situated in the Labrador Current along "Iceberg Alley," the Island Inn sits by the rugged shores of the wild North Atlantic Ocean. This ...
Located in West Edmonton Mall – one of the largest malls on Earth – the Fantasyland Hotel features themed rooms to resemble your wildest dreams. Treat yourself, after all, as the poet Langston Hughs said, “hold fast to dreams”. Ever wondered what it must be like to live on a ...
*Vancouver’s grand hotel* This newly restored hotel was first opened in 1927 and brought luxury to the distant western coast of Canada. Over the years celebrities such as Elvis, Frank Sinatra and Katharine Hepburn have visited this grand hotel. The restoration cost over $120 million and no wonder when you ...
at Chilko Lakemore
British Columbia is one of the few temperate wildernesses left on Earth. This lodge is the kind of place that offers ‘Grizzly Bear Viewing Packages’ - awesome! The Lodge has a ‘no mobile phone’ policy and everything is geared towards creating a serene retreat from the insanity of modern life. ...
In cult 1960s show, ‘The Prisoner’ if you tried to escape from The Village a Machiavellian sphere would swallow you up. Luckily, these spheres are not the tools of a creepy fascist state. Just look at them, suspended in a web of ropes in the fertile treetops, they wouldn’t harm ...
Unusually for a luxury châteaux hotel out in the countryside, The Fairmont Hotel in Banff Springs was always designed as an hotel and has been housing paying guests since its creation in 1888. Apart from an unfortunate incident 1926 involving a raging inferno and complete destruction, it has always been ...
So it’s an ultra-modern wooden cabin with views over the grand ocean waves by the famous Hirtle’s Beach. It may look like the sort of cube you would find in a toddler’s mouth but inside it is a triumph of eco-sensitive architecture and cutting edge ergonomics. It has caused considerable ...
Rainforests, they’re not just for tropical countries. There’s one in Canada too. 21 million acres of it. There, you will find the King Pacific which is one of a new breed of ‘eco lodges’. Developers worked closely with local First Nation tribes in order to support the local economy. You ...
The central location makes this hostel a perfect base for exploring Canada’s historic capital city and the nearby Great Lakes. The hostel is located in the converted Carleton County Gaol that used to house death-row inmates. Since opening to guests in 1972 there have been reports of ghosts and spooky ...
Unusual? Yes. Unique? Possibly. Most hotels are made from bricks and cement or concrete and steel, this one is made from ice and snow. Skilled ice artisans (or should that be icetisans?) build the hotel every winter slightly differently each time. If you want to volunteer to help them, apply ...
The Gladstone Hotel was first opened in 1889 and is the oldest hotel in Toronto. Starting out life as luxury accommodation for the privileged classes, it was then owned and operated by a lively widow and her 13 children. The hotel eventually fell into disrepair until it became known as ...