From soaring mountain ranges to rugged coastlines, lush green forests to golden wheat fields shimmering brilliantly in the prairie sun, Canada is home to some of the world's most breathtaking natural vistas.
And while camping under the stars is a great way to experience the great white north, there are numerous Canadian accommodations that offer a wide range of amenities in addition to warm, attentive hospitality.
TripAdvisor has published its 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards, which celebrates travelers' favourite hotels, restaurants and airlines around the world. Winners are calculated based on the quality and quantity of the millions of reviews, opinions and ratings collected on Tripadvisor in 2019, prior to the pandemic.
"This has been a tough year for our industry, but the global desire to go and explore, whether the destination is an hour away or across the world, remains strong. We're passionate about guiding travelers to the good out there, especially the good found within these recognized hotels, restaurants and airlines that rise to the occasion in offering the best of the best," said Lindsay Nelson, chief experience and brand officer at Tripadvisor.
"The Travelers' Choice program is one way that travelers and diners can benefit from the real-life experiences of other people so they can plan their perfect trip that meets their needs, budget and style.
For Canadian hotels, the Magnolia Hotel And Spa in Victoria took the top spot, which was also awarded the 2017 Top City Hotel in Canada by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Located just two blocks from Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour, the accommodation provides easy access to the heart of the city’s best shopping, dining and entertainment. It is described as a "boutique luxury" hotel that offers personalized service and an authentic experience.
TripAdvisor ranks Vancouver's Loden Hotel second, which is described as, "The perfect city sanctuary for pleasure, business or the two in harmony together." In addition, it was ranked the #1 hotel in Vancouver by Conde Nast Traveler 2019.
L'Hermitage Hotel placed third, offering 60 luxurious boutique rooms in Vancouver financial district. L'Hermitage offers Studio-style rooms; One-bedroom Suites; Solarium-style rooms as well as One and Two-Bedroom 'homes' complete with a fully-equipped kitchen featuring Bosch and Sub-Zero appliances.
Two other B.C. hotels also ranked in the country's top ten accommodations: the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver places fifth, while the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa following took the number six spot.
See the full list HERE.