In the tradition of the Route du Bonheur (the road to happiness) Relais & Châteaux invites you to journey through Western Canada via our luxury destination hotels and gourmet restaurants. Your Western Canadian tour might begin with the rustic elegance of the Wickaninnish Inn
, our luxury hotel and spa on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast. Situated between the Pacific Ocean and a lush forest of evergreens, you can be pampered by oceanfront Ancient Cedars Spa at the Wickaninnish Inn
, with unique experiences such as the indigenously-inspired Hishuk Ish Tsawalk Awakening Treatment. Then again, watch the waves break on the craggy coastline or walk on beautiful Chesterman Beach at the doorstep of this contemporary, art-filled destination hotel. Don’t forget to stop by Henry’s Carving Shed, a rustic haven where artisans create First Nations-inspired masks, totem poles, and more of local cedar tree.
Less than an hour by air outside Vancouver is the destination hotel Sonora Resort Canada
. This luxury hotel is only accessible by air or sea. Here you will find all the comforts of a destination resort and a supernatural paradise. Fly fishing, ocean salmon fishing, bear watching, kayaking, wilderness tours and tennis or golf are some of the outdoor activities you’ll find at the Sonora Resort Canada
. Gourmet dining, a world-class spa and their private movie theatre create an intimate romantic getaway or an unparalleled health and wellness retreat.
The luxurious boutique hotel, Wedgewood Hotel and Spa
is an intimate island in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Explore the elegance and charm of the city, then retreat to the Wedgewood Hotel and Spa
for rejuvenation. The Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge at The Wedgewood features Modern French gourmet cuisine comprised of local West Coast fare. The award-winning Wedgewood Day Spa offers treatments such as The Signature Thai Fusion massage, The Chocolát Vanilla Decadent Body Treatment and The Crystaline Gemstone Facial.
The last stop on your Western Canada Route du Bonheur is the rustic luxury retreat of the Post Hotel & Spa
. Banff National Park and Lake Louise provide the perfect setting for play and relaxation. The Post Hotel & Spa
is the perfect retreat after skiing, whitewater rafting, guided hiking, fishing, golfing, dog sledding or sleigh rides. The Post offers award-winning gourmet cuisine, an impressive 32,500 bottle wine cellar for the connoisseur and signature spa treatments at the Temple Mountain Spa.
A Route du Bonheur across Western Canada with stays at Relais & Châteaux luxury hotels is an immersion into the culture and the landscape of the second largest country in the world. Canada runs from the Pacific to the Atlantic Oceans and from the northern border of the U.S. all the way to the high Arctic.
Full of natural wonders and sophisticated cities, Canada’s true identity may lie in its great diversity. The provinces of Western Canada have a flavor and cultural mosaic all their own, beginning with British Columbia and its mild climate and warm year-round temperatures. Majestic mountain ranges in Alberta and British Columbia give birth to some of the finest skiing in North America. There’s white water rafting and hiking in the spectacular national parks of Banff and Jasper and shopping and gourmet fine dining in cosmopolitan Vancouver. The gardens of Victoria and the glorious Okanagan region, with its inland lakes and notable golf courses, are matched in beauty only by the rugged splendor of Vancouver Island with its rich culture of Aboriginal peoples. One thing is certain: Western Canada provides a quality experience for each and every visitor and Relais & Châteaux destination hotels to create your Route du Bonheur.
Full of natural wonders, sophisticated cities, and picturesque countryside, Canada’s true identity lies in its great diversity. The provinces of Western Canada have a flavor and cultural mosaic all their own, beginning with British Columbia’s mild climate and wide range of scenery, from expansive beaches, ancient forests and deep valleys to snow-capped alpine peaks. In cosmopolitan Vancouver, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics, shopping and gourmet fine dining reign. The gardens of Victoria and the glorious Okanagan Valley, with its inland lakes and notable golf courses, are matched in beauty only by the rugged splendor of Vancouver Island with its rich culture of Aboriginal peoples. Moving slightly east, majestic mountain ranges in Alberta and British Columbia are home to some of the finest skiing in North America. There’s white water rafting and hiking in the spectacular national parks of Banff and Jasper. One thing is certain: Western Canada provides a quality experience for each and every visitor, with Relais & Châteaux luxury destination hotels at your service to create your own “unique in the world” Route du Bonheur.