Winter accommodation in Canada
Looking for somewhere to stay during the Canadian winter months?
Canada boasts an impressive variety of ski-in, ski-out accommodations and hotels, from luxury hotel suites to fully-equipped condos with kitchens or kitchenettes, making them ideal for family accommodation or for extended stays.
There is an excellent selection of seasonal log cabins and chalet style accommodation to choose from. Many of the cosy guest rooms have wood burning fireplaces to help you really embrace the winter.
Whistler is by far one of the most popular winter destinations, and you’ll find that accommodation rates reflect this.
Banff and Lake Louise are what we call our ‘snow safety net’. If you’re only over for a short visit and want guaranteed good powder, be sure to check out these two great little towns. The Sunshine ski resort sits at 10,000ft, so there’s always decent snow.
Canadian hotel chains
If you have a favourite hotel chain, all the main North American brands are dotted across Canada. If you're looking for something comfortable, simple and reliable, there are Comfort Inns, Best Western and Days Inns.
And if you want to splash out and reward yourself with something more - even earn some reward points along the way - the Four Seasons, Fairmont, Westin, Hilton and other first class brands are all here to greet you with a friendly Canadian smile.
Uniquely luxurious Canada accommodation
Looking for a little bit of luxury, local style, in Canada’s major cities? Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver have a wide range of boutique hotels that we think would do you nicely.
The Ivy at Verity, Toronto, is about as intimate as it is lovely. This four room hotel has all the lashings of luxury. In Montreal, you can’t go past the Auberge du Vieux-Port with its decadent details like wood beam ceilings, wrought iron beds and exposed brick walls. There are even large ‘lofts’ designed for longer stays.
Or head to BC's luxurious Sonora Resort - known as a jewel amid one of Canada's most alluring, pristine wilderness environments. It is only accessible by water taxi, helicopter or float plane transfer and is prime location for grizzly bear watching and some of the best salmon fishing in the world.
Campsites and lodges in Canada
Ready to get your Bear Grylls on? There are camping facilities in national parks around the country. However they’re usually only open during the warmer months of mid-May to September.
Lodges for kayaking, fishing or hiking trips are also easy to find. They make the whole experience very first world comfortable (think spas, glamping, fine dining and helicopter transfers) and have become quite the trend! There are even floating lodges in the coastal and lakeside areas. If you are after basic, rustic style we can point you in the right direction.
Hostels in Canada
Youth hostels in Canada are plentiful. You’ll find them in ski resorts as well as the national parks and major cities. Most will offer private room facilities as well as dorm rooms.
Hostels are a great way to meet people if you’re travelling solo. It’s also worth mentioning that many of the universities offer budget accommodation during the summer break, from late May to mid-August.