British Columbia’s Best Resorts

Now that it’s officially summer, the days are long, the sun is shining, and it’s time to plan an adventure! Whether you’re packing up the car for a road trip, boarding a ferry, or booking a luxury staycation to get a little R&R and a/c, these are BC’s very best resorts.

British Columbia's Best Resorts
Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler

With a stunning, picturesque location nestled right in the forest, so close to world famous Whistler Blackcomb mountain, this resort is a destination for all four seasons. The suites are large and luxurious with a powder room as well as full baths with soaker tubs. The pool and hot tubs are open year round and there is also an onsite spa. Onsite dining options include Braidwood Tavern with its spacious patio, as well as the acclaimed steakhouse, Sidecut.

British Columbia's Best Resorts
Black Rock Resort

Black Rock Resort Ucluelet

Black Rock is named for the black rock beach on which this resort is built. Indeed, the wild landscape is dramatic and this resort offers truly impressive views. The proximity to the ocean is perfect for storm watching. In fact, you can almost feel the spray of the ocean from the balconies which are designed to give guests privacy. The suites are sizeable, and the bathrooms are luxuriously spacious, with soaker tubs and heated floors. For delicious, seasonal dining, Currents serves breakfast and dinner.

Burrowing Owl Guest House Osoyoos

The Burrowing Owl Guest House is perched atop a hill in the 140 acre vineyard, offering far-reaching views of Osoyoos. This is one of the most peaceful accommodations in the region as the guest house is adult only. Most notable is the gorgeous 25 meter outdoor swimming pool but the suites are also beautiful. Offering rustic luxury, they feature warm tones, in-room fireplaces, and vineyard views. For on-site dining, guests can visit The Sonora Room for lunch and dinner.

Tin Wis Resort Tofino

This resort offers affordable luxury with its beachfront location. Proudly owned and operated by the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, every room at Tin Wis boasts impressive views of the ocean. Located right on Tin Wis Beach, also known as MacKenzie Beach, the resort is steps from the ocean. For onsite dining, there is a Brown’s which provides complimentary breakfast as well as dinner, and the resort is also within walking distance of Lil Ronnie’s BBQ.

The Wickaninnish Inn

The Wickaninnish Inn Tofino

The Wickaninnish offers the ultimate in luxury; every detail has been meticulously considered, every smell, sight, and sound carefully curated. The views of Chesterman Beach are awe-inspiring. Some rooms feel perched on the rock, and trees on the property were intentionally left, and built around, so as to further immerse guests in the ruggedly beautiful natural landscape. Boots, raincoats, and umbrellas are available for guests who want to explore. The Pointe is a fantastic onsite restaurant. Their brunch is renowned, and their impressive fine dining dinner menu changes every few days.

British Columbia's Best Resorts

Oak Bay Beach Hotel Victoria

With beautiful views, especially from the oceanfront pool and hot tubs, this resort is conveniently located in Victoria’s Oak Bay neighbourhood. Catch the sunrise or sunset from your balcony, or from the soaker tub via peek-a-boo window. The resort has three delicious onsite dining options: FARO Pizza, The Dining Room, and The Snug Pub.

Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver

One of Vancouver’s most stunning luxury hotels, the Pacific Rim opened in 2010. Renowned for its modern glamour, the waterfront location allows for unhindered views of the North Shore. In fact, guests can see almost to Stanley Park from the Gold Lounge. Further showcasing the views, the Pacific Rim has not only a chic rooftop pool, but also a rooftop spa area that includes hot tubs and fireplaces. The hotel is home to one of Vancouver’s best restaurants, Botanist, while their Lobby Lounge and RawBar serve exceptional cocktails and sushi.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia Vancouver

This historic hotel just reopened after an extensive renovation that updated the rooms and transformed the lobby with the addition of the Georgia Bar. The Art Deco design reflects its rich history. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown, some rooms offer views of the Vancouver Art Gallery. The Sense Spa is a state of the art sanctuary with an indoor pool and fitness centre. Onsite dining includes the acclaimed Hawksworth Restaurant as well as the seductive bar, Prophecy.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

This Fairmont hotel really is a castle. It has one of the most breathtaking lobbies, featuring quintessential Whistler architecture. The rooms are cosy, and some even have gas fireplaces. The pools and hot tubs at the Fairmont Chateau are extensive and one of the more alluring amenities, whether for a sunny or a snowy dip. There are numerous onsite dining options but the breakfast buffet from the Wildflower is bountiful and satisfying.

 

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