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Exploring Canada’s Best Luxury Winter Escapes

There is something magical about Canadian winters; although they can be frigid and dark, a luxurious winter escape can do wonders for the mind and body. Winter’s disruptive weather brings exciting opportunities for unique getaways and snowbound escapes.

From the rustic charm of Quebec’s eastern towns to the mountainous slopes of B.C., Canada boasts some of the most intriguing winter escapes. As the cold months creep in, a well-needed vacation in one of these luxurious resorts can help you unwind and relax. If you plan to embrace the cold and snowy conditions this winter; here are some of Canada’s most luxurious retreats for an exciting winter getaway. 

Langdon Hall– Ontario 

Located in Cambridge, Ontario, Langdon Hall boasts several activities like wine tasting, complimentary garden tours, and other culinary activities. The estate has unique facilities that include outdoor pools, tennis grounds, and other amenities. If you are bored, you can take up the noble art of archery thanks to the in-house certified coaches. 

Langdon Hall has several other facilities that can help you relax and unwind; these include state-of-the-art guest rooms and suites with wood-burning fireplaces and luxurious bathrooms. You can also dine at the estate’s award-winning dining room or take in the scenery at the 12-kilometer majestic walking trail.

Fairmont Tremblant– Québec

Make the most of the season by indulging in a unique winter experience. The best way to do that is by exploring the alpine resort at the Fairmont Tremblant. The resort showcases the best of the town with multiple offerings like ski-in and ski-out mountain locations, outdoor champagne bars, and guided nature walks. The highlight of the town is the resort’s in-house Moment Spa; it offers a wide range of treatments and amenities catering to guests and couples. 

Big White– British Columbia

There is something unique about being able to ski on BC’s mountainous slopes; the fresh powder, coupled with the majestic mountainous views, all contribute to the joy of the season. Families and couples can explore unique dining options at the 20 on-mountain restaurants and bars, with dogsledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and ice-skating rinks. 

The resort is surrounded by several skiing terrains; it has a total of 119 designated trails and 27 unnamed trails. Eighteen percent are suitable for beginners, and the rest are classified as expert trails for experienced skiers.

Wickaninnish Inn– Tofino B.C.

Located on the spectacular coast of Chesterman Beach, the Wickaninnish Inn provides unparalleled access to Vancouver Island’s west coast. With a variety of amenities, you can explore fine dining options, elegant accommodations, and luxurious award-winning spas. Because comfort takes centre stage, all the resort’s suites and rooms are custom-made to provide serenity amid the densely forested wilderness. 

There is always something to do here. As a start, consider hiking in the snow capped mountainous forests. During the summer months, you can choose from a host of other activities like kayaking, surfing, fishing, or biking.

The season of mittens and hot chocolate is here, but if you would rather spend your time outdoors and brave the crowds at big ski resorts, these snowy getaways are much more fun than bundling up beside the fireplace!

David Messiha | Staff Writer

Spring 2024

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