There are many reasons to travel to British Columbia – from its extraordinarily scenic mountains and lakes to its world-class wine, the number of tourists arriving from across Canada and around the world increases with every passing year.
Along with this, there are numerous hotels in the province which make for a great home base. From flashy properties with tons of luxury amenities to cosy boutique establishments, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Before we talk about our favourites below, an important point must be mentioned. 2018 will be the year recreational marijuana will be legalized in British Columbia and Canada. Many are planning trips here on and after July 1st, the day legal cannabis sales will begin.
With no shortage of producers who already have their acmpr grow license, the quality will be amazing but take care to note your hotel’s policy on marijuana use before booking. If it is not allowed in smoking rooms, note that you must refrain from lighting up in public places, seven metres from buildings, in parks or on playgrounds.
With that out of the way, let’s talk about the best hotels you can book on a summer holiday in British Columbia.
1) L’Hermitage Hotel – Vancouver
With all the urban charms Vancouver has to offer, having a comfortable base to crash at after a long day of sightseeing is a must. L’Hermitage Hotel fits that bill well, as its signature suite is spacious, and comes with an electric fireplace to warm those caught outside on a rainy day.
It doesn’t lack in amenities, either, as its lap pool, hot tub, and steam room will help you soothe those sore muscles after spending your morning powering yourself up the Grouse Grind.
2) Nita Lake Lodge – Whistler
As one of North America’s best mountain resort towns, there will be plenty of activities to keep you occupied while in Whistler – mountain biking, hiking, and patio hopping are just a few.
Nita Lake Lodge gives you a place to relax after all of these at the end of the day, as the heated floors and the soaker tub in the rooms make this task easy.
Don’t want to stray far from the property? Paddleboard rentals are offered, allowing you to hit the water within sight of the hotel.
3) Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort – Kelowna
Famous for the wine industry that surrounds it, Kelowna is visited every year by countless oenophiles. If you want your accommodations to be as classy as the wine you’ll be tasting, book a stay at Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort.
Many rooms have a view of the lake, and with a jetted tub in these suites, they are a great place to unwind after an eventful day. If you are a gold member, you also get treated to a wine tasting in-house, helping you get your weekend of sampling off to a roaring start.