Oak Bay Beach named top Canadian hotel


Oak Bay Beach Hotel has been named the top hotel in Canada and no. 19 worldwide according to Condé Nast Traveler.

At this stately Vancouver Island hotel only three miles from downtown Victoria, it’s not uncommon to look out from your balcony or from the waterfront mineral pools and see pods of orcas swimming close to the shore. The 100-room hotel is inspired by an English manor house, complete with Tudor-influenced architectural touches and a charming pub serving halibut tempura and seafood chowder. While the property and the surrounding seaside village may evoke the old world, the Boathouse Spa is firmly rooted in the Pacific Northwest thanks to treatments that incorporate seaweed and marine clay.

In Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, British Columbia destinations, hotels and resorts swept the board in Canada by earning top honours across several categories.

The winners include:

Best Hotels in the World:

  • Oak Bay Beach Hotel(Victoria) – #19

Best Resorts in the World:

  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Whistler) – #23

Top Islands in the World:

  • Vancouver Island – #5

Top 12 Hotels in Canada:

  • Oak Bay Beach Hotel (Victoria) – #1
  • Fairmont Waterfront (Vancouver) – #2
  • Rosewood Hotel Georgia( Vancouver) – #7
  • Fairmont Pacific Rim (Vancouver) – #11
  • The Magnolia Hotel & Spa (Victoria) – #12
  • Loden Hotel (Vancouver) – #13
  • Pan Pacific Vancouver (Vancouver) – #15

Top 10 Resorts in Canada:

  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Whistler) – #1
  • Wickaninnish Inn (Tofino) – #2
  • Nita Lake Lodge (Whistler) – #4
  • Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside (Whistler) – #5
  • Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa (Brentwood Bay) – #7
  • Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler( Whistler) – #8

Top 5 Ski Resorts in Canada:



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