Jasper National Park
is the second largest national park in Canada. It sits pretty within the snow-capped Canadian Rockies and is home to abundant wildlife, a laid back ambience and unbeatable views. If you're looking for an adventure holiday
, looking to hit the slopes or even looking to catch a glimpse of some of the world's most elusive animals, then look no further than Jasper.
The Out Of Office
blog describes Jasper National Park in a little more detail on their website: "Jasper National Park is known for the Columbia Icefield and its abundance of wildlife. You will also find snow-capped mountain peaks, waterfalls, turquoise glacier-fed lakes, hot springs, and red Adirondack chairs. Elk, moose, cougars, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and grizzly bears live in Jasper. Popular summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, paddleboarding, and white water rafting. Skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, ice skating, dog sledging, sleigh rides, and the Maligne Canyon ice walk are popular in the winter months."
If you're planning on a holiday to Jasper, then look no further than Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
, a breathtaking beauty surrounded by nature, crisp-blue waters and snow-tipped peaks that can be seen from every viewpoint. A village-style resort in the traditional Canadian style with wooden chalets and quaint log cabins all sitting on the edge of Lac Beauvert, if you're looking for a location that offers it all, then look no further. Many of the guest rooms come complete with stunning wood-burning fireplaces, in-room movie-watching facilities and coffee-making facilities so you're fully equipped for a relaxing Canadian escape.
Not only does this world-class hotel have over 400 stunning rooms, but it is also equipped with creative regional and Italian cuisine served from a selection of infamous restaurants. For those looking to keep fit whilst at the hotel, there is a fully-equipped fitness centre, heated swimming pool and The Fairmont Reflections Spa, perfect for those after a little relaxation. For the more adventurous, the wild landscapes outside are waiting to be explored on foot, on skis or even dog-sledging - the possibilities are endless.
is the largest national park in Canada and is probably the country's most famous worldwide. Banff is commonly known for its luxury skiing and beautiful scenery, wildlife and outdoor activities, so a holiday to the area really won't disappoint for all types of visitors. The Canadian Rockies encompass the quaint town of Banff and the park runs wild in the surrounding areas with deep-blue lakes, cascading waterfalls, high rising mountains and dense forests all waiting to be explored. If you're looking to enjoy a holiday in this spellbinding location, then why not consider one of the following hotels for a 5* experience?
This imposing hotel looks like a Scottish castle sitting at the bottom of the mighty mountains, and its offering definitely doesn't disappoint. Close to some of the finest ski resorts in Canada, Fairmont Banff Springs offers views across the mountain ranges and Bow Valley, so wherever you look, you're surrounded by natural beauty. The wide selection of suites is perfect for all types of visitors and the rooms are equipped with everything you could need for a relaxing stay.
There is a wide range of dining options available with a selection of glorious cuisines and menus for all taste buds, as well as a detailed wine selection to enjoy. The mountains outside are perfect for thrill-seekers whether they're looking to ski, snowboard or just enjoy the wonderful surroundings. If you're looking to sit back and relax, then the hotel spa is perfect for a dip or reading a book.
Lake Louise sits within Banff National Park and is the location of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
. This 19th century style chateaux sits high up in the Rockies and presents elegance, poise and grandeur with many of the rooms overlooking the sparkle of Lake Louise or the Victoria Glacier. With a selection of accommodation styles to choose from, you can style your holiday to suit you. This hotel has the option to upgrade to gold accommodation which is situated on the 7th floor and comes complete with dedicated concierge service and a private lounge offering complimentary continental breakfast, an honour bar and après-ski canapés.
Enjoy a selection of cuisines from around the world in the plethora of restaurants on offer, browse the speciality shops or relax in the fully-equipped health club this hotel has it all to offer!
Strictly a provincial park, Mont Tremblant National Park covers 583 square miles and is just as gorgeous as any other park in Canada. Created in 1895, the location has been a popular spot for those visiting Canada for over 100 years and continues to be just as popular today. The park is home to all sorts of animals including species of moose, deer, foxes, beavers, bears and a large selection of birds and fish. Open 365 days a year, you can catch a glimpse of these animals all year round!
The ultimate choice for those looking to enjoy a luxury ski holiday in Canada, Fairmont Tremblant
exudes luxury chic and offers everything from three stunning restaurants to leisure facilities like a swimming pool, spa, steam room and yoga studio. This stunning ski-in-ski-out location is a real feat of luxury and is a great option for those looking to enjoy a taste of a traditional Canadian national park.
If you're looking to enjoy a luxury holiday to one of Canada's greatest national parks, then hopefully this guide has given you a little inspiration on which hotel is going to suit you best, or alternatively, if you're looking for luxury ski chalets
, then we also have plenty of luxury offerings to choose from.
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