Canada Day came about on a much more peaceful basis than the American grab for Independence on the 4th of July, but you will undoubtedly still see the whole country out celebrating this coming Long Weekend! Here are our top picks for where to stay from Parliament Hill to the Rockies to the BreadBasket to the Atlantic.
Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa
Every Canada Day, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, members of the British Royal Family, and parliamentarians will be out and about in the streets of Ottawa. The Fairmont Château Laurier is one of the most luxurious hotels in Ottawa, and is located in the perfect people-watching hotspot: right next to the Parliament Buildings! The Fairmont offers many healthy activities you can partake in during the Canada Day weekend- from the Rideau Canal, to cycling, to inline skating paths. There are also nearby hiking, biking, and canoeing in the nearby Gatineau Hills which we recommend you check out - who says you can't stay active when celebrating Canada Day!
le Saint-Sulpice, Montreal
The Quebecois in Canada are known for being the more rowdy of partiers during Canada Day. With beer gardens abundant and outdoor concerts popping up between famous locations and monuments, you will most certainly have a rambunctious weekend. To avoid party and celebration fatigue, there is no better place to stay than le Saint-Sulpice hotel in Montreal, which we recommend if you are looking for the perfect place to relax while enjoying the surrounding festivities. With spacious suites, vast terraces and a sunny courtyard, this hotel is a perfect oasis from the bustling crowds of Montreal.
In the heart of the New West, this year's Canada Day falls just one week before the biggest rodeo on earth: the Calgary Stampede. The centennial Stampede will no doubt entice you to be downtown to catch all of the city's excitement. The Westin currently has 10 offers to choose from to make your Canada Day weekend a series of wonderful occasions. We encourage you to score great tickets to a Flames game, the Calgary zoo, or even enjoy a 3rd night free - the hotel will assist you with tickets!
Executive Hotel LeSoleil, Vancouver
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains, Vancouver's picturesque landscapes surround this metropolitan city - enjoy all Canada Day has to offer here! We recommend you stay in the midst of it all at the Executive Hotel LeSoleil-a luxury boutique hotel. We love its proximity to financial, shopping, and business districts, as well as local tourist attractions. Of their many packages, our favourite for the Long Weekend is their Pedal and Picnic package!
Prince George Hotel, Halifax
A short walk from the docks of Halifax is the Prince George Hotel. Offering over 200 refined guestrooms and suites, the Prince George has a number of special packages that are perfect for the long weekend celebrations: Royal Nova Scotia Tattoo Special, Simply B&B, Early Bird, and Yum Yum and Z's just to name a few. We hope you will select one of these packages to help make your Canada Day unforgettable!