The Forbes Traveler 400 World's Very Best Hotels & Resorts list is out, and ten Canadian properties are part of the mix.
Judged by a "board of experts" that includes several dozen business leaders, experienced travel pros and elite travel agents, they were asked to rate five-star hotels where they recently stayed. No hotel executives participated, and the writers who reviewed the hotels did not receive complimentary accommodations.
Here are the ten from Canada, in alphabetical order by province. The list includes links to each hotel:
Alberta : Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
British Columbia : Opus Hotel (Vancouver), Sooke Harbour House, The Wickaninnish Inn (Tofino), Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Four Seasons Whistler
Ontario: Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Windsor Arms Toronto
Quebec: Hotel Le St-James (Montreal), Hotel Dominion 1912 (Quebec City)
I've stayed at six of the ten hotels -- time for another Candian adventure!
Pictured above : Four Seasons Whistler