These days the concept of "Luxury" has become increasingly slippery. As we often find a pair of $50 Vans Sneakers sold or worn with a $4,000 Gucci bag.
On the other hand, classic and traditional luxury is a whole other story. And as opposed to in the fashion world, this form of luxury is still holding strong in the realm of travel.
Many resorts and hotels across this country still work hard to embody the tried and true definition of traditional luxury. Delivering truly unique and rare once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the most untouched and secluded locations of our beautiful country, and here they are!
1. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Vancouver Island B.C
This off-the-grid resort located in the northern part of Vancouver Island provides its guests with a luxurious "glamping" style experience. $5,500 for an all-inclusive (flight included) three-night package will get you a fully furnished tent and ensuite bathroom. The resort is only accessible via a 45-minute private seaplane transfer from Vancouver, or a 30-minute boat ride from Tofino.
2. Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, La Malbaie Quebec
This historic resort is located on a cliff that gives you a stunning view onto the St. Lawrence River and is surrounded by beautiful acres of grounds and gardens. There is a heated pool and hot tub, as well as spa services and an award-winning 27-hole golf course.
3. W Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa, Minett Ontario
This nature retreat perfectly blends luxury-style accommodations and the wilderness experience of Northern Ontario. With Jaw-dropping views, National Geographic magazine actually dubbed this resort as having one of the best resort views.
4. Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, B.C
"Rustic Elegance on Natures edge" is the slogan for this world-class resort. Located on the wild and beautifully rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, this B.C resort is all about taking in the untamed natural beauty of the surrounding area.
5. Sonora Resort, Sonora Island, B.C
This B.C resort is popular for honeymoons, weddings, and all types of once-in-a-lifetime romantic get-aways. Seeing that it's located on its own island - fancy fancy - the resort is accessible by helicopter or seaplane from Vancouver. Or - as mentioned on their site - by private airplane from anywhere in the world.
6. King Pacific Lodge, Princess Royal Island, B.C
This "eco-lodge" is all about rustic elegance, and one quick look at their logo and geo-tag on Instagram you will see this is the spot for people who love to sport fish. $12,685 will buy you an all-inclusive three-night package in the Princess Royal Suite. That includes the round-trip flight from Vancouver.
7. Hazelton Hotel, Toronto Ontario
This luxury hotel in Toronto is home to one of the most expensive hotel rooms in Canada. A night in the Gluckstein Presidential Suite will run you a cool 5K. Canadian designer Brian Gluckstein conceived this massive 5,000luxurious three-bedroom suite in downtown Toronto.
8. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Alberta
This iconic world-class Canadian resort is located in one of the most stunning places in all of Canada - Lake Louise, Alberta - and is a popular honeymoon destination not only for the wealthiest of Canadians but also British Royalty, and A-list Hollywood celebrities. Megan Markle and Prince Harry were reportedly supposed to spend their honeymoon here. That said, a night in the Marquis de Lorne Suite will run you a cool $12,000 per night.