This year's list offers a reliable guide for travelers to use when planning their next getaway, whether that's in a few months or next year.
Zach Watson, U.S. News travel editor
Closer to home, the Ritz-Carlton in Montreal was ranked as Canada's top hotel for 2021, while the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto took fourth place.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, B.C. took the place of the second-best hotel in the country.
Here's the list of Canada's top five hotels of 2021, according to U.S. News:
Rosewood Hotel Georgia (British Columbia)
Fogo Island Inn (Newfoundland)
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Fairmont Pacific Rim (British Columbia)
U.S. News' statement says it did not include COVID-19 data in its rankings for 2021.
You can view the top five hotels in each global region on the U.S. News webpage.
If you don't have enough reason — or money — for a staycation at the Ritz, you can still get the Ritz experience by dining at its restaurant, grabbing a drink at its bar or relaxing at its spa... once those things open up again.
Or you can bring the Ritz to you by ordering food from Maison Boulud, available for take-out and delivery via DoorDash.
Considering this ultra-lavish two-level residence comes with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two garages, a private walk-out terrasse, and the prettiest windy stairs I've ever seen, it's safe to say that you get what you pay for.
Montreal's Ritz-Carlton Hotel was ranked number one in a list of the "Best City Hotels in Canada" in a recent Travel & Leisure survey, beating out iconic hotels in Vancouver, Quebec City and Toronto.
Montreal's Ritz-Carlton ranked high among readers, Travel & Leisure says, for its exclusive amenities, "tremendous views" of the city, and its access to activities around downtown Montreal. But if you want to spend a night at the Ritz-Carlton, be prepared to fork out a lot of money.
As of the time of writing, the most basic "deluxe room" with a king-sized bed for Thursday, September 9, will run you between $495 and $715 per night.
If you wanted to book a room with a king-sized bed for this upcoming weekend (September 11), the Ritz-Carlton has a "staycation promotion" that comes with breakfast, a bottle of sparkling wine, a $50-dollar food and beverage credit and 30% off at the spa for $715 per night.
This same promotion is available for a one-bedroom suite with a fireplace and a king-sized bed, as well, which will cost $1,135 per night.
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
Through an anonymous form, Montrealers aged 15 or older will be able to report any police stop experience they've had — even stops that occurred months or years ago.
Each user can specify how and where the police stop took place, provide context, specify their age, gender, ethnic or racial group, and say what they were doing — including their means of transportation — during the stop.
Since the project is an open data resource, all of the map's data will be accessible to anyone who wants to download it.
The INRS news release states that only 5% to 20% of police stops are recorded by the SPVM.
A 2019 independent report analyzing SPVM police stop data found that Indigenous and Black people are four to five times more likely to be stopped by police than white people in Montreal, the news release says.