Support your local economy by touring your own backyard

Tourism Week in Canada is hosted from May 23 – 30, 2021 by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to raise awareness of Canada’s tourism sector. This year may look a little different but we’ve pulled together a variety of local accommodations across Western Canada so you can explore your backyard and fall in love with your city, while supporting your local economy and tourism industry. When the time is right to travel, save this list so you can check out these unique accommodations close to home.

Explore your own backyard in Alberta

Experience Rocky Mountain luxury in beautiful Canmore at Blackstone Mountain Lodge with condo and hotel style rooms. Their outdoor courtyard features a BBQ area with stunning views of the surrounding Canadian Rockies. Grey Eagle Resort and Casino is located at the doorstep of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This 4-star resort hotel is designed for maximized comfort and convenience with a spacious fitness facility, heated indoor pool, and relaxing outdoor hot tub. It's only a short drive to downtown Calgary, and their drive-in provides a great opportunity for outdoor entertainment. Explore what Edmonton has to offer while staying at Canterra Suites, a stylish apartment hotel that lets you experience the big city from a comforting retreat. Spacious and pet-friendly suites make you feel right at home and are perfect for when you need a little break. Or, stop by the Hampton Inn & Suite Calgary Airport for your perfect combination of shopping and golf. Tee off at McCall Lake Golf Course just two kilometres away, or treat yourself at the biggest one-level shopping centre in Alberta and visit CrossIron Mills.

Book a staycation in British Columbia

Located less than 10 minutes to Downtown Victoria is the scenic Robin Hood Inn & Suites. A gateway to the Victoria resort experience, they offer the best value and unique amenities for the price of a room in all of Canada. Inn on Long Lake is the jewel of Nanaimo hotels on Vancouver Island with modern comfortable suites. They even offer an Island Residents rate for Vancouver Island locals. Take in the stunning eastern hills of the Okanagan Valley and visit Penticton Lakeside Resort. Their local valley View Farm grows fresh B.C. produce exclusively for guests of the resort. Plus, you are in the heart of Wine Country so there is lots to explore. If the mountains are calling, the understatedly elegant and oh-so-welcoming Pan Pacific Whistler is the perfect spot, fully equipped with kitchens, fireplaces, balconies, and no resort fees. An eight-time winner of Canada’s Best Ski Hotel, this wholehearted hotel is just steps from village dining, shopping and year-round resort and mountain adventures.

Stay local in Saskatchewan

The James is a contemporary boutique hotel centrally located in vibrant downtown Saskatoon on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. Explore the amenities they have to offer, and even take home a small piece of “The James” with their luxury bedding collection. Located outside of downtown Saskatoon but next to a variety of local attractions like the farmer’s market and Forestry Farm Park & Zoo is Courtyard Saskatoon Airport. Enjoy spacious and modern rooms, complimentary parking and Wi-Fi, and even check in on your mobile phone while exploring all that Saskatoon has to offer.

Be a tourist in your own city in Manitoba

A beloved landmark in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, the Fort Garry Hotel & Spa is a modern mix of contemporary style and Old World elegance. Explore downtown attractions, enjoy fresh foods in their beautiful restaurant and relax at the luxurious Ten Spa. If history is more your style, check out the Norwood Hotel in Winnipeg’s historic neighbourhood, surrounded by historic sites, locally owned shops and charming bistros. Explore their residents’ rates and book now to experience the convenience of a downtown hotel with the comfort of a neighbourhood locale.

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