If you’re looking to make a lavish getaway this fall or holiday season, you really can’t do better than BC. And it looks like Condé Nast Traveler readers agree, because not one, not two, but five BC spots were just ranked the best in the country, which is half of the list already! Let’s get into it.

The Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards is the longest-running recognition of excellence in the travel industry. This year’s lineup of top 10 resorts is based on over 240,000 submissions by readers rating their travel experiences across the globe.

Nita Lake Lodge – #1


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Taking the #1 spot on the list is Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler, which is renowned for its classic winter hospitality in a modern, boutique hotel space. Surrounded by a stunning glacier-fed lake and the vibrant village of Creekside, Nita Lake makes for the ultimate getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle. From their award-winning spa offerings to their rooftop hot tubs, wellness and relaxation are a huge focus.

Where: 2131 Lake Placid Road

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler – #2

Four Seasons is a great pick for a family-friendly stay in Whistler that’s close to the village and outdoor activities, but not in the dead centre of it all. The classic Whistler hotel boasts gas fireplaces and balconies in every room, as well as breathtaking mountain views and a signature spa experience.

Where: 4591 Blackcomb Way

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Pan Pacific Whistler Centre – #4


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Snagging the fourth spot on the list is Pan Pacific Whistler Centre, which features ‘apartment-style’ suites as opposed to the traditional luxury hotel experience. This spot is a great pick for those who want to feel less like a tourist and more like a resident of Whistler, storing their ski gear at their slope-side valet storage, and doing some laps at their saltwater pool.

Where: 4299 Blackcomb Way

Fairmont Chateau Whistler – #7 


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Yes, another Whistler pick – enter Fairmont Chateau at the #7 spot. With over 500 rooms, the famed ski hotel is just steps away from the Blackcomb Gondola in the Upper Village. Their Alpine Suites come with spa showers, a fireplace, and sweeping mountain views, while the Fairmont Gold Floor now boasts an exclusive 8th-floor reception area and lounge. Think “hotel within a hotel.”

Plus, and their award-winning culinary team at The Grill Room delivers an exceptional dining experience, complete with a signature stone fireplace to warm you up after a full day on the slopes.

Where: 4599 Chateau Boulevard

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort – #9 

Last but certainly not least, we have the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort at #9. The year-round destination is nestled in the heart of the BC Rocky Mountains and the stunning Columbia Valley, making it truly a sight for sore eyes. Visitors can take advantage of Canada’s largest natural hot springs, play 45 holes of golf across three courses, unwind at the spa, and enjoy access to a family-friendly ski area. Oh, and fully immerse themselves in nature at one of BC’s top-rated RV resorts and campgrounds.

Where: Fairmont Hot Springs, BC