Photo of interior suite of Elora Mill Hotel & Spa


Brentwood Bay Resort, Vancouver Island

Overview: Enjoy pampering perfection and incredible vistas at this woodsy retreat overlooking Saanich Inlet, just a half-hour north of Victoria.

Essence: The 36 suites and villas sport sumptuous modern furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows and gas fireplaces to warm up the evening chill. The Arbutus Room offers inspired seasonal cuisine, while the Pub comes through with seafood-forward comfort food.

Curricula: Take advantage of the spa’s full range of esthetics and body treatments — there’s even a pedicure suite for you and your friends — along with an outdoor pool and hot tub. The Saanich community offers a variety of outdoor activities all season long, and the resort’s schedule of live music livens up a quiet evening in.