Pure Canada: Hotels Unique


You’ve stayed at cutting-edge boutique hotels and been pampered at luxury resort, but what about taking the road less traveled?  Turn your next hotel stay into an adventure at one of these unexpected hideaways.


Quirpon Lighthouse Inn (pronouncedkar-poon), perched on the cliff tops of the northernmost point of Newfoundland, is nestled under the protective watch of its historic lighthouse.  Take in sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and the ancient Viking settlement, L’Anse aux Meadows, from the two guesthouses echoing the lighthouse’s sun bleached white exterior with red trim.  Beds crafted by local artisans, the local fare inspired by fresh catch, and the secluded setting make this inn an ideal romantic escape a` deux.  Curl up in the indoor whale-watching station with a book and have a pot of tea delivered.  Early summer is the best time to see humpbacks rise up to scrape off a few barnacles on the rocks at your feet, or to marvel at cathedral-sized icebergs lazily drifting by.

Laura Osbourne