Canadian hotel recommendations for active travellers
TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - With its scenic trails and milder climate, the west coast typically attracts outdoorsy people. But did you know that British Columbia is also the most active province in the country? A recent Canadian study showed 86 per cent of residents take part in a fitness or sports activity. Although Quebec ranked last, it was still a strong 77 per cent, showing Canadians are an active bunch. The travel experts at Hotels.com™ are taking the "work" out of staying fit when on the road. Below is a list of hotels with some of the most notable fitness amenities in the country.
1. Hyatt Regency Vancouver: Vancouver, BC
Hyatt's StayFitTM fitness centre features the latest, technologically advanced equipment. Plus there's no need to worry if you forgot your gear, the concierge will outfit you from head to toe, including a GPS watch if you prefer to take your workout outdoors. If yoga is your thing, YogaAwayTM allows you to use your in-room entertainment system to follow a yoga program from the comfort of your room.
2. L'Hermitage Hotel: Vancouver, BC
Whether you're staying for business or pleasure, L'Hermitage hotel goes the extra mile to offer travellers the ultimate fitness experience. After working out in the fully equipped fitness centre, take advantage of the heated outdoor salt water lap pool and Jacuzzi. If you're looking to get some fresh air, complimentary bikes are available to tour around beautiful Stanley Park. Recovering from a workout isn't an afterthought here either with a steam room and outdoor garden for relaxing.
3. Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel: Montreal, QC
With a state-of-the art fitness centre, heated indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool, you may find yourself extending your workout. If you're used to attending classes and need some extra motivation, there are downloadable travel workouts available on the hotel's website. The concierge can also provide a map to some of the country's best cycling trails.
4. Arc The Hotel: Ottawa, ON
If you like to plan ahead, personal trainers are available to book two days before your stay. Otherwise you can go solo in the fully equipped fitness centre. Once finished, make sure to order a protein shake – available on the room service menu. There's also in-room spa service which is a great way to release post-workout tension.
5. The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto: Toronto, ON
LCD touch screen treadmills with a seemingly endless amount of entertainment options and internet are just the beginning of this hotel's fitness facilities. Enjoy the fruit-infused water and complimentary ear buds while working up a sweat with all of the latest equipment. Private yoga and group classes are also available and, if swimming is how you prefer to stay active, the indoor saltwater pool is perfect for laps.
6. The Westin Nova Scotian: Halifax ,NS
The Westin's New Balance Gear Lending Program makes working out on the road a no-brainer. If you want to take your run outside, the concierge provides visitors with outdoor running maps certified by Runner's World magazine. Staying indoors? The salt-water pool and WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio are everything you need to continue your workout regime on the road.
Staying at a hotel that caters to your fitness needs is a great way to ensure that you'll stick to your workout regimen while away from home. So next time you think about getting away but are worried about missing a workout be sure to filter your hotel search by gym and pool amenities on Hotels.ca.
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