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Mountain region Fairmont Hotels score top honours in annual readers' choice awards

Travel magazine Conde Nast names Fairmont Chateau Whistler 'Best Resort in Canada' in annual awards: All Fairmont Hotels in Canada's western mountain region ranked top 10.
No surprise here: Western Canada Fairmont resorts claim top 10 spots on prestigious reader's choice traveler awards list. Photo: Lucy Haines

Albertans know the treasure of the mountains, right in their own backyard. In summer, it might be a paddle on the iconic, glacier-fed waters of Lake Louise. In fall, the golden larche trees in Banff National Park call hikers from far and wide while in winter, it's all about the slopes, where world class ski resorts and hills beckon visitors for many frosty months each year.

It comes as no surprise then, that Condé Nast Traveler's annual Readers’ Choice Awards named all four Fairmont hotels in Canada’s Western Mountain Region – Whistler, Jasper, Banff, and Lake Louise – as one of the Top 10 Resorts in Canada, with Fairmont Chateau Whistler again being named the number one resort.

In addition to Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s first place finish, the 2021 results saw Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge secure the number three spot, with Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise coming in sixth and Fairmont Banff Springs rated the number 10 Best Resort in Canada. The full list of winners can be found here.
“These awards represent the best of the best within our industry and we are honoured to have been recognized as leaders,” said Gregor Resch, Regional Vice President, Canada’s Western Mountain Region, and General Manager, Fairmont Banff Springs. “This achievement is made possible by the hard work and passion for hospitality our employees embody every day – particularly during such challenging times. This recognition is for them.”
More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running recognition of excellence in the travel industry.
The 2021 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website at and in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.