Relais & Châteaux



The criteria for becoming a member of the Relais & Châteaux are stringent. Following an invitation to apply, a candidate property forwards its official dossier to the group’s head office in Paris. If the application meets a set of formal conditions, suitability is evaluated during an initial property inspection.

After these preliminary efforts, the establishment is visited anonymously (several times in the year following application) to determine whether its services comply with the Relais & Châteaux Quality Charter, or the “5 C’s”: character, calm, charm, courtesy and cuisine.

Each property within this group is privately owned and operated. Beyond that of quality, their common denominator is the passion with which every hotelier runs his particular establishment. At this time, there are 13 Relais & Châteaux properties in Canada.


Experience Relais & Châteaux

As our schedules get busier and our lives more hectic, the concept of sitting down and experiencing a meal becomes a notion, a reminiscent luxury, of the past. Today, even when people take the time to sit down for a meal with one another, too often their attention is focused on things other than the company they’re with and the food they’re eating. At Relais & Châteaux properties across North America we aspire to remind people what it truly means to experience the moment and the value of making time for what is important.

Relais & Châteaux Canadian Destinations

Explore our fellow Relias & Châteaux properties and Relais Gourmand restaurants in Canada, moving from west to east:


The Wickaninnish Inn

Tofino, British Columbia

sonora resort

Sonora Resort Canada

Sonora Island, British Columbia


Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Vancouver Island, British Columbia

hastings house

Hastings House Country House Hotel

Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

wedgewood hotel

Wedgewood Hotel & Spa

Vancouver, British Columbia

post hotel and spa

Post Hotel and Spa

Lake Louise, Alberta


Kensington Riverside Inn

Calgary, Alberta

toque restaurant

Restaurant Toqué!

Grand Chef – Normand Laprise
Montreal, Quebec


Restaurant Europea

Grand Chef – Jerome Ferrer
Montreal, Quebec

manoir hovey

Manoir Hovey

North Hatley, Quebec


Auberge Saint-Antoine

Quebec, Quebec


Restaurant Initiale

Grand Chef – Yvan Lebrun
Quebec, Quebec

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