A total of 15 tourism businesses and destinations from across BC have been recognized in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards.
The annual Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards are internationally recognized for representing standout businesses in the travel category. Based on a tightly controlled annual survey, the winners are selected by readers, who offer authentic recommendations about their experiences. Results appear in the August 2016 issue of Travel + Leisure magazine, and on Travel + Leisure‘s website.
For 2016, BC captured international attention with Mountain Trek of Ainsworth Hot Springs clinching the top spot in the Best International Destination Spa category — recognized for its spa cuisine, wellness focus and striking landscape.
Vancouver Island was named the Best Island in Canada for the second year in a row. BC accommodation properties also dominated in a two national categories. In the Best Resort Hotels in Canada class, BC carried five of the 10 properties. Under Best City Hotels in Canada, BC properties took the number one and two spots, winning a total of six out of the 10 awards-more than half the category.
BC Winners in the 2016 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards:
- The Best International Destination Spa
- The Best Islands in Canada
- The Best Cities in Canada
- The Best Resort Hotels in Canada
- The Best City Hotels in Canada