When most people are asked to envision a vacation in Alberta, he or she pictures a rustic retreat surrounded by Canada’s spectacular scenery. Majestic mountain peaks overlook a quaint lodging where simplicity is sublime. But, wouldn’t you prefer a place where the amenities match the adventures?
Enter Solara Resort & Spa, where the accommodations are just as impressive as the surroundings. Situated in the shade of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, this sensational stay is the most luxurious resort in the city of Canmore. Spacious suites, a mountain of amenities, and a breathtaking location create an unrivaled experience.
Combining sheer luxury with the unabashed ruggedness of a mountain retreat, Solara won the 2014-2015 Calgary Herald Reader's Choice Gold Award for best hotel. The opulence begins at One Wellness and Spa, which offers personal training, Pilates, fitness memberships, and - of course - spa services. The 9,500-square-foot spa facility includes a co-ed sauna and Steam Circuit, relaxation lounge, locker rooms, and rejuvenating treatments. This is one Canadian resort that doesn’t come around every day.
“Solara Resort is so much more than your typical resort,” General Manager Darryll Hunter said. “Every suite is a appointed with a spacious, modern kitchen, living room and dining area, in-suite laundry facilities, and all the luxurious details that remind you that you’re on vacation.”
These “details” include granite counter-tops, custom cabinetry, and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Warm your fingers by the welcoming fireplace, flip on the flat-screen television, and peek at the peaks through your over-sized windows. These one- to three-bedroom suites are spa-inspired and can accommodate anything from a romantic rendezvous to a family excursion. Of course, there’s plenty to explore outside these walls.
"Solara is definitely an ideal home away from home where you can stay and enjoy the town of Canmore and Banff National Park," Hunter said.
Banff National Park offers year-round adventures that range from skiing and snowboarding the snow-powdered peaks to hiking the ruggedly beautiful trails. Hit the trails for cross country skiing on hundreds of kilometres of trails in areas like West Bragg Creek and Sheep Valley Provincial Park. Thrill-seekers can partake in white water rafting on Canmore’s rushing rivers while those who want a different perspective are welcome to climb aboard for a helicopter sightseeing tour.
Opulent accommodations, exceptional amenities, and an awe-inspiring location combine to make Solara Resort & Spa Canmore’s most luxurious resort.