Will and Kate’s Royal Canadian Tour: Kiwi Edition

- Joy Pecknold, Passport blog editor

The royal newlyweds vacationed at Kiwi Collection property North Island, Seychelles, and now they’re about to touch down in the Great White North. We have a few suggestions of where the two (or you) should stay in some of the cities they’re scheduled to stop in, plus a few rogue, unsanctioned escapes.

Fairmont Château Laurier, Quebec City (pictured above)
Parliament Hill, where the two are attending a few events, is this storied hotel’s next door neighbour. Like a few other things in Canada’s capital city, it takes the name of the country’s seventh Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier. English Afternoon Tea is served here, so the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will feel right at home.

Château Bonne Entente, Quebec City
“Vivre en bonne entente” means live in harmony and that’s exactly what the world (if we can speak on behalf of the world) wants for these two. Helping them live in harmony at this easy-on-the-eyes resort is yummy food, including the Napa Grill to prime them for their pending California adventures, and spa treatments to massage the Canadian in them—a maple-sugar body scrub ought to do it.

Domaine du Vieux Couvent, Magdalen Islands
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island is what’s on their itinerary, but it’s only a hop, skip and a boat ride over to Quebec’s Île du Havre aux Maisons where this one time nunnery resides. It has been lovingly restored to welcome lovers into its 10 rooms overlooking the ocean. May we suggest some oysters as an aphrodisiac?

Queen Charlotte Lodge, Queen Charlotte Islands and King Pacific Lodge, Princess Royal Island
After their stops in Yellowknife and Calgary (Psst, stay at the Hôtel Le Germain there), they should delay travel to L.A. and hit up two B.C. gems. If not for their royally-inspired names, then for the fishing. Kate’s sporty and if she managed to reel Will in, she shouldn’t have any problem with a 45 lb. Chinook salmon.

  1. Fairmont Chateu looks good especially at night. The pool looks inviting for me to swim.