All around the world, unique in the world.
Established over 60 years ago in France, Relais & Châteaux is a collection of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in the world, setting the standard for excellence in hospitality and culinary arts.
Privately owned and operated, each property is passionately dedicated to opening up new worlds of upscale hospitality and have been selected for their unique character and exceptional standards. There are currently 547 properties in 61 countries who possess the Relais & Châteaux designation. Only 14 properties are in Canada and Kensington Riverside Inn is proud to be one of two properties in Alberta and the only Relais & Châteaux property in the city of Calgary.
Each property is distinctively individual, however all share a common commitment to delivering the same values. To choose Relais & Châteaux is to experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses highlighted by the diversity, spirit and heritage of each hotel. Kensington Riverside Inn is proud to have been asked to join the association in 2013.
La Route du Bonheur
La Route du Bonheur or ‘the road to happiness’ was a concept established by the original eight Relais & Châteaux properties to describe the journey between the various, independent luxury accommodations. These properties, all totally different, authentic and inhabited, each with their own personality were all united by shared values: top quality amenities, outstanding fine dining and connecting guests with the art of living. We are pleased to invite you to experience our Western Canadian Route du Bonheur.
Experience two or more Western Canadian Relais & Châteaux accommodation properties within a two-week period and benefit from the following enhancements and the Kensington Riverside Inn will offer a 10% discount as well as a complimentary upgrade based on availability. In addition, receive our $20/person/night Culinary Credit, evening turndown, bottled water, complimentary WiFi, and a coffee/tea tray delivered daily. Proof of reservations required.
Kensington Riverside Inn - 10% off the best available rate and a complimentatry accommodations upgrade on arrival based on availabaility. To book this offer, click here or call 1.877.313.3733.
The Post Hotel - a bottle of French Champagne and a complimentary accommodations upgrade on arrival based on availability
Wedgewood Hotel - 10% off the best available rate and a complimentary accommodations upgrade on arrival based on availability
Hastings House - complimentary picnic for two and a complimentary accommodations upgrade on arrival based on availability
Wickaninnish Inn - $40/night off the regular room rate, welcome amenity and a complimentary accommodations upgrade on arrival based on availability
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort - one Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody (per person adult rate) and a complimentary accommodations upgrade on arrival based on availability
Sonora Resort - one hour eco-tour for two and complimentary accommodations upgrades on arrival based on availability, per room
Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. To book this offer, click here or call 1.877.313.3733.
Post Hotel - Lake Louise, Alberta
"Skiing and hiking in the Rockies" - Maître de Maison, Geoffrey Booth
Experience a classic, all-season alpine getaway in the Canadian Rockies enhanced by the nearby, unspoiled, turquoise waters of Lake Louise in Banff National Park with spacious suites, crackling fireplaces, fresh market cuisine and one of Canada's largest wine cellars.
Wedgewood Hotel - Vancouver, British Columbia
"An oasis of excellence in the heart of a vibrant city" - Maître de Maison, Elpie Mainakis Jackson
Located on the fashionable Robson Square, this superb property displays distinct Eurpoean elegance, modern comfort, impeccable service and epicurean cuisine right in the heart of the cosmopolitan city.
Wickaninnish Inn - Tofino, British Columbia
"Rustic elegance on Canada's west coast" - Maître de Maison, Charles McDiarmid
Standing on an outcrop between the Pacific Ocean, Chesterman Beach and a forest of giant evergreens, this Tofino gem has panoramic beach and ocean views and is known for it's blending of art, nature and culture throughout the aestetic of the property.
Sonora Resort - Sonora Island, British Columbia
"Comfort and refinement in the heart of of pristine nature" - Maître de Maison, Sean Ross
Nestled on the coast, the resort offers a rare alchemy of virgin wilderness and opulent comfort. Accessible only by sea or air, this is the stage for breathtaking natural spectacles.
Hastings House - Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
"Return to an era of grace and simplicity" - Maître de Maison, Eric Bishop
This charming waterfront resort lies on nearly nine hectares of lovingly tended gardens overlooking Ganges Harbour. A magnificent 11th century Sussex-style manor house, built in 1940, is the heart of the property and a convivial spot for cocktails.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort - Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia
"Come play with us in the wilderness and enjoy all that nature has to offer!" - Maître de Maison, Sarah Cruse
Reconnect with the beauty of the wilderness through a variety of land and ocean experiences available at this idyllic eco-lodge in British Columbia. Here nature is all enveloping, a huge expanse of ancient temperate forest.