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8 Best Hotel Pools in Canada for Families

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When traveling with kids in Canada and beyond, smart parents know to always book a hotel with a fabulous pool. Some of the Canadian hotel pools listed here feature incredible views, while others boast waterslides or amazing amenities. All of them offer the chance to have fun and splash the stress away after a long day of sightseeing or outdoor exploration. Let’s take the plunge into the eight best hotel pools in Canada for families!

Fairmont Le Château Montebello's indoor pool in Montebello, Quebec

Fairmont Le Château Montebello’s indoor pool (Photo credit: Fairmont Château Montebello)

1. Fairmont Le Château Montebello

Montebello, Quebec

The historic Fairmont Le Château Montebello has one of Canada’s largest indoor hotel pool complexes. The pool was built in 1930 as part of the exclusive Seigniory Club, which was intended to be a private and exclusive wilderness retreat for business and political leaders. This expansive pool complex features swimming lanes, two hot tubs, and your choice of lounge chairs and hammocks on deck. The pool building is flooded with natural light from the large windows and high, clear ceiling.

Fairmont Le Château Montebello’s outdoor pool takes advantage of its prime location on property as well. Overlooking the Ottawa River, the outdoor pool boasts views of boats and river activity. Guests can enjoy even more luxury with six new private cabanas, all equipped with sofas, coolers and bar service.

The Glass-bottom pool at the Le Westin Montréal is one of the best hotel pools in Canada for families

Glass-bottom pool at the Le Westin Montréal (Photo credit: Brandon Barré)

2. Le Westin Montréal

Montreal, Quebec

For guests who want to see and be seen, Le Westin Montréal‘s impressive indoor glass-bottom pool hovers above the hotel’s grand entranceway. A playful sea life mural adds to the fun. The pool is naturally lit with full length windows, which provide stunning city views. One TripAdvisor reviewer says, “The glass bottom pool was definitely the highlight for us. My daughter really enjoyed swimming and looking down on the people entering the hotel. It was so nicely heated and warm!” Take a look at the Westin Montréal’s glass bottom pool from below.

For those seeking a bit more privacy, take a dip in the hotel’s twin pools. They’re filled with hot and cold water, respectively, for relaxation and detoxification.

Indoor waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls

Indoor waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls (Photo credit: Great Wolf Lodge)

3. Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Ontario

All sorts of indoor and outdoor water play are included for hotel guests at Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls. Multiple thrilling waterslides, kiddie pools and baby slides, splash areas, and whirlpool hot spas are just the beginning. Catch a wave at Rainbow Lake, an indoor wave pool. Then challenge the kids to a game of water basketball Otter Lake. Next, grab a tube and relax as you float along Crystal River, the lodge’s winding lazy river. Kids love to test their balance as they attempt to cross the water atop giant floating “lily pads” at Frog Pond. The only problem with a stay at Great Wolf Lodge? Trying to get the kids to leave the hotel to visit the falls!

Thompson Toronto rooftop pool

Thompson Toronto rooftop pool (Photo credit: Thompson Toronto)

4. Thompson Toronto

Toronto, Ontario

Located in King West Village, one of the city’s coolest neighborhoods, Thompson Toronto wows swimmers with its panoramic urban views. While splashing in the pool on the Thompson Rooftop, take in sites like CN Tower and Lake Ontario. Although the pool area is for guests, members and residents only, their Rooftop Lounge is also open to the public for 360 degree views served alongside creative cocktails, mocktails and lite bites.

Halcyon Hot Springs in British Columbia, Canada

Halcyon Hot Springs in British Columbia (Photo courtesy of Halcyon Hot Springs)

5. Halcyon Hot Springs Village & Spa

Nakusp, British Columbia

Situated in a spectacular waterfront location on beautiful Upper Arrow Lake, you’ll find Halcyon Hot Springs in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. Families take in stunning views of the Monashee Mountains while soaking here.

Seasonal mineral pool on lower level at Halcyon Hot Springs Village & Spa

Seasonal mineral pool on lower level at Halcyon Hot Springs Village & Spa (Photo credit: Adrian Wagner Studio)

The water in the hot and warm pools is rich in minerals that soothe and heal the body. Feeling too toasty? Cool off in a cold plunge pool or go for a swim in their summer mineral pool. Best for the kids, though, might be their seasonal spray park. It’s located one level below the main pools.

Dino Beach Water Park at Victoria Inn in Winnipeg

Dino Beach Water Park at Victoria Inn in Winnipeg (Photo credit: Victoria Inn)

6. Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kids adore the Jurassic-themed aquatic facility at Victoria Inn Hotel. Their Dino Beach Water Park impresses guests with two life-sized, three-dimensional dinosaurs. Young adventurers wade in to splash in the two waterspouts found at the pool entrance. Then little ones might take a spin on a small dinosaur slide just their size. Bigger thrill-seeking kids enjoy the 160 foot corkscrew waterslide. Meanwhile, parents appreciate the pool’s waterfall and hot tub.

Family Fun Zone Pool at the Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Canada

Family Fun Zone Pool at the Chelsea Hotel in Toronto (Photo credit: Chelsea Hotel)

7. Chelsea Hotel

Toronto, Ontario

The Chelsea Hotel in Toronto prides itself on its family-friendly amenities, including several fun pool options. The hotel’s Family Fun Zone Pool is home to Toronto’s only indoor waterslide, the “Corkscrew.” Standing 130-feet-tall, this waterslide is a blast for all ages. Here, families appreciate a heated indoor pool and whirlpool, changing facilities and lockers.

Additionally, located on the top floor of the hotel you’ll find an serene pool lovers paradise called Deck 27. Sorry, kids, this area is just for mom and dad. It features an indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, separate male and female saunas, and a fitness center. In spring and summer, adult guests take advantage of the outdoor sundeck with an incredible view of the Toronto skyline, including the CN Tower.

Kananaskis Nordic Spa pool in Canada

Kananaskis Nordic Spa (Photo courtesy of Kananaskis Nordic Spa)

8. Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

Kananaskis, Alberta

Surrounded by alpine forest and mountain peaks, Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge invites families to enjoy the great Canadian wilderness. Parents will enjoy their 50,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor Kanaskis Nordic Spa. It consists of their Relaxation Lodge, five outdoor pools, five steam and sauna cabins, an exfoliation room, winterized hammocks, fireside lounges, eight spa treatment rooms, and the Two Trees Bistro.

Indoor Waterpark at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

Indoor Waterpark at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge (Photo credit: Kananaskis Mountain Lodge)

The kids need not get jealous of this adults-only watery haven, however. The hotel’s indoor waterpark includes a zero-entry children’s pool, water jets and cannons, mountain-themed water play table, three waterslides and more. Meanwhile, the onsite Children’s Creative Centre provides a fun place for kids to play and create while mom and dad soak the day away.

If you liked these hotel pools in Canada for families, we bet you’ll love this list of incredible Nordic Spas in Canada, many of which welcome kids!

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About Claudia Laroye, The Curious Travel Mama

Claudia Laroye lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and two sons (ages 18 and 20). She started travelling at a very young age, and has never stopped. She’s had the fortune of visiting more than 20 countries on four continents, and has also lived abroad in Sweden. Claudia is passionate about family travel and about educating children through the travel experience. She is the author of the thetravellingmom.ca, and contributes to many online and print media publications. Connect with Claudia on Twitter as @travelling_mom.

Comments
  1. Brianne Tursi Manz says

    I would have a hard time picking which pool I’d love to take our kids too! Each and every one brings a sense of sophistication and fun.

  2. Bill Sweeney says

    Canada is only a hop, skip and a jump away from us! It would be nice to visit these over a period of time. The kids would really enjoy Great Wolf Lodge.

  3. Wow! How to choose? All are beautiful and have so many lovely options. I hope to one day visit Canada.

  4. OMG THESE ARE AMAZING!! I know for a fact my husband would choose a hotel based on the pool!

  5. Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen says

    Some great choices here! We are visiting Toronto next month, I think I’ll be checking out The Thompson for sure!

  6. Kelly Martin says

    These hotel pools are amazing. I love the one at the Westin Montreal.

  7. Emman Damian says

    Fairmont Le Château Montebello looks like the perfect place for me to swim! Their pool looks so amazing! I hope I can visit soon.

  8. Emily Fata says

    I live in Toronto, Canada, and I’ve unfortunately only ever been to the Thompson’s pool! There are so many other amazing ones that I need to check out.

  9. These all look great! We went to an amazing waterpark in Windsor a year ago, I can’t remember what its called but it’s GREAT!

  10. Annemarie LeBlanc says

    I cannot seem to choose one that we’d like to go to first. All of them are unique and very inviting! I will have to show this to the kids. We may have to do a long sit down family discussion on this. Haha.

  11. I’ve been to Canada once and I absolutely can’t wait to go back and see more!

  12. Mayuri Patel says

    I visit Canada every year. Though I don’t have young kids I wouldn’t mind visiting Thomson Toronto, awesome city view. Have already recommended Le Westin Montreal to my son as his godson is going to come down from Toronto for the weekend.

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