The allure of “quiet luxury” or “stealth wealth” is captivating audiences, making it the trendiest concept of 2023, especially for fans of shows like Succession.
Quiet luxury is a sophisticated style embraced by the affluent and famous. It revolves around a subtle dress code that exudes opulence without relying on flashy logos, prominent brands, or mainstream trends. Instead, it favors classic, tailored silhouettes in elegant neutral shades like black, white, grey, beige, and navy.
The TV series Succession masterfully portrays this sensibility. For instance, Kendall Roy’s logo-less, utilitarian baseball caps cost a staggering amount, over CND$800, yet they make a discreet statement.
So, where do these enthusiasts of quiet luxury seek their ultimate Canadian getaway?
Whether you’re ready to indulge in a lavish vacation for a special occasion or simply yearn to daydream about the opulent 1% lifestyle, these Canadian destinations epitomize quiet luxury.
Sonora Resort in British Columbia
A proud member of the esteemed Relais & Châteaux association, sits on its own secluded island, reachable only by helicopter or seaplane. The resort offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, allowing guests to witness the majestic creatures of the sea without leaving the premises. Indulge in luxurious amenities such as an indoor tennis and basketball court, a heated swimming pool, spa mineral pools, and a picturesque garden conservatory.
Kawartha Lakes in Ontario
Serves as Muskoka’s understated counterpart, attracting those seeking quieter, more sophisticated summer experiences. With serene lakes and magnificent cottages that resemble grand mansions, the Kawarthas have enticed notable figures like Yannick Bison from Murdoch Mysteries. Yannick and his wife own two cottages and a marina in North Kawartha.
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in Quebec is a breathtaking resort perched on a cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River in La Malbaie, Charlevoix. This haven of quiet luxury offers a host of amenities, including an acclaimed 27-hole golf course, rejuvenating spas, and inviting heated pools and hot tubs.
Tofino in British Columbia
an idyllic paradise nestled on Vancouver Island, serves as a refuge for celebrities seeking solace from the glaring lights of Hollywood. According to a Tofino guide in Paper City, even the renowned Lady Gaga sought shelter in the home of the owner of Wickaninnish Inn. Notably, Vancouverite Ryan Reynolds and his ex-wife Scarlett Johansson chose the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, a luxurious glamping site affiliated with Relais & Châteaux, as the venue for their wedding.
Embark on a journey to these Canadian destinations that embody the essence of quiet luxury, where tranquility meets extravagance, and elegance speaks volumes without uttering a word.