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The Algonquin Resort: a Canadian classic

Just across the Canadian border, on a charming peninsula that includes the quaint town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, is a delightful and historic property—the Algonquin Resort.

First opened in 1889 as Canada’s premier seaside getaway, the resort was designed to lure Canadians from the big cities to visit the area and enjoy the ocean air.

Renovated and upgraded as its popularity grew, The Algonquin added guest rooms and public spaces until a fire destroyed most of the original wooden structure in 1914.

Rebuilt a year later in its iconic Tudor style with red roof and porches, the resort featured the latest in modern conveniences at the time—electricity and telephones!

The property has a long history and survived many circumstances through the year. It saw hard times after the Canadian Pacific Railroad closed the local station, and it was even shuttered for two years during World War II. The Algonquin Resort

It reopened in 1945 however, and continued to grow in size, features and popularity, becoming a year-round resort in 1997.

Today the complex includes 233 guest rooms and suites, an indoor pool (with a three-story waterslide!), several restaurants, rooftop gardens, numerous event spaces, a deluxe spa, golf course and delightful grounds that include several pavilions and an outdoor pool and sundeck.

The Algonquin ResortGuests can take tea on the porches, play tennis or enjoy a round of golf, or cozy up to one of the charming fire pits in the evenings for smores and even borrow a guitar for a sing-a-long.

The resort has hosted many guests over the years, including Prime Minister Trudeau and even Prince Charles and Princess Diana, who visited while on their tour of the Commonwealth.

The Algonquin Resort is the perfect stop for those visiting the picturesque and welcoming town of St. Andrews.

Travelers on Orbridge’s Canadian Maritimes program will enjoy a two-night stay at this iconic property.