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A Peek Inside The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa: An Urban Resort Getaway

A Peek Inside The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa: An Urban Resort Getaway

Minutes away from downtown Victoria is The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa: the capital region’s premier golf, spa, and recreation destination. Nestled on the hillside of Mount Finlayson, guests enjoy far-reaching views of the mountain range and exceptional outdoor recreation close at hand, all wrapped in an upscale resort aesthetic. The 1,300-acre property

10 Things You Might Not Know About Sidney, BC

As a midway point between Victoria and the BC Ferries terminal in Swartz Bay, Sidney might not capture your attention. But this quaint seaside community has a lot going for it. To discover its lovely secrets, one must cultivate a sense of curiosity. Your reward? Idyllic and secluded beach access, interesting museums, fewer crowds at

The Ultimate Guide to Storm Watching in Ucluelet, BC

The ocean—wild and calm, powerful and alluring—has long been a source of fascination and mystery. And there is no better place in British Columbia to understand this than on the west coast of Vancouver Island. From November to March the coastline comes alive when huge storms whip across the Pacific. These winter tempests enchant locals

Responsible Wildlife Viewing on Northern Vancouver Island

For many, the allure of visiting Northern Vancouver Island rests on its incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. And it’s true there are many. Tours take you into remote and wildlife-rich areas, like the Broughton Archipelago, and Knight Inlet, where grizzly and black bears roam the lush temperate rainforest. In Alert Bay, eagles swoop and soar looking

5 Must-See Nature & Wildlife Tours On Vancouver Island

On Vancouver Island, we’re always talking about exploring, seeing, doing, and experiencing. Because of the region’s profound natural beauty and hearty outdoor culture, almost any outdoor activity can be considered a nature tour, whether it’s a road trip up the coast, backpacking a secluded trail, walking along the waterfront, or spending a few hours in

A Weekend Discovering Downtown Victoria

Photo credit to Destination BC/Tanya Goehring. Downtown Victoria, British Columbia’s blossoming capital city, comes to life with activity during the warm summer months. Manicured lawns and shrubs line the waterfront, calm waters cradle the hulls of boats stored along the docks, and historic stone buildings create a picture-perfect postcard for visitors. Victoria is an unforgettable