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Winter Getaways and Victoria Hotels

The city of Victoria is blessed with temperate climes all year round but its still a great destination if youre looking for some winter fun. Several Victoria Hotels offer the best areas for skiing and snowboarding. Vancouver Islands largest skiing and snowboarding site is Mount Washington. Accessed from both Courtenay and Campbell River, Mount Washington has some of the best alpine adventures waiting for you. You wont run out of things to do even after the snow melts, go hiking across breathtaking trails, hop on to a mountain bike, or simply take in the sights of the spectacular surrounds. Another great winter destination is Apex, Canada’s Top Small Destination Resort. The resort has a range of activities for families while featuring the challenge of 2000 vertical feet of dry Okanagan powder. Another great winter destination is Big White Ski Resort, the largest exclusively ski-in/ski-out resort village in Canada. Set amidst British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley near Kelowna, Big White features 15 lifts that lead you to 2,765 acres of 100% natural champagne powder. Other great options for winter Victoria hotels are Sun Peaks, an award-winning year-round destination mountain resort; and Fernie Alpine Resort, famous for its legendary powder and named one of the top 10 ski resorts in the world.

Romantic Victoria Hotels

Romance wafts in the air in the beautiful city of Victoria. Blessed with the mildest climate in Canada and the most annual sunshine in British Columbia, the “Garden City” is in bloom for most of the year. The ocean is never far away when youre in Victoria, and youll get to enjoy long leisurely afternoon walks by the beach while watching the sunset. Stay in some of the most romantic Victoria hotels such as the Norwegian Fjord Horses Bed and Breakfast. Nestled on an active Norwegian Fjord horse farm, amidst rural forested grounds just 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, this is the perfect escape for couples. Another option is The Gazebo Bed and Breakfast; a country manor house a few yards away from world-famous Butchart Gardens. To put you close to the great harbor views and the Clipper, Victoria Express and Port Angeles Ferries, the ocean, stay at The Albion Manor Bed & Breakfast. This quiet retreat puts you near all the great attractions you would want to visit. Savor a full English breakfast on antique crystal and china at the Amethyst Inn at Regents Park, an expertly-restored historic mansion dating from 1890.

Victoria Hotels for Vancouver Island Vacations

Victoria and Vancouver Island are teeming with attractions and activities ready to provide you with the right blend of excitement and rejuvenation you need on your vacation. These destinations feature a plethora of museums, galleries, castles, landmarks, gardens, zoos and natural attractions; all telling the story of Victoria and its wondrous delights. The region is also one of the premier locations for whale watching, birding, as well as salmon and trout fishing. Start planning now to get the most out of your vacation and choose Victoria hotels in the harbor area, just a short walk away from the ferries that take you around the islands best attractions. Vogue Vacation Suites has beautifully appointed Downtown Victoria, just a few yards away from all the premiere shopping, restaurants, tourist attractions and give you easy access to the harbor where you can catch the ferry to Vancouver Island. The Albion Manor Bed and Breakfast in Downtown Victoria is a 1892 heritage manor house surrounded by a sprawling English country garden. Other Victoria hotels near the harbor are Abigail’s Hotel, Accent Inns Victoria, Days Inn Victoria On The Harbour, and Elite Vacation Home.

Heritage Attractions and Victoria Hotels

Western Canada’s oldest city, Victoria was named in honor of Queen Victoria and established in 1843. The city is filled with historic attractions to explore and unravel, such as the Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse, national historic sites that are unique examples of Canada’s military and maritime heritage. You can find these adjacent sites at the western entrance to Esquimalt Harbour; just 10 kilometers by road from the downtown area. Fort Rodd Hill is home to three 1890s coast artillery gun batteries, barracks and searchlight emplacements. Fisgard Lighthouse was built in 1860 and is Canadas oldest west coast lighthouse. Make time for Hatley Park, Canada’s largest and most diverse National Historic Site. Featuring a sprawling castle built in 1908, Hatley Park also has museums, Japanese, Italian and Rose Gardens. Another must for your itinerary is the Emily Carr House, birthplace of one of Canada’s famous landscape painters and writers. Your itinerary should also cover the Abkhazi Garden, Craigdarroch Castle, and the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.