Carefully curated, self-guided trails through Victoria’s neighbourhoods Discover the twists and turns of Victoria’s historic streets, secret foodie finds, city parks and hidden viewpoints with Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s Bikes & Beacon package, available August 15 to October 15, 2015.
With an overnight stay at Victoria’s leading boutique hotel and use of the Magnolia’s Norco city bicycles, guests will be well-equipped to explore Victoria’s charming neighbourhoods with a self-guided trail map, specially curated by the Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s team. Take in the picturesque lakes and wooded glades of Beacon Hill Park; beautiful heritage gardens at St Ann’s Academy; Cook Street Village for artisan coffee roasters and clothing boutiques; and the striking vistas of the Olympic Mountains from Dallas Road.
While exploring Beacon Hill Park, set up lakeside and indulge in a delicious picnic prepared by Chef Aaron Lawrence from Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar. Chef’s favourite picnic goodies include a grilled chicken sandwich with tomato, double smoked bacon and arugula ($15 per person*) or locally produced salumi, cheese, house-made bread and pickled vegetables ($28 per person*), all packed and ready to go in a backpack-style hamper. Take the hotel’s GoPro camera along for the ride and capture the highlights of your biking adventures.
“Our Bikes & Beacon package introduces our new curated trails program of biking and walking routes, encouraging our valued guests to experience both the Victoria we all know and love, as well as a Victoria they wouldn’t expect,” says Bill Lewis, Manager at Magnolia Hotel & Spa. “By combining some of our favourite secret spots in the city with a few of the more familiar tourist attractions, we were able to create a spectacular, tailored adventure for our guests.”
The Magnolia Hotel & Spa team plans to launch further curated self-guided trails, helping guests to explore lesser-known neighbourhoods, and the hotel team’s favourite stops and sights along the way. Next stop, Cocktails & Craft Beers, followed by Halloween Haunts.
The Bikes and Beacon package includes a one-night stay at Magnolia Hotel & Spa, continental breakfast and complimentary use of the hotel bicycles and GoPro camera. Prices start from $259 per night (August and September stays) and $179 for October 1-15, 2015). For more details or to book your stay, contact Magnolia Hotel & Spa at 1-877-624-6654 or visit www.magnoliahotel.com.
*Please pre-order your picnic a minimum of 24 hours in advance by emailing email@example.com.
About The Magnolia Hotel & Spa:
Just steps from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour, The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, managed by Atlific Hotels, wins over guests with its unbeatable location and service. The award-winning hotel is recognized as one of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor’s® 2015 Travelers’ Choice® awards and received a Four Star rating from Forbes. It was also named one of the Best Hotels in Western Canada and Best Business Travel Hotels in the World by Conde Nast Traveler. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is one block from the harbour and the city’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment – exactly where you want to be during your Victoria stay.