Discover a different Victoria with adventurous hikes, wine tours and more
Spring brings new adventures to Magnolia Hotel & Spa with a collection of Curated Journeys that help guests discover the Victoria beyond the beautiful blooms of downtown’s streets. From whale watching to wine tasting, the carefully curated tours offer guests the chance to experience another side of British Columbia’s vibrant capital city and beyond.
“We wanted to share more of our incredible city with our guests, so decided to partner with our favourite local tour companies to create spring and summer themed adventure options for our guests,” says Bill Lewis, general manager of the Magnolia Hotel & Spa. “From wine touring in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, to scenic hikes and whale watching, our Curated Journeys help share our favourite Victoria with guests.”
Explore the natural beauty surrounding Victoria with photographer and long-time local Mark Vukobrat of Hike Victoria, who leads hikes at Gowlland Tod Provincial Park where adventurous walkers can get a shot of themselves ‘jumping’ off the rocks. Tours cost $80pp and include a photo, snack and water. For more details visit www.hikevictoria.com.
Experience Victoria’s whales and gardens on a combined tour that takes guests out to sea for amazing views of the Olympic Mountain Range and the opportunity to spot orcas in the wild. The tour ends at the famous Butchart Gardens then returns to the hotel by bus. Rates start at $160, for more details visit www.princeofwhales.com.
Wine lovers can join Island Time Tours to enjoy a scenic day trip to the vineyards of the Cowichan Valley. Departing downtown Victoria daily from Wednesday to Sunday, the drive weaves through the island’s stunning mountains, rainforests and farmland before arriving in wine country. Enjoy stops at three of the region’s best wineries followed by a tasty picnic lunch of local artisan charcuterie. Tours cost $139pp, for more details visit www.islandtimetours.com.
Finish each day with a stay at Magnolia Hotel & Spa, rated #1 City Hotel in Canada by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Rates start at $219 through April and $289 through May and include deep soaker tubs, nightly turndown service, and brand new restaurant, The Courtney Room located off the hotel lobby. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa provides the utmost in comfort and relaxation to wind down from a day of adventure. To book, visit www.magnoliahotel.com or call 1-877-MAGNOLIA.
About The Magnolia Hotel & Spa:
Just steps from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour, The Magnolia Hotel & Spa wins over guests with its unbeatable location and service. #1 City Hotel in Canada in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey, #4 in the Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards, and consistently recognized by Forbes, Condé Nast Johansens and in the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards, the Magnolia Hotel & Spa is one block from the Inner Harbour and the city’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment – exactly where you want to be during a stay in Victoria. www.magnoliahotel.com