OPUS Hotel #2 in top 10

@OPUS Hotel recognized with Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Award “#2 in Top 10 Hotels in Vancouver”    Yaletown’s award-winning boutique hotel honoured in prestigious list Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with OPUS Hotel recognized as the #2 Top 10 Hotels in Vancouver, with a score of … Read moreOPUS Hotel #2 in top 10

Campbell Valley Wine Tour Part 1

Four Fraser Valley estate wineries have banded together to promote awareness of their local, Langley-based wineries. These wineries are so close to metropolitan Vancouver and yet many people have never discovered them. I suggest you head out for a Sunday afternoon drive to the scenic Campbell Valley and taste what these wineries have to offer. … Read moreCampbell Valley Wine Tour Part 1

Earliest ever harvest at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

Warm weather brings earliest ever harvest to Tinhorn Creek Vineyards   Tinhorn Creek Vineyards celebrate a successful 2015 vintage Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is raising a glass to the end of its earliest ever harvest, which began on August 28 with Pinot Gris and ended October 16 with Cabernet Sauvignon. A mild winter saw bud break … Read moreEarliest ever harvest at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

#TBT: Blue Grouse Estate Winery Grand Opening

Earlier this spring, Blue Grouse Estate Winery opened its new tasting room and winery facility. Have you had a chance to visit? We would be very interested to know what you think. To update you: Blue Grouse has had a great summer, full of hard work, a wonderful harvest (so far!), great wine, friends. family, and … Read more#TBT: Blue Grouse Estate Winery Grand Opening

Coastal Black Pumpkin Fest !!!

Join in the Fun at the Coastal Black Pumpkin Fest   If you are living in the region of Black Creek or visiting the Island you will want to visit the Coastal Black PumpkinFest! Open on weekends during October, now in it’s third year, this is a “don’t miss” family event for all ages. Looking for … Read moreCoastal Black Pumpkin Fest !!!

TASTE OF TULALIP ROCK N’ ROLL CHALLENGE

7th ANNUAL TASTE OF TULALIP ROCK N’ ROLL COOKING & SOMMELIER CHALLENGE   Hold on, this will be a fast paced culinary roller coaster with slammin’ Rock and Roll music    On Saturday, November 14th, get up close and personal at the 7th annual Taste of Tulalip Rock and Roll Challenge, where three chef/sommelier teams … Read moreTASTE OF TULALIP ROCK N’ ROLL CHALLENGE

Surf-in, Surf-out in Style at Pacific Sands Beach Resort

 Enjoy the first crisp days of autumn with two new additions at the resort.     School is back in session and Tofino’s premier resort destination is celebrating the arrival of autumn with two new additions in adventure and luxury living. Whether catching a wave or seeking the ultimate relaxation, Pacific Sands Beach Resort offers the … Read moreSurf-in, Surf-out in Style at Pacific Sands Beach Resort

BC Pinot Noir Celebration 2015 @Sam_WineTeacher

If you are a fan of BC wines, this wine fest is one of the highlights of the year. If you are a pinot noir freak, then this is THE best wine celebration of the year, hands down. The third annual BC Pinot Noir Celebration was held in August in Kaleden, BC. Kaleden is a small … Read moreBC Pinot Noir Celebration 2015 @Sam_WineTeacher

Tickets now on Sale – Taste of Tulalip Wine + Food Celebration Announces Star-studded Line-Up for 7th Annual Festival

Tickets for the 7th annual Taste of Tulalip, held at the Tulalip Resort Casino, are now on sale. Executive Chef Perry Mascitti and Sommelier Tommy Thompson have spent the past year organizing a star-studded line-up of food, wine and traditional show-stopping entertainment for ticket holders. Run, don’t walk, when purchasing your passes because this highly … Read moreTickets now on Sale – Taste of Tulalip Wine + Food Celebration Announces Star-studded Line-Up for 7th Annual Festival

It’s a Big Thing! The Small Guys Wine Festival

Praised in the same breath as Vino al Vino in Tuscany, Italy; Feast Portland in Oregon, USA; Rootstock Sydney in Australia; and Wine on the River in South Africa, Garagiste North was recognized by the London Financial Times in a print article Five of the best Wine Festivals by Andrew Joyce (and online by Melanie Abrams) … Read moreIt’s a Big Thing! The Small Guys Wine Festival

Nita Lake Lodge Offers a Cornucopia of food, drink & stay packages

Combine a stay in lakeside luxury with Whistler’s premier food & drink festival this November   Sssh… Nita Lake Lodge has a little secret to share.   Come and celebrate Whistler’s Cornucopia Festival with two special packages that offer the perfect way to combine lakeside luxury with BC’s most sophisticated food and drink festival. Enjoy … Read moreNita Lake Lodge Offers a Cornucopia of food, drink & stay packages

Salivating Palates Prompt Flash Flood Warning

CÔTE BONNEVILLE AND TOMMY THOMPSON’S MUST-HAVE TASTE OF TULALIP WINE BLEND     Tulalip Resort Casino’s wine guy, Tommy Thompson, and Taste of Tulalip’s honorary winemaker, Kerry Shiels, have announced their epoch-making collaboration for the 7th anniversary Taste of Tulalip Wine Blend. Creating a unique blend of wine that showcases the remarkable grapes of DuBrul … Read moreSalivating Palates Prompt Flash Flood Warning

Discover Victoria’s haunted past with the city’s leading boutique hotel

Magnolia Hotel & Spa offers Halloween Hideaways this October   October is a frightfully fun month in Canada’s most haunted city and Victoria’s leading boutique hotel, Magnolia Hotel & Spa, is offering a Spooktacular package to celebrate, starting from $169 per night. Trick or treat yourself to a relaxing stay in a luxurious room with … Read moreDiscover Victoria’s haunted past with the city’s leading boutique hotel

Big White Gears Up for 2015 Snow Season  

Top family friendly resort makes holiday planning simple this winter It ‘s back-to-school for many of the country’s kids. And while this season is tough on weary parents, Big White Ski Resort is taking the headache out of holiday planning this year with a bevy of winter fun to suit all ages.   “Big White … Read moreBig White Gears Up for 2015 Snow Season  

Cathay Pacific Launches #OneDayOffline to Encourage Richer Travel Experiences

Cathay Pacific Airways has launched a new global campaign #onedayoffline, which builds on the airline’s international brand campaign, Life Well Travelled, to demonstrate a belief that travelling well is essential to living well. This belief underlies everything that Cathay Pacific does as it strives to enhance the overall travel experience for passengers and enable them to experience … Read moreCathay Pacific Launches #OneDayOffline to Encourage Richer Travel Experiences

Garagiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival

Announces September Festival & Receives International Attention GARAGISTE – (gar-ah-jeest) noun, Fr. : The garagiste originally refers to a group of winemakers in the Bordeaux region of France, producing “vins de garage” or “garage wine”. They were renegade small-lot winemakers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow industry laws and protocol. synonyms: Rebels, … Read moreGaragiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival

Covert Farms brings Oceans to the Okanagan, Aug 29

In the stunning setting of the Covert Farms Family Estate Winery in Oliver, BC, a special collaborative dinner is planned for 6 pm, August 29. Don’t miss your chance to learn more about the story of the Okanagan Salmon through partners Okanagan Nation Alliance, Ocean Wise Vancouver Aquarium, and Salmon-Safe B.C. In support of the … Read moreCovert Farms brings Oceans to the Okanagan, Aug 29

CATHAY PACIFIC SEAT SALE TO POPULAR CITIES IN ASIA

Special Economy and Premium Economy Class airfares now on sale until 28 August, 2015   Sadly the sultry summer days will soon turn into gloomy winter nights, so for those wishing to avoid the rain or snow, now is the time to take advantage of Cathay Pacific’s extremely low fares to a multitude of popular … Read moreCATHAY PACIFIC SEAT SALE TO POPULAR CITIES IN ASIA

Oliver Osoyoos Wineries invite you to get away to Wine Country

After the wildfires, clear skies and an early harvest for the Oliver and Osoyoos wineries.  It’s time to plan a get-away to wine country.   The Oliver Osoyoos wineries had a close call on Friday  August 14th,  after two fires started by lightening were fueled by a huge wind storm.      Thanks to the … Read moreOliver Osoyoos Wineries invite you to get away to Wine Country

Run for fun in the Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon

All photos courtesy of Destination Races Festivities Friday, September 4 to Sunday, September 6, 2015 Who can blame Destination Races for selecting the stunning Okanagan Valley as a setting for its first event outside of United States for this popular series? The Wine Country Half Marathon launched in 2004 when over 1,000 participants ran from … Read moreRun for fun in the Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon