“Christmas in Victoria never disappoints,” says Bill Lewis, general manager of the Magnolia Hotel & Spa. “From our Inner Harbour location, the city’s impressive light displays are minutes away, along with artisan boutiques and local brands for gifts that will delight on Christmas morning, and the city’s popular festive events and traditions that guests return for every year.”
Launching this October, this boutique-sized, 5-day journey explores British Columbia’s wines, and the people and natural world that creates them. The trip includes plenty of time exploring little-known gems from the mediterranean-style western islands to award-winning reds from the semi-desert Okanagan and Similkameen regions.
A partnership between Oliver Osoyoos Winery Country, Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre and Sun Peaks Resort, the festival brings together winemakers from BC’s most award-winning wine region to the mountains for a weekend of creative, fun and educational events, all paired with the legendary food and hospitality of the Sun Peaks Grand and Sun Peaks Resort culinary teams.
According to a recent survey conducted by KAYAK and OpenTable, Canadians are 38 per cent more likely than Americans to book a trip based on culinary offerings. The survey also revealed that when travelling, almost three quarters (74 per cent) of Canadians would prefer authentic local dining to something familiar.