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BC Travel Tuesday: Week 1 Delta Victoria

April 12th, 2011 @ 4:52pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s my pleasure to introduce a new series on Miss604.com over the next few weeks, in partnership with backyardbc.com, that will promote and support local tourism.

backyardbc.com
backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially a “be a tourist in your own backyard” program, participating hotels & resorts offer residents of BC exclusive rates and specials, designed to motivate BCers to travel more within the Province. Each offer has its own unique reservation code, and all bookings are done directly with our hotel and resort partners. Visit backyardbc online, on Twitter, or Facebook and see more of BC!

With the most beautiful province right at our doorsteps, staying local for family getaways and fun with friends is more popular than ever. backyardbc and I have hotel and resort giveaways stacked up and ready to go to one lucky reader every Tuesday for the next 10 weeks. Each BC Travel Tuesday will highlight the property that is sponsoring the prize, starting with…

delta victoria
Image courtesy of Delta Victoria

Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa
Website, Twitter, Facebook, backyardbc listing
Location: 45 Songhees Road, Victoria, BC
About: Ideally located on Victoria’s breathtaking inner harbour, it’s a short 5 minute walk from downtown. You can walk or hop a shuttle to the Legislative Buildings, the Royal BC Museum, popular restaurants & great shopping. Features include the indoor solarium pool, hot tub, 24-hour fitness centre, racquet/squash, outdoor tennis courts, along with the award-winning spa.
Prize: 2 nights in a Deluxe Inner Harbour Room overlooking Victoria’s Inner Harbour, including complimentary parking and high speed internet access.
Value: $600

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post and/or post the following on Twitter:

I entered this week’s @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday contest http://ow.ly/4yUqU #tt

Winners will be announced every Tuesday on the latest BC Travel Tuesday contest post until the 10 weeks are up. Gift certificates for hotel and resort stays will be sent directly to each weekly winner so they can arrange their visit personally with the property. Some restrictions apply, based on availability.

Update This contest ended April 19th and the winner was Tamara.

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243 comments

  1. Marissa says:

    This seems like an amazing weekend getaway for me and my fiance :)

  2. Becky says:

    Would be a lovely & relaxing weekend away!

  3. victor says:

    looks like fun!

  4. Tawcan says:

    Haven’t been to Victoria in a long long time. Would love to go back and enjoy a lovely weekend there! :)

  5. Robin says:

    What a great series! The getaway looks wonderful.

  6. Carol says:

    Victoria is an absolutely wonderful place to visit. It is so full of charm and character. The history is amazing.

  7. Shirley says:

    It would be amazing to win this. It looks so beautiful and sounds wonderful.

  8. Jessica says:

    This would be a perfect way to celebrate my boyfriend’s completion of a tough Masters program.

  9. Martha says:

    yeah a good weekend getaway!

  10. Nat says:

    Would be lovely

  11. Sharon says:

    This looks amazing! I’ve lived here for a few years and have yet to visit Victoria.

  12. Sherri says:

    The school year is winding down and I so need a getaway. Victoria would be heavenly…

  13. Chris F says:

    Victoria is BC’s best kept getaway secret!

  14. Kevin Baggs says:

    Victoria is an amazing place to be.

  15. Raia says:

    I’ve stayed here before, it’s beautiful, wouldn’t mind visiting again!

  16. Laura says:

    I love Victoria, pick me!!

  17. J says:

    this would be a good weekend away!

  18. Jeremy says:

    Such a great giveaway, I love vacationing locally and this getaway sounds great!

  19. Jen says:

    I love Victoria and have always had great experiences with Delta hotels….such a perfect trip :)

  20. Jeanie says:

    This would be amazing!!

  21. Susie says:

    Wow, looks so fab! I haven’t been to Victoria since I was in high school, so I’d love to experience it again.

  22. Veronica says:

    Victoria is so nice, will love to go again!!

  23. Rachel says:

    What an amazing giveaway! I’d love to go to Victoria :D

  24. Debra says:

    What a beautiful spot!

  25. Laura E. says:

    Would love to go and stay there! Would make a nice weekend with the in-laws!

  26. Jas says:

    A perfect summer getaway :)

  27. Richard says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve been to victoria, this would be a great trip.

  28. Heidi says:

    Great contest!

  29. Brenda says:

    I would love a little getaway!

  30. Katie says:

    Would be great!

  31. Don says:

    Victoria is such a great place to visit. Almost like being in another country!

  32. Lindsay says:

    Wow…what amazing prizes…some of our best travel has been within BC.

  33. Glenda says:

    I need to get away so badly! This would be an ideal spot.

  34. Meghan W says:

    Wow!!! This sounds fantastic!!! We would love to get a weekend away:)

  35. Ianiv says:

    Could use another weekend away :)

  36. Linda says:

    I would love to treat my mom to such poshness…

  37. Sunshine Gudlaugson says:

    I need to run away and see my nephews – that would be perfect!

  38. Sara says:

    Sounds lovely!

  39. Hayley says:

    I could use a vacation after my last semester :/

  40. Brooke says:

    Looks like a lovely getaway!

  41. ping says:

    I need a holiday from my boys!!!

  42. Muckymoo says:

    What a beautiful hotel on the water. I look forward to your #BCTravelTuesday posts weekly posts to learn more about great places for local getaways. Victoria is stunning in the spring when the cherry trees bloom and the tulips and daffodils emerge from the long winter and tell us summer is on its way. Bring on the sunshine!!

  43. C Wilson says:

    Such a gorgeous hotel on the inner harbour. Hope I win!!

  44. Donna says:

    this is a great way to promote BC tourism and staycations

  45. McQueen says:

    You gotta love the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful province!

  46. missmarz says:

    They don’t call it “Beautiful BC” for nothing…and what a great chance to see it!

  47. Mae says:

    What a great idea!

  48. rubai says:

    Awesome contest! So blessed to live in beautiful British Columbia!

  49. So says:

    getaway at Victoria is great! Thanks miss 604!

  50. Andrina says:

    Amazing & generous!!

  51. Gemma Winter says:

    Oh my. I am so desperate to go to Victoria and this place looks amaaaaaazing. Please smile on me lady luck!!! =D

  52. thesehappydays says:

    After a very long year, my family would LOVE a getaway. We went to Victoria 2 years ago and had a blast. Fingers crossed.

  53. Vanessa says:

    That sounds amazing and it looks beautiful.

  54. Janet says:

    this looks like an awesome prize! thank you miss 604 :)

  55. Garrett says:

    Looks like a great time to be had!

  56. Stephanie says:

    I would love to go to the Empress for tea so please pick me!

  57. Janice says:

    Would love to go there again.

  58. Sheryl says:

    I could really use a mini-break like this!

  59. Shell says:

    great hotel!

  60. scott says:

    Fun!

  61. Areta says:

    Here’s my entry!

  62. Jim says:

    Victoria is a wonderful place to go to for a weekend getaway.

  63. Lyn says:

    I’d love to stay in a nice hotel for a get-away holiday.

  64. AdaM says:

    Since I’m having a hard time saving for a vacation I could really use a helping hand with this great gift.

  65. Mike says:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve had a holiday.

  66. Christine says:

    I’m already a fan of the website so I was very excited to hear about this new series!

  67. Darcy says:

    I have always wanted to stay at the Delta Victoria Ocean Point!

  68. Erin says:

    This is such a great idea! Most of the vacations my husband and I take are in BC!

  69. Great contest…thanks to Delta Victoria Ocean Point Resort & Miss604 & backyardbc.com

    I’ll be checking out their website:)

  70. Belinda says:

    Awesome contest. Thanks.

  71. Andy says:

    I spent summers vacationing in Victoria as a kid, but I haven’t been back in years. Would love to stay at such a prestigious location.

  72. Paul says:

    Awesome Contest… I would love to win this one…. Its a great hotel

  73. Stephanie says:

    It sounds so wonderful. thanks for the chance to win.

  74. Emma says:

    This would be amazing! I was just saying how I need to visit Victoria again.

  75. sue says:

    Sounds like the perfect Happy Birthday setting for my Daughter & I ! Great food & Craft beer!!!

  76. Teresa says:

    wow, I would love this, haven’t been to Victoria in ages

  77. ashlee says:

    Aweseome website!

  78. David D. says:

    Looks awesome – would love to get out there.

  79. Rob says:

    Wow this would be great, I love Victoria harbour!

  80. Debbie says:

    Ohhhh it looks so nice!!

  81. phy says:

    Looks like a castle! Would love to go.

  82. Julia says:

    That looks georgeous!

  83. Andre says:

    Looks lovely! Haven’t been to Victoria in a while!

  84. Hannah Lee says:

    Beautiful! Need a vaacY!

  85. Pepper says:

    So beautiful, thanks for the great opportunity!

  86. jean says:

    this looks amazing!

  87. Renfrew says:

    A little weekend luxury? My home needs a bit of that.

  88. Deborah Chatterton says:

    I would love to go there, thanks very much for the chance!

  89. Danielle Scott says:

    Looks beautiful!!

  90. Tamara says:

    Would love to win this for a much needed weekend away before BabyHutch #2 arrives!

  91. Ceci says:

    Sounds amazing!!

  92. Ev says:

    looks lovely!

  93. Christine says:

    Looks beautiful!

  94. Anne says:

    A trip to Victoria would be sweet!

  95. Marina says:

    What an incredible contest! The hotel looks incredible.

  96. Scott says:

    Help. I need a getaway.

  97. Sanaz says:

    This sounds like a fun getaway:)

  98. Dan says:

    Love to take my wife.

  99. Lori says:

    Sounds wonderful…

  100. lindawwww says:

    Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa is a fabulous hotel. I’d love to stay there.

  101. Bonnie says:

    Wonderful prize!

  102. Debby says:

    I am so excited about this contest – pick me! In recent summers, I’ve spent time along the sunshine coast camping with family and feeling that we are such lucky folks to be living in a beautiful part of the world!

  103. Kristine says:

    Wow — that package looks unbelievable. I’ve never been to Victoria.

  104. Julia says:

    Love Victoria’s Inner Harbour! A perfect Spring getaway for sure!

  105. A.J. says:

    I’ve always wanted to stay at this hotel, ever since walking through it as a child! This would make for a great weekend getaway!

  106. Don says:

    Two days of R&R – Heaven!

  107. JRF says:

    Best location in the city and the views are incredable. Would love a mini getaway there.

  108. VanPunny says:

    This mini-vacay sounds fabtastic! Relaxing and finding ‘me’ time can be so difficult at time, and something like this is a terrific push in the right direction :)

  109. tania says:

    Victoria sounds delightful!

  110. rino says:

    That would be an incredible weekend getaway!

  111. Susan says:

    Pick me, pick me! Sounds awesome!!!

  112. Rick says:

    Wow! What a win this would be.

  113. Dave K. says:

    I’d love a Springtime getaway at this wonderful resort.

  114. Bonnie says:

    What an awesome prize.

  115. Lori says:

    Wow – lovely prize!

  116. Gazza says:

    Pick me, Pick me …. great prize!

  117. maktaaq says:

    Holy moly, Rebecca!

    Well, my husband and I keep wanting to go to Victoria together again – every time, it’s one of us alone on work-related outings. It would be nice to go and just visit.

  118. Teresa says:

    What a great prize. I’d love to go to Victoria!

  119. parker says:

    what a fabulous trip to add to the upcoming summer fun!!

  120. Aileen R says:

    I went to Victoria when I was a kid and can’t remember much of it other than the buildings were cool.

  121. Dennis L. says:

    Sounds like a nice little getaway for my wife and I.

  122. Don Power says:

    WOW. What a beautiful photo of the Delta and of Victoria! Would love to win this prize!

    Thanks!

    – Don
    aka @donpower

  123. Jennifer M. says:

    I have many friends who live in Victoria and I haven’t been over to visit them in over 4 years! Shameful, I know. This would be the perfect prize for me!

  124. Maryanne says:

    This would be a beautiful and restful getaway for my husband and I on our first wedding anniversary coming up!

  125. Erin O'Reilly says:

    I have heard that the Delta Victoria is stunning and these pictures prove it. I would love to enjoy a weekend getaway there.
    Thanks! Erin

  126. Jenny says:

    A great place to spend a 30th anniversary which is coming up in June for us!

  127. Momada says:

    Great prize!

  128. Andrew C. says:

    Nice getaway!

  129. Gina says:

    Sign me up Scotty!

  130. PB says:

    In my opinion , if B.C. tourist industry wish BC, Alberta & Washington State residents to spend money at accommodation and restaurants, the tourism industry needs to take a thorough review of the meaning of customer service.

    Tourism industry states ” Increased competition from other destinations continues to impact our ability to
    influence travel and the strong Canadian dollar also hurts our competitive advantage.”

    Unable to afford the discounted rates with the special rate discount of 10 per cent for resident of British Columbia, thus opportunity to win 2 night accommodation with ” complimentary parking ” appears promising

  131. Tooth Fairy says:

    Believe you me, his tweeting Tooth Fairy @toothfairycyber really wishes to win so she can be a tourist and relax at this fantastic resort!

  132. Laureen says:

    I’ve been wanting to go to Victoria for a while and I loves staying at Delta Hotels!

  133. Lesley says:

    I’d like to enter please!

  134. Justine says:

    I love the Island!

  135. Heather B says:

    I went to UVic and have a soft spot for this city have not been back for over a year and would love the oppurtunity!

  136. Kirsten says:

    Pick me, pick me! (Please.)

  137. vincent says:

    me and my girlfriend will love this XD

  138. Meggers says:

    Sounds lovely :)

  139. Angie says:

    Never been to Victoria and I have lived in Vancouver my entire life… This would be a great opportunity!

  140. Brenda says:

    Wow looks beautiful!

  141. Greg says:

    The Ocean Pointe is ideally located – midway between Spinnakers and downtown Victoria – awesome for a spring time meander!

  142. Jodi says:

    We should all be tourists in our beautiful province!

  143. au says:

    that is sooooooooooo awesome! we love to win this amazing prize!:)

  144. Gerald says:

    BackyardBC is a great idea as our province has so much to offer in the way of nature, beauty, culture and its friendly residents. Traveling close to home can save the environmental cost of air travel. I’m looking forward to checking out the website and reviewing the offers of our tourism industry.

  145. Colleen says:

    We had a fab family vacay there a couple of winters ago delicious mulled cider and beautiful room and view

  146. John says:

    sweet contest !

  147. David W. says:

    It’s great to see you team up with this new site dedicated to showcasing the vacation opportunities in our backyard.

  148. Donna L says:

    This would be amazing to win! I think I’d gift it to someone special :)

  149. Sherry says:

    This would be a great getaway!

  150. Grace says:

    This looks absolutely beautiful!

  151. Ian says:

    WHOA! I never knew Victoria had that! And I was there for two years! definetely wanna try that out! haha

  152. ruby says:

    sounds like a relaxing getaway!

  153. Tyler says:

    Oh oh pick me pick me!

  154. E. Tang says:

    Great contest series!

  155. Manuel says:

    That would be awesome!! I would love to take my wife

  156. Brenda says:

    Would love to visit Victoria again.

  157. Cliff says:

    Sounds like a great place to stay.

  158. jodi says:

    yes please!

  159. Heather says:

    I would take my mom, who’s turning 91 this year! She would LOVE a pampering weekend at the hotel.

  160. Emily H says:

    I’d love to get away for a couple days!

  161. Hilary says:

    Looks like a beautiful place to stay in the most gorgeous city in the world!

  162. Alex says:

    I’m in – looks fun!

  163. michelle says:

    Sounds awesome!

  164. Kim says:

    This would be a great trip! Beautiful resort, great shopping, then spa time!

  165. Wynn says:

    I would love a weekend away to explore and enjoy our fabulous province.

  166. Lisa says:

    Beautiful hotel and great spot, my husband took me here for my birthday last year. Would love to go again.

  167. leah says:

    that would be awesome!

  168. Gladys says:

    Haven’t been a tourist in Victoria since I was a kid. Having this opportunity would be precious.

  169. Stacey says:

    I’d love to win. Thanks!

  170. Ennie says:

    Cool!

  171. zee says:

    Maybe I can take my elderly parents to enjoy this with, what a great giveaway!

  172. Tracy says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  173. Kimberly says:

    What a beautiful location! What an amazing weekend getaway that would be sans kids!

  174. Iain says:

    Can’t get enough of Victoria.

  175. Barbara says:

    Fantastic – count me in!

  176. Tamara says:

    I moved to BC this year and have never been to Victoria yet. It would be awesome to go…in style!

  177. Janet says:

    Thanks for providing this great opportunity to get to know our capital city!

  178. corey maingot says:

    looks beautiful!!

  179. Alyson says:

    What an awesome way to spend a weekend!

  180. Arieannna says:

    I would love any chance to be baby-free for a weekend!

  181. Holly McLennan says:

    Finally, a site for loyal & local British Columbian’s to enjoy their own back yard!

  182. Tessa Kooistra says:

    That would be so perfect for a night away from the kids!

  183. Megan says:

    Looks like a gorgeous property! Haven’t been to Victoria in a few years, love the city though! :)

  184. lydia says:

    what a beautiful place to get filthily spoiled on a weekend :)

  185. Linda says:

    i love victoria! we got every couple of years – it’s a great place for a weekend getaway!

  186. ldyena says:

    Would absolutely love to go!

  187. Natalie says:

    What a great looking place for a quick get-away!

  188. Lyndsey says:

    Wow! These little mini escapes, are so luxurious;)

  189. Jennifer Fitzpatrick says:

    After an extraordinary and challenging two years of losing my parents, marriage and friends – being sick, stress like no other – I cannot express just how much a holiday like this would mean to me. It sounds heavenly.

  190. Ursula says:

    The hotel looks beautiful, and I’d love to see Victoria this summer!

  191. AC says:

    Victoria misses me, I miss Victoria. We must get together. Hope it happens. LOL.

  192. Jen H says:

    Haven’t been to Victoria since high school! Would love to visit!!!

  193. Erica says:

    This looks wonderful. I would love to discover Victoria this summer!

  194. Jase says:

    Haven’t been to Victoria in years!

  195. Rebecca says:

    It would be great to visit Victoria again and stay in this beautiful hotel.

  196. Soph says:

    this would be soooo much fun!

  197. Erin says:

    would love to have a relaxing vacation in Victoria

  198. Tom says:

    My gf and I are overdue for a trip together

  199. Ryan says:

    Victoria is great – would love to win this.

  200. Robyn says:

    Wow, sounds like an awesome prize :)

  201. kathleen says:

    We could really use a weekend in Victoria. It’s been a while since my husband and I have visited and we miss it.

  202. Tracey Flattes says:

    I would love to visit this place – what a great prize!

  203. Cameron W. says:

    Haven’t been to Victoria since I went to school there. Would love to go back.

  204. Myra says:

    I sooo need a vacation. fingers crossed :-)

  205. cyndi says:

    In desperate need of a vacay and would love to lose mine and hubby’s Vcitoria cherries.. We’ve never been! Crossing my fingers :)

  206. Janna says:

    Man it’d be nice to get away for a few days. I’d like to enter please!

  207. Linda says:

    We’d love to head out to Victoria. It’s been years since our last trip. Pick us! :)

  208. Roberta says:

    There’s nothing like spending a night in a gorgeous old hotel. Especially on the island in the spring. What a great idea for series Miss 604

  209. Sita says:

    This is so exciting!

  210. Jackie Sampson says:

    How cool is that :) LOVE IT!!

    Tweeted :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/carsmummy/status/60127462327189504

  211. Michelle D says:

    My hubby and I would LOVE to spend our 17 year anniversary here!

  212. nocal says:

    Would be a lovely & relaxing weekend away!

  213. Grace says:

    this looks amazing!

  214. Mike says:

    This is all kinds of perfect! Time for me to win a contest here. Puh-leeze.

  215. Lindsay says:

    This is beautiful! Especially with the weather we’ve been having – this would be a fantastic getaway :)

  216. tracy says:

    my sis and i were just planning to head out to victoria! this would be a great opportunity :)

  217. Rey says:

    A staycation is the best. And they take our loot at par!

  218. TY says:

    the inner harbour does look so stunning!

  219. lisa says:

    just about done with my exams. this would be the perfect quick getaway

  220. shelly says:

    weekend with my cuz!

  221. Indian Chalie says:

    SWEET deal! It’d be a great getaway close to home… (dozing off to a nice dream…)

  222. Megan says:

    The Delta Ocean Pointe is spectacular!! Stayed there once 7 years ago!

  223. yvonne says:

    Gorgeous! Seriously need a vacation.

  224. Bons says:

    Wanting a getaway so badly…This would be perfect!

  225. Susan says:

    Even though I live in Victoria I’d love to win this – it’s a significant decade birthday for me this year (eek – how did I get so old!) and this would make a wonderful present to myself. Now, if only miss604 could find a dinner date to go with it :-).

    This is truly a beautiful property and a stay here would be fabulous.

  226. Kelly says:

    Wow I love victoria ! What an amazing hotel.

  227. Kelly says:

    I love Victoria! What an amazing hotel.

  228. Ramona says:

    i would love to celebrate my 11th anniversary there with my hubby. This is a great hotel.

  229. tina says:

    i really want to go there

  230. mike says:

    Nice Victoria Getaway!

  231. Lynn says:

    Would love to win this!

  232. stacey dempsey says:

    i would love to send my parents for their anniversary , these giveaways are awesome
    @roswello

  233. Kim says:

    A wonderful staycation near home.

  234. Lyn says:

    It’d be great to have a nice place to stay while visiting Victoria.

  235. Adam says:

    I’m coming by Pacific coach and want to spend some time to check out Victoria.

  236. Mike says:

    Victoria has lots to offer and I hoe to win.

  237. RajuS says:

    pick me!

  238. jeni says:

    oh, the stuff of dreams..if only :-)

  239. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

    This contest is now closed. Please check out this week’s giveaway.

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