Archive for the category "hotels"

Rosewood Hotel Georgia: Win a Night’s Stay

August 24th, 2011 @ 9:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia re-opened this summer, combining dazzling modern luxury with decadent decor from throughout its 84-year history. I was able to visit the hotel recently, for the first time since my hard-hat tour in May to see the final results. Boasting one of the largest collections of Canadian artwork in the country, the […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 12 Swans Hotel & Brewpub

August 16th, 2011 @ 3:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This is the final installment of the BC Travel Tuesday series. Over the last few months I’ve worked with Brian from backyardbc to bring my readers options for local getaways and have been able to award prizes to a dozen winners from Vancouver Island and Squamish to the Okanagan. backyardbc is a new travel website […]

Summer at Sun Peaks Resort

August 13th, 2011 @ 12:11pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

My experience at Sun Peaks has always been brief, but memorable. My first trip up to the Thompson Okanagan ski resort was in 2010 for their Winter Wine Festival and I soon realized just how much happens in this quaint resort village. From annual and seasonal festivals to sporting competitions, concerts, and of course some […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 11 April Point

August 9th, 2011 @ 4:32pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

For those of you who paid attention to this spring’s “BC Travel Tuesday” series, you may have noticed that I said we have 12 weeks of local travel giveaways… then we stopped at 10. The good news is that your math was right, we were missing two weeks and we’re ready to make up for […]

Rowena’s Inn at Harrison Mills

July 26th, 2011 @ 12:19pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

In just under two hours the drive to Harrison Mills from Vancouver runs through the bustling city, across bridges, past big-box stores and commuter coffee pit stops before it winds down along the Fraser River and eventually coasts into an open valley. Before crossing the bridge to Kilby and heading into Harrison and Agassiz, you’ll […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 10 Oswego Hotel Victoria

June 15th, 2011 @ 8:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There’s only one thing on the mind of everyone in BC right now and that’s hockey. However, after the dust settles tonight (and heart rates return to normal) wouldn’t it be nice to get away? I’m a little late for our BC Travel Tuesday feature but we still have a few properties to go in […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 9 Fairmont Empress Victoria

June 7th, 2011 @ 4:22pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

While the rain has been leaving most locals feeling a bit glum, we can all rest easy knowing that we have such a fantastic backyard in which to play when the sun sticks around for a nice long haul this summer. Nine weeks into the getaway giveaway series for BC Travel Tuesdays and we’ve been […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 8 Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria

May 31st, 2011 @ 4:25pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

A bit late on the BC Travel Tuesday entry today but it’s another great getaway, to a familiar location. In case you’re just tuning into the series, we’re now 8 weeks into the 12 week series that is showcasing some of BC’s best accommodations and destinations. backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for […]