Archive for the category "hotels"

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 […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 7 Painter’s Lodge Campbell River

May 24th, 2011 @ 3:05pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Welcome to Week 7 of the BC Travel Tuesday series. It’s been really fun to highlight regions of the province while putting smiles on the faces of our contest winners so far – and we’re not done yet. We still have a handful of great giveaways over the remaining weeks. backyardbc is a new travel […]

Our Weekend at Hastings House on Salt Spring Island

May 23rd, 2011 @ 4:16pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Following a quick pit-stop at home to sleep and re-pack after a trip to the Cariboo, John and I were off to Salt Spring Island for the weekend. This member of the Gulf Island chain in the Georgia Strait, between Vancouver Island and the mainland of BC, is a favourite destination of ours (that we […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 6 Accent Inns Okanagan

May 17th, 2011 @ 1:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Heading into Week 6 of the BC Travel Tuesday series, we’re about half-way through the giveaways and getaways that have been lined up by backyardbc.com. In case you haven’t been following along already, we’re highlighting travel and hotel stays for locals. backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 5 Watermark Beach Resort, Osoyoos

May 10th, 2011 @ 2:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I am pleased to announce that the BC Travel Tuesday series, that was originally set to be 10 weeks long, has been extended to 12 weeks thanks to the support of my readers and the partner properties listed on backyardbc.com. We’re now onto our fifth week and so far we’ve given away $2,188 worth of […]