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Brunch at Reflections in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 — 1:47pm PDT
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The Rosewood Hotel Georgia‘s inner courtyard dining lounge, Reflections, offered its first brunch service this past weekend. Located on the 4th floor of the hotel, it’s perched between city towers and surrounded by a flowing stream. A rushing waterwall drowns out city sounds and smooth lounge music echoes from under the glass canopy. John and […]

Howard Hughes at the Bayshore

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 — 1:34pm PDT
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Legendary elusive billionaire Howard Hughes once holed up in Vancouver’s Bayshore hotel (now Westin Bayshore) for six straight months. It’s been 40 years since his stay and Heritage Vancouver is hosting an anniversary tour to commemorate the unusual event. 1961 – Bayshore Inn, Coal Harbour. Archives item# 2010-006.046. What Howard Hughes at the Bayshore: 40th […]

The Burrard Hotel Downtown Vancouver

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 — 11:59am PDT
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The Burrard Hotel has recently undergone a complete renovation, overhaul, re-branding, and everything else associated with bringing this 1950s style motor hotel up to Vancouver’s world-class city standards. Tipping their hat to their roots, you can find retro charms like plastic patio furniture in the swinging garden courtyard mixed with modern amenities like complimentary WIFI […]

Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet

Monday, February 27th, 2012 — 3:20pm PDT
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A few weeks ago we spent the weekend at Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet, just ahead of Valentine’s Day. We did a rain-soaked late night drive across the Tofino Highway, arriving on a Friday, and took the ferry home from Nanaimo on Sunday afternoon. Probably one of the best hotel room views in the world. […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Hilton Whistler

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 3:53pm PDT
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As quickly as it returned, my BC Travel Tuesday series is wrapping up for another season. This is the fourth installment for our winter Whistler getaways and I’d like to thank everyone for their participation so far. backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially a “be a tourist […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Crystal Lodge & Suites Whistler

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 — 3:09pm PDT
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The Whistler edition of BC Travel Tuesday continues this week and while we get soggy in the city, the snow is floating down in this world class resort community. 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 & […]