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Let’s Hear it For Summer! and Our Updated Website!

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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Let’s hear it for this amazing summer season in beautiful British Columbia!

As we head into the last long weekend of the summer, we encourage everyone to take one last trip! Venture across the province, and stay at one of the many amazing BC Bed & Breakfasts! Or stay local, making it a bit more special with a fun getaway in your hometown.

Travel the Vancouver Coast and pair your stay with a beautiful morning hike – (maybe some last minute back to school shopping) – then unwind and relax with an amazing dinner at any one of the hundreds of amazing culinary restaurants located in the region.

Take a quick ferry ride over to Vancouver Island, and truly understand why Condé Nast Traveler magazine has ranked Vancouver Island as the number one island to visit in Canada in 2012. The eco-system is diverse and they have activities to match. Surf then storm watch in Tofino, or visit  blooming Butchart Gardens in Victoria, or go whale watching at anyone of the amazing communities on the Island.

Visit the Okanagan, the region of BC that truly has something for everyone! An early morning fishing trip, followed by a winery tour in the afternoon and cozying up at one of BC’s finest B&Bs to watch the sunset over the majestic mountain valley landscape. Sounds pretty blissful.

Ride up-north and find all the colors of summer in Northern British Columbia –  including warm-yellow sunsets, rich-green mountainsides and the clearest of turquoise waters. Go off road, and go on horseback or charter a plane or hike to some of the most  idyllic campsites! They may be in the wilderness, but that doesn’t mean they don’t come with modern amenities!

Live large in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast! No, we are not just talking about the Caribou, but also BC’s largest Provincial Park, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. The Chilcotin Coast combines a rural culture with artistry and spirit! Take a long horseback ride through some amazing landscapes then eat lunch and tour art studios and historic sites.

Rock’n'Roll the Kootenays! Rock the many outdoor activities (The Kootenays are known for their epic outdoor activities). Hike, bike or go whitewater rafting! Or do all three! Then roll on down to the many hotsprings to relax!

Let’s all celebrate summer and also celebrate the best and most hospitable accommodations, The Bed & Breakfasts and Inns of BC! Search our listings today, check availability and book!

We would also like to celebrate the revamp of our website! We revamped the site to better serve you! Our new design and architecture is much more intuitive for you and aimed to make you find a great B&B quicker! Thank you for your patience during the change and of course, we would love to hear from you on how you think our revamped site is doing! Send us a note! 

Happy British Columbia Day! We Love BC

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Happy British Columbia Day to everyone across this beautiful province! We have to admit, BC is a pretty amazing place! To live, to work, to visit or to stay! There were so many celebrations this weekend in every region, we can’t even list them all!

On Vancouver Island, Victoria was host to another acclaimed and successful Symphony Splash as well as Celebrate BC Day where families gathered at beautiful St.Ann’s for a line up of very talented artists and musicians, and enjoyed food, fun, music and laughter!

Relax at a BC Bed & Breakfast

Relax at a BC Bed & Breakfast

Vancouver was proud to host Pride 2013, where hundreds of thousands of people took in the weekend full of activities including the main attraction: the Pride Parade - which nearly 600,000 people attend! Also this weekend wrapped up Honda Celebration of Light, an international spectacle of fireworks!

Not only is BC home to some amazing cities, events and people, but it is home to some great accomodations! Our BC Bed & Breakfast innkeepers are some of the most welcoming and fantastic hosts! Experience the unique inns of British Columbia and some of the best breakfasts you’ll get anywhere!

Explore an B&B in your hometown (for a little getaway) or choose to stay at a BC B&B when you travel throughout this amazing Province.

Find a B&B today!

From all of us at the Guild, and the members and welcoming Bed & Breakfast owners, we hope you had a wonderful BC Day!

Oh My, It’s Summer in Vernon!

Monday, July 29th, 2013

vernonLocated in the North Okanagan Valley and nestled between Swan, Kalamalka, and Okanagan lakes, lies the city of Vernon, the oldest community in British Columbia’s interior!

Vernon is known as one of British Columbia’s communities that combines a robust recreational and cultural activity base with an exceptional quality of life! Looking for summer fun? Vernon won’t let you down! Feeling outdoorsy? Vernon is home to several amazing golf courses and resorts including Hillview GolfSpallumcheen Golf and Country ClubPredator Ridge Resort, The Rise, and the Vernon Golf and Country Club. This community has an array of great places to hike during the summer and don’t miss Vernon’s most popular ride for mountainbikes at Spanky’s! Did you know that Vernon is becoming the TOP place to Mountain Bike in BC?! OH, and did we forget to mention, you can access over 100 lakes all within a one-our drive!

If you are looking for something a bit more cultural, Vernon has many galleries located throughout including the Ashpa Naira Art Gallery and the Headbones Gallery, or stroll downtown to view over twenty-five one-of-a-kind murals, some as large as 300 feet long and 40 feet high depicting the history and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.

Nearly three dozen quaint wineries set in lush vineyards operate in the Okanagan Valley, welcoming visitors to sample world class wines while enjoying the scenery of nearby lakes and mountains. Ask your Vernon Bed and Breakfast innkeepers about their favorite vintage!

O’Keefes Landing B & B
A luxury townhouse on the shores of Okanagan Lake with very good lake access and wonderful lake views that compete with the eagles fishing and the beautiful blue herons sailing by. Every morning enjoy fresh fruit, homemade granola and yogurt in addition to your hot entree.

Book your stay with O’Keefes Landing B&B soon, and experience Summer in Vernon!

Discover Abbotsford! A place for the entire Family!

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

McCulloch_080810_8982Nestled in the shadow of majestic Mt. Baker, in the heart of the Fraser Valley, you will find Abbotsford, British Columbia.

With its comfortable west coast climate, Abbotsford and the surrounding Fraser Country offer a diversity of travel experiences. If you are looking for something family friendly like tours or parks, or a little more adventurous like mountain biking or hiking, or possibly a resort-inspired getaway such as golf or spa treatments, or maybe more culture and upscale such as performing arts or culinary delights, Abbotsford has something for everyone.

Abbotsford is the perfect destination for your next British Columbia vacation. Its easy-to-reach location has made Abbotsford one of Canada’s fastest growing rural/urban communities and an all-things-to-all-people destination.  Well-earned titles such as “Canada’s Sport Town” and “Canada’s Raspberry Capital” speak to its eclectic make-up.

Ask your Abbotsford Bed & Breakfast operator to tell you where the best raspberries are (after you book today!)

Summer is just ‘peachy’ in Peachland

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

The name says it all!

Peachland, British Columbia is nestled among orchards on the shores of Okanagan Lake, in the BC Okanagan Valley. Summer is pretty popular in Peachland! Swimming,boating and fishing, OH MY! The main street – also known as the Peachland Promenade – runs along the lake, and provides access to 7 kilometres of sandy beaches. Sometimes the best vacations involve nothing more than lazing on the beach. Or head south to Summerland and hop aboard the historic Kettle Valley Railway, one of the last remaining steam railways in the country. The two-hour ride gives a taste of what travel was like, once upon a time.

Looking for maybe something a bit more family friendly, make sure you check out the ‘Dancin’ Barefoot‘ Music Festival, happening next weekend – July 20th. A full day line up features some amazing musicians and artists.

Peachland is also home to some amazing wineries! (most Okanagan cities are!) Visit gems like Hainle VineyardGreata Ranch Vineyard, or Working Horse Winery.

What pairs with great wine? A great place to stay! The local Peachland Bed and Breakfasts are just peachy too! Check out some of our great B&Bs, and book your stay when you visit Peachland!

A Day’s Dream B&BA Day's Dream Bed & Breakfast
Winner of the Business Excellence Award in Tourism and Hospitality 2012. A brand new B&B with Belgian themed suites located at the upper level. This air-conditioned B&B has stunning views of Lake Okanagan.

Pineacre On The Lake
A newly-built luxury house featuring three specially designed B&B suites: one with King Bed, one with Queen Bed and one with two Twins; all with private patios and unobstructed Lake Okanagan views.

Okanagan Oasis
Okanagan Oasis B&B, an adult oriented mini-resort, is not your typical B&B! Featuring amenities such as a heated outdoor salt water pool, hot tub, fire pit, pond & waterfall, lovely gardens and the fabulous lake view from all rooms, this B&B is truly a place to relax and unwind.

Ready to feel ‘peachy’? Book your B&B today and get on up to Peachland!

Very Vibrant Victoria…..

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

PicBC_Z5X6133-xBritish Columbia’s capital city, Victoria, is a vibrant city, full of art, culture and tourist destinations, fantastically nestled on the south end of beautiful Vancouver Island, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, and filled with beautiful west coast nature.

It is easy to explore Victoria, BC!  Walk, explore by horse and carriage, take one of the fun tour buses or a pedal-cab throughout the harbor and downtown areas to see the great tourist spots! Start your day with morning tea at the Empress,  walk along the harbor down to the BC Museum, lunch at one of the many waterfront restaurants, stroll through Butchart Gardens at dusk, and end the night at one of the many beautiful Bed and Breakfasts in town.

We have so many wonderful Victoria Bed and Breakfasts to stay in, it will be hard to just choose one! But you will find one that meets your needs and suits your taste:

Race View Bed and Breakfast, Beaconsfield InnDayspring Farm B&BAcross the Harbour Bed and BreakfastDashwood Manor Seaside Bed & BreakfastAshcroft HouseAbbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast InnMisty Meadows B&BVilla Marco PoloFisher House Bed and BreakfastOak Bay Guest House B&BMarifield HouseCarberry GardensNairne House By-the-SeaHumboldt HouseBirds of a Feather Victoria Oceanfront B&BAlbion Manor Bed and Breakfast InnA Downtown Victoria Ocean View Bed and Breakfast, Amethyst InnCottage PirouetteHaterleigh Heritage InnBinners’ Bed and BreakfastHemingways By The SeaCordova BeachAbinger House and Marketa’s Bed & Breakfast.

Summer in Victoria is vibrant with quite a few events! Most notably!? Music Events! Music Festivals coming up this week and into the upcoming weekend include Victoria’s Ska Fest and Rock the Shores and in September, one of the most famous events, Rifflandia.

Come experience Victoria and it’s vibrancy and visit a Victoria B&B today!

Refreshing Summer Living on Salt Spring Island

Sunday, June 30th, 2013
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Close to both Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver, and the Sunshine Coast, Salt Spring Island offers escape and some summer refreshment.

One of the Southern Gulf Islands in British Columbia’s Strait of Georgia, Salt Spring Island almost has a rural feel, with local wildlife, farms sprinkled throughout and a vibrant downtown core in Ganges. The island offers mild weather, incredible views, and friendly and creative people, so needless to say, a stay at a Salt Spring Island Bed and Breakfast is sure to be pleasantly memorable.

Anchor Point Bed and Breakfast Suite
Relax in the Terrace Suite at the sailclub on Ganges harbour. Private self contained designer queen-size 1 bedroom suite, with living/dining space, WiFi/cable/DVD/MP3 and harbour views. Island breakfasts delivered to your suite. The convenience of Full Service, but with total privacy. All “Yours to Enjoy”.

Quarrystone House
All four guest rooms are located in a separate building from the main house, joined by a patio, ensuring complete privacy. All rooms have their own entrance, private patio/balcony, fireplace,  jacuzzi tub, WiFi/tv/dvd, fridge, microwave, robes etc. A full three course country breakfast is served, kids and pets welcome.

Salt Spring has so much to offer, you can’t take it all in over just one visit. Visit the Saturday Morning Market in Ganges Centennial Park, for a taste of what grows here; be sure to sample the island’s kiwi and olive.  The wines of Salt Spring Island are world renowned – indeed it is difficult to keep the blackberry port on the shelves. Thanks to the mild climate, the wines are known for their fruity tastes and earthy aromas. There are two wineries on Salt Spring Island, both of which are open for visitation and tastings.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking to the top of Mount Maxwell or through 80 Acre Park, kayaking the shoreline, and biking along quiet country roads. Many spots on the island offer terrific views of Vancouver Island, the Coast Mountains on the mainland of British Columbia, and the Olympic Mountains in Washington State.

When ready to relax, try an afternoon at a spa, or an evening of good food and music at a restaurant or pub. Of course, it is also lovely to curl up with a good book at a Salt Spring Island BC Bed and Breakfast.

Whistle all the way to Whistler

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Today the world knows about Whistler, British Columbia, thanks to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Yet people have been drawn to Whistler for year-round outdoor recreation for nearly a century – it’s not all about the winter sports! Summer recreational activities are popular too!

There are many ways to take in the stunning views of Whistler, British Columbia. Start off by taking the three-hour train ride from Vancouver to Whistle Climb. Play a round of golf at each of the four championship Golf Courses in Whistler. Hang on for dear life while flying down a zip line, or take a scenic helicopter ride and stand atop a glacier. Sit back and relax during the Peak 2 Peak Gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

Whistler is also home to some amazing events! This upcoming Canada Day, celebrate on the Mountain! The Parade features over 50 festive floats, marching bands and community groups. Or take in an outdoor music event with one of the many concerts that are part of the Whistler Outdoor Concert Series!

Whistler is an ideal mini get-away! It takes about two hours to reach Whistler from Vancouver, BC, making Whistler Bed and Breakfasts ideal retreats from city living!

Durlacher Hof Alpine Inn
Durlachers’ reputation as having Whistler’s most welcoming and generous innkeepers is legendary. The Hof serves up the complete authentic Austrian experience with painstaking attention to detail. All eight rooms have mountain views.

Go Austrian at Durlacher Hof in Whistler!

Go Austrian at Durlacher Hof in Whistler!

Cedar Springs Lodge
Quiet Canadian lodge, close to park & valley trail. Comfortable rooms with superior beds/duvets. Fireside living/dining rooms. Gourmet breakfasts, afternoon tea, home baking, hot tub, free parking & wireless internet. German and Australian are spoken here!

Chalet Luise Inn
The closest B&B Inn to Whistler Village. Comfy rooms with private en-suite bathrooms. Great breakfasts, 8 minute stroll to Whistler Village. Free parking, free wi-fi, hot tub, jacuzzi, TV lounge area. secure bike/ ski storage,  workshop and drying room with lockers.

Whistle while on your way to Whistler, and enjoy the scenery, the town and the B&Bs!

Soak up the Sun..Shine Coast!

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

McCulloch_080708_3427On beautiful days like these, there is no better place than to soak up the sun than the Sunshine Coast!

Set along the northeast shores of the Strait of Georgia from Howe Sound to Desolation Sound, there’s plenty to explore and experience on the Sunshine Coast. Stretching 110 miles, visitors can experience a unique sense of place, from coastal mountain ranges, old growth forests, lakes and inlets, there is much to do! Immerse yourself in so many water activities including kayaking, beachcombing, swimming, sailing and windsurfing, canoeing, sport fishing, scuba diving, and more! The Sunshine Coast just isn’t all about the coast. Come unwind and relax at many spas and resorts, or take in some culture with restaurants, events and music festivals.

This section of the BC coast has been called many times “BC’s best kept secret”. Why? It’s all about the Hidden Gems. Hike the famous Sunshine Coast Trail or watch the supernatural spectacle of the Skookumchuck Narrows.

Even more hidden gems? The Bed and Breakfasts of the Sunshine Coast. Make your visit to the Coast even more unique and special by staying at a BC B&B.

Four Winds Beach House & Spa
Dangerously close to the ocean, on a private point overlooking Georgia Strait. Experience one of three Luxurious oceanfront rooms, Gourmet in-room breakfast, Swim Dock, Hot-tub, Registered Massage therapist.

Discovery Place Retreat and Cottage
Our newly created Estate was uniquely designed as an executive retreat. Our goal is to provide you with stylish comfort, attractive appointments and personable service. The property is situated on 2 acres of Fir and Cedar trees with a view of the ocean.

Our Bed & Breakfast member inns of the Sunshine Coast, invite you to experience the unique blend of coastal-mountains setting, natural attractions, heritage sites and boundless opportunities for recreation in this area of southwest British Columbia.

Soak up the sun, from sunrise to sunset at a BC Bed & Breakfast on the beautiful BC Sunshine Coast.

Row, Row, Row your boat….To Nanaimo!

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

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Paddle up and saddle up to experience everything the beautiful City of Nanaimo has to offer. With one of the longest shorelines in Canada on one side and an amazing forested mountain backdrop on the other, the city of Nanaimo is a classic West Coast community, offering natural beauty at every turn. Go from a fun, recreational wilderness to a unique urban experience in just minutes.

Nanaimo is a very age-friendly town, offering activities for families, adults and seniors! Take your family down to the beach, or have a picnic at one of the over 50 amazing parks Nanaimo has to offer. Have a date night at the City Centre and try one of the many culinary adventurous and delicious restaurants. And don’t forget about Dad on Father’s Day! Woodgrove Mall is your official stop for some amazing presents to tell dad how much you love him – and while you are there, make sure you pick up something for yourself!

Tourists and City-Folk alike flock to many of Nanaimo’s great festivals including the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race (July 26-28), the Maple Sugar Festival and  The Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival! Teams from all over BC and the US come to Nanaimo for a weekend of competitive races and celebrations on Nanaimo’s waterfront,  July 5th -7th. Did we forget to say, Admission is FREE!

Plan a couple of weekends to experience what Nanaimo has to offer, and that includes some amazing Bed and Breakfasts.  Amazing hosts, great hospitality and beautiful places will continue when you stay at a Nanaimo Bed &Breakfast. Make your weekend even better by booking a package special at a couple of local B&Bs.

Kennedy House

Flying Cloud

MGM Seashore B&B

The Whitehouse on Long Lake

Hammond Bayside Executive Suite Inn

Long Lake Waterfront Bed & Breakfast

Pine and Picket

Hammond Bay Oceanside

We look forward to seeing you in Nanaimo and an early “Happy Father’s Day” to all those Dads out there!