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Great BC Winter Activities…other than skiing!

Monday, January 12th, 2015

British Columbia is known for its many great ski resorts, Whistler Blackcomb being the most famous of them all.  So what to do if you’re looking for a winter get-away in BC that’s not a wintersports vacation? We’ve got some suggestions for you!

Storm Watching on Vancouver Island’s West Coast

Tofino and Ucluelet on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island are the place to be to view spectacular winds and waves from November through February.  Be daring and brave and bundle up to experience the power of nature outdoors, or enjoy it from the comfort of your Bed & Breakfast or hotel room. Many accommodation providers offer specific storm watching packages, with rainslickers, southwesters and gumboots supplied!  Enjoy both the cozy comfort and the wild at our Ucluelet Bed & Breakfasts or any number of other places in the Pacific Rim area on Vancouver Island’s West Coast.

Brave the wild in Ucluelet!

Brave the wild in Ucluelet!

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Staying on Vancouver Island, on your way to the West Coast or on your way back, why not check out the fabulous Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit at Victoria’s Royal BC Museum.  This exhibit of award-winning photographs of the natural world is celebrating 50 years of awe inspiring images.   Featuring 100 nature and wildlife photos from around the world (from 42,000 entries), the exhibit is on until April 6, 2015 and is absolutely worth a visit.  And there are many Victoria Bed & Breakfasts to chose from for a relaxing and most comfortable stay!

Dine Out Vancouver

If you’re planning a Vancouver visit during January, there are of course all the attractions that the city has to offer any time of year.  But from January 17 until February 2 there’s a special reason to enjoy a stay in the city as Dine Out Vancouver is celebrated at more than 200 restaurants around the Metro Vancouver area.  Dine Out Vancouver is Canada’s largest food & drink festival and offers such an unlimited variety of foods and drink, you’ll probably want to come back the following year too!  Your Vancouver Bed & Breakfast hosts will be able to give you the inside scoop for the best places to enjoy a wonderful culinary experience!

One of several great Vancouver Bed & Breakfasts!

One of several great Vancouver Bed & Breakfasts!

Whistler Olympic Venue Experience

While Whistler Blackcomb is BC’s best known ski resort, and the #1 ranked ski resort in North America, there are many other things to do other than ski.  The 2010 Olympic Games venue for downhill and cross-country skiing, Whistler also hosted the sliding sports of bobsleigh, skeleton and luge, and if you like some adventure and you like speed, this is the place for you!  At the Whistler Sliding Centre you can ride down the same ice tracks as those world class athletes and feel the rush of speeds up to 125 km an hour in the four-man bobsleigh! The hand-out tells you to “make sure you use the washroom before the start of the run due to gravitational forces on your bladder” so be prepared!  There are also several outdoor skating rinks at the Whistler Plaza, so don’t forget your skates!  Whistler Bed & Breakfast accommodation is of course geared to all the winter sports available in the area.

Enjoy your non-skiing BC winter vacation!

Storm Watching on the West Coast

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Known for its beautiful summer weather where tourists go to bask in the sun, learn the skillful art of surfing, and possibly partake in a once in a lifetime whale watching tour, the West Coast of Vancouver Island has recently been attracting a new type of vacationer. Winter storm watching has been garnering worldwide attention for the past 15 years or more.

Tourists have been flocking to the coastal towns of Tofino and Ucluelet British Columbia to observe what may possibly be the most awe-inspiring display of ocean storms in the world.

With the season beginning in November and stretching five months through March, there is plenty of time to take in this spectacle. The ‘Wild West Coast’ is home to the Pacific Rim National Park, and with its amazingly dense forests, beautiful wildlife and laid back lifestyle, it is the perfect place to witness the true beauty of Mother Nature. With ocean swells reaching heights of 20 feet and wind gusts raging up to 70 knots, one can truly experience the true potential of the powerful Pacific Ocean literally right on their doorstep.

For those who may prefer to experience the torrential rain and massive ocean swells first hand, a quick trip to the Wickaninnish Interpretive Centre in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is only a few minutes down the road. Other popular locations include Cox Bay and Chesterman Beach, where visitors can witness the magnificent waves crashing along the outer rocks and mile long beaches with the remarkable Lennard Island Lighthouse shining in the background.

For tourists looking for a drier option, one of the Ucluelet, BC Bed and Breakfasts, where you can enjoy a pleasant fire while warming up with a hot cocoa and your favorite book, is the spot for you. Tofino and Ucluelet are also home to world class dining facilities such as The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn and Fetch Restaurant and the Black Rock Resort, where you can take in all the action while enjoying dinner and sipping on a glass of one of Vancouver Island’s excellent local wines.

And for those extreme adventure seekers, there is always a surf shop right around the corner where you can rent a surf board and wetsuit and hit the waves!