Posts Tagged ‘Victoria’

British Columbia Islands Events Celebrate the Many Faces of Spring

Saturday, April 13th, 2013
British Columbia Islands Region

Spring is in full swing in the BC islands.

May brings a variety of events to the British Columbia Islands, making it an ideal time to experience the diversity offered by the region.

From cookery to migratory bird watching, alternative healthcare, local flora and music, the islands of BC celebrate the peak of spring in western Canada with several events and festivals that reach from the west of Vancouver Island out to Hornby Island.

As you explore this region’s eclectic and unique celebrations, be sure to choose British Columbia Islands lodging that will match that singular experience. (more…)

Spring Break B.C. Style

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Ah, its that time of year again when the student population gets a week long reprieve from school and a bit of vacation, and parents go nuts thinking of fun things for the family to do.  We’ve muddled through January and February and are a bit winter weary, yet the ski slopes beckon and the days are getting longer every day!  If you’ve looked at heading for Florida or Honolulu but just can’t see spending all that money on air fares and don’t want the hassle of security checks and long lines for a one week getaway, why not be a tourist right here in B.C.?  There is fantastic skiing throughout the province; wonderful attractions everywhere you go; world class dining from Courtenay to Cranbrook, Vancouver Island to Prince George.  Why not be a tourist in your own town or another part of BC?

Here we live in the most beautiful place on earth so let’s explore it before the summer tourist season and the crowds arrive.

Downtown Vancouver and the local mountains

BC Ferries offers Coast Saver fare rates during spring break, so visit Victoria, the seat of our provincial government, and see where the politicians decide how best to pick your pocket.  While you’re there take in a 3D Imax movie, visit Miniature World or the Royal BC Museum.  If Vancouver is the place for you, take the family to Science World for a day of wonder and great memories or visit the aquarium and explore Stanley Park.  Visit Vancouver Island or Nelson, the wine region in the Okanagan or Hope and the Othello Tunnels, explore the Fraser Valley or the many lakes in the Kootenays, or go cross-country skiing in the Cariboo and the North.  There are so many fascinating places right in our backyard!

To make certain the family is comfortable and gets a healthy breakfast you’ll want to book a great Bed & Breakfast in BC.  When you make your reservations with one or more of BC’s Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Guild members, you can ‘Rest Assured’ your comfort is our first priority, plus we’ll be able to share with you all the great places to go and things to do right in our neighbourhood!

On now- The Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

It began in 1927 as the Victoria Music Festival and has come a long way, but the goal remains the same.  Its purpose is the “development of musical ability and appreciation of good music and it’s allied arts.”  Back then it was a major event in the city’s cultural life with – according to the Mayor in 1935 – one tenth of Victoria’s population represented!  Today there are honours and awards in Musical Theatre, Piano, Choral, Vocal, Speech and Dramatic Arts, Dance, Strings and Ethnic Dance with participants ranging in age from 4 to 70.   It is a major stepping stone for many talented musicians and performing arts students.  The 2010 festival began March 27 and continues through May 8.  For more information visit www.gvpaf.org/pages/aboutus.html and you’ll have one more terrific reason to visit beautiful Victoria.

If you come to attend the Victoria Music Festival, you can find excellent accommodation at one of the many excellent Victoria Bed & Breakfasts who are part of the British Columbia B&B Innkeepers  Guild.  Stay an extra few days to explore the many other attractions Victoria has to offer!