Visiting Victoria? Here’s Your Guide to Summer Fun!
Spring is just winding down here in Victoria, BC – and we’re ready for summer! Longer days and balmy weather mean a host of fun activities for visitors to do and picturesque local spots to see. When you’re planning your summer vacation, including a stay at our welcoming bed and breakfast, be sure to take a look at what’s going on in town during your stay.
What is the Difference Between a Bed and Breakfast & an Airbnb?
Is Airbnb really all it’s made out to be? One of the best things about traveling is staying in new and exciting places. There are so many options – motels, hotels, or a bed and breakfast – but now contemporary trends in the accommodations industry have travelers opting for services like Airbnb for their lodging. Which raises the question are you really getting the best stay for your money?
Take some time to understand the many differences between an Airbnb and a traditional bed and breakfast before booking your next stay. Here is a quick breakdown of some notable differences between the two.
The Definitive Step-by-Step Guide to Your Next Company Getaway
There are many reasons why companies organize retreats. It can be for team building, morale boosting, strategic planning, or to launch a project.
Corporate retreats are instrumental in generating new ideas, forging friendships, and gaining new perspective. People tend to work more effectively if they are relaxed and in a space where they can find balance and remain collected.
There are many things to plan for when organizing a retreat. These include the agenda, budget and logistics, location, facilitation, and activities/content. Let’s go through each to ensure you get results and your co-workers don’t feel like they wasted their time.
The Best Events in Victoria that You Can’t Miss
Spring, and the fun exciting events that come with it, is just around the corner. In Victoria, BC we’re seeing buds on the trees and new growth on the ground, while the rest of the country is still buried under drifts. Known for one of the most temperate climates in Canada, our beautiful city explodes with fresh green leaves, fragrant cherry blossoms, and colourful azaleas.
The days are getting longer, and there’s plenty of things to do outdoors to fill those extra hours. Here’s the best events for Spring 2018 that you can’t miss.
Beaches You Can’t Miss While Visiting Victoria, BC
Vancouver Island has plenty of nature you can enjoy. The Island is covered in rainforest. Of course, being an island it is surrounded with natural beaches that have all you need for that idyllic and serene vacation you’ve always dreamed about.
In fact, there are so many surreal beaches on Vancouver Island, we’ve had to limit this article to just the southwestern portion of the island. This is the section around the BC capital of Victoria, BC. The following are 5 of the top beaches you can visit while you’re here!
Why You Should Start Staying at Bed & Breakfasts
Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) offer a great alternative to the traditional hotel, especially for those looking for a relaxing escape. Guests always get a private bedroom that is cozy, warm, and uniquely decorated. Not too mention, your B&B will likely beat that pricey hotel.
If you are scheduling a trip as a couple, family, or with friends, take note of these 7 great reasons to love your B&B!
What to do in Victoria, BC at Christmas
(Featured Image by Samantha Levang)
Whether you’re an all-out Christmas fanatic who starts celebrating in June… Or you’re more laid back with only one or two traditions (and after December 1 thank-you very much). There’s good news for you! Victoria, BC has a Christmas time activity for you!
Grab an eggnog or a mug of spiced apple cider and blast your favourite Christmas music, because it’s that time again!
11 Don’t-Miss Events This 2017 Christmas:
Your Guide to Retreat into Nature
Whether you’re looking for a rigorous hike, a serene place to take in the breathtaking beauty of the ocean, or to go exploring and find wildlife, Sooke has it all. From ocean beaches to freshwater pools, whatever your activity level, you won’t want to miss visiting Sooke, BC. And if bike riding is more your thing, be sure to check out the bike park!
Great Victoria Events Happening this Fall
Grab a hot chocolate or pumpkin spiced latte as the cool, as the crisp Fall air starts to descend upon Victoria, BC. Throughout Victoria, the lush green vegetation begins to turn a multitude of shades of red and gold as the leaves are swept into a prismatic torrent of colour that swirls around making it one of the most beautiful places to visit in the fall.
While the cooler weather might make you think it’s time to head indoors again… Don’t be fooled! Victoria stays warm in comparison to the rest of Canada. Not to mention this packed collection of don’t-miss events will get you going!
Step into Another World and Let Your Imagination Roam
Victoria, BC is known as the “City of Gardens.” It’s a well-earned title!
You can discover beautiful gardens everywhere – big and small. Find everything from world renowned attractions to hidden gems that even the locals might not know about.
Each garden has its own feel. Some incorporate animals and their habitats to invoke wonder and imagination, some wind paths throughout and provide sitting spaces to draw you into it’s rejuvenating tranquility, while others focus on practicality, research, and education.
Here’s a list of the top 7 gardens to visit in Victoria, BC: