Friday, March 22, 2019

Travel

Two Victoria hotels ranked among top 10 hotels in Canada (REPORT)

Magnolia Hotel and Spa snagged the #4 spot, while Oak Bay Beach Hotel was ranked #10. Can you guess where the best hotel in Canada is?
V2V Empress

V2V Empress vessel to begin daily scheduled sailings this month

Travel in the lap of luxury 😎

Canadian millennials name Victoria a top travel destination in 2018 (SURVEY)

Avocado toast and fast Wi-Fi aren't the only things millennials need to thrive!
Swoop

WestJet’s Swoop airline aims to make a splash with fares as low as $7.50

Here's how to make sure your "$7.50" flight actually costs the price that it's advertised.

Canadian government advises travelers to “exercise a high degree of caution” when visiting Jamaica

A similar advisory was issued by the British Foreign Office

Petition to support free movement of citizens between Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand...

The petition is hosted by CANZUK International - a group that wants to unite the four countries in a free movement agreement

V2V Vacations relocates its home port to Victoria

More ways to get to Vancouver!
cruise ships

Victoria welcomed a record-breaking number of cruise ships this year

Notice a few more tourists around the city than usual this year? You weren't imagining things.

Delta Airlines security breach at Victoria International Airport causes delays

The matter has mostly been resolved, and travelers can expect "only minor delays" now. 

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa named 7th best resort in Canada

Time for a little impromptu getaway! 👜😄

V2V Empress expected to return to service in mid-December

The vessel was taken out of service in mid-August due to mechanical issues with one of the engines. 
BC Ferries Lower Deck Ban

BC Ferries to add 90 extra sailings this Thanksgiving weekend

In addition to 90 extra sailings, B.C. Ferries has also introduced discounted prices to incentivize travel during off-peak periods!

The Ultimate World Travel Show comes to Victoria on September 17 (CONTEST)

Pre-register to be entered to win a an exclusive Barbados prize package!
hazy oak bay

Oak Bay listed among top 6 best places to live across Canada

This week, one of the city's suburbs finally got the recognition it deserves. Moneysense listed Oak Bay among its top places to live in Canada!
Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens named 8th best attraction in Canada by USA Today

The gardens outranked the likes of Lake Louise and Old Montreal!

Here are 9 tips to afford a summer escape

Vacation like an investment advisor.

Victoria ranked fifth best city in Canada by Agents Choice Awards

BC's capital fell behind Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City.
BC Ferries

BC Ferries listed as one of the world’s most scenic ferry rides

Beautiful British Columbia is at it again

WestJet to launch ultra-low-cost airline by the end of the year

Their new ultra-low-cost carrier is expected to provide Canadians with a no-frills, lower-cost travel option.

11 beautiful Vancouver Island waterfalls you need to visit

Add this list to your MUST DO!

6 Reasons to Visit Seattle with Clipper Vacations This Spring (CONTEST)

Spring is the perfect time to visit Seattle, as the rainy days give way to sunshine and optimistic blue skies. Shake those winter blues with...

Over 5 million international tourists visited BC in 2016

More than five million international tourists arrived in British Columbia between January and November of last year, according to Stats Canada numbers released Wednesday. That's...

2016 was a record-breaking year for Victoria International Airport

The year 2016 was a record-breaking year for the Victoria International Airport. YYJ served 1,856,421 passengers at the airport last year. That’s up by 8.5...
Canadian apology

New York Times ranked Canada the #1 place to go in 2017

In case you missed it: New York Times has named Canada the #1 place to visit in 2017. The scope of the recommendation to visit...

International visitors flocking to BC according to latest stats

With the excitement over the Royal visit, comes news British Columbia exceeded the three-million mark for international visitors for the first half of 2016....

Well that didn’t last long… Canada’s newest airline temporarily ceases flights to four cities...

It was just a couple weeks ago we told you about the amazing deal, to fly from Victoria to Edmonton for just $40 by...

Looking for the perfect adventure? Check out The Ultimate World Travel Show

If it’s wanderlust you’re craving make sure you stop by the “The Ultimate World Travel Show”, presented by Vision Travel, coming to Victoria on...
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Kayaking on Northern Vancouver Island from a traveller’s point of view [VIDEO]

Destination BC released a new video this week showing what it's like to take a trip to Northern Vancouver Island from a traveller's point...

Tofino’s Chesterman Beach ranked among top 50 in the world

The Guardian newspaper has ranked Tofino's Chesterman Beach among The 50 best beaches in the world. Listed among beaches from Barbados, Antigua, Greece, Thailand, Australia and other idyllic locations,...

Southern Gulf Islands included on New York Times list of places to visit in...

The New York Times has included The Southern Gulf Islands on its list of the 52 Places to Go in 2016! "It’s a big world...

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