It’s always a good time to visit the beautiful city of Seattle, but as Winter makes its way into Spring, we’re ready to shake those chilly-season blues with a fun-filled trip for two to this stunning Pacific Northwest destination!

This winter, get off of the island for a couple of days with Clipper Vacations and the chance to win two round-trip Clipper ferry tickets to one of the most lively and exciting American cities there is; as well as a luxurious two-night stay at the Warwick Hotel.

Home to some of the west coast’s most acclaimed restaurants, shopping and a vibrant nightlife, Seattle has all of the charm to keep you coming back for more – plus, it’s just a quick trip from Victoria’s harbour, making it easier than ever to escape for a perfect few nights away!

Here are 7 reasons why you need to sail away to Seattle:

1. The newest (bigger!) Victoria Clipper V makes travel easy

The high-speed Victoria Clipper V catamaran is a big, stable ferry that cruises at 36 knots and takes you from downtown Victoria to downtown Seattle in less than 3 hours.

Enjoy some of the tasty locally-sourced and freshly prepared meals and beverages from the on-board menu, all while taking in the Pacific Northwest’s most scenic views of the Salish Sea – you may even spot a pod of Orcas en route!

The new and improved Clipper even features a Comfort Class upgrade for only $25 USD with priority boarding, a private spacious cabin and complimentary coffee, tea and snacks. Also, with Clipper’s exclusive Canadian discount fares and great Seattle overnight packages, you’ve got a deal that’s hard to beat!

2. Enjoy luxury in the heart of Seattle with the Warwick Hotel

Staying at the Warwick Seattle allows guests a true Seattle experience – from its convenient location to its impressive list of amenities, you’ll feel at ease in their unique accommodations.

Not only do their rooms boast stunning views of the city, but also offer all of the classic creature comforts of home – only better!

Warwick Seattle is near all of the action downtown, so all of the city’s favourites – plus a few new experiences – could be within walking distance of your room. As part of this giveaway, Warwick Seattle is offering the gift of a two-night stay; the perfect accompaniment to a Clipper Vacations round trip!

3. Seattle’s staple Space Needle got a face-lift!

After 100 million dollars, more than 176 tons and 10 types of glass, the original 1962 design is now a reality. Seamless floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide unobstructed 360-degree views of the region. The wire cage look has disappeared, and visitors can now enjoy looking out over the city through 11-feet-tall and 7-feet-wide glass panels.

The Space Needle also features the world’s first and only revolving glass floor. Slowly spinning at the 500-foot level, see downtown Seattle glisten in the sun!

4. February is Seattle’s Museum Month

The perfect time to explore the city’s rich cultural landscape, Museum Month is happening this February in Seattle, and it has something for everyone.

Whether it’s diving into the awesome interactive exhibits at Seattle’s Children Museum, exploring cool draws like the Marvel Superhero exhibit at the funky Museum of Pop Culture, or exploring the beauty and wonder of Chihuly Garden and Glass, there is no shortage of adventurous spots to check out this month.

5. Take in some baseball with the Seattle Mariners!

Kicking off their season with its first game on March 28th, no trip to Seattle is complete without a visit to T-Mobile Park to watch the home team hit it out of the stadium!

Celebrate the love of baseball, grab a hot-dog and cheer on the boys in a jam-packed evening of live sporting action.

Tickets now available to any game of your choosing – don’t miss out!

6. Get your groove on with a choice of great concerts

Seattle’s music culture is alive and well in the Emerald City, and February boasts some acts that will definitely not disappoint.

With great performers such as Wiz Khalifa, Justin Timberlake and even the Seattle Symphony gracing the stage in the month of February, you’ll be sure to find something to suit any musical taste.

7. Experience the entertainment of Capitol Hill!

Diverse Capitol Hill is packed with an exciting mix of hip bars, eateries and clubs, plus laid-back coffee shops and indie stores. For dessert and cocktails, Pie Bar serves the best late-night drinks and treats, restaurant Altura offers up elevated Italian cuisine and Starbucks Reserve Roastery is the place to go if coffee is your jam.

On the flip-side, there are also natural wonders such as walking trails, a plant conservatory, panoramic city views and the art deco Asian Art Museum!

Mix in a prominent theater community, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for either a day or night excursion.

** CONTEST CLOSED – congratulations to our winner,

Melissa Wennerberg!


To enter for your chance to win the Clipper Vacations prize package, do at least one of the following:

1. Like Clipper Vacations on Facebook and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

2. Like Clipper Vacations on Instagram and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

3. Tweet the following on Twitter: (1 entry)

  • Win two round-trip tickets on the @clippervacation for a trip to Seattle PLUS a two night stay with @Warwick_Hotels in downtown Seattle via @victoriabuzzes,  RT to enter.

Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 11:59p.m. PST on February 25th, 2019. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they enter by. Good luck!

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