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The Summer season is finally upon us, which means it’s the perfect time to take a vacation – even if it’s just for the weekend!

Maybe you want to visit a big city and hit up an all-new scene, do some shopping at a few big-name stores, or even take in some music, sports, or one of the many coffee shops or breweries in Seattle.

Or perhaps you just need a change of scenery, and a little adventure off the rock?

Thankfully, FRS Clipper makes it a breeze to do all of the above (and then some!), and we’ve compiled 9 reasons to visit Seattle this summer on the FRS Clipper—plus a chance to win a getaway for yourself:

1. FRS Clipper makes it easy to get away

Hop on the FRS Clipper fast ferry and travel from the heart of downtown Victoria straight into the heart of downtown Seattle. The fastest direct route from Vancouver Island! Soak in sights of the Olympic Mountains and the Washington coastline as you relax on the less than three-hour cruise through the Strait of Juan De Fuca and into Puget Sound.

The vessel features comfortable, roomy seats, a selection of locally-sourced and freshly prepared meals and beverages available for purchase, duty-free offerings on international sailings as well as outdoor deck space. Add on FRS Clipper’s exclusive BC Appreciation Fares and great Seattle overnight packages and you’ve got a deal that’s hard to resist.

2. Take in a Blue Jays vs. Mariners game

Take me out to the ball game—at Seattle’s epic T-Mobile Park, of course!

The Seattle Mariners will take on the Toronto Blue Jays in 4-straight games, from July 7th to July 10th, and you can grab tickets online.

3. Tour Ballards Breweries

With new breweries consistently popping up all over the city it is safe to say, that like coffee, Seattleites love their craft brews. What makes Ballard the epicentre of the Seattle beer scene is the culmination of talent, unique concepts and the close proximity of the breweries to one another, including:

4. Check out a Sounders game

Spend your summer with the champs!

A Concacaf Champions League celebration, Juneteenth, Pride and the next chapter in the Sounders vs. Portland rivalry make matches at Lumen Field the perfect Seattle summer destination.

With three months packed with home matches, they need your support as they make a push for the MLS Cup Playoffs!

Grab your tickets here.

5. Partake in great eats and drinks

It’s no secret—Seattle’s Food is a West Coast treat!

From oysters and fresh crab on the pier to the countless hot new restaurants, make sure to read up on the many classic spots to grab some grub, or unique eateries like the Odd Fellows Cafe and Damn The Weather.

6. Dance the day (and night!) away at a local music festival

Capitol Hill Block Party takes place from July 22nd to July 24th, and the 3-day music festival hosted in the heart of Seattle has a line up that you don’t want to miss!

The festival features headliners such as Diplo, Charli XCX, Jai Wolf, Toro Y Moi, 100 gecs and many more. The lineup lives up to the festivals motto of “the best weekend of summer.”

Tickets are still available, and you can get yours online.

7. Take in the Seafair Weekend Festival

Known and loved as an unofficial Seattle holiday, Seafair Weekend Festival is one of the largest boating events, air shows, and festivals all rolled into one.

In addition, you’ll discover local food, music, wakeboarding, cars and more, bringing people together each summer for this uniquely Seattle event.

One-day and 3-day passes are available, and can be purchased online.

8. Visit a plant-lovers paradise

Modelled after London’s Crystal Palace, Volunteer Park Conservatory is a Historic Victorian greenhouse anchoring Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill since 1912. The glass greenhouse is surrounded by the beautiful scenery, and elegant lawns of the celebrated Olmsted park.

9. Stay while you play

In Seattle, there’s no shortage of hip, creative, and unique hotels, and a few of our favourites include the luxurious Edgewater Hotel, with of views of Elliot Bay and downtown Seattle; Hotel Max, a boutique hotel experience made for creators; and the Warwick Hotel, located in the thick of it all—just a short walk from the Space Needle!

CONTEST

For your chance to win two round-trip Vista Class tickets to Seattle on the FRS Clipper, complete one or more of the following:

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

2.  Follow FRS Clipper 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 @FRSclipper for a trip to Seattle via @victoriabuzzes, RT to enter. https://bit.ly/3xUILX1 #victoriabuzz #yyj #sponsored

Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm PST on July 7th, 2022. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they enter by. Make sure to register when leaving a comment below so we can contact you if you win!

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