Wednesday, June 12, 2024

This ocean-front hotel on Vancouver Island just won an award for being the best in BC


A hotel, resort and spa along the ocean on Vancouver Island recently took the top prize at the BC Hotel Association (BCHA) Awards. 

On May 2nd, Over 200 industry-leading hoteliers gathered in Kelowna to recognize the hard-earned resilience of an industry still bouncing back from the pandemic. 

Among the honourees, winners and nominated establishments, BC’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport, Lana Popham joined the celebration to hand out the awards and to give a speech on how important the hotel sector is and will continue to be for the province.

The Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa came out on top for the evening as they won ‘Hotel of the Year’ at this year’s awards, adding yet another trophy to an already packed trophy case.

The Courtenay-based resort is nestled in a rural area that is right on the waters of eastern Vancouver Island. 

The natural beauty of the Kingfisher’s surroundings is unparalleled with preserved areas like Seal Bay Nature Sanctuary and Goose Spit Park so close by.

The region is perfect for vacation-goers of all seasons with lush, hot summers and snowy winters with a skiable mountain nearby. 

Their Pacific Mist Spa and has luxurious day-packages available beginning at $269.

Hotel rooms start at $240 per night during weekdays with weekends ranging in price depending on availability.

With ‘Hotel of the Year’ now just the latest accolade of over 17 reputable awards, the Kingfisher might be perfect for a romantic spring getaway. 

In the category of the award Kingfisher was honoured for, two other prestigious establishments from Victoria were also among the finalists — the Oswego Hotel and the Parkside Hotel & Spa.

What’s your favourite hotel in all of BC? Let us know in the comments!

Curtis Blandy

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