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Wineries & Wine Tours
Founded in 2004, the Smith Family built Howling Bluff Estate Winery and vineyard from scratch on our farm on Three Mile Rd that is now part of the famous Naramata Bench wine region. We released our first vintage, the 2006 Sauvignon Blanc, in the spring of 2007. Four BC Lieutenant Governor awards, one Silver in the Decanter World Wine awards, one Red Wine of the Year award, and too many other accolades to count later, Howling Bluff is now focused on finding the best expression of our vineyard for our wines while making sure we create a legacy of a sustainable family winery that our children will continue with far into the future. From our solar panels to our biodynamic, organic and â most importantly to us â sustainable farming and winemaking practices, added to our efforts to buying local when possible to our most ambitious mission yet: to use, as much as possible, products that have the lowest possible footprint on our planet.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Cabins & Cottages
Take advantage of the exclusive right to stay overnight in Canada’s best preserved west coast artillery fort! Experience camping in the new way, with a comfy bed. Each furnished oTENTik sleeps six and includes a BBQ, campfire pit and firewood. It’s only a short walk to the spectacular Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. Available Mid May through September long weekend.
IMR is based in Cumberland, BC which is quickly becoming Vancouver Island’s riding Mecca. If mountain biking is your religion then a pilgrimage to Cumberland is a must! Cumberland boasts a wide variety of trails right out the back door in it’s neighbouring forests. Cumberland is centrally located on the Island and is the perfect place to access the trails of other areas, such as; Forbidden Plateau/Comox Lake, Hornby Island and Campbell River. Island Mountain Rides is owned and operated by Martin Ready. Martin uses 8 years of guiding experience and over 20 years of mountain biking experience to ensure that you have a great time. Island Mountain Rides has legal land use agreements/tenures in all locations advertised. IMR is fully insured and has a comprehensive risk management plan in place to ensure your safety.
Paddle’n’Go is a local Victoria SUP company, offering stand up paddle boarding (SUP) lessons, tours, and fitness classes for all levels. We love getting people into the water, connecting with nature and gaining new perspectives on the beauty of Southern Vancouver Island. Safety is a priority in every aspect of our programs. We begin by providing participants with the best gear and high-performance SUP boards. Our professional team consists of experienced SUP Instructors with a profound knowledge base. Team members are Paddle Canada certified.
We have selected some of the best known and very special kayaking, hiking, rafting, and canoe adventures in British Columbia and Yukon. These wilderness adventures offer an opportunity to get away from routine, be awed by incredible scenery, learn about the natural and cultural history of an area, meet new people from around the world, and perhaps, find something new and important about yourself.
Art Galleries, Indigenous Culture
I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of traditional and contemporary northwest coast artwork and crafts. Masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry and wood carvings, textiles and clothing produced by First Nations artists are displayed in a distinctive building on the K’omoks First Nation Band lands (located between Courtenay and Comox) on Vancouver Island. There is truly something for everyone and every price range in the gallery.
Wine Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Private Tours, Chartered Bus Rentals.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Storm Watching
Unique park composed of three sections – Long Beach, the West Coast Trail and the Broken Group of Islands – that feature sandy beaches, island archipelagos, temperate rainforests and important archaeological sites.
Ocean EcoVentures’ whale watching excursions depart daily from the seaside village of Cowichan Bay.Our Whale Watching tours focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales. You will also encounter Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Harbour Seals, Dalls and Harbour Porpoise.A small, owner-operated family business, Ocean EcoVentures is committed to providing you with an intimate and informative whale watching tour.
Spas & Wellness
At My Spa, we believe everyone deserves a healthy body and soul. We are a haven for relaxation and privacy and offer a wide variety of luxurious spa treatments and services designed to revitalize and promote a healthy balanced life style. Relax, replenish and rejuvenate with our aromatherapy massages, body exfoliation, and organic bath treatments. With our exceptionally trained therapists, treatment will be tailored to the needs and preference of each guest. My Spa, Why not indulge and pamper yourself.
Sightseeing, Wineries & Wine Tours, Buses
TourSaltSpring (aka Western Splendour tours &a charters) Join our local guides in a small group setting for a unique tour of Salt Spring’s best attractions. We offer a range of tour packages that involve: guided nature walks and hikes, gourmet picnics, visits to the Saturday Market, stop-offs at local artists’ studios, cheesemakers, vineyards, breweries, and farms, walking tours of Ganges, and talks on local history and culture. We also offer private tours and charters – please contact us.
Located minutes from downtown – award-winning Sante Spa Victoria draws from the elements of nature to inspire, nurture and empower your wellbeing. Our full array of spa treatments offers endless opportunities for relaxation, discovery, renewal and spiritual awakening. Here you will experience nature’s escape through treatments that harness the therapeutic benefits of locally cultivated ingredients such as coastal sea kelp, northern clay, and lavender. Discover our signature treatments â created by and exclusive to Sante Spa. Botanical ingredients and indigenous elements are woven together to create a sensory journey that awakens one’s sense of contentment, self-awareness and wellbeing.Discover Sante Spa, Victoria’s Mountain Escape – the splendour of ancient arbutus groves amidst expansive views beckon you here – the calm embrace you experience will bring you back.
Horseback Riding & Ranches