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Wineries & Wine Tours
The Winery For centuries, not every one lived near vineyards or had to go far to enjoy a sensational craft. People made wine in their home cellars and invited their neighbours to celebrate the true poetry in the bottle over flames of candles and flavours of delectable bites. This ancient legacy shapes the true vision for inception of City Side Winery in the heart of Vancouver. City Side Winery is the story of old traditions blending with the new world. It unfolds centuries-old history of winemaking infused with deep-rooted culture of hospitality in Vancouver and welcomes wine lovers to the latest Canada’s West Coast wine destination. Whether it brings vineyards to the urban core or urban core to the vineyards, the fruit of bringing this idea to life is a unique progress in the British Columbia wine industry; a path to the future led by this pioneer. As Vancouver’s sole commercial winery founded by a family thrived with decades of international experience in winemaking and hospitality, its sophisticated concept breaks away from the elitist reputation of wine and shares passion for quality in an intimate and elegant space that bears no sign of commercial design. Its ambiance embodies the owner’s vision of joie de vivre and sensational delights. While cellar brings to life the best of BC vineyards, kitchen creates top quality and flavour with fresh and vibrant ingredients of BC’s earth, farms and ocean. The lounge, tasting room, wine shop, bar and meeting rooms are artfully blended together to create what resembles an extension of guests’ very own living room. Sommeliers and wine-passionate staff guide wine tasting and food pairings, educate and recommend allowing guests to discover the delightful complexity of their palate. The Winemaker Homan brings to City Side Winery an innovative and uncompromising view to winemaking and hospitality along with an inspirational leadership, a charismatic character and down-to-earth personality with a contagious sense of humour. Although an incredible opportunity to work along one of the world-famous Masters of Wine, Markus Del Monego, introduced Homan to new horizons in the art of winemaking, it was his unconventional love of wine and exceptional dedication that inspired him to enrich his scientific backbone. Between working for wine merchants of Hamburg and training in spectacular luscious green valleys of Mosel and Baden-Baden, Homan complemented his ÂHospitality and Hotel ManagementÂ degree in Germany with a ÂSommelierÂ certificate and later moved to UK in pursuit of a degree in ÂViticulture and Oenology.Â From opulent British lounges and luxury German hotels to business management and vintage work in world-class wineries in UK, Greece, Germany, Canada and USA amongst others, Homan’s international award winning experience shaped his vision and defined a meticulous framework for his style of winemaking. In 2016, Homan along with his wife, Mina, founded City Side Winery in Mount Pleasant, one of the most promising neighborhoods near downtown Vancouver, where they passionately follow their dream of making signature wines defined by the quality benchmarks of world icon wineries. Haftbaradaran’s family is proud to join the community of entrepreneurs in Vancouver and be part of the delightful journey of discovery for wine lovers. YOUR IDEAL EVENT DESTINATION With a unique and sophisticated setting located in the heart of the city, near downtown Vancouver, we offer one of the hottest new venues in town with competitive packages and impressive rates. We are proud to host a wide range of private functions, corporate events, board meetings, demo & presentations, product launch or promotion, client & investor appreciation events, team building sessions, luncheons and much more. Impress your guests with an elegant and versatile venue for a Âone of a kind experience.” Planning to celebrate what is worth raising a glass about? enjoy the captivating ambiance of our unique lounge for all kinds of events. Capacity: 50 seats Complementary Wi-Fi Onsite Kitchen catering a wine-inspired menu and bar (wine, cocktail, beer,etc.) within walking distance from downtown Vancouver and sky train, near seawall and downtown attractions Special offers for event coordinators Hosting private & semi-private events
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.
Museums & Heritage Sites, Hotels
A lakefront hotel in Revelstoke nestled between stunning Three Valley Lake and the Monashee Mountains, Three Valley Lake Chateau & Ghost Town offers a unique blend of modern comforts and historical attractions. Our Revelstoke resort features 200 comfortable guest room accommodations and suites with beautiful garden or lake views, an onsite restaurant, and a heritage ghost town tour, complete with 25 historic buildings from the late 1800s, an antique auto museum and a railway roundhouse.
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.
Experience Wine Tours offers the best value, all-inclusive food and wine experience in the Okanagan. Our sommelier trained guides provide first-class service from the comfort of our custom Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van. We even include a picnic lunch prepared with the best ingredients our valley has to offer. We love what we do! Let us show you why.
Kootenay Cycling Adventures offers fully supported and self supported cycling tours in BC’s spectacular West Kootenays. With quiet roads, stunning mountain and lake views, charming small towns, and delicious fresh food, the area is a cyclist’s paradise. We offer shuttle service, bike rentals, guiding support and take care of the logistics so that you can focus on the riding.
Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
The Ocean House is a 12-room fly-in lodge located on the west coast of Haida Gwaii in a protected area called Stads K’uns GawGa [Peel Inlet]. Guests will experience culturally-focused excursions as well as kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, rejuvenation at the lodge’s spa and relaxing area, delicious food and so much more. We invite you to experience the warm hospitality, rich history and culture, and the unique natural beauty for which Haida Gwaii is known. Please note that the Ocean House is not street accessible and stays are package-based departing from Vancouver BC.
Spas & Wellness
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.
Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Orca Spirit Adventures is Victoria’s premier whale watching company, offering carbon neutral tours led by captains and naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry. April through October are the peak whale watching months and during this time we boast a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including humpback whales, transient & resident orcas, minke, & gray whales! Other wildlife you may encounter include Dall’s and harbour porpoises, harbour and elephant seals, otters & marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. Unlucky tour? Join us again using our WHALE GUARANTEE for a complimentary tour to bring your dreams of seeing these magnificent animals to life. Choose between a covered vessel with indoor and outdoor viewing areas and the 12-passenger zodiac vessel, for the more wild at heart. For all guests we offer complimentary shuttle pick up from all hotels in downtown Victoria. Tour length is 3-hours.
Horseback Riding & Ranches
Boating, Fishing, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Welcome to Vancouver Island’s premier RV resort and Marina located just 40 minutes from downtown Victoria. Enjoy the breath-taking natural beauty of the area against a backdrop of the Olympic Mountain Range and the Race Rocks Marine Reserve. Pedder Bay offers full service marina facilities including a fuel dock, three-lane boat launch ramp, boat rentals and guided fishing charters, gear rental, a tackle shop and lots more!