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The Oswego Hotel experience is unique to Victoria, British Columbia. We are a sophisticated, urban, boutique hotel steps away from the Inner Harbour and downtown. This is a chic destination for the discerning and adventurous traveler. Whether romance, business travel or a much-needed getaway brings you to Victoria, the Oswego’s combination of modern design, incredible service and the luxury amenities makes it the perfect place to get a taste of the city’s natural surroundings and urban vibe. Whether you make it a base for business meetings or for taking advantage of the city’s many cultural, shopping or outdoor adventure options, the Oswego offers a boutique-hotel experience in a prime setting. Enjoy all the action vibrant Victoria has to offer from a downtown destination that’s like no other.
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
Let’s go Wine Tours, located in Kelowna, offers you the chance to discover all the beauty the Okanagan has to offer. Our wine tours have been specially designed for those seeking to explore the Okanagan sceneries and abundant amount of wineries. Our knowledgeable guides will take care of everything while you sit back and enjoy the exciting day ahead.
Museums & Heritage Sites, Indigenous Culture
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!
Horseback Riding & Ranches, Hotels
Foggy Mountain Ranch was named in 1904. It’s home to over a dozen horses. We are located in one of the warmest, sunniest areas in Canada! Everyone is welcome, including the family pet and horses. We offer trail rides for all skill levels from first-timer to seasoned horseman.
Spas & Wellness, Bed & Breakfasts
We welcome all for a quiet peaceful overnight retreat, breakfast included. Add: delicious vegetarian meals*, Pure Meditative Peace, Pure Spiritual Healing, Counselling~Coaching, Silent Retreat. We are happy to give guidance. Near Lansing, East Lansing & Okemos, 1hr to Ann Arbor & Grand Rapids, 1.5hr to Detroit, 4hr to Chicago – the Centre’s large house is in the woods with: 4 bedrooms with 2 single beds + a Suite with 3 beds; 3 shared bathrooms + the Suite one; Living/Dining room with tea kettle, teas & water + a collection of spiritual books; front porch overlooking the garden, fish & frog pond, birdfeeder with swing chair & lounge chairs. Everyone of all faiths, practices & traditions is welcome to use the Meditation room for silent prayer & meditation. Known as Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre 2003-2018. *We need to inform you that: Our home cooked meals are prepared with Love in our family kitchen, which is not regulated and inspected by the Clinton County Health Dept.
Adrenalin, Biking, Hiking, Sightseeing
We rent fully-equipped 4×4 vehicles with rooftop tents, a custom-built camping kitchen and all of the camping gear you need to truly explore Vancouver Island and beautiful British Columbia. We build tailor-made itineraries for all of our guests, from wilderness camping and hiking to nature viewing and cultural experiences, you name it! Fuel your adventure, come and explore!
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.
Imagine old world fantasy in the magical setting of The Enchanted Forest where you can discover over 350 jolly fairy folk figurines amongst 800 year old cedars. You can climb BC’s tallest and grandest tree house, paddle in real beaver ponds with a self guided row boat tour and enjoy a nature walk through a lush forest and boardwalk. In 2010 The Enchanted Forest celebrated its 50th Anniversary and continues to provide a lifetime of wonderful memories. Wonderful family fun! Come and be enchanted and discover the magic!
The Okanagan’s first public wine school, the Vinstitute offers wine appreciation and education classes for all levels of wine knowledge. The signature class is a guided component tasting of several Okanagan red and white wines, selected for their instructive properties. Learn about tasting techniques and winemaking practices as you enjoy some of the valley’s finest offerings in our rustic cellar classroom.
Imagine… flying over amazing vistas, ancient volcanoes, hidden caves, crystal clear whitewater rivers and many of the world’s greatest waterfalls! Feel the magic of UNESCO nominated Wells Gray Provincial Park, Ã¢ÂÂCanada’s Waterfalls Park”. Come see some of the most majestic landscapes on the planet and let the magic of the Park linger for a long time to come. Ã¢ÂÂWells Gray Air Tours are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts looking to experience a once in a lifetime adventure. From mountain tops at 3,000 meters to the crystal clear rivers and lakes below, Wells Gray Air has the view for people that love nature at its best. Come with us on an amazing journey and become one with Wells Gray Park. Explore one of the nation’s most beautiful, intriguing and scenic areas with us. The omnipresent experience is only possible from above with Wells Gray Air. View the full splendour of Wells Gray from “The Best Seat in the Park”.
Farms & Markets
Voted BC’s Best Market of 2015 byt the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets! 100’s of varities of veggies and fruits, meat, poultry and eggs, fish and seafood, baking of all kinds, preserves, honey, yogurt and cheese, healthy body products, hot ready to eat food, wine, cider and spirits. Our Markets have become the Comox Valley’s destination for local food. Fresh food, fun, discovery, and connecting with your local farmers and food producers. We produce our weekly Markets to create healthy food networks that sustain our land, our community, and our bodies. The Comox Valley Farmers Market Association hosts a year round Saturday Market, plus extra markets through the summer on Wednesdays and Sundays. Check the website for the ‘next market’ or for more info.