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The Victoria Golf Club, founded in 1893, is the oldest course in Canada on its original location, and second oldest in North America. The course began as 14 holes but quickly expanded to 18 in 1895. There have been at least three different lay-outs – the one played today was finalized in the mid-1920s (after a decision in 1923 to end the practice of hitting tee shots on two holes across the ever-busier Beach Drive). Our stately Clubhouse, completed in 1928, is a registered Canadian Historic Place and has undergone a number of expansions and renovations (including the most recent in 1993) and provides a grand and comfortable venue to begin your own memories. When you walk through this storied building you’ll be reminded of a rich history of golf, companionship and community that spans over generations. Perhaps one of the more obscure yet heartwarming examples is a series of photos of a foursome on the course, taken annually on the same date over five decades. Golfing Legends For more than a century, famous names have graced our course, including golfing greats Harry Vardon, Byron Nelson, Joyce Wethered, Ben Hogan, Al Geiberger, Pat Bradley, George Knudson, Sam Snead, Dawn Coe Jones and Johnny Miller just to mention a few. Numerous celebrities, like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Wayne Gretzky, Pamela Anderson and Kiefer Sutherland have also been drawn to the seaside links through the years, not only to play but also in support of charitable causes. History continues to be made in the annual Victoria and Seattle GC inter-club, a home and home friendly that is the oldest international golf tournament in North America (since 1895). The Seniors North West Championship, representing players of various levels from the U.S Pacific northwest, British Columbia and Alberta, continues to be hosted by VGC for eighty plus years now.
Come enjoy the ultimate Victoria Kayaking Experience with Ocean River Adventures. Located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, kayaking is a great way to explore our historic city. Join us on one of our Harbour Kayak tours or Sunset Tours. We also offer an Oak Bay Shoreline Kayaking Tour as well as our unique Discovery Island Kayak Tour, recognised as one of the top tours in Victoria. Offering expeditions, tours and courses throughout the Vancouver Island region, our guests will experience all the wild West Coast has to offer. Hands-on education about water and marine conservation is a key theme and we only employ certified guides that respect sensitive ecosystems and species while teaching about the importance of ocean sustainability, preservation and conservation. Victoria’s premier paddling and outdoor adventure company. Want to try something different? We are also a premium stand up paddle tour operator in the southern Vancouver Island and Victoria region.
Wineries & Wine Tours
Private and semi-private tours that are fully customized to suit your needs. Sit back, relax and explore the sun-drenched Okanagan wineries, where you can tour the vineyards, the cellar, learn about wine-making and sample the many award winning wines and taste what makes them world-class.
Baillie-Grohman’s premium award winning boutique wines are grown, handcrafted and bottled in small lots in the breathtaking Creston Valley in south-eastern British Columbia Canada. It’s exciting to be on the edge in this emerging wine-growing region. We see interesting distinctions in our valley and on our Erickson Bench that are yielding premium wines with a unique Kootenay fingerprint. Our Tasting room is open seasonally starting the first weekend of April through the May long weekend when we open 7 days per week until Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving we are open weekends until Christmas. Hours are open 11 am to 5 pm. Book ahead for a tour of the winery.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Facilities: 34 campsites, 2 group sites, public beach, picnic area, boat launch, hiking trails, pit toilets, hand water pump. There is a 10hp boating restriction on the lake. Location: The best access road is off of Highway 3 about 6km east of Bridesville. Follow Johnstone Creek Road for 25km to the park. It is a maintained gravel road and takes approximately 40 minutes from the highway turnoff. Other access points off of Highway 33 and from OK Falls are not well marked and are unmaintained forestry roads that are not suitable for vehicle traffic. Conkle Lake is a secluded lake in the sub-alpine Kettle Valley area that offers rainbow trout fishing, canoeing, swimming and hiking. Come enjoy the sunshine, sandy beach and pristine views at this out-of-the-way gem! Firewood is available for sale. Open from May Long Weekend through Labour Day.
Spas & Wellness
Visit The Parkside Spa to escape into a tranquil, welcoming atmosphere complemented by our full menu of professional services and treatments. Our spa uses only the most luxurious products which have been hand-picked in order to bring you the very best nature has to offer. We are committed to helping our guests restore their natural harmony of wellness and beauty.
Photo Tours on Sundays. The Photo Tours are $20 per person. For 2019 we will tour and photograph Cascade Falls starting mid-May – date TBA. Join us and bring your family. Children under 14 free. It’s easy walking for everyone. We have several locations at the falls. Bring your camera, phone or tablet . Other tours available upon request; Son Ranch Timber Company, Christina Lake and the Granby River Valley. Check the website for details.
We have many different Sea Kayaking Tours on Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada to choose from. Sea Kayaking with Killer Whales in Orca Camp, Multi Day Kayak Expeditions in the Discovery Islands and Day Tours at Saratoga Beach, Campbell River. Close to both towns on Vancouver Island (right between Courtenay and Campbell River) our tours are easy accessible, hassle free and luxurious. Organic gourmet menu, high quality gear and equipment only local professional guides will provide you with a relaxing, fun and adventures trip. Simply professionals with a passion to the outdoors. Each one of our tours are fully customized and peronalized to your idea of a perfect kayak vacation in British Columbia.Kayak Vancouver Island with Grey Wolf Expeditions between Campbell River and Courtenay to experience the amazing wilderness of British Columbias coast in a nature friendly way. Combined we offer 24 years of kayak guiding experience in this area. Jesse and Bill have guided more then 2,500 guests from all over the world thru the waters of Vancouver Islands Inside Passage.
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Horseback Riding & Ranches, Bed & Breakfasts
Boating, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours
We offer whale watching, scuba diving, wildlife, sunset cruises or private charters using a 25 feet police assault RiB boat.Our skipper and boat are Transport Canada rated and love sharing his knowledge of the ocean.
Boating, Cabins & Cottages, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Beautiful resort on Puntzi Lake. 6 lakefront cabins with full kitchen and bath. Enjoy the beauty from your deck. 15 RV sites, 8 lakefront and 7 pull throughs. Boat rentals, boat launch, laundry, restaurant by reservation, playground, high speed Internet. Great fishing for Kokanee and rainbow trout!