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Get cooking in BC for $240

vicky vacay deal of the dayWeekend Travel Deal for November 3-4, 2012

Sooke Harbour House in British Columbia has a new tasty offering!

Located in East Sooke (just 41 km southwest of Victoria), East Sooke Harbour House offers 28 luxury guest rooms that are uniquely designed with local art, as well as a wonderful restaurant featuring fresh, local seafood, meats and produce.

With this package, you can “stay in the hotel and get hands-on cooking lessons and a delicious dinner with Head Chef Robin Jackson every Wednesday! Book a room for two nights starting on Tuesday night and play in the kitchen on Wednesday.”

You will learn how to harvest your own ingredients and create a three-course menu. Other activities are available if your loved one doesn’t want to participate including spa services, or a visit to local art galleries.

Participation is limited to 15. Price per person including hands-on cooking, multi-course dinner, taxes and gratuities is $240 (spouse for dinner only all included $113). Recommends Victoria for Fitness Senior Writer Kathleen Kenna had a chance to visit British Columbia and wrote about her experience in her article “Why Victoria is Canada’s ‘fittest city’.”

Kenna: “Water is Victoria’s most vaunted playground: The city, which is celebrating its 150th birthday today (August 3), curls around a waterfront busy with water taxis, tour boats, float planes, yachts, sailboats and big car ferries serving both Canada and US passengers.

Talk to locals and they’ll ask what you do to stay fit, rather than bother about your career choice. Like Crane, they’re keen to share their favourite green spaces, best trails, most popular view-while-in-motion, and best deals on gear. (I had serious kayak lust at Ocean River Adventures; the photographer exhibited severe gearhead symptoms, discovering new paddleboard accessories.)

To Book with Sooke Harbour House: Click here, or call 1-800-889-9688 or email them at

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