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Wine and Cheese at Sooke Harbour House

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for April 13-14, 2013

The pioneering Sooke Harbour House has an immaculate getaway deal perfect for spring. The West Coast Wine and Cheese Package sets you on the way to Vancouver Island for a special stay at one of Canada’s finest and most environmentally conscious accommodations.

Founded in 1979, the Sooke Harbour House was among the first properties in North America to have its own edible garden. It also has an ambitious recycling and composting program, a green parking lot, and other industry-leading initiatives that help to reduce the impact its operations have on the planet.

Visitors enjoy the splendour of the Harbour House knowing their carbon footprint isn’t as heavy as it would be in other hotels. With the Wine and Cheese Package, they can also do so while enjoying scrumptious cuisine. A recent search for weekends in May 2013 showed the West Coast Wine & Cheese Package running $376.55 per couple per night, or $753.10 for two nights, and includes:

  • Two nights accommodation in a luxury room
  • Four-course dinner for two on one night
  • Two bottles of wine, one red and one white, as chosen by a sommelier
  • Cheese plate in room upon arrival
  • Two Riedel wine glasses to take home as a keepsake Points Romantics to Sooke Harbour House

In 2012, writers and travel experts designated the Sooke Harbour House as one of the 10 Most Romantic Places in Canada. It placed eighth on the list and continues to inspire romantic travellers from across the world to visit its grounds near Victoria. writes: “Sunsets are romantic. Sunsets in Sooke are enchantingly so. The little city west of Victoria is on the tip of Vancouver Island, so you can watch the sun dip into the Pacific uninterrupted. The Harbour House allows you to pair that captivating moment with a stay in one of the most environmentally conscious properties in Canada, which is the kind of commitment you want to see around Valentine’s Day. The 33-year-old property with 28 guestrooms has a water-reclamation system and an organic garden, and is increasingly using vegetable-based cleaning products.”

Read the rest of the 10 Most Romantic Places in Canada

To book this hotel deal with the Sooke Harbour House: Visit the booking engine on its website or telephone 250-642-3421 (or toll-free at 1-800-889-9688) or email:

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