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Pedal and get pampered in BC

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for July 17, 2013

You will have a wonderful time and get into great shape with this deal from Magnolia Hotel & Spa in Victoria!

Magnolia Hotel & Spa is working in tandem with Victoria’s newest cycle operator, The Pedaler, to offer a two-night stay in one of the property’s recently refreshed guest rooms and a choice of urban bike tours around the city. Explore the hidden corners of BC’s capital on a three-hour bicycle tour.

The Pedal & Pamper package starts from $249 per room per night for a minimum of two-night stay and runs until September 15, 2014.

It includes:

  • A bike tour for two complete with bicycles and helmets
  • Deluxe continental breakfast for two
  • Internet and local calls

Choose from: “Bean & Bites” leisurely bike around the city’s tea and coffee shops, a “Hoppy Hour” craft beer tour on two wheels, or a “Castle, Hoods & Legends” jaunt around grand mansions and historical haunts. Recommends BC Ferries Wildlife Watching

While visiting Victoria, consider taking a ride on BC Ferries.

One of the added bonuses of taking a ferry ride in British Columbia is the chance to spot wildlife, including whales, while heading to your destination. In a recent article, Outdoors Columnist Tricia Edgar noted the numerous land and aquatic species you might see on the passenger ferries, which criss-cross between the islands separating the province’s mainland and Vancouver Island.

Edgar writes: “From shore or from the ferry, you might see a group of Pacific White-Sided dolphins carousing in the water near the boat, or you could see the slip of a fin as a harbour porpoise slides quickly away. If luck is with you, you could also see a larger whale such as an orca. Orcas are divided into two populations: the resident whales who feed on fish, and the transient whales that move across larger distances, feeding on marine mammals like seals. These black and white whales are best viewed from May to September along the southern Vancouver Island routes. If you’re in the northern Vancouver Island area, you may see the orcas from July to September. If you’re very lucky, you might be in for some water play, as orcas love to engage in breaching and fin-slapping actions.”

Read the rest of “Wildlife watching a bonus on the BC Ferries”

To book with Magnolia Hotel & Spa: Click here, or call 1-877-624-6654.

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