Nothing says winter like a cozy getaway! So during the beginning of December my family and I had the pleasure of visiting Harrison Hot Springs, just a 90 minute car ride from Vancouver. Nestled against Southwestern B.C’s magnificent mountains and sandy beaches, Harrison is known for their famous hot springs! However today, I want to showcase Harrison in a different light- one that not only offers natural wonders but also a travel destination full of things to explore like their great outdoors, their friendly locals and the rich history of the Sasquatch to keep you busy and intrigued. So come explore with me the surreal lodge that my family stayed in and discover the wonderful culture and beauty just up the road at Harrison Hot Springs!
(This post was sponsored by the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel ® but all opinions are my own)
This year definitely flew by so quickly that I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year. Since August, I had non-stop events and work so when I got a chance to experience a lovely one-night staycation at the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel®, I jumped at the opportunity to just relax, recharge and reconnect with each other. Much like a relationship, I love playing tourist in our city because it gives me a chance to reconnect with the city I love and there is no better place to do that than at the DOUGLAS.
The first thing that comes to mind when people hear Whistler, is that it’s a skiing and snowboarding destination, the clear emerald water of Joffre Lake and home to the 2010 Winter & Paralympics Winter Games; And yes, Whistler is all those things and so much more. Nestled in the Coast Mountains and just roughly a 2 hour drive north of Vancouver, Whistler B.C is a year round haven that offers an extensive range of accommodations and activities like spa, clubs, golfing, outdoor sports, and plenty of world-renown restaurants and bars etc. to satisfy your vacation needs. However, now coming back as a new parent, I’ve discovered that Whistler is also a great destination to take your kids and offers lots of family-friendly attractions. Today I am going to be sharing with you some great ideas for you to plan a unforgettable fall trip with your kids in beautiful Whistler B.C
Fall is my favourite time to travel because it’s not so busy, the prices are lower at hotels and the weather is still gorgeous. With my husband having time off and Adelina is now over a year old, I thought this would be the perfect time to take her on our first vacation together and we chose Parksville Qualicum Beach because it holds a special place in our hearts. We first fell in love with the city in 2010 and have returned every other year (our sixth visit this time) and every time we come back we discover something new and exciting. And speaking of new, this time we discovered the Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort located along the famous resort drive and had a fabulous 2 night stay at their spacious and modern west coast style 2-bedroom suite! Just a short ferry ride from Vancouver, Parksville in my opinion is the most family-friendly part of Vancouver Island and delights family with tons of options and activities to eat play and stay. What I also love about Parksville is that you don't need a ton of planning because there is so much to do and see and just a quick Google search and you will find plenty of great hotels, restaurants and activities for kids and adults. So if you are thinking of traveling this fall with your little ones, make sure to make Parksville Qualicum Beach your most desired destination.
Over the Victoria Day Long weekend my whole family was invited by the River Rock Casino Resort for a 2-night staycation. It was our very first family trip since having Adelina and we couldn't have asked for a better experience than at the River Rock Casino Resort. What I love most about our stay was how family friendly everything was but also with plenty of things for adults which made for an unforgettable long weekend. Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the River Rock Casino Resort is situated in a picturesque setting with stunning views of Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains! The only Four-Diamond Casino Resort in Western Canada it really is the ultimate staycation destination with great restaurants, an award winning Absolute Spa on-site and a 70 foot water slide for kids and not to mention its conveniently located by the skytrain and the airport with FREE parking, I mean how amazing is that?
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