Check in and Check out all that’s new in British Columbia in 2018

Check in and Check out all that’s new in British Columbia in 2018

Check in to one of BC’s new lodges and hotels:

Farewell Harbour Lodge will be open year-round from 2018 offering new winter packages to include storm-watching, providing a wilderness alternative to Vancouver Island’s popular Tofino. In 2017 the property debuted new renovations to 12 guest rooms where visitors can experience a range of all-inclusive packages from four to seven days that include wildlife excursions, marine tours and rainforest treks on the remote Berry Island. Visit:

Homfray Lodge will open for the 2018 season, bringing bear watching to the Toba Inlet. Offering two, three and four-night packages, Homfray Lodge brings guests close to nature in the heart of BC’s coastal wilderness by providing personalised bear watching excursions in a remote fjord location. Visit:

The Josie, a new luxury ski hotel at RED Mountain Resort will open April 2018 with reservations now being accepted through RED Mountain Lodging. Modern yet inspired by Rossland’s mining heritage, a the 106 room boutique hotel will be located at the base of the mountain with restaurant, bar, deck and spar and slope-side outdoor pool. Visit:

The long-awaited opening of Ocean House at Stads Kuns GawGa is due to take place in May 2018. This 12 room fly-in lodge is anchored to the rugged coastline of Haida Gwaii’s Peel Inlet and will offer premium eco-retreats, all-inclusive accommodation and exclusive three, four and seven-night eco-adventure packages. Visit:

The four-star boutique-feel Hotel Exchange is set to open in downtown Vancouver’s Exchange Tower in Summer 2018. Visit:

In late 2018, North Vancouver will welcome The Seaside Hotel, a boutique property with 71 oceanfront rooms and suites, on-site spa and lobby bar. Visit:


Experience a new adventure:

Get off-road and off-grid with Hastings Overland, offering fully-equipped Jeeps for rental with all the gear you could ever need to set up camp. Follow a planned itinerary or take some pointers from the provided guide to truly discover the path untrodden in BC’s beautiful wilderness. Visit:

Bella Coola Heli Sports named “World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator” at 2017 World Ski Awards. Offering an array of heli-assisted skiing and mountain adventures, their adventure packages can easily be combined with a stay at their partner lodges which include Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, Eagle Lodge, Pantheon Heli Ranch and Mystery Mountain Lodge. Visit:

Pacific Coastal Cruises & Tours have announced the addition of four new cruises to their portfolio to include; five-day Salish Sea & Gulf Islands Cruise and three-day Desolation Sound Weekend Explorer Cruise. Visit:

Drive through the Okanagan in eco-style with Power Trips’ exclusive TESLA rentals. Visitors can rent a model S and drive the iconic Route 97 with rates starting form £187 a day. Visit:

Get in shape this year with Vancouver City Running Tours and combine your city sightseeing with a killer workout. Running tours are guided and take in some of the city’s iconic waterfronts and neighbourhoods. Visit: 


 Sip, swirl and dine in one of several new restaurants:

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards add “a little sparkle by the lake” as the latest addition to British Columbia’s growing wine portfolio. Joining BC’s 300+ wineries, the Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards specialize in sparkling wine production grown by the Traditional French Method. Their on-site bistro features cuisine made with delicious, local ingredients. Visit:

Exclusive private dining experience at L’Abattoir’s No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews. The first of its kind in Vancouver, this restaurant-within-a-restaurant concept offers the eight guests an opportunity to take part in an interactive 10-course experience, which features Cooper’s signature brand of French-via-West Coast cuisine, and wine pairings handpicked by L’Abattoir Restaurant Director, Lisa Haley and Vancouver magazine’s 2017 Sommelier of the Year. Visit:

 A brand-new Canada Signature Experience comes to Vancouver. The Railtown Urban Eats Tour with Off the Eaten Track lets visitors explore the heritage buildings and industrial grit of Railtown, one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods which is a magnet for trendy small eateries that even the locals don’t know about. Visit:

Dine at Canada’s most elevated restaurant. Eagle Eye is perched at 2,346 metres above Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and offers a gourmet dining experience with breathtaking view of BC’s rugged mountain terrain. The establishment also features two luxury suites with the amenities of a high-end hotel including private chef, butler and ski guide. Visit:


Hayley Musson

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