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Where to stay in British Columbia for 2017

by | Jan 10, 2017 | Press Releases

Five new properties added to BC’s accommodation portfolio

 Open Now: Farewell Harbour Lodge, located within the perimeters of the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park, welcomes guests to the untouched western edge of Berry Island, British Columbia. Farewell Harbour Lodge will provide newly renovated 12-room accommodations, signature experiences and a range of premier all-inclusive packages from four to seven days. Packages will include full-day wildlife excursions, marine tours and opportunities to explore the tranquil rainforests of Berry Island. Farewell Harbour Lodge will be open year-round and from 2018 will offer additional winter packages to include storm-watching, providing a wilderness alternative to Vancouver Island’s popular Tofino. Packages start from $6460 CAD per couple, excluding international flights. For more information on Farewell Harbour Lodge visit: http://www.farewellharbour.com/

New Luxury Lodge for Summer 2017: The Ocean House at Stads K’uns GawGa is an exciting addition to the Haida Nation Enterprise Corporation’s portfolio that also includes Haida House Lodge. This 12-room fly-in lodge is anchored to the rugged coastline of the Peel Inlet and will offer premium eco-retreats, all-inclusive accommodation and exclusive eco-adventure packages to guests visiting Haida Gwaii. Ocean House aims to promote responsible tourism and stewardship of the natural environment by offering a premium choice of packages with highlights including scenic float plane rides, rainforest and nature treks with local Haida interpreters and an intimate opportunity to discover the Haida culture through workshops and village tours.  The lodge, with its 10 private guest rooms, boasts an excellent array of facilities including a full-service gourmet restaurant serving fresh and seasonal foods from the local area. The Lodge aims to create a real connection to Haida culture, with local artwork and products on sale at the hotel. Three night packages start from $8820 CAD per couple, excluding international flights. For more information on the Ocean Lodge visit: http://www.haidahouse.com/

New for September 2017: the DOUGLAS, Marriott Autograph Collection. Named for the iconic Douglas firs that brought Vancouver to prominence, the DOUGLAS hotel will open in September 2017 in downtown Vancouver. Part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, the DOUGLAS hotel’s innovative design, using locally sourced materials and chic sustainable installations such as an elevated urban forest, seamlessly weaves the natural with the elegant across all its social spaces, 178 rooms and 10 suites. Facilities include a range of dining and lounge options including a signature rooftop terrace and farm to table restaurant, two swimming pools and a fitness centre. Built to Global LEED standards, the hotel is situated at the heart of the entertainment district close to popular attractions such as Stanley Park and Chinatown. For more information on the DOUGLAS visit: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yvrps-the-douglas-autograph-collection/

 Also new for 2017:

 The Trump International Hotel & Towers Vancouver is due to open in February 2017. Located at the heart of Vancouver’s Golden Mile, the property boasts a range of accommodations across the hotel and private condominiums, a stylish eatery and champagne bar and luxury spa facilities. Rooms are available for immediate booking as part of a Grand Opening Promotion from $341 per night. For more information on the Trump International visit: http://www.trumpvancouver.com/hotel.html

 The First Nations Kwa’lilas Hotel in Port Hardy, British Columbia is due to open in April 2017. Facilities include 85 guestrooms, restaurant and pub and meetings spaces. Bookings are available from April 2017, with standard rooms starting from $140 per night plus tax based on two people sharing. For more information on Kwa’lilas Hotel visit: https://kwalilashotel.ca/

 For more information on Destination British Columbia visit: www.hellobc.com