Posts By: Sarah

City Escape: Date Night at The Magnolia

Published Summer 2011 in Homes & Living Magazine, by Tracey Drake There is a famous Spanish proverb that says, “How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward”. On a recent weekend city escape to The Magnolia Hotel, Spa and Prime Steakhouse in downtown Victoria; my husband Steve and I had the… Read more »

Victoria: a capital experience

Published May 15, 2011 in The Okanagan Sunday, by John Manchester Old-fashioned service and luxury in the heart of Victoria as British charm meets Asian buzz in the city. You don’t have to travel halfway around the world to find Old-World charm. In fact, it’s right here in British Columbia. It’s only a short ferry… Read more »

Victoria springs to life!

Published April 5, 2011 in by S. Lamothe Cherry blossoms and Magnolia buds abound making Spring the perfect time to plan a Magnolia getaway to Victoria BC! Victoria is renowned for magnificent gardens and Magnolias! Enjoy a stroll in Beacon Hill Park, 200 acres of beautiful landscaping and home to numerous birds and wildlife…. Read more »

Island Profile: The Magnolia Hotel & Spa

Published November 23, 2010 in There comes a time in every girl’s life when a weekend away with friends graduates to something with a bit more style and sophistication than in younger years. Rebecca and I recently escaped to Vancouver Island for some rest and relaxation and found ourselves at the Magnolia Hotel &… Read more »

A culinary cut above

Published on October 15, 2010 in the Chilliwack Times, by Paul J. Henderson The Fraser Valley is well-known as the breadbasket of the province and the Okanagan certainly leads the way in British Columbia’s wine industry. But Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley is a fabulous place to pick up culinary delicacies–from oceanside oysters to mountain morels–and… Read more »

One ‘Grape escape’ on Vancouver Island

Published October 12, 2010 in Surrey Now, by Beau Simpson Victoria’s Magnolia hotel a starting point for adventures north in Cobble Hill As far as invites go, it was a good one. “Not willing to let summer fade away?” the email read. “Are you a wine lover who likes adventure off the beaten track? Then… Read more »

Travel Temptations

Published August 21, 2010 in The Vancouver Sun, by Barbara Braidwood and Rick Cropp Marathoner Package The two night Magnolia Marathoner package (1-877-624-6654,,from $239 per night) is for those attending the 31st Annual Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Oct. 10. It includes overnight accommodation, breakfast, parking, plus spa treatments for one (a 60-minute spa… Read more »

Maximizing the Marathon at Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel

(Victoria, British Columbia) — Marathon winners and Victoria’s four-diamond, European-style luxury boutique hotel have a lot in common. They leave nothing to chance and are always striving to improve their personal best. Victoria’s spectacular fall weather is made for running and the Magnolia Hotel & Spa is the perfect home away from home for marathon… Read more »