Posts By: Sarah

Free Ferry with Magnolia Hotel Getaway to Victoria BC

(Victoria, British Columbia) — Discover Canada’s West Coast “Lotusland.” Escape the snow and discover Canada’s own emerald isle. Fall and winter weather in Victoria is the warmest in Canada, and the off-season values are hot. Victoria offers an escape from the hurried world, full of glorious waterfront walkways, year-round gardens, superb cuisine, museums and galleries… Read more »

Bill Lewis is home again

Published October 3, 2009 in the Times Colonist, by Darron Kloster After spending almost 20 years with the Coast Hotels chain, Lewis has been named general manager of the Magnolia Hotel and Spa downtown. Lewis had been at the Coast Harbourside in James Bay for 12 years –working his way from night bellman to director… Read more »

Magnolia Hotel & Spa Wins WestJet Value Award

(Victoria, British Columbia) — WestJet readers recently singled out the Magnolia Hotel & Spa in Victoria for the up! magazine Value Award as a high quality unique travel experience that delivered a ‘great bang for the buck’.

Fireworks and flowers throughout the summer in Victoria, British Columbia…we’re talkintravel.

Published June 21, 2009 in, by Ruth & Rich Carlson Fireworks will explode this summer over the famous Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia. Book a room Saturday night from July 4th though September 5th to see pyrotechnics set to music. Butchart Gardens is world famous for spectacular gardens and now extravagant firework displays… Read more »

Taking a breather in Victoria, B.C.

Published June 17, 2009 in, by Anne Dimon Like a whole-wheat pita stuffed with locally grown veggies, my recent visit to Victoria was packed with activities any wellness-minded traveller would love. It was Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary that made the Economist Intelligence Unit’s global list of top ten most livable cities, but when it… Read more »

Fireworks & Flowers – A Magnolia Hotel Get-a-way

(Victoria, British Columbia) — The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are brighter in Victoria. Butchart Gardens is world famous for spectacular gardens and now extravagant firework displays light the skies on Saturday nights from July 4th through September 5th. Watch the pyrotechnic marvels from the lawn, then enjoy a recital from a rare Aeolian… Read more »

Admire the Beautiful Gardens of Victoria

Published April 1, 2009, From Suburban Living, by Cynthia Calvert British Columbia is a lovely, amazing, vital place. Vancouver is the largest city of this westernmost Canadian province but Victoria, fertile, cool and lively, is the capital city. Last spring, we spent a long weekend enjoying some of the most enchanting gardens in North America,… Read more »

Double the Pleasure in Double the Space Victoria’s Spa Magnolia Expands

(Victoria, British Columbia) — Spa Magnolia has nearly doubled in size, now boasting an elegant street entrance, eight treatment rooms, and a spacious lounge – allowing for twice the number of Victoria travelers and locals to enjoy relaxing bliss at Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel. Spa Magnolia’s new location is on the main floor, with access near… Read more »

Welcome to Vancouver Island

Published March 20, 2009 in The rain drowned out another day on Vancouver Island when I arrived on Horizon flight 2388 bringing Southern California sun, which peered through Victoria’s clouds. I stepped off the plane amongst trees and water, and quiet people. A nurturing feeling of spaciousness surrounded me, a feeling lacking in big… Read more »