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Christmas in Victoria

Whether you are Christmas shopping or celebrating the holidays, you will have a magical Christmas in Victoria! Magnolia’s Victorian Christmas Package Christmas Shopping From the Inner Harbour, wander along Government Street to find the perfect Christmas gift, or souvenir for yourself. Stop to sample handmade chocolates or the perfect cup of tea or coffee. Handmade… Read more »

Spa special: Luxury destinations you won’t want to miss

Published December 20, 2012 in, by Ally Dean & Victoria Diplacido. Natural Oasis If Stella McCartney’s vegan handbags top your holiday wish list, Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel & Spa ( offers a number of treatments that are likely to satis­fy your environmentally conscious tastes. Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher’s new and entirely organic Intelligent Nutrients product… Read more »

Delightful English tea weekend in Victoria, British Columbia

Published November 21, 2012 in Victoria, BC is a lovely little island of Canada that is picturesque and well known for Butchart Gardens. But if you don’t know, it’s also a delightful place to pass the time away with fun little bookstores, tea shops and walks along the harbor.

Victoria Summer Getaway: Celebrate the Provincial Capital’s 150th Birthday

Published July 10, 2012 in by Taraneh Ghajar Jerven From sweet deals on boutique hotels to tribute teas, craft cocktails and city-wide parties, here’s how to celebrate Victoria’s 150th birthday in style Before Vancouver, there was Victoria: the warmer, prettier B.C. hub known for lush gardens, formal tea rooms, whale watching, breweries and access… Read more »

Victoria perfect for a quiet and unique trip

Published March 23, 2012 in by Shaun Knittel. Picturesque. Calm. Serene. If you’re interested in any or all of the above, then Victoria Island is for you. In just under three hours aboard the Victoria Clipper – a passenger-only ferry service with year-round daily departures to Victoria, B.C., from a pier in downtown Seattle… Read more »

Set sail on a fall boutique getaway in Victoria BC!

Published on September 27, 2011 in Victoria BC – mild weather, tree-lined streets, museums, outstanding food and fabulous shopping! The perfect fall getaway! Fall is a great time to visit Victoria! Come experience the laid back elegance of a beautiful city, boutique shopping, and fabulous food all at your doorstep of The Magnolia Hotel… Read more »

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 »