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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 »

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 »

British Columbia Wins at 2008 Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards

Published October 21, 2008 by Tourism British Columbia International travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveler recently announced the results of its 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards. In addition to ranking fourth on the Top 100 Best of the Best 2008 list, King Pacific Lodge was awarded first place in the Top 20 Canada Resorts. “We are thrilled… Read more »

Gal-livanting in Victoria

Published Summer 2008, in Canadian World Traveller, by Jane Cassie Every year I escape with two of my best buds for a weekend of gal-palling. We always try to intertwine our girl time with tourist attractions, pampering perks and, of course, lots of shopping. This year, we decide to do it with a royal flair,… Read more »

Condé Nast readers choose top 10

Published January 05, 2008, in Vancouver Sun Here’s a look at the top 10 hotels, resorts and cities for 2007, as chosen by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Vancouver scored very well in both the hotel and resort categories. 10 Best Hotels in Canada

The Look Of Love

Published October 8, 2007, in the Vancouver Sun Ripe, luscious fruits nestled together in the complimentary fruit bowl, fresh flowers adorning the center lobby table, and custom-designed elegant furnishings are a few of the lovely European touches gracing the intimate lobby and guest rooms of the Magnolia Hotel & Spa. Located in the prime inner… Read more »

A Trip Fit For a Queen

Published October 2007, in Curve, by Karen Loftus I tend to bring a bit of ambition on trips. With so little time and so much to see, I’m often running around a city, making sure I fit it all in. Years ago, my friend Fay and I were racing through the streets of Edinburgh with… Read more »

Victoria’s secret – Magnolia’s unique brand of chic

Published Fall 2006, in Opulance Vancouver, by Helena Zukowski For years, Victoria was described as being more British than the British; a tweedy town filled with fish–and–chip shops, double–decker buses and tea–sipping residents dressed in sensible shoes. Not so anymore—Victoria’s evolving from lavender soap and clip–clopping horse carriages to a city with pizzazz.