Outstanding Orcas and Floral Finery From the Magnolia Hotel

(Victoria, British Columbia) – Victoria is known as the Garden City. The waters between Vancouver and Victoria are known for impressive whale watching. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, Victoria’s four-diamond, European-style luxury boutique hotel is known for personalized service and attention to detail. Now, three new packages combine ‘the best of the best’.

From May to October many native and migratory pods of whales feed and play in the west coast waterways. Amid Victoria’s spectacular coastal scenery Orcas, Humpbacks and Minke Whales, Bald eagles, Dall’s porpoises, sea otters and an abundance of other wildlife making regular appearances and delight boaters.

The Magnolia Hotel packages take care of all planning, transportation and tickets. The Victoria Whales & Gardens Package includes a two night stay in a Superior, Corner or Diamond level room with complimentary continental breakfast each morning and a whale watching tour for two adults from Victoria’s Inner Harbour through the islands and areas of highest marine mammal sightings to visit spectacular Butchart Garden from their private cove dock – from $739.

The Victoria Whale Watching Package includes a 3 hour whale watching tour for two, overnight accommodation with complimentary continental breakfast. Zodiac style boats are available for the more adventurous while ot! hers may prefer the comfort of the Ocean Magic vessel, from $365.

The Vancouver to Victoria, Whales, Boats and Gardens Ultimate Getaway package begins in Vancouver with an exhilarating whale watching tour enroute to Victoria harbor. It includes a luxurious stay at Conde Nast Traveller Award Winning Magnolia Hotel & Spa, a visit to Butchart Gardens and a return boat trip back to Vancouver at dusk from the garden dock. The package price of $679 is for one night accommodations for two, with additional nights available from $239.

A short stroll from the dock in the downtown historic Inner Harbour of Victoria is The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, the perfect place to relax after an invigorating trip in the fresh salt air. Floor to ceiling windows bathe the Magnolia’s European elegance in natural light. The furniture exemplifies classic elegance. A sumptuous two-poster bed welcomes guests into a relaxing haven, and the opulent bathrooms feature a glass walk-in shower and separate deep soaker tub for the ultimate in bathing and relaxation. Aveda™ creams, soaps, balms, shampoos and conditioners are provided to pamper.

Beautiful gardens are found throughout the Victoria area, but the grand dame is Butchart Gardens, a serene 50-acre country estate filled with floral finery. Once a worked-out quarry site, now the rose garden, sunken garden, spectacular views, meandering paths and expansive lawns make this one the world’s most charming garden show places.

The Magnolia’s in-house Asian fusion restaurant, Sanuk, invites guests to savour gourmet food and an extensive wine list, while Hugo’s Brewhouse, a microbrewery, offers casual dining and excellent brews. For those desiring the ultimate in relaxation, Spa Magnolia, a full service AVEDA Lifestyle Spa, personalizes treatments to rebalance, rejuvenate and refresh.

Outstanding personalized service a nd attention to detail is guaranteed at The Magnolia, with only 64 rooms. Professional, courteous staff has become the unquestioned hallmark of The Magnolia through an uncommon commitment to helpful, responsive and attentive service. Magnolia’s central location and distinctive European luxury boutique style caters to all guests, especially travelers seeking a peaceful retreat.

For information about these packages and the Magnolia Hotel & Spa, call 1-877-MAGNOLIA or visit www.magnoliahotel.com.