Great 2010 Olympic Getaways Close to Vancouver: Part 2

- Melanie Zieba,

Beautiful British Columbia

If you are heading to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympic games, extend your vacation and check out some of the best hotels in British Columbia close to Vancouver!

Port McNeill:

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The quickest and most common way to get to here from Vancouver is to take a short 50 minute flight into Port Hardy and then taxi to Port McNeill. Once you have arrived make sure to check yourself into Nimmo Bay Resort. This is the perfect spot for those who are looking to experience the true Pacific Northwest wilderness. With their high end Heli-Fishing or Heli-venture trips you will surely have an experience like no other. Stay in one of their beautiful chalets right on the water and dine on some of the most delicious cuisine around.

Tofino:

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Come to Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, with a quick flight from Vancouver via Canadian Air Charters or Tofino Air and experience the Long Beach Lodge Resort. The weather here is fairly mild all year round but make sure to bring your waterproofs as the temperate rainforest climate is sure to bring the rain. Whale watching is one of the most popular activities in the area so cameras are a must! And after a long day you can dry off at Long Beach Lodge Resort in your own Rainforest Cottage, warm up in your private hot tub and take it one step further with an in room massage. What could be better than that?

Victoria:

sooke-harbour-houseFor any first time visitor to Vancouver, a trip to Vancouver Island’s city of Victoria is usually top on the agenda. This city is an easy one and a half hour ferry ride from Vancouver and is full of trendy shops and great restaurants. And if you are looking for a fabulous luxury inn, Sooke Harbour House is where it’s at. Nestled in the corner of Sooke Harbour, overlooking the Olympic Mountains, and home to one of Victoria’s finest seafood restaurants, this is the perfect place to complete your 2010 Olympic getaway vacation.

Okanagan Valley:

burrowing-owlNestled in interior BC, this area is officially known as the “Wine Capital of Canada” And at a four and a half hour scenic drive from Vancouver; the wine will be worth it. Perched on a hillside in a fortress-like building is the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, your perfect sanctuary in South Okanagan. The phrase a room with a view is taken to a whole new level here and with each having its own intimate fireplace, its best to bring that special someone.

Make sure to check out part 1 of our Great 2010 Olympic Getaways.

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