Hotel Year Built 2005 Year Remodeled 2005 New Hotel Opening Date, 2005Additional Property Description Experience Vancouver Island from this charming and award winning hotel near the world famous Chemainus murals, the Chemainus Theatre and whale watching. Located in Chemainus, BC, a quaint and quiet Vancouver Island town, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chemainus Inn is just one hour north of Victoria, 35 minutes south of Nanaimo and 15 minutes from Duncan North Cowichan. This Chemainus hotel near Ladysmith, BC offers something for everyone, both business and leisure travelers alike. Experience the areas rich arts and cultural scene, especially the more than 40 world famous outdoor wall murals and year round live performances at the Chemainus Theatre, just minutes away. Take in a scenic round of golf at the Mount Brenton Golf Course, or enjoy local wine at one of many nearby vineyards. Outdoor recreation opportunities, from whale watching to hiking to biking, are also conveniently located near this Chemainus hotel. Those traveling on business will appreciate this Chemainus hotels on site business services and meeting facilities accommodating up to 20 guests, in addition to a close proximity to local businesses like Catalyst Paper Mill, BC Hydro, Western Stevedoring, KPMG, Shell Canada and British Columbia federal government offices. We are also a short drive away from businesses in Duncan and Nanaimo. Guests of this Vancouver Island BEST WESTERN hotel will enjoy a friendly and professional staff and spaciously appointed guest suites complete with the comforts of home and most with a kitchenette. Other hotel amenities include a complimentary full breakfast buffet, an indoor swimming pool, relaxing hot tub, free parking, free Internet and on site exercise facilities. Discover for yourself why the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chemainu
Each summer, houseboats and sailboats crisscross wakes produced by enthusiastic boaters on the otherwise placid waters of Lake Cowichan. The Marina boasts 115 moorage slips and rental boats that allow boaters and outdoor-recreation enthusiasts the chance to explore the lake's 150 kilometres of forested coastline, with its fuscia sunsets and mountainous horizons. From atop a rental, guests can lounge in the midday sun or challenge one another in waterskiing, tubing, or wakeboarding. The Marina's 20-foot pontoon boat holds up to 13 revellers, or 6 revellers and one cutthroat trout; the Sea-Doo zips across the water at up to 100 kilmetres per hour. Following nautical jaunts, passengers can tie up and hit the marina's ice-cream shop, or swim along the shore until dusk.
Despite its location amid bustling downtown shops on Saltspring Island, Spa by Lenice exudes the tranquility of the waters in nearby Ganges Harbour. The promenade outside the spa itself resembles a quaint wooden boardwalk, and the interior draws out the nautical ambience with its navy walls, wood floors, and regular mermaid clientele. Like soothing ocean waves, indian head massages, hot-stone facials, and mani-pedis lap away tension from world-weary bodies. The staff take care not to stress out skin by using Éminence Organic Skin Care products, which are made with hand-picked, nutrient-rich ingredients including various fruit pulps, plants, seeds, herbs, and exotic spices.
Mouat’s is nestled on Vancouver’s Salt Spring Island, a popular tourist spot accessible by ferry, private vessel, and oversized rubber ducky. A lot has changed for the store since the early 1900s when it was a go-to spot for overalls and long johns. In fact, the 20th century has transformed Mouat’s into a 4,800-square-foot style hub housing everything from animal-print kids clothes and wiener dog handbags, to elegant Italian men’s and women’s cocktail wear.
Located on Salt Springs Island, off the southern coast of British Columbia, Ganges Village brims with craft studios, where artists present glassblowing projects, handcraft pottery, and whittle wood. This creative community purveys handmade candles and jewelry for local boutiques. The annual Salt Spring Farmers Market runs every Saturday starting in April, when Centennial Park comes alive with improvised music, dancing, and goods from local farmers. With 81 miles (130 km) of shoreline, Salt Springs Island provides plenty of spots for kayaking, biking, diving, and boating. Off the coast of Ruckle Provincial Park, scuba divers frequently find octopi, starfish, and giant barnacles, while avian lovers spot eagles, quail, and antelopes with fake wings and beaks.
Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club’s trained instructors demonstrate the basics of buoyancy in a one-hour classroom lesson followed by two hours of on-board sailing practice. Seafarers-to-be absorb techniques for sailing, tacking, and gybing. Students study sailboat anatomy, from the differences between the boom and the mast to the best locations in which to host a visiting gentlemarlin. Next, motorized safety boats carry one instructor each along with a group of new tars to the scenic protective waters of Tsehum Harbour and allow students to put their skills to aquatic use. After lessons, students are welcome to grab a burger at the clubhouse (price not included with this Groupon) or sip some complimentary coffee while attempting to tame windswept bouffants.