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BC Travel Tuesday: Week 4 Inn at Laurel Point

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 3:58pm PDT
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The BC Travel Tuesday series is gaining momentum with over 1,200 entries over the last few weeks through comments and Twitter. I hope that this means locals love to travel locally, and if you’re like me – there’s so much more of BC yet to discover and experience. In case you’re just finding out about the campaign, I have partnered with for a series of giveaways for properties and destinations around BC over the next 10 weeks.
backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially a “be a tourist in your own backyard” program, participating hotels & resorts offer residents of BC exclusive rates and specials, designed to motivate BCers to travel more within the Province. Each offer has its own unique reservation code, and all bookings are done directly with our hotel and resort partners. Visit backyardbc online, on Twitter, or Facebook and see more of BC!

The winner of “BC Travel Tuesday: Week 3 Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort” is Holly Johnston (and she has been contacted by email). This week’s featured property is back in our province’s capital, on the outermost point of the harbour that leads into the historic city.

Inn at Laurel Point
Website, Twitter, Facebook, backyardbc listing
Location: 680 Montreal Street, Victoria, BC
About: Decks give way to gardens. Glass walls invite natural light. Museum-quality art graces hallways, and wide open space gives you room to breathe. Book an in-room spa or dine al fresco on their oceanfront patio, or yours.
Prize: 2 nights in an Erickson Wing Studio Suite.
Value: $688

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post and/or post the following on Twitter:

I entered this week’s @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday contest #tt

Winners will be announced every Tuesday on the latest BC Travel Tuesday contest post until the 10 weeks are up. Gift certificates for hotel and resort stays will be sent directly to each weekly winner so they can arrange their visit personally with the property. Some restrictions apply, based on availability.

Update The winner is Kristine (@KristineSostar)!

View all posts in the series by following or subscribing to my BCTravelTuesday tag. Open to residents of BC.


  1. Lawrence says:

    I’ve heard great reviews about the Laurel Point Inn. Would love to stay there.

  2. Janna says:

    As usual this looks totally incredible! I’d love to enter please!

  3. Meghan says:

    Looks amazing! My parents have stayed here and I have always wanted to go but it’s never been in my budget. What a great prize!

  4. Katrina says:

    Wow, what a great contest!

  5. Fila says:

    I wish I could go!

  6. Brenda says:


  7. Donna L says:

    The Laurel point is amazing, so close to town, breathtaking views. I’d love a chance to win!

  8. Diane says:

    Oooh, I’ve heard good things about this place, too.

  9. Sarah says:

    This property is so beautiful! I would love to stay…

  10. Sarah says:

    This property is so beautiful! I would love to stay…

  11. ashlee says:

    Would love to win ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Barbara says:

    This is a lovely hotel. I went to a banquet there once but have never stayed there.

  13. Tyler says:

    Always wanted to see what this place was like. Always walk around it at the Inner Harbour.

  14. Rob says:

    Looks great, would love to stay here!

  15. Stayed at this hotel a few months ago, beautiful and exceptional place to stay. I would like to be entered into this contest.

  16. Heidi says:

    I would LOVE to win Week 4. We have stayed at this hotel twice and it is spectacular. Both of our stays were while I was pregnant and now we need a weekend away without the kids (thats un understatement!) cheers ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Tracey Flattes says:

    Looks good – can’t go wrong with Victoria!

  18. Cliff says:

    Would love to be able to spend some time in Victoria and stay at the Laurel Point.

  19. Brenda says:

    Looks like a beautiful hotel!

  20. Sanaz says:

    This looks like a great place to stay!

  21. Tavia says:

    Would love to stay there…

  22. scott says:

    this is a great getaway, the last time my wife and i stayed there, it was for the victoria marathon and she was pregnant, and there was a power outage and they took great care of us. we would love to go back and have a romantic weekend pleese help us. we havev to boys and need it

  23. JA says:

    I’d love to go to the Inn at Laurel Point ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Jen says:

    Gorgeous!!! Miss604…please send me there, I need a getaway! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Erica says:

    My parents took me there when I was still young…would love to go and experience it again!

  26. J says:

    me me me!

  27. Another awesome contest! Would love to win this one!

  28. Raia says:

    Wow, looks stunning.

  29. Michelle says:

    I love going to Victoria, and I would love to stay at the Inn at Laurel Point for 2 nights!

  30. sandi says:

    Just what my health needs……..Two days away to destress……..

  31. Laureen says:

    The only two times I’ve been to Victoria have been for work… I’d love to stay at the Inn at Laurel Point and kick back for a weekend. Plus my birthday is in May so this would be a fantastic way to spend it!

  32. Alex Cameron says:

    I say to the winner (if it’s not me) you should try Spinnaker’s brewpub while you’re in Victoria. It was excellent last time I went to the island.

  33. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

    @Alex – I love Spinnakers too. Excellent local ingredients within their menu & their beer.

  34. Yutaka says:

    hope I win ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Marina says:

    Beautiful! This would be a great way to enjoy Victoria. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Christina says:

    Laurel Point Inn!! Yes please ๐Ÿ™‚
    I really would love to stay there.

  37. Jessica says:

    I really need a vacation right now.

  38. Maggie says:

    I’d love to stay there, if I’m ever so lucky to win.

  39. Sherri says:

    I definitely love travelling locally and still haven’t seen it all.

  40. Eileen says:

    This place looks amazing! Is there anything better than Victoria in the spring/summer?

  41. Nat says:

    Stayed there 5 or 6 years ago – we had a room with a spiral staircase! Super nice!

  42. tracy says:

    would love to check it out!

  43. Garrett says:

    Looks like a fantastic place to stay!

  44. Kathy says:

    Rebecca, I need a vacation! In-room spa sounds fantastic!

  45. Sara says:


  46. Tara says:

    Look at those flowers in the photo! Me please!

  47. Gerald says:

    Victoria has many wonderful art galleries, museums, historic buildings and gardens. What would it be like to stay at a luxury hotel and take in all these wonderful experiences? – Fantastic!

  48. The Laurel Point Inn is beautiful and peaceful. Victoria is one of my favorite BC getaways…my fingers are crossed:)

  49. alex says:

    Sounds awesome!

  50. scott says:

    The Laurel Point Inn is a very nice place to stay for a relaxing weekend in Victoria.

  51. Don says:

    Lots of things to see and do in Victoria. A bit of ‘old England’ and it would be a great place for some R&R

  52. Ursula says:

    Looks lovely! Would be wonderful to win.

  53. mike says:

    id love to win this!!

  54. Rebecca says:

    I love the island and would welcome any opportunity to visit it!

  55. Vanessa says:

    Fingers crossed!

  56. Mandy says:

    Looks like a beautiful place to relax and get away from the city!

  57. Kevin says:

    Looks amazing!

  58. Katie says:

    Would be great to win!!

  59. Greg says:

    This hotel is in a great spot on the harbour. Lots to see and do from there.

  60. Linda says:

    I’m planning a trip with my mom to Victoria next month. Staying at the breathtaking Inn at Laurel Point would be such a pampering experience!

  61. rino says:

    That would be an amazing getaway!

  62. tania says:

    What a beautiful setting!

  63. Aileen R says:

    Looks like a lovely place to forget the world at. ๐Ÿ˜€

  64. Muckymoo says:

    It looks like a lovely place for a weekend getaway.

  65. May says:

    This would be such an amazing getaway!

  66. Fraser says:

    Wow, this looks phenomenal.

  67. The Laurel Point Inn is a family favorite destination when visiting Victoria. The rooms are beautifully appointed, comfortable, quiet and perfectly located.

  68. Kristine says:

    I’ve never been to Victoria and I’ve lived in B.C. all of my life… I’d love to go and finally see what I am missing!!!

  69. Dave K. says:

    A Spring getaway to Victoria sounds wonderful.

  70. Liam says:

    Would love a weekend in Vic!

  71. Aimee says:

    Close enough to walk to Barb’s Place Fish n’ Chips!

  72. Ev says:

    Looks amazing!

  73. Robin says:

    I’ve always wanted to stay there!

  74. Ennie says:


  75. Tessa says:

    Would love to win this!

  76. Annie Anderson says:

    I feel very blessed to have moved to BC from the prairies, this province we live in rocks! And I checked out this hotel’s website and their pics, looks like a fabulous place to have a retreat!

  77. Gina says:

    It’s interesting that the description mentions the art on the walls.

  78. Sherry says:

    I really need a vacation but no spare cash….this would be fantastic.

  79. Hilary says:

    Yay for my hometown! Would love to go visit!

  80. Michelle M. says:

    I love Victoria!
    I would love to stay at Laurel Point Inn!!!

  81. Debra says:

    What a beautiful spot!

  82. Richard says:

    Looks beautiful. I can’t wait to spend some time in Victoria this year.

  83. Katherine says:

    I’ve been to Victoria and have stayed at a few hotels before but I’ve never seen this one! It looks lovely รขโ„ขยฅ

  84. Andrew C. says:

    Always wanted to stay there.

  85. Brenda says:

    I’d love to win this contest!!

  86. BJ says:

    Would love to gift this to my mom!

  87. Shell says:

    it’s a beautiful hotel

  88. LA says:

    would love to have a mother/daughter weekend there…

  89. Maria K says:

    Victoria is #3 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Top Destination in Canada. Would love to enjoy it in luxury at there!

  90. lindawwww says:

    I love the Laurel Point Inn! We had a fantastic holiday there when my son was young.

  91. Jim says:

    What a great contest.

  92. Emily H says:

    Looks gorgeous!

  93. Erin says:

    This looks great! I haven`t been to Victoria in ages!

  94. Carol says:

    What a great holiday this package is.

  95. Graeme says:

    I spent a couple of nights there last year. Great service and a beautiful hotel.

  96. Anne says:

    Looks lovely, would love to stay there.

  97. Susan says:

    This is a lovely hotel – I’ve been to several charitable events here and the interior is airy, light and welcoming. And fabulous location too – just a short walk to downtown.

  98. wono99 says:

    great contest, Laurel Point Inn looks nice.

  99. Christine says:

    I’d love to discover this area of BC!

  100. Janice says:

    Looks beautiful…Would love to be there.:)

  101. Mariella says:

    Looks amazing! Pick me!

  102. Rachel says:

    Looks like a beautiful place…would love to go!

  103. Amuscatpurrs says:

    Would love the chance to surprise my boyfriend with a romantic get away after we do the west coast trail later in the summer. It would be the ultimate in post adventure wind down. ๐Ÿ™‚

  104. Paul Lam says:

    I didn’t know Victoria had such a hidden gem. I rarely go to Victoria or the islands but this would be such a treat. Just knowing about it gets me hyped. Thanks for the info.

  105. Amy W. says:


  106. Dulcie says:

    Love this hotel! We stayed here for our honeymoon and would love to go back again.

  107. Natalie M says:

    We have newlywed friends in Victoria that we would love to see soon! I would love to win and be able to visit them in style! What a gorgeous hotel!

  108. Shannon says:

    Woooo this would be lovely!

  109. Sarah says:

    I haven’t been to Victoria in years! I’d love to go visit and see the sights again.

  110. Linc says:

    It’s be awesome to take my little guy on a whale watching tour in Victoria!

  111. Sophia says:

    Victoria is such a nice place for a getaway. I’d love to go! Thanks for the draw!

  112. Sita says:

    Wow this looks amazing, Victoria is such a great mini getaway!

  113. Richie says:

    This would be a nice place to go with the wifey.

  114. Jenny says:

    I have only observed from the outside. The architecture is beautifully designed.

  115. Jewels says:

    it looks like a great getaway spot.

  116. jean says:

    this would be a great way for me to visit family and friends!

  117. Ryan says:

    Looks amazing…fingers crossed for a win!

  118. Cornelius says:

    I’ve always wanted to stay here! My wife would love it.

  119. Summer says:

    Looks lovely. Yes please.

  120. Lisa says:

    Looks beautiful, this is a property I’ve always wanted to stay at.

  121. Renfrew says:

    Always wanted to check this place out.

  122. Julia says:

    Wow, such a stunning hotel and great location! Would make a great anniversary getaway!

  123. Meghan W says:

    It has been a ling time since I have been to Victoria. This prize pack looks fantastic!

  124. Garrett says:

    Would love to go back to Victoria for the first time in years, absolutely love it there!

  125. Stephanie says:

    This would be a great get away with my hubby.

  126. callistus says:

    Love it

  127. Phy says:

    Wow, looks beautiful !

  128. Myra says:

    Looks like a great place. Tea at the empress and a stroll through innner harbour is way overdue for me, I hope I win ๐Ÿ™‚

  129. Myra says:

    Looks like a great place. Tea at the empress and a stroll through innner harbour is way overdue for me, I hope I win ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. Myra says:

    Looks like a great place. Tea at the empress and a stroll through innner harbour is way overdue for me, I hope I win ๐Ÿ™‚

  131. Lori says:

    Would be wonderful to win – thanks!

  132. Laura says:

    Would be so nice!

  133. Michael Kwan says:

    I haven’t been over to the Island in ages. This would provide for a good excuse. ๐Ÿ™‚

  134. Caroline says:

    another great giveaway, please enter me. I’ve also posted on twitter. (cotec007)

  135. Fiona says:

    Love love love a weekend away in beautiful Victoria ๐Ÿ™‚

  136. Heather Lindsay says:

    Go beautiful victoria!

  137. Teresa says:

    Could be a great thing to win!

  138. Carla says:

    Drool! This place looks absolutely amazing!

  139. Bonnie says:

    Now that the weather is getting better, it’s time for a nice getaway. ๐Ÿ™‚

  140. Tooth Fairy says:

    Tooth Fairy would love to ride the Ferry Boat and have a sweet vacation on the Island! Thanks for the chance !

  141. John says:

    This place looks marvelous..would love to check it out !

  142. Steve says:

    This is a great spot. Love Victoria…

  143. Tracy says:

    Looks wonderful.

  144. Mav says:

    I love the picture you posted of this place.

  145. Cori says:

    Love Victoria!!

  146. Gazza says:

    Very nice!

  147. Jennifer M. says:

    I’ve heard of that inn before and always wanted to stay there!

  148. Paul says:

    Looks very nice, would love to stay there

  149. Ceci says:

    Looks amazing! Would make a relaxing getaway.

  150. Laura says:

    What a nice getaway to take the hubby on!

  151. PB says:

    A harbour view from private patio ; should be interesting

  152. Andrea says:

    I’d love to take a vacation here!

  153. Jodi says:

    I need a vacation!

  154. victor says:

    this looks like a vacation i could use!

  155. Susie says:

    I’m starting to get the ‘I badly need a vacation’ twitch, and this would be the cure.

  156. Maryanne says:

    Would love a mini vacation…

  157. Bonnie says:

    What an amazing place — would love to go!

  158. Richard says:

    Victoria is such a great city!!!!!!!

  159. Becky says:

    I’ve always wanted to stay at the Laurel Point Inn! It looks very nice there!

  160. Ruth says:

    A hotel with a sea view AND a Japanese garden? Sounds wonderful!

  161. Marta says:

    Victoria has so much charm.

  162. Elie says:

    pick me!

  163. Steve says:

    Stayed here once before. Would love to stay again!

  164. au says:

    love to win! thnx

  165. stacey dempsey says:

    oh another excellent giveaway fingers soo crossed

  166. Dennis L. says:

    Looks like a nice place.

  167. maryanne says:

    Thank you for teaming up with Backyard BC and having this series of giveaways <3

  168. vincent says:

    This would totally be cool over the summer! XD

  169. Darleena says:

    I love the Laurel Point. Great restaurant in the hotel! Awesome food!!

  170. Susan says:

    Looks amazing, would love to go.

  171. J Ross says:

    Dying to see Victoria. Fingers crossed!

  172. Jacinta says:

    I stayed there once and loved it!

  173. Lindsay says:

    This looks beautiful!

  174. Su says:

    Would love to stay at this beautiful place.

  175. Janice says:

    Could really use a vacation…

  176. Linda says:

    Seems like a lovely place to stay at on the island.

  177. Dan says:

    Love to take my wife!

  178. lori says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  179. Jill says:

    Wow a suite. Total luxury !

  180. Shawn Painchaud says:

    oh this would be a dream getaway thanks for the opportunity @vanisler

  181. Jane says:

    Oooooooh, pick me! It’s been ages since I wandered around Victoria and, *Wow*, this would certainly make the ferry ride worth it!

  182. Ann says:

    Super trip!

  183. Cameron W. says:

    Would love this trip. ๐Ÿ™‚

  184. Alicia O says:

    I haven’t had a chance to visit Victoria for more than a day in the past few years, love to go!

  185. karen says:

    Looks amazing

  186. Holly M says:

    What a cool trip!

  187. mary says:

    wow, so nice here

  188. vanessa says:


  189. Val says:

    Victoria is my favorite city in BC and I would love this prize!

  190. rob says:

    It would be amazing to get away without the kids for a couple of nights at such a lovely place – wish there was a keyboard icon for “fingers crossed”!

  191. Twangy Pearl says:

    Great site, great giveaway! Please enter me.

  192. Shelley says:

    Looks fabulous! Would love to go!

  193. Peter says:

    My girlfriend and I could really use a little getaway, and this looks perfect!

  194. Patrick says:

    sounds perfect! Sign me up…wife and I could use this

  195. Sammi M says:

    Love this!!! BC is awesome for travel! Kudos for highlighting that!!
    I’d love to enter this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  196. maria says:

    I would love to surprise my husband and get away from the kids for a weekend!

  197. Victoria says:

    I haven’t been to Victoria in almost 10 years. Sad but true. This would be a nice getaway!

  198. Jenny Young says:

    Looks beautiful!!

  199. Maya Arima says:

    I’ve always wanted to go here, it looks so pretty. I also tweeted you guys as well. Mayarima.

  200. LisaB says:

    How have I never heard of this place?

  201. Jenn K says:

    I love Victoria! Never stayed at Laurel Point Inn before!

  202. Leah says:

    My boyfriend and I could really use a getaway… this place looks gorgeous!

  203. Ine says:

    I’ve also heard about the hotel, haven’t stayed there before, but would love to check it out!

  204. Alv says:

    Looks like a great view.

  205. Kathryn wong says:

    This is an excellent contest!

  206. Karen says:

    Beautiful place! Would love to take the hubby to Victoria. A bonus if its this resort.

  207. Andrew says:


  208. Krista says:

    A weekend getaway would be most welcome! Fingers crossed!

  209. Michelle says:

    Looks gorgeous!

  210. Kara says:

    Would love a vacation! This looks like an amazing spot!

  211. Rhian says:

    Looks awesome!

  212. Jacklynn says:

    This would be amazing for my bf and I.

  213. Kira says:

    This looks so fantastic! I have been meaning to go back to Victoria!

  214. susan says:

    I used to live in Victoria, and would love to win this contest to stay at the Laurel point Inn.

  215. isva says:

    Would love to go there !!!

  216. Anna says:

    This location was excellent. Would love to go back!

  217. Sarah says:

    I’ve been to Victoria and would go again and again! It’s so beautiful and nice and close to Vancouver.. Love it!

  218. Sarah says:

    my husband and I need a date night away from the princess so badly! This would be amazing!

  219. Rick says:

    Would be perfect for our ten year anniversary…
    Did Gulf Islands in 2001…

  220. Josip says:

    The sights to see.

  221. Jason says:

    This would be a good place for me and my gf.

  222. Mae says:

    Victoria is beautiful this time of year.

  223. micky says:


  224. Will says:

    I’ve been thinking of visiting Victoria soon and this would be a perfect means to an end.

  225. Jennie kittson says:

    My hubby and I need a break!! Pick me please ๐Ÿ™‚ at least the kids have grandparents
    On the island – built in babysittera ๐Ÿ™‚

  226. Lily says:

    I love Victoria!

  227. Mary says:

    Laurel Point looks amazing. I’d love to go and add a drive up the Island to visit friends I haven’t seen for years.

  228. Glen says:

    Its been a long time since Ive been over to Victoria, time for a visit to get reacquainted.

  229. Saranna says:

    I love the island. Winning this would probably inspire me to continue on around some of my other favourite spots on the island. I have some special spots in both Port Renfrew, Tofino and Nanaimo to also visit!

  230. Melaney Lyall says:

    Would love a mini getaway at Laurel Point!

  231. MaryBeth Lafferty says:

    I would love to have the chance to stay at Laurel Point! I’ve walked by it many times thinking “I need to stay there someday!”

  232. Alicia W says:

    I would love the chance to get away with my friends to Laurel Point! I still need to discover beautiful BC, despite having grown up here!

  233. angelina says:

    Si, por favor, enter me “inn” the contest….

  234. Jeremy says:

    awesome contest

  235. cole says:

    that would be great!!

  236. Kristen says:

    We almost stayed here when we visited for a wedding, but was too far from the reception…looks gorgeous!

  237. Emma says:

    That place looks gorgeous!

  238. Ashley says:

    I’m planning a trip to Victoria late this summer! This would certainly be an upgrade! ๐Ÿ˜€

  239. Angela says:

    Looks amazing! Would love an opportunity to visit! Thanks!

  240. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

    This contest is now closed. Please stay tuned for Week 5!

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