BC Travel Tuesday: Week 8 Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 — 4:25pm PDT
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A bit late on the BC Travel Tuesday entry today but it’s another great getaway, to a familiar location. In case you’re just tuning into the series, we’re now 8 weeks into the 12 week series that is showcasing some of BC’s best accommodations and destinations.

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The winner of BC Travel Tuesday: Week 7 Painter’s Lodge Campbell River is Renfrew (and they have been notified by email). This week’s property is also located on Vancouver Island as we head back to Victoria. John and I stayed there during our last trip over for WordCamp and the views couldn’t be beat.

Top photo credit Hotel Grand Pacific
Grand Pacific Hotel - Victoria Grand Pacific Hotel - Victoria

Hotel Grand Pacific
Website, Twitter, backyardbc listing
Location: 463 Belleville Street, Victoria
About: “Built in 1989 and expanded in 2001, the hotel features luxurious accommodation, many fine amenities, and personalized service. Dining in the hotel is superb, with options from casual cuisine in the Courtyard Café to West Coast dining in The Pacific, or intimate fine dining in The Mark.”
Prize: 2 nights in a Pacific Room overlooking Victoria’s Inner Harbour, complimentary parking, access to high speed internet and contemporary West Coast Tea for 2.
Value: $600

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 http://bit.ly/bctraveltuesday8

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. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win.

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Update The winner is Tamara!

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  1. Andy says:

    Love Victoria. Would love a weekend away there.

  2. Donna L says:

    Having afternoon tea is a Victoria tradition!

  3. Brenda says:

    Looks lovely! And tea too!

  4. Tori says:

    I’ve never stayed there, but I have been to their workout facility and have taken a yoga class. Their facilities are top-notch, it’s a wonderful hotel.

  5. Charles says:

    Woot Victoria!!!

  6. RamblinPat says:

    Victoria’s inner harbour area has everything you might want for a weekend away.

  7. alex says:

    A great excuse to visit Victoria!

  8. Susan says:

    Article on dining at The Mark is in the latest copy of Boulevard Magazine (http://www.victoriaboulevard.com/read-boulevard/online-publication-link/). Would love to stay here as a treat even though I am a Victoria resident.

  9. Cliff says:

    It’d be great to get back to the island

  10. Brenda says:

    Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend

  11. Lynn says:

    It looks lovely!

  12. melissa says:

    my husband and i had our honeymoon in Victoria…it’s our 10 year anniversary this year – would love to surprise him with a trip back.

  13. Lee86 says:

    My husband and I would love to visit Victoria again. The Hotel Grand Pacific sounds like a wonderful place to stay.

  14. Rebecca says:

    Would love to visit Victoria again.

  15. A.J. says:

    Great contest series!

  16. Sanaz says:

    Would love to try the west coast tea

  17. cheryl says:

    victoria is always great for a get-away

  18. Sarah says:

    Victoria is a great mini getaway! love it there, there is so much to do and see!

  19. Tessa says:

    Love it!

  20. J says:

    I love afternoon tea!!!

  21. dyena says:

    Yes please!

  22. Katie says:

    Would really enjoy and definitely need this get-away right now

  23. Carly says:

    This sounds great!

  24. Albert C says:

    Great time of the year to visit the island!

  25. Diane says:

    Another good one!

  26. Leah says:

    We love Victoria!

  27. Pearlsa says:

    I would love a get away to Victoria.

  28. maria says:

    We stayed here last year and really enjoyed it. You can’t beat the location as it’s central to everything.

  29. jeff says:

    Victoria is such a fun place to go to in the Summer. Great place to take a break from the kids!…lol

  30. Chris says:

    I’ve never been to the Queen city before. Hook it up!

  31. Keith Stark says:

    Afternoon tea, please…!

  32. Brenda says:

    I’ve never stayed here before and it looks great!

  33. thesehappydays says:

    I desperately need a weekend away and love visiting the island!

  34. lor says:


  35. Erin says:

    looks amazing.

  36. Aimee says:

    There’s no better place for a weekend getaway!

  37. Kathy says:

    I have never explored Victoria and I’m born in Vancouver. This would be a great weekend getaway! I really want to win this!

  38. Tracy says:

    I would like to go to Victoria and check out the sites. Fantastic weekender.

  39. Dave K. says:

    I haven’t been to The Island in a long time and would love to win.

  40. Gazza says:

    Nice get away!

  41. Heidi says:

    This would be lovely.

  42. Justine says:

    Great opportunity to get back to the Island.

  43. Bonnie says:

    Victoria is a great place to visit, especially during the spring or summer.

  44. Jessica says:

    What a wonderful getaway this would be! I need it:)

  45. Karen says:

    I stayed there when they first opened and would love to go back!

  46. Ennie says:


  47. Sonia says:

    Would love to win this for my parents, who will be visiting us – in our tiny townhouse – for a month this summer!

  48. Adrian P says:

    Wow, that looks a treat.

  49. Nancy says:

    Looks like this would be a wonderful getaway! Love it!

  50. Lauren S says:

    I’d love a chance to have a weekend getaway to Victoria!!!

  51. Curtis says:

    I have stayed at this hotel, it is amazing and a great location in beautiful Victoria!!!

  52. Maria K says:

    West Coast Tea for 2 would be grand and lovely especially in the Queen’s city.

  53. Linda says:

    I love taking the ferry over to Victoria. It would be awesome if my mom and I could stay here for our next trip.

  54. Robin says:

    What a great getaway!

  55. Carina Vause says:

    I miss Victoria, I would LOVE to win this.

  56. Steph :) says:

    I’ve never been for tea in Victoria.

  57. kels says:

    i need a vacation!

  58. Maria says:

    Nice getaway!

  59. Debra says:

    Looks wonderful!

  60. Leanna says:

    I can imagine myself there with that warm setting sun.

  61. Steven Barringham says:

    Would love to take my wife to Victoria for a much needed getaway

  62. Julia says:

    Tea for Two at the Grand Pacific would be awesome since I love tea (not to mention that this is such a beautiful hotel) – Great prize ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. river says:

    Like to find a spa there.

  64. OH wow… what an incredible prize to be won!

  65. Jeff says:

    Never been but would love to win.

  66. Lindsay says:

    Victoria would be a wonderful weekend away

  67. Sylvia F says:

    Victoria is beautiful in the summer. I did the 8k run last October (part of the Victoria Marathon) and had a great time with friends being at a hotel right in the city!

  68. Vanessa says:

    Sounds amazing!

  69. Carole Martin says:

    I would love an excuse to take off to Victoria for a weekend!

  70. Lisa says:

    I would love to spend time exploring Victoria!

  71. Carol says:

    Victoria is a fantastic city. I love having a holiday there.

  72. Sunshine G says:

    Time to visit my nephews!

  73. Tanya says:

    I currently live in Victoria, but a vacation in my own city would be amazing!

  74. Tyler Ingram says:

    More places to stay that I want to try and win!

  75. Meredith says:

    Victoria is always a great place to explore! The pics look amazing! Would love to stay there ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. Christine says:

    I love Victoria!

  77. lindawwww says:

    I’d love to win the trip to Victoria. I want to go to the Provincial Museum again.

  78. Belinda says:

    I heard that the hotel is better than the Empress.

  79. Tina says:

    That looks lovely. I’d love to go to Victoria!!

  80. Erin says:

    Another awesome contest! Great job Rebecca!

  81. Stephanie says:

    What a great prize. Thanks

  82. Teresa says:

    I’d love to see Victoria again ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. Shailu says:

    I would love a stay in Victoria.

  84. wono99 says:

    looks nice, haven’t been to Victoria in a while

  85. Kristyn says:

    Looks beautiful, would love a retreat!

  86. Muckymoo says:

    Beautiful looking hotel and I am curious about the West Coast tea for two. I love tea and it sounds very British.

  87. Sara says:

    This sounds like perfection!

  88. West Coast tea at the Grand Pacific would be an amazing prize!

  89. Vinnie says:

    My sister is visiting from Hong Kong soon and I would love to take her to beautiful Victoria! We haven’t been there together since we were kids!

  90. David D. says:

    Love it! Here’s hoping!

  91. Caroline says:

    Hope this will be my lucky week:) also tweeted cotec007

  92. Kathleen Hickey says:

    Oh man…could I ever use some time away!

  93. jean says:

    would love a change to visit with Vic family and friends!

  94. Laura E. says:

    This one has my name ALL over it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  95. Love Victoria!
    Thanks to Grand Pacific for a wonderful prize and you for the great blog!

  96. Lynn says:

    wish I knew about this great looking location before I went there this past weekend! I def need another trip there to check this place out!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. Jen says:

    Looks gorgeous! I love Victoria ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. Jeremy says:

    Victoria is one of my favourite spots…this looks great!

  99. Deidre says:

    We would love to visit friends in Victoria again!

  100. Laura says:

    ohhh please!

  101. Sinem says:

    Havent been to Victoria in so long cause its too expensive. Id love to go!

  102. lud says:

    victoria is really nice, id love to win this

  103. deborah says:

    Go Canucks Go!!

  104. Monica says:

    Sounds fabulous!

  105. Candice says:

    ooohh **fingers crossed*** i’m oddly enough planning a trip to Victoria in 3 weeks! Just need a place to stay! I love Victoria!

  106. OMGOODNESS. Been to Victoria once. The beautiful capital of our Province! I’d be blessed to go!!!

  107. Alex says:

    Never been to Victoria before. Will be nice if I win.

  108. Sandra says:

    Haven’t been in such a long time. Would love to explore it with my husband!

  109. Gwen says:

    It would be nice to get to Victoria again.

  110. Hayley says:

    i could use a few days away

  111. Barbara says:

    The fitness room there is the best I’ve ever seen in a hotel.

  112. Jim says:

    Victoria is a charming city. Full of history and great restaurants.

  113. HarjitCh says:

    Ooo would love to stay at this hotel, it looks beautiful and has so much history. Plus I wouldn’t be able to resist Victoria’s Butchart Gardens.

  114. tania says:

    Would love this getaway!

  115. rino says:

    That hotel looks awesome.

  116. Sherry says:

    Maybe this will be my lucky week.

  117. Julia says:

    Is it my turn? would love to spend some time in Vic!

  118. Emily H says:

    Looks beautiful

  119. octavia says:

    oooh…afternoon tea!

  120. Tracy says:

    Looks gorgeous. Would love to win and visit ๐Ÿ˜€

  121. Richard says:

    Would love to go to Victoria.

  122. Bradley says:

    Great spa at Hotel Grand Pacific

  123. Janice says:

    Victoria is a good place to relax! ๐Ÿ™‚

  124. E. Tang says:

    Please, please, please can i win this? =)

  125. Christine says:

    Looks amazing! and I love Victoria ๐Ÿ™‚

  126. Rob says:

    Would love to head over to The Island. The.

  127. Robyn says:

    Weekend getaway in Victoria = awesome!

  128. Teresa says:

    All these packages seem pretty amazing.

  129. Isva says:

    So beautiful!! Hope I got the chance to go

  130. jeanie says:

    i’ve always had a fun time in Victoria the few times i’ve been! would love love to visit again! =D

  131. Dora says:

    I’ve been wanting to visit Victoria for SO long, hope I get the chance to do it soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

  132. Jennifer M. says:

    The hotel looks absolutely luxurious, what a treat it would be to stay there.

  133. Erica says:

    Oh my parents really need to go on vacation…
    they haven’t gone for 25 years of their marriage raising me and my brother! ๐Ÿ˜€

  134. Donna says:

    Haven’t been back to Victoria in years! Would love to get re-acquainted =o)

  135. Mav says:

    I would so fit in here!

  136. Mia says:


  137. Garrett says:

    Victoria is one of my favorite places to visit!

  138. Rachel says:

    I haven’t been to Victoria in ages, would love to go there again!

  139. Alv says:

    never been!

  140. Cal says:

    I always try to copy the Victoria hanging flower baskets, (without success).

  141. Eileen says:

    I would love to have this hotel gift. I stopped going to the Island when the ferries became so expensive.

  142. stacey dempsey says:

    OMG this would be soo awesome, i would love to win this and send my parents for their 50th anniversay , how awesome would that be

  143. Heidi says:

    Victoria get away would be great!!

  144. Shoshanna says:

    I stayed at the Grand Pacific many many years ago while on a business trip. Just like you commented, Rebecca, it is a gorgeous property with great views of the Victoria inner harbour. Would love the opportunity to go visit this property again.

  145. Andrea says:

    haven’t been to Victoria in a while, would love to go back!

  146. hansolocujo says:

    Would love to visit Victoria

  147. matthew m says:

    mmmm victoria.

  148. peter holbrook says:

    sounds great, i’m in!

  149. jordan says:

    awesome! i’m in!

  150. Fiona says:

    Victoria! one of my favorite places to get away to! Thanks again for a great contest ๐Ÿ™‚

  151. Stella Peterson says:

    Heading there soon to meet my new cousin, staying here would be deluxe!

  152. Alicia Ortiz says:

    Would love to go there! Would be an absolute dream!

  153. debbie says:

    this is a great prize! fingers crossed!

  154. AC says:

    Thanks for posting this contest. I’d love to go with my sweetheart.

  155. Marina says:

    Oh beautiful, I would so enjoy this!

  156. Phyllis says:

    I’d love to go!!

  157. Grace says:

    I want to win this so bad!

  158. Ian says:

    I havent been to victoria in over a year! Missing my friends ๐Ÿ™

  159. ohhhh i would love this!!!

  160. Meghan W says:

    Oh wow, looks fantastic.

  161. Tamara says:

    My daugther just got accepted to UVic. (Yay!) I am so proud of her and would love a weekend stay in Victoria to help us get her setup and settled. รขโ„ขยฅ

  162. Chelsea says:

    I soooooo need this!!!!

  163. Dianne Chow says:

    I haven’t been in Victoria for years so would love to go.

  164. Katrina S says:

    was it reno-ed at all? would love to go.

  165. Jane says:

    i’d love to visit victoria again after this semester. gotta stay over this time!

  166. Mary Ann says:

    Would absolutely love to go for a getaway to Victoria! In the past year, I have really developed a love for tea also.

  167. Maryanne says:

    yes yes yes!

  168. Danielle Scott says:

    I would love to win this!

  169. Erin says:

    This is fabulous,

  170. mary says:

    wow, never been to victoria

  171. cheryl says:

    This would be so cool to give to parents for their wedding anniversary!

  172. Michelle W. says:

    Definitely need to see more of BC. Been here for a year and a half, and haven’t seen nearly enough!

  173. Christine says:

    Looks amazing!

  174. jodi says:

    victoria is a beautiful place,we just recently had our first baby and we would be so grateful for a nice getaway

  175. Stephanie S says:

    would love to visit here on my next Island vacation!

  176. Will says:

    Fine cuisine, high tea and wine. Deliciously classy.

  177. Tiffany says:

    I haven’t been to Victoria in years ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to visit again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  178. Gayle Harris says:

    Hooray, I love Victoria, especially in the summer time!

  179. Amy says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Victoria! Hope I win!!!

  180. Bonnie R says:

    Would love a chance to take my Mom here! We were supposed to go there about a month ago, but had to cancel due to illness ๐Ÿ™ .

  181. Heidi says:

    It would be a grand weekend in Victoria if we won this prize!

  182. Lindsay says:

    I totally need a weekend away!

  183. Gerald says:

    Victoria is a terrific weekend destination and the inner harbour a perfect location to take it all in!

  184. Kendra says:

    Victoria is one of the most relaxing places in the world, I can feel its effect even on the ferry ride over. It’s a world class destination, with such a laid back feel, amazing restaurants, breathtaking views, and lots of attractions to keep busy. I have terrific memories of my visits there and can’t wait for my next trip!

  185. Maggie says:

    I could for sure use this weekend away! I hope I win, thanks in advance!

  186. JL says:

    Please pick me please pick me

  187. Glenda says:

    I love Victoria…would love to spend more time there

  188. Nick says:


  189. Jenn says:

    Looks fantastic!

  190. shannon mac says:

    Victoria is beautiful in the summer!

  191. Susie says:

    Wow wow wow; what a treat this would be!

  192. Adrienne says:

    Would love to treat the bf to this after the west coast trail!!

  193. Stacey says:

    Pick me pleaseeee!

  194. Anne says:

    Looks lovely, great getaway.

  195. Mae says:

    All your hotel giveaway locations are amazing!

  196. Carmen says:

    Afternoon tea please!!

  197. Would love to visit the Island to check out some of the markets!

  198. Byron says:

    This would be great.

  199. Natalie says:

    Mmm, a lovely hotel stay followed by breakfast at John’s Place, a pub afternoon/vollyball tourney @ the Stickey Wicket and then dinner at Pagliacci’s! Perfect!

  200. Janice says:

    This could be a perfect opportunity to take a rest from my busy hectic life.

  201. Andrew C. says:

    Zoinks – awesome!

  202. heather b says:

    Went to UVic; would love to visit victoria haven’s been for about a year!

  203. Anne says:

    wow – we would love this!

  204. Janna says:

    Hope I’m not too late to enter!

  205. Lisa says:

    Would love to win this for our 1st anniversary next month. Thank you.

  206. Tracy says:

    This looks amazing. Have to make some plans to spend some more time in Victoria…this win would motivate me

  207. jenn says:

    This sounds amazing! fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚

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