BC Travel Tuesday: Week 12 Swans Hotel & Brewpub

Comments 252 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This is the final installment of the BC Travel Tuesday series. Over the last few months I’ve worked with Brian from backyardbc to bring my readers options for local getaways and have been able to award prizes to a dozen winners from Vancouver Island and Squamish to the Okanagan.

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!

Last week’s winner of the April Point Resort trip to Quadra Island is Ryan (and he has been notified by email). This week, we take you back to Victoria for a unique experience — particularly if you love local brews.

Swans Suite Hotel 18 Swans Suite Hotel 44
Brewpub 04 Collard
Photos courtesy of Swans Hotel on Flickr

Swans Hotel & Brewpub
Website, Twitter, Facebook, backyardbc listing
Location: 506 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC
About: “Our 29 suite boutique hotel is a short walking distance to the Inner Harbour, museums, shopping, and entertainment. Spacious and comfortable suites feature fully equipped kitchens, complimentary wi-fi, and a collection of original art. Our Brewpub downstairs serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or you can enjoy a seasonal west coast meal at the Wild Saffron Bistro. We are 100% non smoking, and can accommodate pets.”
Prize: Two nights in a one bedroom suite, a $50 gift certificate to the Wild Saffron Bistro, and two beer tasting flights at Swans Brew Pub.
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 http://bit.ly/bctraveltuesday12

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 (prize redeemable September 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 excluding holidays), based on availability. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win. This week’s winner will be announced next Tuesday.

Update The winner is Leah P!

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252 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. NatTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:16pm PDT

    I love beer – and discovering local beers!

  2. GladysTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:18pm PDT

    Haven’t been to Victoria in years . . . this would be such a great way to get reacquainted with the city.

  3. ChristineTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:19pm PDT

    This is my last chance to win. Fingers crossed!

  4. EmmaTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:20pm PDT

    Looks fantastic!

  5. Leah PTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:21pm PDT

    My boyfriend and I are craft beer addicts… this would make our summer!

  6. AndrewTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:24pm PDT

    Local brews are the best in BC. Can’t wait to taste this jem of Victoria.

  7. PaulinaTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:27pm PDT

    this would be great!!

  8. Henry LeeTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:29pm PDT

    I stayed at Swans last May, and I loved the suite. The food and beer were all so very good, too. Thanks for the article, Rebecca.

  9. CameronTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:37pm PDT

    I’ve just got back from a great weekend in Victoria. It wouldn’t take much to convince me to go back again.

  10. cherylTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:40pm PDT

    Love their beer!!

  11. cheryl MTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:41pm PDT

    holy I just had my first Swans Beer last night! Yummy!

  12. Ruth HartnupTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:44pm PDT

    We’ve tried a lot of the Victoria craft beers but haven’t been to Swans yet. I’d love to do it in style!

  13. DianeTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:45pm PDT

    Haven’t tried any Victoria brews, but would love to!

  14. LauraTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:49pm PDT

    What a great series this has been. Here’s hoping I get to take home the final prize!

  15. spTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:52pm PDT

    Totally up for visiting Victoria and tasting local beer!

  16. Kailyn SkubanTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 3:53pm PDT

    I would love to take my handsome, loving, talented boyfriend for our second anniversary later this year… We love craft beers! This would be the perfect get-away!

  17. LisaTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 4:27pm PDT

    I love Victoria…and beer. Have never stayed at this hotel, looks beautiful.

  18. AlakittenTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 4:36pm PDT

    Victoria Rocks..!!

  19. RachelTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 4:38pm PDT


  20. Penny RTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 4:40pm PDT

    Love to win looks like a fantastic prize!

  21. sherTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 4:42pm PDT

    Really need a vacation. really really

  22. CATHYTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 4:52pm PDT

    I would love to come and visit and sample all you have to offer!

  23. Jonathan ReimerTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 4:53pm PDT

    By far the best brew pub in Victoria. Been dropping by on Victoria trips for the past 10+ years. Can only hope I win!

  24. WendyTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 4:53pm PDT

    I love Swan’s, it has great food, is central when staying in Victoria and is close to lots of bead stores :)and my husband is partial to their beer

  25. Freddie De LeonTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 4:55pm PDT


  26. DarcyTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 5:04pm PDT

    Swans Hotel & Brewpub looks nice!

  27. Lori-Vancouver BCTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 5:05pm PDT

    Staying at Swans in Victoria and enjoying some local beer would be a great way to start off…I mean finish off the summer:)

  28. KatieTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 5:17pm PDT

    Would be fantastic to check this out!! Really looking to do an island escape πŸ™‚

  29. LynnTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 5:29pm PDT


  30. Jenn KTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 5:33pm PDT

    I love Victoria. And I need a getaway!

  31. KristinaTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 5:34pm PDT

    fantastic prize. Swans is iconic!

  32. Scott MisfeldtTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 5:45pm PDT

    Love Swans Beer!

  33. JenniferTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 6:03pm PDT

    I want to win this SO bad!

  34. Gary MitfordTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 6:18pm PDT

    Love their Raspberry Ale!!

  35. AlisonTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 6:21pm PDT

    My boyfriend and I used to live in Victoria, before we moved to the mainland. Swans is our favourite Victoria pub!

  36. E. TangTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 6:35pm PDT

    Cool spot!

  37. LesleyTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 6:35pm PDT

    This would be great for my anniversary!!!!

  38. lizTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 6:42pm PDT

    Keeping it short and sweet:I love beer and I love Victoria!!!I twittered this.

  39. LeahTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 6:45pm PDT

    would love a trip to victoria…

  40. AmyTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 6:54pm PDT

    Victoria is beautiful in the fall

  41. LucieTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 7:17pm PDT

    I’m daydreaming about this already- wow!

  42. JennyTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 7:28pm PDT

    Swans looks fantastic!

  43. HeatherTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 7:39pm PDT

    Lived in Victoria in a few years but never got to stay at the Swans! Hope I can soon!

  44. IainTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 7:43pm PDT

    Not sure which one I like better: beer or Victoria. But both — a beautiful match.

  45. GINGETuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 7:59pm PDT

    Was born and raised in Victoria…………….now live up Island . My partner and I love trying out all the local ( Island) Brewpubs. Sounds like a trip to Die for or Drink for…would love it.

  46. DorothyTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 8:05pm PDT

    I’ll take the room. My husband can sleep in the pub.

  47. AimeeTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 8:11pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to try this place. Looks fun!

  48. JohnTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 8:13pm PDT

    Beer? Beer? Never heard of it.

  49. EileenTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 8:15pm PDT

    Beer and a break in Victoria? This sounds amazing!!

  50. JeremyTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 8:23pm PDT

    I love beer, I love Victoria and this sounds like an amazing trip πŸ™‚

  51. JenTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 8:24pm PDT

    Sounds like a great getaway!!! I’d love to go!

  52. RaniaTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 8:32pm PDT

    I haven’t been to Swan’s in over a decade, but back in the 90s when I lived in Victoria, it was my watering hole. I can’t recall if I just turned over every paycheque to them or if I just outright paid for the standup bar. It would be nice to revisit Victoria and see the ol’ gathering place.

  53. KevinTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 8:44pm PDT

    Beer. ’nuff said

  54. MichelleTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 8:47pm PDT

    My husband and I just moved to Vancouver and visiting Victoria is definitely on our must-visit spots while we’re here. We have heard so much about its locally brewed beer (among other wonderful things), so winning this contest would be super awesome!

  55. JaneTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 9:02pm PDT

    m gonna go to vict in oct. winning this wud be perfect.

  56. lindaTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 10:07pm PDT

    Sweet! A good excuse for another weekend getaway to Victoria.

  57. LindaTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 10:48pm PDT

    Would love to win this! Hope to see BC Travel Tuesdays back in the near future.

  58. BrendaTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 11:08pm PDT

    Haven’t been to Victoria in years, would love to go back!

  59. LeannaTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 11:27pm PDT

    I have had Swan’s before, but it would be great fun to see the place where the magic happens.

  60. SaraTuesday, August 16th, 2011 — 11:43pm PDT

    Looks great! My fella would love this!

  61. HayleyWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 12:05am PDT

    i love local micro-breweries and I LOVE Victoria! It’s my summer of visiting college roommates on Van Island and this would top of my summer bigtime!

  62. ChristineWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 6:32am PDT

    Would love the chance to stay at Swans and try their beer!

  63. ErinWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 7:37am PDT

    Since moving to the Island 2 year ago I love making the trip to Victoria. It is such a beautiful city with so much to do! Would love a vacation close to home!

  64. BeckyWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 7:45am PDT

    Oh how fun! This would be a fantastic trip!

  65. MarkWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 8:18am PDT

    I’ve heard great things about the Swans, it would be sweet to head over there!

  66. sandyWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 8:27am PDT

    Love this hotel and the brew pub – ready to go back to Victoria for more Thrift store days!

  67. loriWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 8:46am PDT

    Swans is a great place!

  68. jaynieWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 8:56am PDT

    this month is my sweethearts birthday and it would be wonderful to win and take him to one of our favorite spots downtown….andrew at swans makes the best beer!

  69. MichelleWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 8:59am PDT

    That’d be awesome for the vacation time I’d like to take in October!

  70. GazzaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:06am PDT

    Sounds yummy to me!!

  71. MarlisWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:11am PDT

    Would love to revist Swans I used to frequent the pub in my university days!

  72. CaitlinWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:15am PDT

    Sounds great.

  73. ChristineWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:22am PDT

    I love beer and Victoria. Fingers crossed!

  74. ChristinaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:26am PDT

    great concept!

  75. Chantel I.Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:28am PDT

    This is my favourite hotel in Victoria. I’ve been to an amazing wedding in the penthouse, sampled all the beers at the pub and just had some really great experiences here.

  76. Jennifer MunozWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:29am PDT

    I love the concept of a hotel and brewpab in one. It would be fun to try the beer flights!

  77. lindawwwwWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:33am PDT

    I would love to win this getaway.

  78. Robyn Q.Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:34am PDT

    I spent a lovely getaway at Swans when I first moved to Victoria in the early 90’s. I love the beautiful art…..and beer!

  79. DavidWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:36am PDT

    this would be a fantastic trip.. thankyou!!

  80. SummerWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:46am PDT

    I’d love to see the upstairs at Swans!

  81. KatWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:48am PDT

    Never been to victoria!

  82. AlexWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:51am PDT

    Beer trip! sounds great

  83. wono99Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:54am PDT

    Swans looks great!

  84. JuliaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:56am PDT

    A great BC getaway staying at Swans Hotel in Victoria – so here’s hoping I can win this for my hubby who had a bad accident in July!

  85. LindsayWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:06am PDT

    I really would love to win this so i can take my sweetie out to the island!

  86. gail whitworthWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:07am PDT


  87. SamanthaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:07am PDT

    …This would solve the question of what to do for my bf’s birthday next month. I can drink the beer- he can hang out in the suite.

  88. Rachelle JonesWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:11am PDT

    This Looks Amazing!

  89. Jessica R.FWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:13am PDT

    I so desperately need a break from the drama that has been August. My boyfriend and I would love this!

  90. LBWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:16am PDT

    this place looks adorable!

  91. ShawnayWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:18am PDT

    I’ve always wanted to stay at Swans and try Wild Saffron! I would love too!

  92. Steven BarringhamWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:20am PDT

    I love good beer!

  93. Sarah BermelWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:21am PDT

    I love Victoria and we have not been there for yrs..My husband and i would love this get away πŸ™‚

  94. BelindaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:42am PDT

    My boyfriend would love this and it would be nice romantic getaway for us…

  95. Dennis SatoWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:43am PDT

    Yeah! Just in time for my vacation

  96. JennWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

    Send me to the beer!

  97. LauraWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:54am PDT

    yes please!

  98. AllyWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 11:04am PDT

    This would be a great getaway for hubby and I!

  99. CarmenWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 11:05am PDT

    My boyfriend and I would love to get away, he and I have a passion for trying new foods, beer, and wine so a getaway to do that would be perfect!!

  100. AngieWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 11:15am PDT

    Still have never been to Victoria! Would love to go πŸ™‚

  101. kelsWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 11:33am PDT

    i need a getaway! would love this!

  102. Heather MonteithWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 11:35am PDT

    I love Swan’s!! Beautiful hotel, beautiful rooms and the pub is awesome. The beer is amazing too.

  103. Lois PattersonWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 11:36am PDT

    I love visiting Victoria. This hotel and their food and drink offerings sound great!

  104. PriscillaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 11:36am PDT

    I would love to win this!!

  105. D CedricWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 11:40am PDT

    This would be very cool- who doesnt love to visit victoria

  106. JWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 11:49am PDT

    looks like a good weekend away

  107. DeidreWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 11:52am PDT

    looks like an intersting place – and a chance to visit Victoria!

  108. AmyWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 12:02pm PDT

    I would love to visit Victoria. What a gorgeous hotel!

  109. SanazWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 12:03pm PDT

    I love sampling local beers:)

  110. MisharWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 12:06pm PDT

    Haven’t stayed in Victoria in too long.. would love to do this!

  111. SaraWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 12:53pm PDT

    Count me in! Visit to Vic in style!

  112. Ginger GervaisWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 1:04pm PDT

    This prize sounds great! It would be our 1st time to the Island πŸ™‚

  113. JanelleWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 1:18pm PDT

    Nice contest!

  114. ScottWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

    We have some awesome local beers.

  115. JeeWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 1:54pm PDT

    Please pick me!!! I love Victoria soooo much!!!

  116. MariaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 2:28pm PDT

    Have heard great things about this brew pub – sounds like a great place to spend a warm summer evening….

  117. MaryanneWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 2:44pm PDT


  118. SharonWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 2:53pm PDT

    I’ve never been to Victoria and I love microbrews!

  119. BrendaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 2:58pm PDT

    Would love to visit Victoria!

  120. KKungWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 3:22pm PDT

    This is a great giveaway!

  121. JBustilloWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 3:23pm PDT

    I would love to taste beer in Victoria

  122. SherryWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 3:56pm PDT

    I love Victoria and brew pubs. This would be a fantastic trip.

  123. TeresaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:01pm PDT

    This would be a worthwhile place to visit!

  124. GarrettWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:08pm PDT

    Haven’t been to Victoria in ages and would love to go back. And tastings at a brew pub? Icing on the cake!

  125. hoWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:11pm PDT

    Oooh, very nice

  126. Daniel RWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:13pm PDT

    I’ve never been to Victoria, this sounds like a great way to visit!

  127. JuliaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:13pm PDT

    boyfriend is over worked! would love to take him for a mini vay-cay!

  128. PaulWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:14pm PDT

    What a brilliant prize – fantastic work with these. While here in YVR we’ve been dying to get to Victoria – this would be a gift from heaven. Nice work

  129. AngelaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:15pm PDT

    Would love a mini getaway to explore Victoria, sample the food and support the local breweries!

  130. JasonWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:17pm PDT

    I love Swans Hotel!

  131. LarissaRWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:20pm PDT

    Man, I’d love to win this. We’re expecting our first baby in the middle of September and it’d be great to have one last getaway before the arrival …

  132. ColleenWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:23pm PDT

    So much fun, thanks for the great contest!

  133. MarkWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:23pm PDT

    I would love to take my wife over to victoria and stay at this hotel…. pictures look beautiful….

  134. ShantelWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:26pm PDT

    I love the rootbeer!

  135. ThyraWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:33pm PDT

    What a wonderful treat for new parents πŸ™‚ Maybe we’d get some sleep??

  136. DilaraWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:40pm PDT

    Looks like a great place.

  137. LeahWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:45pm PDT

    Would be a great trip…and a great excuse to stock up on their coconut porter – Delicious!

  138. MIke C.Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:45pm PDT

    This. Would. Be.


  139. DarcyWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:48pm PDT

    I Love Victoria!!!! …and food…and beer πŸ™‚

  140. Nikki ShaverWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:49pm PDT

    I am an over worked, stressed out preschool teacher who really needs a vacation please!

  141. KateWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 4:56pm PDT

    Love Swans! Love Victoria…

  142. AndrewWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 5:07pm PDT

    No job, but I bad need break now.

  143. SuzanneWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 5:17pm PDT

    Love Victoria, and what a fantastic location.

  144. IanWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 5:17pm PDT

    My group of friends have a Boys Weekend in Victoria every year and always hit Swans during our pub crawl. Staying there would be amazing!

  145. RheannaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 5:18pm PDT

    This sounds fantastic!

  146. JustineWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 5:18pm PDT

    Swans is a beautiful place..would be an absolute delightful package to win!

  147. Jessica TWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 5:30pm PDT

    I could really use a weekend away with my hubby!

  148. Samantha CWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 5:44pm PDT

    Mmm I absolutely ADORE the swans beer – the coconut porter is my favourite beer ever.

  149. HeatherWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 6:18pm PDT

    I would love this! be nice to have a september getaway πŸ™‚

  150. WesWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 6:21pm PDT

    Oooo….oooo pick me, pick me!

  151. NancyWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 6:25pm PDT

    This has my husband’s name written all over it! Last chance to win… fingers crossed… and we would be SO appreciative if chosen!! Thank you so much.

  152. rick gWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 8:18pm PDT

    awesome!would love to win!!

  153. TerryWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 8:19pm PDT

    Would love to travel to Victoria and explore some new beers.

  154. Carla McWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 8:27pm PDT

    Would love the opportunity for this great prize! Add my name to the draw please.

  155. AvivaWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 8:50pm PDT

    Would love to stay somewhere new in Victoria!

  156. AndyWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:16pm PDT

    Rogers Chocolate – uh huh, yeah, gonna put my oh face on!

  157. Dave K.Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 9:49pm PDT

    Most assuredly this sounds like my kind of getaway!!

  158. MarlineWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:21pm PDT

    This would be such a lovely getaway!

  159. HelenWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 10:40pm PDT

    Victoria is always a little lovelier with beer πŸ™‚

  160. IrisWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 11:10pm PDT

    Beer tasting sound fun!

  161. JustineWednesday, August 17th, 2011 — 11:33pm PDT

    Would be a perfect getaway with the bf!

  162. RichardThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 2:43am PDT

    Would love to get away to Victoria with my girlfriend. πŸ™‚

  163. DorisThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 8:31am PDT

    I would love to win

  164. ReenThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 9:06am PDT

    I haven’t had a chance to visit Swan’s brewpub yet, but I love their Scotch Ale!

  165. SamanthaThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 10:19am PDT

    I am in Victoria right now for school, I’ve heard great things about this pub!

  166. SitaThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 10:23am PDT

    This would be a great mini getaway!

  167. DoraThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 10:23am PDT

    Beer, Victoria & a beautiful boutique hotel… life could be good if I win πŸ˜‰

  168. RichieThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 10:24am PDT

    Can’t go wrong with tasting beer

  169. MikeThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 10:25am PDT

    For real! This one is the one! heh

  170. AndreaThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 10:54am PDT

    I would love to spend some more time in Victoria!

  171. AlanThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 11:08am PDT

    Another reason to visit Victoria!

  172. RobThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 11:18am PDT

    Wow this would be a fun trip!

  173. JanetThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 11:21am PDT

    Raspberry ale!

  174. Wendy TThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 11:30am PDT

    I haven’t been to Victoria in years. This would be a lovely weekend getaway.

  175. LauraThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 11:30am PDT

    This would be great!

  176. KarolineThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 11:47am PDT

    I’d love to win !

  177. Serena DeboltThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 11:57am PDT

    Yay to Backyard BC and would love to win this – Victoria is our favorite getaway!

  178. MicThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 12:16pm PDT

    love Victoria and would like to visit 12 Swans!

  179. DebThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 12:37pm PDT

    Haven’t been to Victoria in years. Would love to go visit the sights again.

  180. BernadetteThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 12:51pm PDT

    I’d love to win this package. Never been to Victoria and was just married last week, would love to make this our honeymoon trip. I hear Victoria is a place for the “newlyweds” plus the fact we love beer!

  181. SharonThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 1:01pm PDT

    Oh, I love Victoria!

  182. LyndseyThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 2:07pm PDT

    Would love to win this for a little getaway to share with one of my besties!!

  183. AliciaThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 3:25pm PDT

    Sounds fantastic! I’d love to win.

  184. CeciThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 4:32pm PDT

    Awesome, hope to win!

  185. EricThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 5:49pm PDT

    My buddy, who loves trying local brews, just had his birthday. This would be a fantastic opportunity for both of us to visit the island for the first time ever and to try the local “wares”! Pick me!!

  186. MaryThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 9:23pm PDT

    whoot whoot great contest

  187. ACThursday, August 18th, 2011 — 11:28pm PDT

    Last time I was in Victoria I checked out 12 Swans and decided that the next time I visit, I would definitely stay there. The suites are roomy and comfortable.

  188. RebeccaFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 12:01am PDT

    Would love to take my husband there for his birthday!

  189. AnnaFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 12:17am PDT

    I would love to go to Victoria since I have never been there before and it would a very nice anniversary present for my hubby and I πŸ™‚

  190. MaeFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 1:47am PDT

    You keep presenting us with such gems. They are all fantastic choices.

  191. ScottFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 8:29am PDT

    This hotel is in a great spot!

  192. AlejandroFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 9:18am PDT

    I would love to surprise my wife with this getaway!

  193. MavFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 9:35am PDT

    Last chance.

  194. TomFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 9:56am PDT

    I would love to take my girlfriend

  195. ParkerFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 10:52am PDT


  196. belindaFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 11:28am PDT

    I only been to the pub downstairs. I actually didn’t know there was a hotel above it.

  197. KimberlyFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 1:04pm PDT

    Would be amazing!! Would love to surprise my husband. Thank you.

  198. KimberlyFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 1:05pm PDT

    Misspelled email addy. All fixed.

  199. Cheryl M.Friday, August 19th, 2011 — 3:39pm PDT

    Would love to tap into my roots and get back to Victoria and visit the revised hotel and pubs.

  200. StephanieFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 4:18pm PDT

    Sounds great.

  201. HeidiFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 4:27pm PDT

    Looks like a beautiful place to spend a couple of nights!

  202. C WilsonFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 4:48pm PDT

    I love the atmosphere at Swans….and the food….so yummy!!

  203. Laurel ThomasFriday, August 19th, 2011 — 10:36pm PDT

    Victoria is truly THE most beautiful city! I love walking around the harbor and seeing all the interesting craft vendors in the summer!

  204. KellySaturday, August 20th, 2011 — 8:51am PDT

    i would love a mini vacation

  205. LaurenSaturday, August 20th, 2011 — 10:04am PDT

    Oh, how did I just find your blog? I want to win this getaway!

  206. KPSaturday, August 20th, 2011 — 12:39pm PDT

    This would be awesome!

  207. gail whitworthSaturday, August 20th, 2011 — 2:37pm PDT

    This is such a beautiful area of Victoria

  208. YvonneSaturday, August 20th, 2011 — 4:41pm PDT

    I would love a get away … we haven’t been to Victoria in a long .. long time.

  209. EricaSaturday, August 20th, 2011 — 11:08pm PDT

    <3 I could definitely use a vaycay to Victoria!

  210. CarolSunday, August 21st, 2011 — 8:45am PDT

    A boutique hotel in a great city. What a wonderful prize.

  211. LindsaySunday, August 21st, 2011 — 9:17am PDT

    My hubby would love this :p

  212. ArianeSunday, August 21st, 2011 — 4:35pm PDT

    can’t believe I missed all the contests leading up to this! what a cool prize.

  213. StephanieSunday, August 21st, 2011 — 7:40pm PDT

    Victoria is a beautiful city.

  214. Grace MokMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 5:48am PDT


  215. jeanMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 9:36am PDT

    this sounds awesome!

  216. taniaMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 12:17pm PDT

    that would be great.

  217. rinoMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 12:18pm PDT

    sounds amazing!

  218. RyanMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

    Looks like a nice spot…sign me up please!

  219. JoannaMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 2:03pm PDT

    Love Victoria. Need a vacation. This sounds great!

  220. MarinaMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 2:03pm PDT

    Looks gorgeous!!! Would love to stay here.

  221. ErinMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 2:08pm PDT

    looks beautiful!

  222. StephenMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 2:10pm PDT

    I stayed at Swan’s many years ago and it still looks as fantastic as ever.

  223. JeniferMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 2:13pm PDT

    Love breweries and love Victoria!
    Would be a nice much needed get away.

  224. minnaMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 2:18pm PDT

    this would be quite the experience !

  225. Andrew HudsonMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 2:23pm PDT

    I love Victoria. But not as much as I love beer. πŸ˜‰

  226. BarbaraMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 2:47pm PDT

    I love Swans! Nice prize.

  227. KyleMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 3:07pm PDT

    Swan’s Chocolate Coconut Porter – YES PLEASE!

  228. ChristinaMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 3:15pm PDT

    Getaway to the Swans Hotel & Brewpub? Yes please!
    I heart beer. Seriously. Love the stuff.
    good luck y’all!

  229. Stella PetersonMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 3:22pm PDT

    Last chance, hope I win!!

  230. StephanieMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 3:31pm PDT

    this sounds like a great way to wrap up summer!

  231. JaniceMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 4:20pm PDT

    This would be perfect, Perfect, PERFECT to win! I’m running the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Half Marathon and need a fantastic place to stay (the food and beer after would be more than welcome!!)

  232. auMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 4:36pm PDT

    i’m dreaming and love to go to Victoria one day!β™₯

  233. DonnaMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 4:51pm PDT

    What a great way to spend time in beautiful Victoria!

  234. DanaMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 4:55pm PDT

    Sounds like a fabulous getaway… Fingers crossed!

  235. JLMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 5:23pm PDT

    Yum yum!

  236. janeMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 5:26pm PDT

    I would love to visit Victoria. It sounds just perfect.

  237. leahMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 5:36pm PDT

    This would be a great way to end an uneventful summer.

  238. sueMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 7:14pm PDT

    Way back in the day , I was the Chef @Rebecca’s (under Harpo’s)1127 Wharf, used to hold as many staff meetings as I could @Swans . So much fun, would love to re-visit .

  239. RobertaMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 8:02pm PDT

    This sounds very nice. Victoria is a great place to get away.

  240. Donna LMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 10:48pm PDT

    I’ve never tried the Wild Saffron. YUM.

  241. BrendaMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 10:49pm PDT

    This would be so much fun!

  242. CliffMonday, August 22nd, 2011 — 10:51pm PDT

    Sounds great, I haven’t been to Swan’s in a long time.

  243. AndrewTuesday, August 23rd, 2011 — 12:46am PDT

    Craft beers would be perfect

  244. gail whitworthTuesday, August 23rd, 2011 — 8:23am PDT


  245. LawrenceTuesday, August 23rd, 2011 — 9:18am PDT

    Love visiting Victoria

  246. BarbTuesday, August 23rd, 2011 — 9:51am PDT

    I’ve enver actually stayed in Victoria before! I remember going to the amazing huge museum they have there when I was little, and the great wax museum too. Would love to go back and see the whole city.

  247. TiffanyTuesday, August 23rd, 2011 — 10:26am PDT

    My friend in Victoria just had a baby so I would love to go visit.

  248. CoreyTuesday, August 23rd, 2011 — 10:46am PDT

    Could really use a little getaway, and love Victoria!!!!

  249. AlanaTuesday, August 23rd, 2011 — 10:55am PDT

    I love Victoria!

  250. loreleiTuesday, August 23rd, 2011 — 12:32pm PDT

    Would love to go! I grew up close to Victoria so would love to go back for a stay

  251. JennTuesday, August 23rd, 2011 — 1:00pm PDT

    When I was twelve, my parents pointed out the pink Victoria hotel in which my twin sister and I were conceived. I wish I was making this up, folks. I’d love to block out this memory of this beautiful city with new raspberry beer infused ones.

  252. lucyWednesday, August 24th, 2011 — 10:30pm PDT


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