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BC Travel Tuesday Week 1: The Inn at Laurel Point

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 — 10:19am PDT
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The BC Travel Tuesday series is returning this summer as I once again partner with Backyard BC to highlight hotels and destinations around the province. I will feature a weekly giveaway to 6 different properties for the next 6 Tuesdays in a row and Backyard BC will host a grand prize giveaway where you can enter once to win all 6 prizes. That’s a lot of local hotel stays!
Featuring a variety of hotels and resorts located throughout the province, Backyard BC provides residents of British Columbia with free access to exclusive discounts on accommodation. If you live and travel in BC, we’ll make sure you pay less than the lowest rates available to anyone else. Travel local. Save big. Visit Backyard BC online, on Twitter, or Facebook and see more of BC!

The first giveaway of the 2012 BC Travel Tuesday campaign is for a beautifully appointed property on the outer banks of Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

Photo courtesy of the Inn at Laurel Point

Inn at Laurel Point
Website, Twitter, Facebook, Backyard BC 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 a Studio Suite & complimentary parking
Value: $650

To enter to win the weekly contest:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter this week’s @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday contest for @ILPVictoria: CLOSED

Weekly winners will be announced every Tuesday on the latest BC Travel Tuesday contest post until the 6 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.

This week’s contest is now closed.

View all posts in the series by following or subscribing to my BCTravelTuesday tag. Open to residents of BC. Backyard BC’s grand prize draw for stays at all 6 properties will take place September 4, 2012.

Current contests on


  1. CPK says:

    I hope I win ๐Ÿ™‚ I could use a vacatioN!

  2. Donna L says:

    I attended a wedding at the Laurel Point last year and it was simply lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Brenda says:

    I love Victoria

  4. Cliff says:

    It’s been a while since I visited

  5. David says:

    hope I win! =D

  6. Christine says:

    I love Victoria and would love to check out Laurel Point!

  7. Shauna says:

    Victoria is great – would love to go!

  8. Dawn says:

    Beautiful BC! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. wono99 says:

    have not been to Victoria in a while.

  10. Chaminda says:

    Hope I win as I have not been to Victoria for very long time(5+years).

  11. Maureen M says:

    Would love to visit here.

  12. Jenny says:

    This looks lovely!

  13. David D. says:

    Looks awesome, as always, thanks!

  14. Liana says:

    A relaxing Victoria gettaway is just what I need. Fingers crossed!

  15. Gigi says:

    Would love to visit Victoria! It’s been awhile.

  16. Rachel says:

    Looks lovely!

  17. Natalie says:

    This would be perfect – I have a weekend trip to Victoria planned in August!

  18. Justine says:

    The SO and I have been wanting to get back to Victoria. He’s only been there in the middle of winter and I want him to see it at its best.

  19. Andrew says:

    I’d love a get away to Victoria!

  20. ruby says:

    would luv this win! Victoria is such a quaint trip to make with lots to do :o)

  21. Leanne m says:

    I was there many years ago, it is a stunning hotel and I would love to go back with my family ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. luc says:

    What a great place for a vacation!

  23. Marieke says:

    Looks like a very relaxing place, just what I need!

  24. Garrett says:

    I would love a trip to Victoria this summer!

  25. Sabrina says:

    Would love to go!(Aside: hope your emails don’t end up in my spam folder again! :))

  26. Ceci says:

    Looks wonderful, would love a weekend there!

  27. Sarah says:

    oooh this would be the perfect anniversary getaway for DH and I!

  28. jeanie says:

    i love this contest! =D

  29. Michelle says:

    Haven’t been in awhile.. this would be the perfect chance!

  30. kickpleat says:

    I haven’t been to Victoria ever in the summer, would love to go!

  31. Kate says:

    I’m super excited to see Travel Tuesday is back!

  32. anne says:

    sounds perfect!

  33. Marissa says:

    Would love to explore BC!

  34. Kate says:

    From Victoria but haven’t been back in a while, love the Laurel Point and would love to go…!

  35. Erica says:

    I would love to go!

  36. Tim604 says:

    Please pick me! Thanks for posting this!

  37. Doug says:

    Looks nice. Aura at the Laurel Point is supposed to be a nice restaurant.

  38. Jen says:

    sounds fun

  39. janice says:

    Tried to win this phenomenal prize last year. Hoping for better luck this time around!!

  40. Michelle says:

    I’d love to win a little get away for myself & my family!! But I never win! Ha ha ha

  41. Richard says:

    I’d love to win this! My wife has never been to Victoria or the Island.

  42. Sevie says:

    This is the best idea ever! Thanks for sharing with us!

  43. TylerIngram says:

    Must….win at least 1 trip to Victoria!

  44. Kirky says:

    Maybe I’d take my sister, Laurel!

  45. Winnie Wong says:

    Lovely giveaway! Hope I win ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Gwen says:

    Still hoping to win some accomodation in Victoria. It makes the trip so much more affordable. ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Samantha says:

    I need some mediation and soul searching – looks like a glorious place to do so.

  48. Greg says:

    I haven’t been to Victoria in years, fingers are crossed.

  49. Elena says:

    Great way to promote all the great places in our province!

  50. Ray says:

    Wow, this would be an amazing prize to win.

  51. Sanaz says:

    I love to win this package

  52. Karen says:

    Looks great!!

  53. Krista says:

    Great contest…would love to visit Victoria again!

  54. Dana says:

    This looks wonderful! Would love to win. ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Stephanie says:

    Sounds wonderful.

  56. Leah says:

    I wouldn’t complain if I won!

  57. J says:

    I need a weekend away!

  58. Don M says:

    A great way to celebrate my friends birthday

  59. Iain says:

    I’ve heard great things about their restaurant.

  60. Maria Cargnelli says:

    Love to go for a girls’ weekend!!!

  61. Linda says:

    I would love to win this for my parents. Thanks for the contest.

  62. Linda says:

    I love Victoria and would take my partner.

  63. lindawwww says:

    I love the Inn at Laurel Point!

  64. Nancy says:

    Haven’t been to Victoria in a VERY long time. This is an awesome contest! 10 yr wedding anniversary AND my 40th b-day this year… of course I would love to win!!

  65. Cindy Smith says:

    I would love to take my husband here.

  66. Ramona says:

    Oh man I would love to win! I went to UVic and have some
    Fond memories there.

  67. Melissa says:

    best friend moved to Vic… I miss her face

  68. Denise says:

    I would like to win a mini getaway to victoria

  69. cindy quach says:

    i love the cap city

  70. Elizabeth Sales says:

    would love to take my 6 year old son who has never been to the island

  71. Sheila says:

    Wonderful way to visit Victoria!

  72. michael says:

    what a beautiful hotel!

  73. Dennis L. says:

    Love visiting Victoria!

  74. Laura says:

    So beautiful! I live in Victoria and I’ve never been ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. Fiona says:

    Yay Victoria!

  76. Dora says:

    Would love to take a vacation in Victoria!!!

  77. rahim punjani says:

    Would love to go back to vic. Hope i win

  78. Georgina says:

    Love your contests – this is a great idea! Laurel Point would be fabulous. Thanks Miss 604!

  79. Karen Lam says:

    Love to visit Victoria and win this prize! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Gary says:

    I could use a vacation…..or SIX!!!

  81. janice montroy says:

    would love a trip to Victoria

  82. Katie says:

    This would be a much needed get-away

  83. pepper says:

    Wow what a wonderful priZe! That hotel looks awesome! would love to win and take hubby away for his birthday! <3 thanks for the opportunity!

  84. L says:

    Good luck to everyone!

  85. Belinda says:

    It is an architectural beauty. Thank you for having this contest.

  86. gail whitworth says:


  87. Debra says:

    I would love to visit Victoria with my Dad for his birthday!

  88. Tamara says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!! I hope I win ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. Vanessa says:

    Would live to win a stay here!! Looks gorgeous!!

  90. Jenny says:

    I would love to visit Victoria again!

  91. Marianne says:

    Picturesque Victoria!

  92. Caitlin says:

    Yes, please!

  93. I haven’t gone on a vacation in years.

  94. Doreen says:

    Beautiful British Columbia!!!

  95. Elaine D says:

    Please pick me!

  96. leah says:

    what a great giveaway! We live in such a beautiful area

  97. Anna Santiago says:

    Thank you for all these great contests miss604!

  98. Donna says:

    Would love to see Victoria! Haven’t been to the Island in years!

  99. Donald says:

    A visit to the capital would be nice for the kids!

  100. Dennis L. says:

    Love Victoria!

  101. Art B. says:

    I really need a vacation.

  102. Matt S. says:

    The Laurel Point is a great place to stay!

  103. Jenn S says:

    Would love to go to the Island and explore

  104. Jake Hamilton says:

    Gorgeous hotel in a gorgeous city!!

  105. Debbie F says:

    What a great weekend in Victoria this would be.

  106. Greg says:

    I love visiting Victoria.

  107. Kelly says:

    Married almost 20 years, no honeymoon, tho hubby will tell ya “She had 3 months in Victoria…that’s a honeymoon!” while he finished up his degree. Would love to take the kiddos back and show them where our family began!

  108. Linda says:

    Looks beautiful! Would love to visit the Inn at Laurel Point!

  109. Mary T says:

    Nothing like playing tourist in our back yard! Those are always the BEST trips! I love Victoria!

  110. Harjit says:

    Who needs to fly? When there is so much beauty in our own backwards to love! ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Sharon says:

    I’ve never been to Victoria, and these accommodations look amazing!

  112. Jeanne says:

    Haven’t been to Victoria for years–would love to take my husband for a romantic getaway

  113. cein says:

    Whistler would be nice!

  114. Raju says:

    would love to go to Victoria this summer.

  115. Cathy says:

    I haven’t been to Victoria for a few years and would love to go back!

  116. chrissy says:

    Looks beautiful!

  117. Bernadette says:


  118. Emily says:

    This is a special hotel in a special city ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never stayed at the Laurel Point but have toured it and enjoyed the view from the wonderful restaurant!

  119. Sita says:

    The hotel looks so beautiful!

  120. Renfrew says:

    I want to take my kids to the museum in Victoria. A hotel stay would be great.

  121. Tracey Flattes says:

    Love this contest – thanks!

  122. Adina says:

    I just got off the phone with my friend and we’re planning on a last minute escape somewhere in BC & were wondering where to go. This place would be perfect!

  123. Peter says:

    Ah, Victoria in the summer. What could be more lovely than that, especially coupled with the Laurel Point Inn? Here’s hoping.

  124. Brent says:

    pretty please!

  125. Lauren says:

    Victoria is a great trip to take any time of year, but summer is extra nice!

  126. Caresse says:

    Yes please!

  127. Jan says:

    very nice giveaway

  128. Gayle says:

    Looks lovely!!

  129. Gary T. says:

    Nice vacation

  130. liz says:

    Dining on the oceanfront patio sounds divine!

  131. brandon says:

    Love Victoria, would love to go back there soon

  132. Shelley says:

    I need a mini vacation, and this looks wonderful.

  133. Andrew says:

    Would love to explore Vancouver Island and stay at this beautiful place!

  134. Eileen says:

    This looks beautiful!

  135. Cyndi says:

    What a beautiful looking scene on the picture

  136. Elaine says:

    I can’t remember when the last time I visited Victoria. This would be a treat.

  137. Val says:

    Would love a night out in Victoria

  138. Stephanie says:

    This would be a lovely get away thanks

  139. Iris says:

    I love the flowers in Victoria. Glad to see these Travel Tuesdays come back!

  140. Jess says:

    It looks beautiful! It’s been so long since I’ve been to Victoria~

  141. vincent chen says:

    This sounds like an awesome birthday present! haha

  142. i was at the Laurel Point from the 29 @ July 3 and its a amazing amazing hotel

  143. Darcy says:

    Love Victoria & the Laurel Point Inn…great prize to be won:)

  144. I’ve had the pleasure to stay at the Laurel Point Inn for a conference I attended about 8 years ago…I still remember it! Their lounge is comfy and has a great view of the Parliament Building’s at night. Their outdoor patio in the back overlooking the reflecting pool is so peaceful and tranquil. I would love to go back!

  145. Shannon says:

    I’d be so happy to win!! Looks like a beautiful place to relax and paint the landscape!

  146. Debbie says:

    what a wonderful getaway! I love Victoria, so many things to see and do!

  147. Jer says:

    Backyard BC is the best!

  148. Terry says:

    Hope I win!!

  149. Linda says:

    What a wonderful vacation prize!

  150. Adam says:

    It’s the best prize going & I can hardly wait
    to go on this holiday…

  151. Kath says:

    Have never stayed at the Laurel Point but I hear it’s lovely

  152. Joyce Lai says:


  153. Breanne says:

    Yes please, looks great

  154. Mike says:

    I’ve always wanted to stay there. Hope I’m the lucky one ๐Ÿ™‚

  155. Ekaterina D. says:

    What a cool place!

  156. Mark says:

    Looks delightful!

  157. Dan Olson says:

    Pick Me!

  158. Heidi C says:

    Looks good!

  159. Jill says:

    One of my favourite hotels!

  160. Rory says:

    Nice looking hotel.

  161. Vanessa W says:

    Looks and sounds fabulous!

  162. Emily H says:

    This place looks amazing. I’d love to win!

  163. TODD says:

    been there once and was surprised of this hidden gem!

  164. Jackie says:

    Thanks for this chance to win and for letting me know about backyard BC!!

  165. Susan says:

    Love Victoria!

  166. HG says:

    My husband stays here often for business and says its great and delish restaurant. I would love to go back with him for a relaxing weekend…and without the kiddies!

  167. Bonnie says:

    Great prize. Nice stay action.

  168. Bonnie says:

    Stupid autocorrect. That should say staycation.

  169. Marina says:

    I’ve always wanted to stay at this inn, looks lovely!

  170. Sylvia Y says:

    the Inner Harbour is lovely

  171. Glenda says:

    really want this!

  172. Lillea says:

    Victoria is one of the nicest cities in the world so this would be a very nice prize to have.

  173. merisa says:

    need a vacation!

  174. VC Nguyen says:

    This is a nice one!

  175. Shannon Mac says:

    Beautiful spot in Victoria, would love to take my mom and have tea at the Empress.

  176. Mark says:

    This would be a great getaway for my wife and I!

  177. Hilary says:

    Would love to have a nice hotel to stay in next time I go ‘home’ for the weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  178. Alice W. says:

    Laurel Point is gorgeous and brings back memories as a kid growing up in Victoria and going to Sunday brunch there. Would love to stay a weekend there and treat my parents to a visit!

  179. Robert Carnegie says:

    It would be great to get back to the Island to relax for a couple of days.

  180. Abby says:

    A weekend stay in Victoria would be nice.

  181. Bons says:

    Love to vacation in Victoria and stay at the inn at Laurel Point!

  182. EM says:

    Already dreaming of a stay in Vic and dinner @ Brasserie L’Ecole.

  183. Chris says:

    Looks like fun!

  184. Carol Anne says:

    Laurel Point would be a wonderful place to vacation while in Victoria!

  185. Dave says:

    I’d love to enjoy a break here.

  186. Elizabeth B says:

    Fingers crossed – this looks like a lovely property! Tweeted too!

  187. Michael says:

    Won’t I be the hero if I win this getaway for the wife and I! Haven’t stayed at this hotel but it looks great…

  188. Phyllis T says:

    Havent’ been to Victoria for a long time!

  189. Andy C. says:

    Nice property!

  190. Margaret says:

    This is a prize I’d love to win, Laurel Point is just beautiful.

  191. Chantelle says:

    Yes please!

  192. Vania says:

    I could use a getaway to Victoria indeed.

  193. Taruna Goel says:

    I have never been to Victoria and this can be a chance to enjoy a beautiful city ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  194. bev says:

    Beautiful place. Beautiful city. Some time away to unwind. Where do I sign up? ๐Ÿ™‚

  195. Heather says:

    This would be very, very nice!

  196. Teresa says:

    I just met someone from Victoria. I would love to go.

  197. Kay says:

    Pick me, pick me! ๐Ÿ˜›

  198. Sharylin says:

    Would love to spend a weekend in Victoria!

  199. Bonnie says:

    What a great prize! Would love to go! ๐Ÿ™‚

  200. Rebecca says:

    Looks beautiful!

  201. Louisa says:

    I love noodling around Victoria in the summer!

  202. Carrie says:

    Thank you.

  203. Bonnie says:

    This looks like a beautiful property. How great it would be to win this.

  204. Gina says:

    This would be great!

  205. Kristina Berg says:

    Your the best for putting these trips on Miss604! I love Victoria.

  206. Tania says:

    That would be awesome!

  207. Rino says:

    What a great prize!

  208. Erin says:

    My baby hasn’t been to the island yet, what a great treat this would be for us!

  209. Erika Y says:

    What an elegant looking hotel! ๐Ÿ™‚

  210. Amber Smith says:

    What an amazing place – I love the Inn at Laurel Point!!

  211. Jessica says:

    I would love this Vacation. So need it.

  212. Leanna says:

    What a great way to revisit Victoria; stay in a fabulous hotel!

  213. Shell says:

    Such a beautiful hotel…..

  214. Steve v. says:

    I haven’t stayed in Victoria since the 80s… I’ve been looking to get over there to do some cycling!

  215. Belinda says:

    I would love to stay there on my next visit

  216. Sunshine G says:

    With a young baby, we’d LOVE an excuse to get away!

  217. Gina A says:

    Great contest. Would love to surprise my boyfriend with a weekend getaway!

  218. heather says:

    i have heard great things about laurel point…they are now carryoing silk road shampoo and bath supplies :0

  219. Alicja says:

    I can not imagine anything more rewarding than a get away to the Laurel Point…I would love to surprise my guy (who just returned from 8 months at sea) with a romantic weekend getaway to reconnect, relax and rejevenate!!

  220. Michelle Wong says:

    Would love to visit Victoria again. Haven’t been there for so long! and would be great if we got to stay in the inn at laurel point ๐Ÿ˜‰

  221. Bal says:

    Great prize – would love to win this

  222. Rebby says:

    Oh Victoria! How I miss you! Thanks for this fab giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

  223. Paula says:

    Victoria is such a fun city….love the activity and beauty. Had a one night honeymoon here…Would love an extended one!

  224. Paula says:

    Beautiful accomodation in a beautiful city.

  225. lori butler says:

    Awesome getaway prize, not too far from home, I love Victoria.

  226. Julia says:

    Love that the BC Travel Tuesday prize getaways are back again!! I would sooooooo book an in-room spa at Laurel Point! ๐Ÿ™‚

  227. Scott says:

    Sounds like time for a visit to Hatley Castle…

  228. Aynsley says:

    Hotel looks beautiful!!

  229. I’ve never spent a night in Victoria and would love the opportunity to see our Provincial Capital in style!

  230. Paul says:

    I love Victoria!

  231. Matthew says:

    This would be an awesome surprise for my gf for our 5 year anniversary. Hope I win.

  232. Troy says:

    Great prize!

  233. KarenS says:

    Looks nice! Fingers crossed!

  234. This week’s contest is now closed. Thank you for participating!

  235. linda says:

    A weekend away in Victoria at the Inn at Laurel Point sounds relaxing.

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