Celebrate Victoria’s 150th Birthday With Magnolia Hotel & Spaby
The City of Victoria is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year as the town site of Fort Victoria was incorporated on August 2nd in 1862. Events have been planned throughout the year along with a community festival and ceremony on August 2nd at Centennial Square. There will be music, performances, birthday cake, and much more.
On August 5th, the city will host the 23rd annual Symphony Splash — the biggest event of the summer right within the scenic inner harbour complete with fireworks. The symphony is accompanied by iconic Victoria attractions like the cathedral bells, the carillon outside of the Royal BC Museum, and even the Coho Ferry horn.
It will be a great time to be in Victoria but it’s an interesting and captivating city any time of year. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is offering up a special Victoria 150 Package to those who would like to visit the capital.
When you book two-nights accommodation in one of their rooms you’ll receive a $75 per day credit to enjoy Victoria and a personal concierge will help you create a customized vacation. The personal concierge — who is available during your stay and leading up to your trip — can help craft an itinerary that includes Harbour Air Scenic Flights, whale watching tours, spa treatments, and more.
A few years ago Keira-Anne and I stayed at the Magnolia and instantly fell in love with the luxurious boutique property. It is centrally-located right near the inner harbour, it’s warm and welcoming, and has a very personal and friendly feel.
“Travelers are greeted with prompt service, smiles and the tinkering of a baby grand piano. While the winter weather outside was frightful, complimentary sugar cookies and hot apple cider in the lobby proved to be most delightful… …Our room, complete with hers and hers queen-sized beds, featured a glittering view of the Parliament Buildings and a sliver of Victoria Harbour. Though the hotel is less than a decade old, the decor of both the common area and each of the rooms is exquisitely styled in a manner that’s both refined and undoubtedly comfortable.” – Keira-Anne.
The Magnolia has been voted one of the top hotels in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler readers and recognised as one of the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor’s® 2011 Travelers’ Choice® awards.
If you would like to check it out, they have offered up a fantastic getaway package for one lucky Miss604 reader and their guest that includes:
- Two night stay at Magnolia Hotel & Spa in a deluxe corner king room.
- Deluxe continental breakfast on each morning.
- Valet parking.
- 30 minute scenic flight with Harbour Air for two people.
Here’s how you can enter to win this getaway:
- Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
Follow the Magnolia Hotel & Spa on Twitter and Facebook for more information about special packages, Victoria visits, and more throughout the year. Harbour Air services both downtown Victoria and Vancouver, and they’re also on Twitter and Facebook.
I will draw one winner next Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 12:00pm. Prize must be redeemed/used by September 16, 2012. Subject to availability, the hotel is already sold out for August long weekend. Does not include transportation to Victoria.
Update The winner is Mark Donnery!
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Love the Magnolia……went there the first time because Miss 604 suggested it! Thanks!
I would love a reason to go to Victoria!
Looks like a splendid vacay!
This would be so welcome, my husband and I would love a reason to get away without the kids!
I’d love to celebrate Victoria’s birthday at Hotel Magnolia 🙂
never been to Victoria
Gorgeous hotel…I love Victoria!!!
What a great package! The Magnolia looks great!
This would be fantastic….I so need a little getaway. Thank you Miss604!
We would love an overnight getaway…and Victoria is so beautiful in the summer!
That hotel is lovely!
Never been to Victoria and want to go so bad! Thank you for having this contest.
Wow would love to spend that holiday in Victoria especially at the Magnolia!
Would love to go back to Victoria, we haven’t stayed at the Magnolia -sounds wonderful …
Sounds like an amazing weekend away!
I am planning a getaway with my hubby to Victoria in August – this would be amazing to have for it.
Fantastic! I have always wanted to stay at Magnolia! Thanks for the fab giveaway!!
The hotel looks so charming! My husband and I would love to stay there – and spread the word about how much we love it, because I’m sure we will!
My fav place to stay in Victoria besides my in-laws : )
We’ve never stayed there before.I’m sure the Mrs. would love a little escape over to the island!
Great giveaway Miss604 – thanks!
I could use an overnight getaway to Victoria… that would be SO nice 🙂
The lobby looks gorgeous! 🙂
What a great giveaway package! Would love to spend some time in Victoria and especially at Magnolia (which I’ve never at before).
Absolutely LOVE the Magnolia!!! 😀
Victoria is such a beautiful city! I’ve never had the pleasure of staying at the Magnolia… it looks stunning!
Some time at the inner harbour of Victoria would be great. Right where the action is during a wonderful summer 150 year celebration.
I love a sunny day in Victoria.
Love to show my girlfriend my hometown!
It’s been too long since I visited Victoria!
I need a little trip to Victoria and this would be absolutely fabulous. The Abigail is a beautiful hotel and so close to where my friend lives!
I’ve heard so many great things about the Magnolia Hotel…I can’t wait to experience it for myself:)There have such a great location too! My fingers are crossed for this AMAZING prize. Thanks Magnolia Hotel & Miss 604 for offering this incredible chance to win!
I love the magnolia!!! We stayed their during the winter and nothing beats arriving back at the hotel and being greeted with cookies and warm drinks:)
I would love to go and I am already on the island and can go midweek. 🙂
It’s a great hotel and would be a fun weekend getaway!
Magnolia hotel, valet parking, breakfast & a ride on Harbour Air…can’t think of a better getaway than this:) Please, please, let me win!
THIS would the very best way to celebrate life, alongside my husband!
Not a bad way to sepnd a couple of days.
Would LOVE to check out Victoria, I’ve heard great things about the Magnolia! 🙂
Harbour air flight sounds great!
I have always wanted to fly to Victoria. Seeing the island from the sky would be fantastic. My husband, though born and raised here, has never had a chance to tour Victoria. This would be a lovely opportunity to do so. We have so many wonderful places to see and experience here in BC, there’s really no need to leave the province to have a wonderful vacation. We live in paradise.
Been to Victoria many many times, but never stayed at the Magnolia, it really looks splendid.
Fabulous! Would love a little getaway to such a beautiful spot 🙂
It would be wonderful to win this prize as it’s the 5th year wedding anniversary for me and my wife. We haven’t had a chance to travel much together the past year due to work scheduales so this would be an amazing treat for our anniversary. We both love Victoria and haven’t had a chance to holiday there in a few years (we live in Vancouver). Thank you
Victoria is one of my favorite towns, I was a university student there and would love to go back and experience it in luxury!
would love to win this
Would ♥ to win this
This would be lovely…. I love Victoria; great romantic getaway.
I have never been to Victoria and I would love to go! 🙂
Victoria is lovely in the summer and the Magnolia rocks! Good luck to everyone!
My mum is coming from Wales for a visit in a month. I’d love to take her to Victoria, she has never been. It was recently her birthday and this would be quite the gift! Pretty please 😉
yay – fly to Vic – play and have fun – pick me me me please !
my first time entering contest – Miss 604 keep up the good work – love your information gathering expertise !!!
go to Victoria often for work only, but never stayed at the Mag
That would be a great weekend.
I’d love to visit Victoria again!
I need a getaway!
Would be amazing!
Harbour air flight sounds great!
Awesome, I’ve never stayed there. It looks very nice.
Always a pleasant time in Victoria.
Oh, this would be amazing!!
Being a british expat in Vancouver, I like to go to Victoria to feel just a little closer to home with all it’s british quirks..
Help. Me. See. Victoria.
I’ve been wanting to back to Victoria for ages AND I’ve always wanted to take a flight in a sea plane so this contest is most excellent! 🙂
I’ve heard great thing about the Magnolia Hotel!
This reminds me I need to visit Miniature World soon…
It is wonderful to know that Victoria has this delightful botique hotel.
This would make such a nice weekend getaway for our anniversary! 🙂
This would be such a delightful getaway! And I adore Victoria
Have heard a lot about the Magnolia Hotel, will take my cousin from Paris to see the capital of BC.
hey this would be great. planning to take my girl there next month!
omg love to win this and ride some scooters in the island~
Newly divorced mom of 2 boys with 3 jobs could sure use a lovely vacation..just sayin 😉 Thanks for the opportunity !
Love Victoria!! What a great get-away!
It’s an awesome place
The Magnolia looks lovely!
Who wins these giveaways???
This would be oh so lovely to win! Crossing all my digits and thinking lucky thoughts!!
I love visiting Victoria.
This sounds like it would make for a romantic babymoon for my husband and I. We love Victoria!
Would love to win – Victoria was where I got engaged over 15 years ago.
Looks like The perfect place to Celebrate!!!
Would love a trip back home soon…Magnolia is nice and I hear Prime is great too!!
Keep up with the great contests!
This trip would be an amazing anniversary present for my boyfriend and I!
oh I would soo love this, I live about an hour away and would love to go play tourist as I never get to go spend any time there, would be a great mother daughter trip
Love Victoria — would love the chance to love the Magnolia!
The last time I was at The Magnolia was as a weekend getaway after my last child was born.That was 7 years ago and definitely time to go back for a much needed vacation.
This would be a great way to experience Victoria!
Oooohhh that looks fun! Great contest 🙂 I want to win i want to win i want to win 😛 <3 good luck everyone!
this would be such a great getaway!!
Great contest, I have never stayed on the harbour in Victoria, would be nice to check it off my bucket list!
sounds like a great package! What a treat to win a vacation!
Have lived in Victoria since 1994 and would love to stay at Magnolia.
Taking time in our own city is sometimes hard to do.
What a experience it would be.
Haven’t been to Victoria in ages…would love to go!
love to win this ‘coz i love Victoria, BC. .i’ve booked for my trip this week. .see you soon VICTORIA, BC!!!♥♥♥
Been there! LOVE IT…. Victoria’s best!
This would put me in close proximity to a lot of good eating! Thanks for all the awesome contests Miss 604!
Great prize package!
I would love to visit Victoria and stay here.
Sounds like a wonderful place.
I’ve stayed in the Magnolia and it’s a great hotel
Another great vacay opportunity from Miss 604. Love your Blog!
Nothing better than watching the fireworks!
Need to get away!
Would love to get out of city and visit the Vic, amazing food and craft driftwood beer from the source!
What a great little getaway!
Haven’t been to Victoria for many years. I’d love to go back! 🙂
Definitely in need of a getaway!
Sounds like a really nice place to go
Would love a quick getaway!
A great place to be on a sunny weekend.
What a fabulous excuse to visit Victoria for the first time in way too long!
A great hotel in an awesome city!
I’d love to have a mini getaway!
I’d love to have a mini getaway in victoria
This sounds so fantastic! The Magnolia looks beautiful. Definitely in need of a weekend away!
This was the first time I had heard of the Magnolia and you make it sound amazing-would love to visit there!
Lovely article. Lovely city. Lovely hotel.
I would love to go on vacation to Victoria!!
I have never heard of the Magnolia. I’ll need to keep it in mind for my next stay in Victoria!
Have always heard great reviews about the Magnolia, would love to stay there
My wife and i have not been to Vic in years, would love to go. love your posts, thanks
I’d love a getaway in Victoria!
A weekend getaway at the Magnolia would be a lovely present for my birthday next month 🙂
I would live to stay at the Magnolia, and visit my hometown!
Stayed at the Magnolia several times,it never disappoints.
I would love a trip to Victoria.
OK I am in.
I have retweeted and now I am posting a comment
Holding my finger crossed
I love Victoria ! I hope I win (: Good luck to everyone !
Would be great to have a mini-vacation in Victoria!
Magnolia Hotel looks so nice that would be one fantastic weekend away!
What a great way to celebrate my friends birthday!
I used to live in Victoria – I would love to go back for a gorgeous island weekend!
Need a getaway. This is the one.
I love Victoria! It is truly one of, if not our favorite city in the world! We are going there soon and staying at the Magnolia, this would be an added plus!!
Wow, sounds amazing!
Such a lovely prize. It would be wonderful to win.
Love the Magnolia Hotel!
Sounds great. Haven’t been to Victoria for years!
it would be a great time to go, a nice get away, would be grateful to win.
Great giveaway!! Thanks 🙂
This would make for an amazing anniversary gift to my lovely wife.
I would love to go to Victoria!
Sounds like a great trip!
Would love to win this.
I can’t remember the last time I went to Victoria, would love to win this and go with my boyfriend.
Back to my univeristy town. Let me win!
I would love to win this and have a great mini staycation at home!!
This sounds like a fantastic getaway. Haven’t been to the Magnolia before and would also love to fly Harbour Air.
Always love going to Victoria and this looks like a fantastic reason!
Would love to go!
Me thinks this would be the most wonderful getaway 😉
Perfect weekend getaway for us Vancouverites. Thanks for this great contest !
Absolutely LOVE Victoria! It’s the perfect weekend getaway!
I would love to visit this hotel!
A weekend in Victoria @ the Magnolia sounds great. I’m in.
It’s been a while since I’ve been to Victoria ~ sounds like a fantastic getaway!
nothing beats a hot summer evening in Victoria
I’d love to enjoy a break in Victoria and a stay at the Magnoila.
Magnolia hotel is awesome. Loved every minute of my stay there last time.
Oh my gorgeous yes please!
would be a dream come true to win this!!! looks amaze!
We’ll love to go!
What a prize- this looks awesome!
Would love to have an excuse to visit Victoria !
Looks like a lovely hotel!
Victoria is charming in the summer.
This looks fabulous! I would love to see Victoria this way.
Victoria is a beautiful city
I definitely want to visit Victoria this summer. This would just be awesome.
I’ve been to Victoria when i was little.. looks a bit different now!!
Victoria is awesome!
Id love to try this package out!!
My old Victoria is celebrating another birthday! Nice package!
Please enter me to win a trip t victoria.
150 years, eh! And, looking so good! I’d love to celebrate Victoria’s
150th birthday in Victoria.
Very nice – love going to Victoria!!
What a great excuse to see family and friends in Victoria!
I would love to win this prize. It looks like a lovely hotel.
I’m heading to Victoria to run my very first marathon. It would be a real treat to be able to stay at the Magnolia!
It is one of the best hotels in the city.
My wife is due to give birth to our first on July 23, 2012. This would be a great PUSH present.
Embarrassed to say I can’t even remember the last time I went to Victoria! This would be awesome! Thank you for another great contest!
Would love to be able to “gift” this to a friend!
This would make a wonderful pre-wedding getaway for me and my new fiance!
I haven’t been to Victoria in years, but would love to go!
A `first class trip’ in Victoria would be fabulous! I would be able to see family on the island. Thank you!
What a fabulous giveaway! There’s so much to see and do in Victoria. I would love to win.
I love Victoria, but so costly to get over, would love to win this, as my hubby, has never Been there??!!? can you believe that? oh brother.. I can’t
I would love a trip to victoria! The hotel looks beautiful!
Sounds like a great weekend trip!
This would be amazing! I would be so happy to have a get-away
I need a vacation!
wow, what a great contest. looking for a weekend getaway this summer – this sounds perfect, and I’ve heard such great things about Magnolia.
This sounds awesome! I would love to have a vacation!
I would love to get over to the island, such a nice place to visit
I love Victoria!
The Magnolia is great (stayed there a few years ago)…and so is Victoria!
I’ll take any excuse to visit Victoria again with the wife.
never been, would be a trip to remembeer
Would love to visit Victoria!
This sounds fantastic!
Happy Birthday Victoria!
What a lovely getaway for a few days!
This looks like a lovely getaway.
It’s been a while since I’ve been to Victoria, would love to win this
Would love to visit one of the most beautiful cities in BC
This would be a perfect mini honeymoon! I love Victoria 🙂
The Magnolia Hotel is fantastic and I am grateful for the chance to stay there again. All good wishes!
sounds like it’d be a blast 🙂
This would be a great girls getaway!!!
Hubby went to Victoria for work today and he says it’s so beautiful there. Now I wish we could go there together as a family….
Would be amazing!
That would be fabulous!!
Looks like a wonderful trip -thanks!
It has been so long since I visited Victoria! It would be lovely to win!!!!!!
What a terrific prize! Victoria is a beautiful city! Would love to go back…
This looks like it would be a great time in Victoria!! love to take the family.
Love Victoria, I would take my German friend for a visit
This hotel looks amazing. I’m heading to Victoria in a few weeks and this would be the perfect place to stay and relax!
What a great contest!
Would love to take a friend from Vancouver there!
Great giveaway! Magnolia is really pretty
Never been to Victoria in my 32 yrs of life. What a way to finally get there!! :))
Winning this contest would be the best birthday present ever . . .
Hubby & I would love to visit Victoria 🙂
Would love to go on a getaway.
Would love to take a seaplane!!!
Never been to Magnolia. Great to win this trip to Victoria this summer!
Would love a getaway!
Sounds like a great little getaway 🙂
VICTORIA AND MAGNOLIA yes
Wouldn’t it be nice to have breakfast at John’s Place again…..mmmm, that freshly baked bread.
WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS
Would be a fantastic photo op! and a nice getaway 🙂
Never taken Harbour Air before. Last time we stayed in Victoria, which was many years ago, we stayed in a Bed & Breakfast not any of the Hotels. The B&B was very nice, first and only time at one.
I have stayed at this hotel and would love to do so again. Count me in!
This would be amazing. I’d love to win this!
Would love to check out the Magnolia!
Would love to celebrate Victoria’s 150th!
That would be a fantastic weekend
Would love to getaway to Victoria!
I had lucky charms for breakfast, so may as well post! 🙂
dream come true! pick me!
Fridays my bday, this would be an awesome 25th bday present & I would get to see my best friend!!!
Excited for this! Fingers crossed 🙂
I would love the mini-getaway!
Would LOVE to go to Paradise (aka Victoria!) and be part of the 150th celebrations
All the more reason to travel to Victoria!
150 years as a city. What a milestone since its early beginnings as a trading fort!
Thank you Miss604 and Magnolia Hotel, what a great giveaway to celebrate Victoria’s 150th!
This looks amazing!
Victoria is such a beautiful city and a trip to the Magnolia would be amazing!
I’d love to win because I need a vacation! 😛
I’d love to go over to the island for a mini vacation!
It looks wonderful from the pictures. I’ve never been there before!
AMAZING contest!! I’d love to go to Victoria again…it’s been a couple years!
Victoria is so lovely…this would be a great way to see it again! =D
Beautiful hotel in a beautiful city, who wouldn’t want to visit!
I’ve never been to Victoria but I would love to go!
I’d love to win this prize
A Victorian weekend would be lovely.
So awesome! I’d take my dad for a daughter & father retreat!
It would sure be great to win this prize package! What a great vacation.
Great blog for a great hotel…I couldn’t have said it better!!! Love staying there…and would love to stay there again…and again…and again… 😀
Great prize, been years since I’ve been to Vic
What a great prize! My wife and I have 3 little kids so it would be a fantastic quick break.
This sounds like a wonderful getaway for my husband and I.
Oh this is such a beautiful hotel – I would so love to win! Thanks for the opportunity and good luck everyone.
I tweeted your giveaway – asmithonline
Love the Magnolia. Have stayed there once and was quite impressed…
Loved my stay here: perfectly situated; great staff; central, yet tucked away.
Beautiful Victoria! This prize sounds AMAZING! Hope I win 🙂
victoria is one of the prettiest places in the world! what a great weekend this would be!
Would absolutely loooove to bring my bf to Victoria for a nice getaway! 🙂
Haven’t been to Victoria for awhile..would love to check out this beautiful hotel
Would love this relaxing weekend in Victoria, sounds amazing!
Just got a call my slated surgery was postponed till mid August so my summer was given back to me. What better place to enjoy it than a gorgeous hotel in beautiful Victoria.
I vacation in Victoria almost once a year and I never get tired of this charming city. I would love a reason to go there again!
This would be a fantastic anniversary treat!!
Really want to stay at this hotel!
Would LOVE to stay here 🙂
I would love to go to Victoria!
would like a nice Victoria getaway
Would love to win this trip. The hotel looks beautiful. Thank you.
Pick me! Pick me!
Victoria and I can celebrate our birthdays together! My birthday is on the 4th!
I’ve lived on the island for 7 years now and haven’t had a chance to get to Victoria – this would be that chance!!!
I need a vacation like this!
This would be so amazing – I miss Victoria!
I live in Victoria and would love to do this!
I’ve heard great things about the Magnolia!
Aaahhhh….even just thinking about an escape feels good.
Oh to be in Victoria for a romantic weekend, it’d be glorious 🙂
I am so tired. I need a break. pick me!
This sounds sublime!
The Magnolia even sounds relaxing! What a great place to come back to after a day of exploring Victoria. Pick me 🙂
What a fabulous prize, would love to win it – fingers crossed!
I’d love to win this!!
Love Victoria! And I really really need a getaway….
I visit Vic often but have never stayed at the Magnolia!
I would love to say sayonara to stress at the Spa Magnolia. 🙂
I love Victoria and could use a romantic getaway…
Looks amazing!! Pick me!
I would love to visit Victoria and stay in this beautiful hotel. Stayed here over 5 years ago as a treat for my 50th birthday from my sister and fell in love
It’s my 1 year wedding anniversary that weekend. Would love a nice getaway. Thanks for the continuously great articles and giveaways!!
What a way to spend my birthday! Thanks for the great article!
I would love a reason to go to Victoria again!
LOVE the Magnolia – such a great location and lovely details. Have stayed there a few times but haven’t been to Victoria in a few years! Must not let the summer go by without a trip across.
I haven’t been to Victoria in years! Sounds like a great reason to go back!
The Magnolia sounds awesome. Great giveaway!
I love Victoria! I have stayed there a few times. A great place for a mini vacation.
What a great celebration & beautiful hotel. We’d love to reconnect with Victoria in such luxury!
Oh, yes please!