Win a Getaway to Parksville Uncorked


Thursday, February 15th, 2018 — 1:15pm PST
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Food, wine, a pairing dinner, craft beer, bubbles, brunch, and those gorgeous eastern Vancouver Island sunrise views. The 10th annual Parksville Uncorked Food and Wine Festival is happening March 8-11, 2018 at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and The Beach Club Resort and you won’t want to miss it!

Celebrating the 10th Annual Parksville Uncorked – Wine & Food Festival

This high-spirited, decadent weekend usually sells out so act fast to scoop up your tickets and plan your time at Parksville Uncorked! Signature events include:

Parksville Untapped
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Thursday night’s event at The Beach Club Resort shines a spotlight on regional breweries, cideries and distilleries along with samples of distinctive regional dishes. Get tickets »

Swirl
Friday, March 9, 2018
The Signature Wine Tasting at Tigh-Na-Mara gives you a crack at over 50 wineries and delectables from the kitchens of Executive Chef Eric Edwards, of Cedar’s Restaurant and Lounge at Tigh-Na-Mara and The Beach Club Resort’s Executive Chef Rick Davidson, of the resort’s Pacific Prime Restaurant. Get tickets »

Winemakers’ Dinners
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Saturday offers the chance to dine with one of two BC winemakers and experience their bottles with extraordinary food prepared to complement it by the fine chefs at one of the two host resorts. This year’s winemakers dinners are Dirty Laundry Vineyard at Tigh-Na-Mara and Orofino Winery at The Beach Club Resort. Get tickets »

Bubbles & Brunch
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Bubbles always signify festivity, and Parksville Uncorked invariably likes to go out on a high note. So wrap up your weekend with Bubbles & Brunch at either The Beach Club or Tigh-Na-Mara. Get tickets »

Book Now

Check out the resort packages available and book your getaway today, either online or by calling 1-800-663-7373.

I have been to Parksville Uncorked twice, and it was the perfect event for each trip. The first was during our 5th wedding anniversary a few years ago, which was an incredibly romantic getaway. The second was with my sister last year for a girls weekend. Again, it was a balanced and relaxing weekend by the sea with really fun wine and food themed events.

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Win a Parksville Uncorked Getaway

The festival has generously offered up a getaway package to a lucky Miss604 reader and their guest. This include 2 nights’ accommodation at Tigh-Na-Mara, for Friday, March 9th to Sunday, March 11th plus two passes to Swirl the signature wine tasting event, and Sunday Bubbles & Brunch for two. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, February 23, 2018. Prize/hotel stay can only be used during Parksville Uncorked 2018. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly. Accommodation is based on double occupancy.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, February 15th, 2018 — 11:18am PST
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Happy New Year! This weekend there are dozens of events around Metro Vancouver celebrating Chinese New Year and ushering in the year of the dog. All of these event listings, including Sunday’s 45th Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade, and more are listed below:

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green.

Friday, February 16, 2018
Surrey Eagles Community Night
Opening Reception: Threshold
LunarFest: Butterfly Lovers at the Vancouver Playhouse
Tibetan Lunar New Year Celebration
Aberdeen Centre’s Golden Dragon and Lion Dance
Celebrate Chinese New Year at Parq Vancouver
Yaohan Centre’s Chinese New Year Celebration
Lanterns in the Gardens at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Celebration Chinese New Year at International Village
Hearts, Horses, and Hope
Seven Tyrants Theatre Presents: A Steady Rain
Tell Me Your Nightmares! February Show
The History of Romance
Early Bird RV Show at TRADEX
Vancouver International Puppet Festival
KDocs 2018 Festival
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Zee Zee Theatre Presents: My Funny Valentine
Fool for Love at the Shop Theatre
Soar Over China at FlyOver Canada
Legally Blonde: The Musical
Who Killed Gertrude Crump?
West Moon Theatre Presents: Next To Normal
Broken Tailbone at The Cultch
Chutzpah! Festival
The Arts Club Presents: Jitters
The Arts Club Presents: Fun Home
Gateway Theatre Presents: Salt Water Moon
Talking Stick Festival

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Do the Urban Grind at Harbour Centre


Thursday, February 15th, 2018 — 10:32am PST
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This spring you can stay in shape, and get entry into one of the city’s top attractions, as you climb up 633 steps at the Urban Grind at Harbour Centre. The Urban Grind comes with great perks! Participants will be rewarded at the top with a stunning 360º aerial view at the Vancouver Lookout, a refreshing beer, and DJ entertainment.

Urban Grind at Harbour Centre

Where: Harbour Centre Lobby (555 W Hastings St)
When: Every Tuesday in March from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Urban Grind at Harbour Centre$5 includes unlimited circuits between 4:30pm to 6:30pm, access to the Vancouver Lookout, one beer and DJ entertainment at the top. Climbers will also receive a $5 Harbour Centre Food Court voucher.

Climbers have the ability to customize their workout by completing the route as many times as they like during the allotted time. Additionally, every participant will receive a $5 Harbour Centre Food Court voucher to redeem at any of the Food Court vendors on site. Kick start your fitness routine (in from the rain and cold) and get ready for the upcoming hiking season.

Follow Harbour Centre on Twitter, and the Vancouver Lookout on Twitter, along with the tag #UrbanGrind for more information.

Q&A About the Stewart and the Kitimat-Stikine Region


Thursday, February 15th, 2018 — 9:37am PST
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In search of long line, fresh powder, friendly locals, and epic Instagram-worthy sights and scenes? Then you need to #SkiNorthBC!

Photographer and writer Abby Cooper (@AbbyDells) set out for Northern BC with SnowSeekers’ #SkiNorthBC expedition this winter. She hit 6 different destinations and chronicled her journey. I wanted to find out more about what she experienced, discovered, and what anyone looking for a Northern BC adventure simply cannot miss.

Q&A About the Stewart and the Kitimat-Stikine Region

Stewart and the Kitimat-Stikine Region
Photo by Abby Cooper

Read Abby’s full story about Stewart and the Kitimat-Stikine region »

Q1. What were your first impressions of Stewart?
ABBY: Stewart had me in awe before evening reaching the final destination. The whole Kitimat-Stikine region is breathtaking. Pristine spines, glimmering glaciers and the smell of ocean area all meet in Stewart and believe it or not it’s even more magical than it sounds.

Q2. Who was your best local resource for info?
ABBY: The Boardertown Snowbomber Snowmobile Club has the heartbeat on snow conditions, avalanche safety and love to point you in the right direction when it comes to having fun in the Stewart Backcountry. We can’t thank enough for an incredible time.

Stewart and the Kitimat-Stikine Region
Photo by Abby Cooper

Q3. What did you find most surprising/unexpected?
ABBY: I knew that there were glaciers galore here, but I didn’t realize 100m from the road you can touch the toe of an active glacier. The accessibility to ‘wild’ is everywhere.

Stewart and the Kitimat-Stikine Region
Photo by Abby Cooper

Q4. What is a can’t-miss in Stewart?
ABBY: Alaska is 6km away from Stewart, pack your passport to hop the border to experience Hyder Alaska!

Q5. What was the most Instagram-worthy moment or place?
ABBY: EVERYWHERE! But I must pick, it’s at the Salmon or Bear Glacier.

Stewart and the Kitimat-Stikine Region
Skeena Bakery in New Hazelton, at the start of your drive up north. Photo by Abby Cooper

Q6. What would make you go back again and again?
ABBY: I’ll never be done exploring Stewart. I cannot wait to go further and further into the backcountry here both for sledding, backcountry skiing and plain ole adventure!

Read Abby’s full story about Stewart and the Kitimat-Stikine region »

If you go

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For more on skiing in Northern BC, set a bookmark to check out the #SkiNorthBC expedition page on a regular basis. More stories and videos will be coming out all season long.

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What Makes Terrace a Winter Wonderland Q&A with Abby Cooper


Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 — 3:51pm PST
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In search of long line, fresh powder, friendly locals, and epic Instagram-worthy sights and scenes? Then you need to #SkiNorthBC!

Photographer and writer Abby Cooper (@AbbyDells) set out for Northern BC with SnowSeekers’ #SkiNorthBC expedition this winter. She hit 6 different destinations and chronicled her journey. I wanted to find out more about what she experienced, discovered, and what anyone looking for a Northern BC adventure simply cannot miss.

What Makes Terrace a Winter Wonderland Q&A

What Makes Terrace a Winter Wonderland Q&A
Photo credit Abby Cooper

Read Abby’s full story about spending 48 Hours in Terrace »

Q1. What were your first impressions of Terrace?
ABBY: A thrilling destination. Terrace is a mountainous adventure hub nestled next to the coast that makes me giddy every time I hear its name.

Q2. Who was your best local resource for info?
ABBY: Terrace power couple, Brad and Kim Zeerip own and operate Skeena Riverhouse’s B&B, but that’s certainly not all. Two of the most outdoor world connected folk in town Brad and Kim know where the snow stashes are and just about everything else in Terrace!

What Makes Terrace a Winter Wonderland Q&A
Photo credit Abby Cooper

Q3. What did you find most surprising/unexpected?
ABBY: Fishing in winter, who knew?! Our guide Rob Bryce lead us to the most serene fishing spot for a peaceful morning on the river. The crisp air and white snow was the perfect way to start the day.

Q4. What is a can’t-miss in Terrace?
ABBY: Shames Resort. Known as one of the snowiest places on earth you cannot do Terrace with out a visit to Shames!

What Makes Terrace a Winter Wonderland Q&A
Photo credit Abby Cooper

Q5. What was the most Instagram-worthy moment or place?
ABBY: Sunrise from the Skeena Riverhouse. Kim and Brad serve a hot breakfast as the sun lights up the valley and flowing Skeena river. Inside or out, you’ll be impressed with the show.

What Makes Terrace a Winter Wonderland Q&A
Photo credit Abby Cooper

Q6. What would make you go back again and again?
ABBY: SNOW. There’s just so much of it consistently that you’re guaranteed a good time on the slopes of Shames.

Read Abby’s full story about spending 48 Hours in Terrace »

If you go

The Northwest Regional Airport services Terrace and Shames Mountain via flights daily direct from YVR. Make a ski adventure this season that will leave you different, go discover somewhere new, #SkiNorthBC!


Photo credit: Dax Justin

For more on skiing in Northern BC, set a bookmark to check out the #SkiNorthBC expedition page on a regular basis. More stories and videos will be coming out all season long.

Disclosure: Sponsored Post
Published in partnership with SnowSeekers