Cowichan Valley Retreat 2 nights
Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn is located 30 minutes south of Nanaimo and an hour north of Victoria. The village is world renowned for its murals, boutiques and live theatre. This suite-style hotel provides kitchen facilities as well as complimentary continental buffet breakfast, high-speed Internet (wired and wireless), indoor pool, hot tub, exercise centre and convenient free parking.
The Oceanfront Suites hotel in Cowichan Bay offers spacious, tastefully furnished and well-equipped accommodations. Each suite boasts spectacular ocean views, Italian marble floors, a separate bedroom, a dining area, two 32" televisions and wireless Internet. The hotel amenities include a waterfront indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness facility. You can dine in the Terrain Regional Kitchen, which features local, seasonal food that is carefully sourced and thoughtfully prepared. And be sure to visit the OceanGlo Wellness Spa, which offers a wide array of healing and relaxing services.
The hotel is located in the Cowichan Valley, the second-largest wine region in British Columbia, with an ever-growing number of vineyards and wineries. Locals claim that the warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters are reminiscent of a cool Mediterranean climate, providing ideal growing conditions for many varieties of grapes. In the surrounding area, you can discover lush green valleys, forested mountains, ocean scenery and many outdoor recreation possibilities – including boating, kayaking, diving, hiking, biking, whale-watching, horseback riding and golf. You can also just take a picnic to a quiet deserted beach or take a stroll.
Top 5 things to do
- In Chemainus stroll through the streets to view over 40 murals painted around the town
- Visit the many merchants of Chemainus specializing in art, antiques and locally designed products
- Shop in Cowichan Bay village
- Hike or bike the many trails
- Golf at one of several courses in Cowichan Bay
Additional Activities can be added to your package during the booking process
Day 1 - Vancouver to Chemainus
Staying at: Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn (Queen Suite)
9573 Chemainus Road, Chemainus, BC, Canada, V0R 1K5
Today, you’ll make your way north towards the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal for a scenic 100-minute sailing on a BC Ferries vessel. On arrival at the Departure Bay ferry terminal, after a very short drive to your hotel, you'll be able to check in and get settled.
Day 2 - Chemainus to Cowichan Bay
Staying at: Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay (Oceanfront King Bedroom Suite)
1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada, V0R 1N0
Enjoy your one night at the Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay.
Day 3 - Vancouver Island to Vancouver
Continue to explore the Cowichan Valley, perhaps stopping at a winery or farmers’ market as you make your way north to Departure Bay in Nanaimo. Once at the Departure Bay ferry terminal, you’ll board a BC Ferries vessel for a scenic 100-minute sailing to Horseshoe Bay through fjord-like waters and past mountains blanketed with virgin forests and glaciated peaks.
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Day 1 - Vancouver to Chemainus
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*Please note the pool at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay is closed from April 24 until May 1, 2017.