Victoria's Dirty Dozen
Enter Romance! Experience Victoria's Dirty Dozen Valentine's inspiration.
1. Hotel Zed's Get Lucky Nooner Package
Enjoy some dirty deeds with your special someone when you check into the Hotel Zed, Victoria's quirkiest, most colourful vintage-style motel, for a ‘Nooner' over an extended lunch break! This cheeky offer gives fun-loving guests a room between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for $50 CAD. After their extended lunch escapades, couples will check out ready to continue their adventurous day. For guests wishing to stay longer, the hotel is offering a nightly rate of $95 CAD (standard room). Both the "Nooner" and Valentine's nightly rate are available from Hump Day (Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016) through Valentine's Day (Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016).
2. Are you Naughty or Nice?
Get a little dirty and devilish when you experience the Naughty Romance Package at the Inn at Laurel Point, located in Victoria's Inner Harbour. You and your partner will be greeted to a rose petal arrival, where you can start to satisfy your cravings with a bottle of the Velvet Devil Merlot and a Chef's chocolate creation for two. Explore the "Naughty Love Kit" that includes: a feather tickler, a mini vibrator, two condoms, lubricant and a love decoder. The next morning, relax with breakfast in bed and a complimentary late check out.
3. A Walking Scandal
Experience Victoria's downright dirty history on a "Scandals and Sex" walking tour with Discover the Past. Victoria was not always a prim and proper city as you will learn on your tour featuring Johnson Street and Broad Street. In past days, this is where you would find saloons, brothels, gambling dens and dance halls that once provided plenty of entertainment for men and women. These patrons were generally not very well known in town, except for their frequent appearances in police court and as guests of the city jail. Tours run on February 20 and 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from Market Square.
4. Getting Dirty in the Great Outdoors
Don't worry about getting a little dirty when you hike to the top of Gowlland Tod with HikeVictoria.com. Located approximately 30 minutes outside of Victoria, hikers will experience stunning vistas of Finlayson Arm as they trek amongst magnificent Grand Fir and Arbutus trees. Don't be surprised if you are joined by a red tailed hawk, turkey vulture or a bald eagle as you ascent to 1,350 feet above sea level. With unsurpassed views of the Olympic Mountains as you make your way down the main trail, you will feel rejuvenated in the beauty of nature.
5. RedHot Indulgence
Remember a time when you didn't mind getting your face a little dirty as you bit into a mouthwatering burger? You can relive that fantastic experience as you devour a Vacca burger (a double bacon cheeseburger) and Buffalo fries (French fries, tossed in Franks RedHot sauce, blue cheese and buttermilk ranch dressing) from Big Wheel Burger. Seal the deal with a Valentine themed cinnamon heart shake with your sweetie. Big Wheel is the first carbon neutral fast food restaurant in Victoria and is a 95 per cent sustainable restaurant.
6. Getting Ol' Dirty Fashioned
Kick off your dirty weekend with an Ol' Dirty Fashioned at Be Love, the newest vegan and vegetarian friendly hot spot in downtown Victoria. The Ol' Dirty Fashioned is a shilajit infused play on the grandfather of all cocktails, the Old Fashioned. Shilajit is incredibly mineral rich, highly prized in ayurvedic medicine, which delivers focus and mental clarity. After a night out it can put you back together like nothing else, so why not put it into a cocktail and go right to the source? Up to 95 per cent of the produce at Be Love is organic and seasonal, using fresh Vancouver Island products where possible and helping to promote a responsible attitude to food.
7. PDA is A-OK in Victoria
As the romance capital of Canada, what better place display your dirty intentions than with some public snogging in Victoria? Couples can get in the mood by the thoughtful extras the city has put together to make this time of year extra special. Wandering down Government Street, you'll notice the street has a romantic feel - the trees lining the sidewalk have been wrapped in pink and red fairy lights creating a rosy glow. Overlooking the Inner Harbour, the Fairmont Empress is pretty in pink with gorgeous lights decorating the outside of the hotel. Looking for the perfect spot to cozy up or steal a cheeky kiss? No problem! Victoria has picked a few choice spots and lit them up with pink spotlights to let you know where to go.
8. Wicked Games
Get into the mood as you spend some time playing Dirty Minds with your partner at Victoria's Interactivity Board Game Café. Dirty Minds is the most fun you can have with your clothes as you roll the suggestive dice and create sentences based on the words showing. The one who ‘scores' the most points can be treated by their partner to one of 30 delicious milkshakes made from the cafe's own homemade ice cream. Perhaps a chocolate cherry treat to satisfy your desires?
9. Make a Catch at Fisherman's Wharf
Get your hands a little dirty as you feed Sammy the seal and his friends a fishy treat at Fisherman's Wharf in Victoria. Home to fishing vessels and colourful float homes, the wharf is wonderful destination for visitors with something for everyone to enjoy, from fresh seafood, to outdoor adventure to a recently constructed park only steps away. Enjoy lunch at North America's first Oceanwise restaurant and seafood supplier, The Fish Store, who offers the freshest seafood with daily catches delivered right to their floating location with no land connection in between!
10. Dirty Dancing, Victoria Style
Do a little dirty dancing on the dance floor at Darcy's Pub in Victoria's historic Bastion Square. Darcy's has an exceptional live music line-up each evening ranging from southern rock, classic hits and top 40 dance tracks. When you need to take a break from the packed dance floor, relax and enjoy the scene with a bite and a beverage. Darcy's serves west-coast inspired pub fare, over 20 beers on tap featuring local craft brews and an exceptional collection of bourbon.
11. Muddy Buddies
Get down and dirty as you and your loved one enjoy a 2 ½ hour couples cocoon spa treatment at the Brentwood Bay Spa, located 30 minutes outside of downtown Victoria in the Saanich Peninsula. Start with an invigorating body scrub before the warm Moor Mud is applied head to toe. You will then be wrapped up in a cozy cocoon while having your scalp massaged. Rinse off with their rainshower prior to a full body relaxation massage. When is the last time getting this dirty was so much fun?
12. Love Made Edible
Get in the mood before you enjoy some dirty fun when you and your partner savor an aphrodisiac dinner with Victoria's Kitchens of Distinction. For centuries and in cultures around the world, many different foods, drinks, herbs and spices have been considered aphrodisiacs with the sole purpose of increasing one's sexual desire leading to heightened romantic intimacy. While you are visiting Victoria, Chef Shirley Lang will create a privately catered six to 12 course romantic aphrodisiac meal for you and your lover.