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A Victoria Valentine's Day

Posted on February 3, 2021

This year celebrate love closer to home, in Canada’s most romantic city. This past year showed us what was truly important. Now more than ever, let’s celebrate the love that lifted us up during this challenging time. Read on for inspiration on how to make this Valentine’s Day in Greater Victoria one to cherish. 

Please note that all businesses mentioned have taken the necessary steps to adapt their business to safely serve you during this time. Please check directly with the business you wish to visit for their COVID-19 safety protocols. 

 

Recharge and Reconnect with a Staycation

Enjoy a change of scenery with your amour by booking a stay at a Greater Victoria accommodation. Step away from your daily routine and reconnect with each other. Whether you want to relax and recharge by the Salish Sea or curl up at a cozy B&B, find charming, historic and unique accommodations here. 

Image via @abigailshotel

 

Indulge in Local Flavours

Greater Victoria is renowned for its robust culinary offering. Regularly experiencing some of the mildest winters in Canada, local restaurants are able to source locally grown, harvested, nurtured, and prepared ingredients year-round from the Greater Victoria Flavour Trails. This Valentine’s Day treat your senses to a feast and indulge in farm-to-table offerings at one of these local restaurants.

The Courtney Room
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Sip & Savour Libations

These days, there aren’t many opportunities to get dressed up for an evening. This Valentine’s Day, sip and savour libations at one of Greater Victoria’s many joints known for crafty cocktails. 

Visit the Wind Cries Mary in Bastion Square and indulge in their house cocktails for inventive and bold flavours. Alternatively, try a cocktail night at home with one of their take-home kits. 

Head to Cook Street Village and visit The Collective Wine Bar for savoury bites and easy sips. Afterwards, take a walk along Dallas Road with your sweetheart and soak in the sea breeze.

Image by @windcriesmary.vic

 

Relax & Unwind

After a stressful year, consider booking an afternoon at the Boathouse Spa and indulge in a seaweed and glacial clay wrap for two. Make sure you set aside some time to soak in the heated mineral pools, overlooking the Salish Sea. Want to stay in the downtown hub? Head to Spa Magnolia and treat yourselves to the Magnolia Body Scrub followed by a soak in their hydrotherapy tub. 

Boathouse Spa and Oak Bay Beach Hotel
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Adventure Closer to Home

This year, adventure closer to home as you discover local delights. The Greater Victoria Flavour Trails on the Saanich Peninsula is full of local treasures. From gelato at Mosi’s Bakery to local honey at Country Bee, sample the flavours of the region. Alternatively, experience worldly charms closer to home in Greater Victoria. Honeymooned in Spain? Relive the memories with a tapa crawl in downtown Victoria. Fell in love in Shanghai? Venture to Chinatown to be transported.

Image of @countrybeehoney

 

Lean into Tradition

Valentine's Day wouldn't be complete without a heart-shaped box of chocolates from Rogers' Chocolates or a bouquet of flowers. Although perhaps switch up the bouquet this year with a visit to a local garden like The Gardens at HCP or Abkhazi Garden.

Image by @fieldandforest