4 affordable getaways from Vancouver that you can easily take this winter

Oct 12 2017, 1:58 am

Snow has begun to fall in parts of Canada, and winter is on the way. Now is the perfect time to book your fall getaway.

Want to escape the city without spending a fortune? You’re in luck. Whether you’re looking for a rooftop pool or a natural hot spring, a luxury spa or a heli-ski adventure, we have the deal for you.

So spend some quality time building memories with your other half or catching up with friends at one of these four affordable BC destinations.

Stay Longer and Save in Kamloops

Where: Hotel 540, Kamloops

Visit Kamloops and take advantage of amazing opportunities to play outdoors. Kamloops is a renowned mountain biking and hiking destination with a unique, desert-like landscape. Head for the hills on two wheels or two feet, or climb aboard a golf cart and play a round at stunning Tobiano. Visit the Kamloops Heritage Railway to learn some local history, and reward yourself at The Noble Pig Brewhouse – try their Fascist Pig Pilsner and the Crispy Pickles. Ready to call it a night? Dine at the Hotel 540’s onsite restaurant or lounge by the rooftop pool. Extend your stay and save 15 percent on your second night, 20 percent on your third.

Rocky Mountain Hot Springs Near Invermere

Where: Copper Point Resort, Invermere

Invermere sits in the Rocky Mountain Trench, and the views here are spectacular. Greywolf Golf Course is not to be missed, Windermere Lake is the place for water sports, and you can’t leave without a dip in one of three nearby hot springs. In winter, Panorama Mountain Resort offers 129 runs overlooking the Rocky and Purcell mountains. Enjoy two nights’ stay at the Copper Point Resort that includes a $50 food and beverage voucher and admission for two to both Fairmont and Radium hot springs.

Pamper Yourself in Vernon

Where: Sparkling Hill Resort, Vernon

Explore the pristine waters of Kalamalka and Okanagan lakes, golf with your dog or take a yoga class at Predator Ridge, pick your own produce at Davison Orchards, sample honey at Planet Bee, or step back in time at Historic O’Keefe Ranch. Nearby SilverStar Mountain Resort boasts 55 kilometres of stellar Nordic trails and four distinct mountain faces for downhill pursuits. Want a little pampering? Head to Sparkling Hill Resort for a two-night package that includes a nightly three-course dinner, one activity per person, and 20 percent off treatments at the renowned KurSpa.

A Romantic Getaway in Revelstoke

Where: Courthouse Inn, Revelstoke

Stroll along the Giant Cedars Boardwalk in Mount Revelstoke National Park to see towering old-growth cedars trees, explore the heritage buildings in Revelstoke’s downtown core, and indulge in the vibrant food and drink scene while you’re here—Mt. Begbie Brewery was recently awarded gold as the Best Brewery of the Year at the Canadian Brewing Awards. Try different types of skiing from the same base at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, and soak aching muscles at Halcyon Hot Springs. Add a little romance with a luxury two-night package at the Courthouse Inn, including a daily three-course breakfast, a $150 dinner and wine certificate, and spa services for two.

*All offers expire on December 31, 2017.

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