Excited to embark on a trip across the province?
While British Columbians haven't faced the same lockdown measures as their Canadian counterparts, many of them feel eager to leave their respective health authorities when the travel order is lifted on June 15. The order was implemented in April, but provincial officials have advised against travel outside of your community since 2020 when cases started to surge in Metro Vancouver.
As long as everything goes according to plan, travel aficionados will now have the opportunity to embark on road trips and flights across B.C. Several hotels and resorts are offering discounts and special offers to welcome locals back to their properties.
Have a look at a handful of great deals to take advantage of as travel opens back up.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Vancouver and Victoria look are welcoming travellers back with exclusive savings on stays now through Jan. 31, 2022. Travellers can book now, travel later and save more through a limited time offer available until midnight until June 18th only.
In addition, members of the ALL – Accor Live Limitless loyalty program will save an additional 10 per cent at the time of booking. For those who are not an ALL member, enrolment is free and available.
Fairmont notes that these "special rates are based on availability."
Pan Pacific Whistler
The Pan Pacific Whistler is welcoming guests back to locals travellers back to its accommodation with a BC resident package.
Pan Pacific says both of its Whistler properties – Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre and Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside – offer idyllic "home-away-from-home" experiences complete with spacious suites boasting private balconies, full-sized kitchens, gas fireplaces, and inspiring alpine views.
Throughout summer and fall, BC residents can enjoy a 20 per cent discount on overnight stays, as well as complimentary parking. The BC Resident Package also includes complimentary bike and golf equipment storage, signing privileges at onsite restaurants Dubh Linn Gate Pub (Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside) and The Raven Room (Pan Pacific Village Centre), no resort fees, and access to two of the best pool decks in Whistler, with heated outdoor saltwater pools, and hot tubs.
The BC Resident Package is valid for stays until November 24, 2021, and must be booked directly from the website or by calling 1.888.905.9995.
The Wedgewood Hotel & Spa
If you stay for two nights and you get the third night free."Stay longer, sleep in later, and enjoy more time away. You deserve it," says Wedgewood. Take advantage of this offer now through September 30, 2021.
If you book a staycation in the heart of the city you will receive a $50 food and beverage credit to be used towards in-room dining selections PLUS your pet stays for free. This offer is subject to availability but booking must be made directly through the hotel by either calling us directly at 604-689-7777 or online.
The Beach Club Resort in Parksville
Guests will save 20 per cent at the Beach Club Resort in Parksville on Vancouver Island for stays of at least two nights in a Studio Room. They'll also enjoy a $50 food & beverage credit.
The offer is valid on stays through Sept. 30, 2021.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
Delta Hotels says visitors will save more the longer they stay with their current "stay longer, experience more" promotion. The offer works for stays of five or more consecutive nights at participating hotels guests.
Additionally, you can extend your stay with savings up to 20 per cent at the Delta Hotels by Marriott™ Grand Okanagan Resort:
- Save up to 10 per cent off when you book three or more nights
- Save up to 20 per cent off when you book four or more nights
B.C.'s Restart — a four-step plan to bring B.C. back together — will be a slow and gradual return to a more normal life, with safety and health protocols such as mask-wearing and physical distancing remaining in place and mandatory during the initial two steps of the plan.