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Skechers Performance Announced as Official Footwear Partner of the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

April 20, 2017

VICTORIA, BC (April 20, 2017) – Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship tournament organizers are proud to announce their partnership with Skechers Performance Canada, a division of SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE: SKX), as the Official Footwear Partner of the 2017 PGA TOUR Champions Event. Skechers Performance is a global footwear leader, with a growing presence on the…

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Bear Mountain Resort staff in Langford give a little but help a lot

April 10, 2017

http://www.goldstreamgazette.com/business/bear-mountain-resort-staff-in-langford-give-a-little-but-help-a-lot/ Bear Mountain Resort staff in Langford give a little but help a lot BC Hospitality Foundation receive major donation from resort workers DON DESCOTEAU Thu Apr 6th, 2017 8:30am BUSINESSLOCAL BUSINESS Staffers at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa are not only helping out coworkers at times of need, but their counterparts…

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See a new side of Victoria with Clipper Vacations and the Westin Bear Mountain Resort

March 16, 2017

http://www.king5.com/entertainment/television/programs/evening/see-a-new-side-of-victoria-with-clipper-vacations-and-the-westin-bear-mountain-resort/422890231 VICTORIA, B.C. – Spring fever is in the air, which means it’s time for an adventure. For the perfect spring getaway, head up to Victoria, B.C. Even if you’ve been before, it’s worth another trip. “People that haven’t been up to Victoria in maybe in 8-10 years this is a great excuse, a great…

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Calling all artists: Design trophy for Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

March 9, 2017

Organizers of the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship tournament are asking fans to design the trophy to be awarded to the victor of the PGA Tour Champions event in September. The submission period is already open for designs, which should incorporate the nature of golf and celebrate the winner, PGA Tour Champions, the Pacific…

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Pendrel proves too strong for Batty in Canada Cup

March 6, 2017

Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist MARCH 4, 2017 10:52 PM – From Rio de Janeiro to Bear Mountain, Catharine Pendrel and Emily Batty resumed their epic rivalry, with the same outcome. Pendrel outkicked Batty to the finish line Saturday to win the 2017 Canada Cup women’s mountain bike race on Bear Mountain, much as she…

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Olympians ready to hit the trails again at Bear Mountain

March 6, 2017

CLEVE DHEENSAW / TIMES COLONIST MARCH 3, 2017 10:19 PM – When we last checked this rivalry, Catharine Pendrel was outracing Emily Batty to the finish line last summer in Rio to take the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games while shunting her fellow Canadian to an agonizing fourth place. The two will renew…

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PENDREL & GAGNE WIN OPENING ROUND OF CANADA CUP

March 6, 2017

Story from: http://www.cyclingcanada.ca/sport/mountain-bike/news/pendrel-gagne-win-opening-round-of-canada-cup/ VICTORIA, BC, March 5, 2017 – The first leader’s jerseys of the 2017 Canada Cup mountain bike series were awarded on Saturday at Bear Mountain Resort, just outside Victoria, BC.  The Canada Cup has been the career starting point for many of Canada’s top professional and Olympic riders. Situated in the foothills of…

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Tennis community excited for Bear Mountain Centre

February 14, 2017

by Joel Tansey – Goldstream News Gazette Langford posted Feb 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM http://www.goldstreamgazette.com/sports/413441343.html The West Shore already boasts a sizeable tennis community, but the sport’s landscape will change dramatically with the soon-to-be-built, eight-court indoor/outdoor red clay tennis centre at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa, the largest such facility in…

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Bear Mountain gears up for inaugural bike festival

February 10, 2017

by Rick Stiebel – Goldstream News Gazette Langford, West Shore posted Feb 10, 2017 at 7:00 AM http://www.goldstreamgazette.com/sports/413351833.html The wheels are turning in preparation for the Bear Mountain Bike Festival, which will combine top-level racing with the chance for amateurs of all ages and skill levels to test their mettle with the pedals. The events,…

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Club pro Hartley named boss of new Bear Mountain Tennis Centre

February 1, 2017

Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist JANUARY 31, 2017 10:32 PM – See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/sports/club-pro-hartley-named-boss-of-new-bear-mountain-tennis-centre-1.9711306#sthash.15tvyxVp.dpuf   Russ Hartley, then tennis pro at the Racquet Club of Victoria for five years, left after it went into receivership. His journey back to the Island now comes full circle as he takes over today as tennis director of…

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Bear Mountain Bike Festival to open 2017 Canada Cup

January 25, 2017

From: Canadian Cycling Magazine January 23rd, 2017 by Rob Sturney http://cyclingmagazine.ca/spotlight/bear-mountain-bike-festival-open-2017-canada-cup/ Victoria, BC is usually a little ahead of the rest of the country when it comes to the end of winter, and this means that the 2017 Canada Cup mountain bike series can launch in early March at Bear Mountain resort. The Bear Mountain…

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Bear Mountain Bike Festival kicks off 2017 Canada Cup MTB Series with races and family events

January 25, 2017

From: The Georgia Straight by Kate Wilson on January 24th, 2017 at 2:40 PM http://www.straight.com/news/859991/bear-mountain-bike-festival-kicks-2017-canada-cup-mtb-series-races-and-family-events It’s January 24—so by now the whole country has started binging on chocolate and deeply regretting spending $400 on gym memberships. But for the steel-willed few who still haven’t broken their New Year’s fitness resolutions, the Bear Mountain Bike Festival…

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Holidays for family and golf up on Bear Mountain

December 30, 2016

From: http://www.goldstreamgazette.com/sports/408087006.html by  Joel Tansey – Goldstream News Gazette Langford, West Shore posted Dec 26, 2016 at 5:00 PM When Bree Sharratt gets together for a round of golf with Ray Henry, it’s not just a friendly father-daughter match. It gets competitive, especially when the dreaded “pigeon bag tag” is on the line. For years, the two…

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Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Returns to Victoria, BC

December 21, 2016

Story from: www.golfindustrynetwork.ca PGA TOUR Champions and Pacific Links International announced today that the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will return to Victoria, British Columbia in 2017. The event will once again be played at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa the week of Monday, September 11th – Sunday, September 17th, 2017. The…

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20+ Places to Enjoy Christmas Dinner in Victoria, B.C.

December 21, 2016

Just because you’re away from home at the holidays doesn’t mean you need to give up on having a great Christmas dinner. Whether you’re after traditional turkey, contemporary west-coast or something totally unique, you’ll certainly be able to find what you’re looking for at one of Victoria’s great restaurants and markets. Story from: Tourism Victoria. http://www.tourismvictoria.com/blog/post/2016/8/20-Places-to-Enjoy-Christmas-Dinner-in-Victoria-B-C-/2980/

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS EVENT RETURNING TO VICTORIA

December 16, 2016

VICTORIA, B.C. – PGA TOUR Champions and Pacific Links International announced today that the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will return to Victoria, British Columbia in 2017. The event will once again be played at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa the week of Monday, September 11th – Sunday, September 17th, 2017. The 2016…

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King of Bear Mountain, Colin Montgomerie, will defend Champions Tour crown

December 15, 2016

Story by: Times Colonist mannicchiarico@timescolonist.com   World Golf Hall of Famer Colin Montgomerie says he is more than excited to be heading back to the Greater Victoria Area next September to defend his 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship crown. Montgomerie, who thanks to the $375,000 US first-place cheque of the $2.5-million purse was propelled…

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Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Returns to Victoria, BC

December 13, 2016

Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Returns to Victoria, BC Limited time pre-sale tickets available for the PGA TOUR Champions event hosted at Bear Mountain VICTORIA, B.C. (December 13, 2016) – PGA TOUR Champions and Pacific Links International announced today that the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will return to Victoria, British Columbia in 2017. The event…

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Scene and Heard: Daniel Lapp’s got the spirit

December 11, 2016

No one from the local music community is busier at this time of year than Daniel Lapp. That’s a good thing for music fans and organizations who stand to benefit from his generous spirit. The Christmas season is when Lapp springs into action and leads events of all kinds, including those with the goal of…

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December 2, 2016

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December 2, 2016

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Bear Mountain Parkway connection project well underway

December 2, 2016

Political dignitaries from several levels of government gathered Thursday, shiny shovels in hand, for the official groundbreaking on the completion of a connection between Bear Mountain Parkway and Leigh Road in Langford. The project, which began in October, involves 3.3 kilometres of road that begins at the roundabout intersection of Bear Mountain Parkway and Country…

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Road project to provide new Bear Mountain link

December 2, 2016

A 3.3-kilometre corridor creating a “front door” to Bear Mountain is the last cog in Langford’s major road plans, Mayor Stew Young says. The Bear Mountain Parkway extension is also the first step toward creating another business, recreation and residential hub similar to what exists on Millstream Road, he said. “It’s one of the last…

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Bear Mountain residents open their doors for charity

November 18, 2016

That time of year will soon be upon us and a group of Bear Mountain residents have already got a jump on the holiday season. Their trees are trimmed, the halls are decked and the lights are strung, just in time for the second annual Holiday Home Tours. The tours, taking place this Saturday, Nov.…

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Cycling Canada announces 2017’s national competition calendar

November 3, 2016

The season will feature the country’s best riders in road, para, BMX, track, mountain bike and cyclocross disciplines Cycling Canada has announced the release of its 2017 national calendar, covering each cycling discipline—road, track, cyclocross, mountain bike, para and BMX. Officials with the national cycling body describe the calendar as the next step in a…

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IWCD Begins The First Of Four New Projects At Bear Mountain

November 1, 2016

Ecoasis Relaunches Bear Mountain And Moves Forward With Housing Continuing To Add Facilities And Amenities Langford – For the past three years, after purchasing Bear Mountain in Langford, Ecoasis Developments has been working on a plan for moving forward with the development. It’s built a framework for success through infrastructure zoning, satisfying legacy issues and…

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A night of emotion marks 25th class at Sports Hall of Fame

October 30, 2016

It was an emotional night Saturday as the Class of 2016, the 25th enshrined, was inducted into the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame at the Westin Bear Mountain. Because of his success at Saanich Commonwealth Place guiding the careers of Olympic-medallist swimmers such as Ryan Cochrane and Hilary Caldwell, it was evident that coach Randy…

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Canadian women’s rugby: Support the key to success

October 24, 2016

Bronze-medallist Olympian Bianca Farella labelled it the Canadian women’s sevens rugby team’s “Tour de Vic.” The national squad conducted a swing through the region Monday to thank all those places and venues that over the past four years helped the team rise to the podium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, making stops at Langford…

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How would you spend $1,000 a day in Victoria?

October 24, 2016

What if you had $1,000 a day for the rest of your life? This might sound like a dream, but it could become your reality thanks to the new national lottery game, DAILY GRAND. Every $3 ticket gives you a chance to win $1,000 a day for life. DAILY GRAND is your daily reminder that…

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A great day for a rough and tumble bicycle ride — or just to play

October 11, 2016

More than 400 riders from U-13 to expert divisions took part in Monday’s Bear X-ing cyclocross bike race at Bear Mountain, which consisted of multiple laps around a 2.5-to-3 kilometre course featuring pavement, trails, steep grass hills and obstacles. Parker Bloom won the Expert Men’s race, while Carey Mark finished first in the Expert Women’s…

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KC Custom Designs – For Life.

October 7, 2016

Cindy Scott had never considered a career in home building until she started to work on her own. “It’s not a largely female-dominated industry, so it wasn’t something I thought of doing,” she says. “Once I was involved, I felt the passion and really enjoyed it.” She formed KC Custom Designs Ltd. with her sister-in-law,…

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Bear Mountain Pkwy. connection will help alleviate traffic woes

October 4, 2016

As crews prepare to break ground and forge ahead on the construction of Bear Mountain Parkway, Langford council and staff are eagerly pushing the project along. “It’s all coming together for Langford in terms of our road network,” said Coun. Lillian Szpak. “People are anxious for the results and they’re coming.” The project will see…

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What’s Happening on Bear Mountain, Vancouver Island

October 3, 2016

The golfing world’s eyes have been fixed on Bear Mountain, just outside Victoria, over the past few weeks, as the PGA Tour 2016 Pacific Links Championship took place on one of the golf resort’s two Jack Nicklaus-designed mountainside courses September 19-25. Colin Montgomery may have walked off with the title, but the real winner here…

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Bear Mountain Reawakened

October 1, 2016

The story of Bear Mountain Resort begins in 2002, as a land assembly and re-zoning proposal supported by the City of Langford in the hopes that it would become an economic driver for local communities, and attract domestic and international visitors. The development was spearheaded by Len Barrie, a retired NHL forward and former co-owner…

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Help Fill a Dream Named as Official Charity Partner of the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

September 30, 2016

PGA TOUR Champions event teams up with local charity with a focus on raising awareness and funds for children and families suffering from life-threatening diseases on the Island VICTORIA, B.C. (August 31, 2016) – Tournament organizers announced today that Victoria based organization Help Fill a Dream will be the official charity partner of the PGA…

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Bear Mountain Golf Club and Academy 一 金熊山高 爾夫球渡假中心

September 28, 2016

Commissioned by British Columbia Golf, multiple 3rd party golf course reviews were conducted and reported in Chinese. Here is Bear Mountain’s review:   http://britishcolumbiagolf.org/images/Bear_Mountain_Golf_Club_and_Academy_%E4%B8%80_%E9%87%91%E7%86%8A%E5%B1%B1%E9%AB%98%E7%88%BE%E5%A4%AB%E7%90%83%E6%B8%A1%E5%81%87%E4%B8%AD%E5%BF%83.pdf

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Royals, golfers, politicians provide economic punch for Greater Victoria

September 26, 2016

Photos of a Harbour Air float plane are appearing around the world after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge flew on a return trip from Victoria to Vancouver. And that’s the kind of product placement money just can’t buy. “It was very exciting for us to do that, very rewarding, and it was executed flawlessly,”…

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2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Day 3: Monty Wins!

September 25, 2016

Monty takes the title; Jimenez steals the show Day 3 of the Pacific Links Championship at Bear Mountain… And just like that, Miguel Angel Jimenez – aka The Mechanic, aka The Most Interesting Man in Golf – stole the show. Well, almost. Right up until Monty took the Championship after not one, not two, but…

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Rory McIlroy wins PGA Tour Championship

September 25, 2016

Rory McIlroy finally won the FedEx Cup when he least expected it. McIlroy was three shots behind with three holes to play Sunday in the Tour Championship in Atlanta. Nearly two hours later, he holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole to win the tournament and claim the $10 million FedEx Cup…

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2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship: Day 2

September 24, 2016

McCarron stays in the lead, but Monty’s on the move Day 2 of the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship brought with it some hotly contested golf. Scott McCarron, who went into Day 2 in the lead having broken the course record on Day 1 shooting an incredible 62, had another fantastic round, finishing with a…

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2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship: Day 1

September 23, 2016

Scott McCarron shoots 62 for a new course record! If Day 1 of the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship started out being all about #ThePower3 – with Bernhard Langer, Vijay Singh and Miguel Angel Jimenez teeing off at 12:55 pm in quite the legendary matchup – it finished up being Scott McCarron’s party. Shooting…

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Calcavecchia hoping his B.C. links luck returns at Bear Mountain

September 23, 2016

There is just something about playing in Canada that has brought out the best in Mark Calcavecchia. And, he admits, his return to British Columbia is a welcomed one, given his plight in the 2016 PGA Tour Champions season. Twice during his career, when he was on the PGA Tour, Calcavecchia won in B.C., taking…

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Golf Channel brings Bear Mountain to life

September 22, 2016

As star-studded as the field of golfers is at the PGA Tour Champions Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, beginning today, the television announcers here to call the action also have a solid pedigree in the game. The entire group from the Golf Channel arrived at Bear Mountain Golf Resort on Thursday, led by Emmy Award-winning…

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Bear Mountain Resort – Good shot

September 21, 2016

The penthouse balcony of the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa just outside Victoria is perfectly situated to watch the action taking place on the golf course below. And certainly there is a lot going on today, as volunteers and workers set up spectator stands and patch holes along the green. There is a…

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Golfers bearish on Tour Champions stop at Bear Mountain in Victoria

September 21, 2016

The best senior golfers in the world descend on Vancouver Island this week, and they’re already looking forward to playing the picturesque course It will depend on the weather, of course, but Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria should provide both stunning views of picturesque Vancouver Island and a stern test for members of the PGA…

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Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship: Canadian stops helped launch rewarding careers

September 21, 2016

They cut their teeth on the old Canadian Tour, which tells you their teeth are likely getting a little long. Several PGA Tour Champions players, who are in Victoria this week for the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, have travelled these parts and other places north of the 49th parallel in their early bids to…

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Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship set to kick off this Friday with stellar field of PGA TOUR Champions stars

September 20, 2016

Tickets available for PGA TOUR Champions Tournament hosted at Bear Mountain Golf Resort VICTORIA, B.C. (September 20, 2016) – The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will get underway this Friday morning at Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course, with 81 of the top players on PGA TOUR Champions competing for one of the year’s…

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Meet the man behind Pacific Links Bear Mountain Golf Championship

September 18, 2016

Organizing the upcoming Pacific Links Bear Mountain Golf Championship has been almost a homecoming for tournament director David (Skitty) Skitt. Skitt, a 41-year-old Montrealer, took his first putt on the little putting green in Beacon Hill Park at the age six or seven during a visit to his grandmother’s home on St. Charles Street. “How…

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Save-on-Foods heading into a crowded Langford grocery scene

September 15, 2016

Save-on-Foods, the largest grocer in Western Canada, is expanding its footprint with a seventh Greater Victoria location planned for Langford. The company, which operates more than 140 stores in Western Canada, said Wednesday it will open its newest location in the spring of 2018 in the Home Outfitters store. Hudson’s Bay Company, parent of Home…

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Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet Joins the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship to Host the Junior Clinic for Kids

September 14, 2016

Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet Joins the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship to Host the Junior Clinic for Kids DeLaet will be on-site for the Event on Saturday, September 24th to conduct the clinic VICTORIA, B.C. (September 14, 2016) – Tournament Organizers announced today that Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet will join the…

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Bear Mountain Readies its Real Estate for World

September 13, 2016

Dan Matthews is about to have millions of people peering into his back yard, and he could not be happier about it or have timed it better. The chief executive of Ecoasis, owner of the Bear Mountain development, has invited the world to check out his resort, its golf course and the potential for the…

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Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Mark O’Meara commit to the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

September 7, 2016

Jay Haas, Fred Funk, Craig Stadler and John Cook round out the latest legends commitments VICTORIA, B.C. (September 7, 2016) – Tournament Organizers announced today that World Golf Hall of Fame members Vijay Singh and Colin Montgomerie, as well as four-time European Ryder Cup team member Miguel Angel Jimenez, have committed to play the 2016…

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Foreign buyer agents swoop into Victoria

September 1, 2016

Just days after a 15 per cent foreign buyer tax blanketed Metro Vancouver, Vancouver real estate agents specializing in luxury properties swooped into Victoria via a chartered helicopter for wine, dining, golf and a serious push on selling a $4.8-million estate near Elk Lake. The day-long event was also staged on the same day Central…

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PGA Tour Champions event at Bear Mountain to Help Fill a Dream

August 31, 2016

With the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship just a few weeks away, organizers on Wednesday announced that Help Fill a Dream will be the official charity partner for the PGA Tour Champions event. The tour stops in Calgary this week for the Shaw Charity Classic before taking a week off then heading to Pebble…

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Vancouver spillover makes Island next hot real estate spot: report

August 25, 2016

Greater Vancouver real estate agents specializing in luxury properties swooped into Victoria via a chartered helicopter Wednesday for wine, dining, golf and a serious push on selling a $4.8-million estate near Elk Lake. The day-long event was staged on the same day Central 1 Credit Union proclaimed Vancouver Island as “B.C.’s new housing hot spot.”…

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Islanders Pendrel, Sweetland finally get their Games moment

August 19, 2016

All routes from the Hartland and Bear Mountain trails, and from the roads of the Saanich Peninsula, converge Saturday morning in Rio de Janeiro for two extraordinary Island sporting products. But it has been a circuitous route, physically and emotionally, to get there for Catharine Pendrel and Kirsten Sweetland. Pendrel will contest the Olympic women’s…

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Canadians Stephen Ames, Rod Spittle and Jim Rutledge Commit to 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

August 16, 2016

Trio of Canadian golfers add to strength of upcoming PGA TOUR Champions event field VICTORIA, B.C. (August 16, 2016) – Canadians Stephen Ames, Rod Spittle and Jim Rutledge committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, to be contested on Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course in Victoria, British Columbia the week of…

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Where to watch Rio Olympic opening ceremony in B.C.

August 5, 2016

Want to watch the Rio ceremony with other fans? Here are some spots in B.C. If you’re an Olympics enthusiast and want to join other fans in a public venue to watch today’s opening ceremony from Rio, there are a couple of options in B.C. Whistler municipal officials are inviting spectators to watch the event…

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Greater Victoria Rio-ready with Olympic fan zone

August 4, 2016

Nearly half of the Canadian team in Rio hails from a B.C. community or trains in the province Olympic spirit is expected to be high in Greater Victoria with the national teams for 10 sports calling the region home. To help galvanize fan support, Bear Mountain in Langford has created a fan zone where people…

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Major Champions Sandy Lyle, Tom Kite and Ian Woosnam Commit to 2016 Pacific Links Championship

August 2, 2016

Victoria, B.C. (August 2, 2016) – World Golf Hall of Fame members Sandy Lyle and Tom Kite, along with 1991 Masters Tournament winner Ian Woosnam, have committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Championship. The event will be contested on Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course in Victoria, British Columbia the week of September 19-25,…

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Vancouver Island connections strong on Canadian Olympic team

August 2, 2016

Those looking at the summer Olympics through a Vancouver Island lens typically have their eyes trained on the water. But the venerable sport of rowing might have company this weekend in Rio in the form of a pair of breakneck events with their roots firmly planted in the modern era. Canada’s medal chances are high…

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Four golf courses bouncing from the rough to the green

July 21, 2016

Real estate part of game plan to swing from receivership to recovery Over the past seven years, four of B.C.’s most spectacular golf courses went deep into the rough, facing debt and receivership as golf memberships and real estate sales declined. However, after years of declining numbers, Canadians are playing more golf, with an increase…

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Deuces wild in Langford

July 19, 2016

Al Clark, founder of Northwest Deuce Days, joins Ecoasis chief financial officer David Clarke and Langford Mayor Stew Young outside the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa in helping promote the 2016 edition of this antique car event. Hundreds of vehicles, including Clark’s 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster shown above, will be on hand at…

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World Golf Hall of Fame member Bernhard Langer commits to 2016 Pacific Links Championship

July 11, 2016

Rocco Mediate, Lee Janzen and Jesper Parnevik also commit to PGA TOUR Champions stop Victoria, B.C. (July 11, 2016) – World Golf Hall of Fame member Bernhard Langer committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Championship, to be contested on Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course in Victoria, British Columbia, the week of September 19-25,…

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Canada has tough day in international basketball, tennis

July 10, 2016

From London to Manila, it was a rough Sunday morning for Canada in international sports. Steve Nash’s bid to return to the Olympics, this time as Canadian team general manager, was dashed as France defeated Canada 83-74 in the Philippines in the final of the last-chance men’s basketball qualifier for the 2016 Rio Summer Games.…

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Vancouver Island named top island destination

July 7, 2016

The acclaim may have become routine, but it is never boring. Not when it involves going to New York City and listening to people from some of the most beautiful places on Earth tell you how great you are. The readers of Travel and Leisure magazine have once again voted Vancouver Island as Canada’s top…

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Two-Time Major Champion John Daly and 2014 Tournament Champion Paul Goydos commit to Pacific Links Championship

July 4, 2016

Tickets now on sale now for British Columbia’s only PGA TOUR Champions event Victoria, B.C. (June 27, 2016) – Two-time major champion John Daly and 2014 winner Paul Goydos have committed to the 2016 Pacific Links Championship, tournament officials announced today at a press conference held at host site Bear Mountain Resort. The 2016 Pacific…

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John Daly helps boost Bear Mountain profile as it looks to host Pacific Links golf tournaments

July 1, 2016

It may be short notice, but Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria will undergo an audition this September, with the possibility of being the host site for future Pacific Links Championship tournaments at stake. Initially, the 2016 Pacific Links Championship was supposed to be held in Tianjin, China, but an explosion in the city’s port that…

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Kirsten Sweetland’s Olympic dream comes true

June 30, 2016

Island athletes Kirsten Sweetland and Catharine Pendrel will head into the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics with compelling backstories and each with something to prove on the biggest stage. They were among the athletes selected as the Canadian triathlon and cycling teams for Rio were officially named Wednesday following the two-year qualification period for both sports.…

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John Daly, Paul Goydos among golf stars coming to Bear Mountain

June 27, 2016

John Daly, one of the biggest hitters to play golf and certainly among the most audacious in terms of personality, has been confirmed as a competitor at Bear Mountain for the 2016 Pacific Links PGA Tour Champions event, which has a prize purse of $2.5-million US. Daly became eligible for the seniors Tour when he…

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Langford getting ready to revel in Rio

June 25, 2016

Langford Mayor Stew Young said 20 years ago that his council had a vision of building sports and recreation facilities that could be used by everyone, from grassroots participants to Olympians. That project has been largely realized, and Young wants the community to revel in it. Each day of the Rio Summer Olympics, Aug. 5-21,…

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Top PGA TOUR Champions Players Commit to Pacific Links Championship

June 21, 2016

Top PGA TOUR Champions Players Commit to Pacific Links Championship Major champions Calcavecchia, Mize, Tway and Sluman will tee it up in Victoria Victoria, B.C. (June 21, 2016) – Major championship winners Mark Calcavecchia, Jeff Sluman, Larry Mize and Bob Tway have committed to play the Pacific Links Championship, an official event on PGA TOUR…

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PGA Champions Tour golf event looks to assemble local team for Langford event

June 16, 2016

While revealing the names of confirmed players for this September’s PGA Tour Champions event at Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa must wait until next week, David Skitt had a hard time containing his excitement about the projected field. The Montreal-based tournament director for the $2.5-million 2016 Pacific Links Championship said there are “over 100…

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Volunteers wanted for PGA Tour Champions event at Bear Mountain

June 15, 2016

Bear Mountain Resort and Pacific Links International are now accepting applications for volunteers for the PGA Tour Champions’ Pacific Links Championship, slated for Sept. 19-25 on the Mountain Course. Organizers are asking applicants, at least 13 years of age, to go to the tournament website at pacificlinkschampionship.com and click the “register here” button on the…

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Langford sets sights on completing Bear Mountain Parkway

May 24, 2016

While tempers continue to flare from those stuck in the congestion surrounding Millstream Road, Langford council members are hoping to give drivers some relief this summer. Council recently gave Ecoasis the green light to proceed with a number of projects, including approving the borrowing of up to $5 million to continue constructing Bear Mountain Parkway…

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Golfer Riley Wheeldon makes play to repeat Battle at The Bear win

May 8, 2016

Defending champion Riley Wheeldon will be among the 62 players registered to tee it up at the second annual Battle at The Bear presented by Miura tournament on the Vancouver Golf Tour, the circuit’s first major of the year. “Riley will be back and it was perfect for us last year because he’s one of…

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Senior golfing stars coming to compete at Bear Mountain

May 6, 2016

Former PGA Tour stars John Daly, Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson, Tom Lehman and Fred Couples will be headed to Langford this September as Pacific Links International and PGA Tour Champions confirmed on Friday that a tour stop, originally set for Tianjin, China, will be moved to Bear Mountain Resort for the week of Sept. 19-25.…

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Golfing greats to play at Bear Mountain for $2.5 million purse

May 5, 2016

Veteran golfers such as Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson, Tom Lehman and Fred Couples could be on their way to Greater Victoria for a PGA Tour Champions stop at Bear Mountain Resort in September. Originally scheduled for Sept. 23-25 at the 27 Club in Tianjin, China, the Pacific Links China Championship is to be moved due to…

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Deuce Days return to Victoria this summer

April 22, 2016

Organizer Al Clark gave out details of the events planned for Deuce Days 2016 at a press conference today outside the Hotel Grand Pacific. The premiere automobile event will see more 1100 vintage vehicles from around North America hit the streets of Victoria from July 21-24. It will be the world’s largest gathering of 1932…

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Warming up to early golf season

April 1, 2016

It’s that time of year when thousands of people in the Great “Brown” North exchange their pucks for Pinnacles. Their snow shovels for seven irons. This year, especially, thanks to the winter that never really was, the golfers are flying high. The engines are revving. The horses are out of the barn. Interestingly, in Alberta…

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Bear Mountain Canada Cup – Norco Factory Team

March 8, 2016

Wow, that just happened; a Canada Cup in March, in Canada, with an international field on an amazing course with lots of jumps. What a great way to start the season off and check how the winter training is going while riding some really cool trails. The first Canada Cup of the season just took…

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Nadon opens mountain bike season on a roll at Bear Mountain

March 6, 2016

VICTORIA, B.C. – The wheels are turning for Marc-Antoine Nadon on another mountain bike season, one in which the Timmins cyclist hopes to earn a spot on the national team headed to the Czech Republic this summer. So far, so good for the 21-year-old, who placed first in his U23 age group and seventh overall…

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Pendrel secures Canada Cup win at Bear Mountain

March 6, 2016

It would be every Canadian mountain-biking fan’s dream to have what happened Saturday on Bear Mountain in the Canada Cup replicated this summer at the Rio Olympics. With two-time world champion Catharine Pendrel currently No. 2 in the world and 2015 Pan Am Games champion Emily Batty world No. 7, that is not out of…

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Pendrel hopes to go with the flow at Bear Mountain Canada Cup

March 2, 2016

Two-time world champion Catharine Pendrel, a big Canadian hope for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, says the new course on Bear Mountain reflects what modern mountain biking is all about. “This track is about the new style of mountain bike racing,” said the native of New Brunswick, who got her start in the sport on…

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Road to Rio Fundraising Gala happens March 5 at Bear Mountain, supporting Canadian mountain biking

February 19, 2016

With the Rio 2016 Olympics drawing steadily closer as 2016 progresses, Cycling Canada is inviting supporters of Canadian mountain biking to attend a fundraising gala at Bear Mountain Resort in B.C., just outside Victoria. With the Rio 2016 Olympics drawing steadily closer as 2016 progresses, Cycling Canada is inviting supporters of Canadian mountain biking to…

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Bear Mountain out to attract new businesses

February 12, 2016

Ecoasis, owner of Bear Mountain Resort, has named Dale Gann as its director of business development as the company eyes economic diversification. Gann is the former president of the Vancouver Island Technology Park, a volunteer on Langford’s economic development committee and, in 2012, ran an unsuccessful federal campaign as the Conservative candidate for Victoria. “We…

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Condo values march higher in Greater Victoria

January 6, 2016

Condominiums in the capital region are rising in assessed value as buyers are increasingly attracted to the often less-costly alternatives to single-family homes. “We are definitely seeing an increase in values,” Tony Zarsadias of The Condo Group real estate company said Tuesday. He anticipates the condo market will continue to attract buyers, predicting prices will…

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Mountain bikers and triathletes join other Olympic hopefuls on Island

November 15, 2015

Two-time world champion Catharine Pendrel, a big Canadian gold-medal hope for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, made her way around the ever-burgeoning mountain-bike trails at Bear Mountain this weekend. Meanwhile, many of Canada’s rising young triathletes are training around Greater Victoria in a camp. If the Canadian effort at the 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo…

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Golf Canada to house national training centre at Bear Mountain

November 5, 2015

The country’s top young golfers will be fine-tuning their skills on Vancouver Island. Bear Mountain Resort will serve as the home for Team Canada’s golf squads as the world-renowned facility and Golf Canada entered into a four-year partnership Thursday in which the 36-hole resort becomes the national training centre. The Jack Nicklaus-designed courses and practice…

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Bear Crossing race in Langford proves popular with bike racers

October 27, 2015

Nanaimo’s Nicholas Kupiak and Carey Mark captured the men’s and women’s expert division titles Sunday at the inaugural Bear Crossing cyclocross races at Bear Mountain Golf Resort. Kupiak topped a field of 34 riders in the 10-lap event, followed in order by Victoria’s Raphael Lalumiere, Drew Mackenzie, Rob Parkin and Kelly Guest. No finishing times…

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The world’s best mountain bikers compete at Bear Mountain, B.C.

August 3, 2015

BearTrax, showcases the worlds best freeride mountain bike riders, as they ride Bear Mountain near Langford in front of thousands. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/the-worlds-best-mountain-bikers-compete-at-bear-mountain-bc/article25816942/

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Dale Gann to Lead Commercial and Retail Development at Bear Mountain

February 12, 2015

VICTORIA, B.C. THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2015 Ecoasis is moving ahead with commercial and retail development at Bear Mountain and has appointed Dale Gann as the company’s Director of Business Development. Working in collaboration with the Ecoasis/Bear Mountain real estate team and resort operations, Gann’s expertise will focus on shaping and attracting economic development opportunities to…

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Bear Mountain to Help Canada’s Mountain Bikers Achieve World-Class Performances

January 21, 2015

Canada’s National Mountain Bikers find home in Victoria, BC January 21, 2015 (Victoria, BC) – ECOASIS and Cycling Canada are proud to announce their partnership that will designate Bear Mountain as the Official High Performance Training Centre of the Canadian National Mountain Bike Team. The Partnership will run from 2015 to 2020 and is perfectly…

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PGA Tour Players Team Up with Bear Mountain

October 30, 2014

PGA TOUR player Roger Sloan and Web.com Tour player Riley Wheeldon Team Up with Bear Mountain Resort and Ecoasis Developments LLP. British Columbian duo become Honourary Members at Bear Mountain Golf Club Victoria, British Columbia – October 30, 2014 – Top Canadian golf and lifestyle resort Bear Mountain, and its parent company, leading residential and…

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Bear Mountain works to be more than golf

August 23, 2014

Early in October, golfers will see new shadows cast against the greens at Bear Mountain resort when flying cyclists replace the normal distractions provided by birds and clouds when the venue hosts the extreme mountain bike event Jumpship 2014. At first glance, it seems hosting a three-day mountain bike aerial event would be a significant…

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Bear Mountain Enters Partnership with Pacific Links

April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014, Victoria, BC Ecoasis announced today that Bear Mountain has entered into an affiliate club partnership with Pacific Links International, an exclusive membership network that will enable Bear Mountain golf members to enjoy playing privileges at over 100 signature golf courses designed by leading architects such as Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus Greg…

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New Bear Mountain subdivision to roll out in June

April 11, 2014

Bear Mountain’s first new subdivision since the Langford property was bought by Ecoasis Developments in fall 2013 is expected to go on the market in June. Ruthanne Doyle, the development’s project co-ordinator, said land is being prepared for the 51-lot subdivision near the ninth fairway and green on the mountain course. The site has two…

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Transit adds Westhills, Bear Mountain routes

February 24, 2014

When Westhills residents complained about the lack of bus service to their new Langford community, Rohan Rupf, Marketing director for Keycorp, started a petition. He collected signatures in person and online for about a year before presenting the petition to B.C. Transit with more than 650 signatures in Sept. 2012. B.C. Transit has announced it…

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Transit buses to roll for Bear Mountain and Westhills

February 19, 2014

B.C. Transit is rolling out changes that include service to Bear Mountain and Westhills, a summer connection to Thetis Lake, and measures to ease the problem of “pass-ups” — people left behind due to crowded buses. Construction also begins next week on bus and bike priority lanes on Douglas Street. Langford Mayor Stew Young has…

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The Future is Bright at Bear Mountain

January 21, 2014

FUTURE PLAN FOR BEAR MOUNTAIN INCLUDES 36 HOLES OF GOLF AND NEW RESORT AND COMMUNITY AMENITIES January 21st, 2014 (VICTORIA, BC) – Ecoasis Developments LLP, (Ecoasis) who purchased the Bear Mountain lands and assets last October, announced today that the future build out of the community would include The Mountain Course and The Valley Course…

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Bear Mountain Resort takes a swing with eco-tours on golf carts

January 15, 2014

Bear Mountain Resort is giving nature lovers full use of its Valley Golf Course this winter for ecological tours. The company said its self-guided tours on golf carts is a first for a Canadian golf club and a “key priority” for new owners Ecoasis Developments Inc., which acquired Bear Mountain last year. Bear Mountain is…

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Bear Mountain finds a new owner

October 9, 2013

Bear Mountain is set to enter into a new chapter of its so-far storied history after finding a buyer in B.C.-based Ecoasis Developments LLP. Vancouver Island-born Dan Matthews’ development company has built communities in Hawaii and Whistler and is a founding member of the Canadian Green Building Council. It has now purchased Bear Mountain for…

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Bear Mountain bought by resort company with Langford roots

October 9, 2013

Bear Mountain resort’s new owner will consult with the community before revealing refreshed development plans for its 836 acres in Langford and the Highlands. “We have to work with the stakeholders of the community over the course of the next few months to come up with the right product mix,” Victoria resident Dan Matthews, Ecoasis…

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New Ownership Of Bear Mountain Lands

October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013 (VICTORIA, BC) – British Columbia based Ecoasis Developments LLP announced today its acquisition of the master-planned community Bear Mountain: 836 acres of land that straddles the District of the Highlands and the City of Langford on Vancouver Island. Dan Matthews, managing partner and founder of Ecoasis, is especially optimistic about the project…

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Bear Mountain resort in Langford sold to developer Ecoasis

October 8, 2013

Update: The developer Ecoasis announced today it has bought all 836 acres of Bear Mountain resort, in addition to its hotel and golf courses. The price was not disclosed. The new owner plans to meet with community representatives in the coming weeks. No plans released yet. – – – – – – – – -…

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