How to Spring Break like a Canadian at Bear Mountain ResortMarch 8, 2017
Whether you plan to fly solo, surprise your sweetheart, or take the whole family on vacation, Spring Break is the perfect time to take that hard-earned holiday. If the typical crowded beach vacation doesn’t conjure as much enthusiasm as it used to, maybe it’s time to expand your horizons.
This Spring Break, head yonder to the West Coast of Canada for an unforgettable vacation. But first, be sure to brush up on your Canadianisms.
Here’s how to Spring Break like a Canadian:
Get Outside & Get Your Sport On
When most people picture Canada, they imagine a toque-wearing, maple-syrup-swigging Canuck playing hockey on an iced-over pond. But, despite popular opinion, all of Canada isn’t a giant ice rink. The weather in Victoria, British Columbia is much milder than other parts of Canada, especially in the spring. (The part about maple syrup is true, though.)
Put down that hockey stick and grab some golf clubs, a mountain bike, or a tennis racket. Practice your slice on Bear Mountain’s challenging Mountain Course or putt away the afternoon on the serene Valley Course. Take a mountain biking lesson from Bear Mountain’s own Canada Cup Champion or perfect your drop shot at Bear Mountain’s Tennis Centre. Stay and play for a special rate.
See Nature from New Heights
Canadians are known for being reserved, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like a good adrenaline rush just as much as the next guy. See nature from new heights as you take an exhilarating zip line ride through the forest canopy with AdrenaLINE.
If you’re looking for a more relaxing adventure, admire the butterflies at Butchart Garden, stroll down Galloping Goose Trail, or meander through the gardens at Hatley Castle. For a scenic trek through nature, hike Mount Finlayson or bike the Highlands Valley Loop. If retail therapy is what you seek, venture into town for high tea followed by a leisurely afternoon of shopping. All of these attractions are on or just outside of Bear Mountain Resort.
Take a Mineral Soak
Canadians take relaxation just as seriously as the sport of hockey. Kick up your feet, relax, and melt away your troubles in the award-winning Sante Spa at Bear Mountain Resort. Relax by the fireplace and admire mountain and forest views from the spa lounge. Soak in the outdoor mineral pool and let the sights and sounds of nature soothe you. Indulge in a relaxing Beach Stone Massage after a full day of activities, or take a dip in the resort’s outdoor pool and enjoy an après-swim snack at the poolside grill.
Have a Great Canadian Breakfast
Every self-respecting Canadian should be able to eat their weight in maple syrup and bacon. This is your vacation, and you’re allowed—nay, expected—to eat like a hungry Canadian. Dine at Bella Restaurant for your fill of the finest Canadian bacon and eggs, among other tantalizing breakfast options. If breakfast isn’t your jam, sip coffee and admire panoramic mountain views from the Masters Lounge patio next door. Come back for dinner, or enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail as you watch the sun set over the mountains.
With an award-winning spa, 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf, world-class tennis, the best hiking and biking trails, and picturesque views of nature all around, you’ll be saying “are we there yet, eh?” to Bear Mountain Resort in no time.