APRIL 24TH, 2008
In less than an hour for less than $50, you can be transported from downtown desk to oceanfront deck at the Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa on Vancouver Island. The only question left is which weekend to go.
the stunning Sea Shepherd artwork in the lobby on your way out to
stroll the seawall and charming little town, Sidney-by-the-Sea. Then
settle back on your sunny deck with that first edition of Lady Chatterly's Lover you scored (the town is known for its bookstores) and sip a little Road 13 Red.
a fresh skate at the Fish Market on the dock beside the hotel to cook
in brown butter (with fries, of course) in your fully equipped, modern
Don’t miss the Spa-in-Season treatments at the hotel's Haven Spa using Vancouver Island-grown ingredients such as the gentle facials with local honey.
daily $29, 20-minute flights from YVR South Terminal to Victoria
International, 10 minutes from the hotel. Bonus: Our dashing young
pilot was a dead ringer for Prince Harry and he carried our bag.
Sidney Pier Hotels and Spa (rooms from $159), www.sidneypier.com
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