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Post Conference Activities

Post Conference Activities

Make plans to stay the weekend to enjoy and explore Victoria through one of these special packages all offered at great rates for conference delegates!

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Please register for all post-conference activities through the online registration system, except for the Willow Stream Spa packages, which must be booked directly with the Spa, by phone.  If you are already registered for the conference, you easily add a post-conference package by accessing your registration through your confirmation email.  Alternatively, please contact Lasha at lelkuf@chemistryconsulting.ca for assistance.

Spa Packages at Willow Stream Spa

Post Conference Activities 1

The Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Empress Hotel is pleased to offer two different special offers, available to delegates of the BC Tourism Industry Conference. This pricing is available for Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8.

Option #1
Book any 90 Minute Massage, Body, or Facial Experience and receive a complimentary upgrade of your choice.

Complimentary Upgrades would include:

  • 15 Minute Scalp Massage
  • 15 Minute Foot Soak & Scrub
  • 15 Minute NuFACE
  • 15 Minute Infrared Jade Mat
  • 15 Minute Express Eye or Lip Lift

Note: RMT massages and nail services are not included in this package.

Option #2
Book any 60 or 90 Minute Massage, Body, or Facial Experience and you may book a 30 Minute Refresher Facial (Reg $95), 60 Minute Luxe Manicure (Reg $75), or 60 Minute Luxe Pedicure (Reg $85) for $50.

Note: Must experience both treatments on the same day. RMT massage is not available with this package.

Please click on these links to view the full Spa Brochure and Spa Pricing List.

To book your spa treatments, please contact Willow Stream directly by calling 250.995.4650 and letting the spa associate know that you are a conference delegate.

Forest Bathing

Post Conference Activities

Embark on a relaxed, mindfulness-based nature walk through the wild enchantment of a west coast temperate rainforest. Discover Forest Bathing and immerse yourself in the healing & revitalizing energies of nature – seeing, touching, tasting, smelling & listening to the vibrant presence and ecosystem that brings the rainforest to Life.

Join John Fraser from Elemental Magick Adventures to learn some very effective tools that will result in such things as improved mental clarity, feelings of gratitude and joy, a strengthened immune system, lowered blood pressure and stress levels, and increased energy and vitality.

Tune into the life force of a mystical rainforest while listening to the uplifting sounds of a Tibetan Singing Bowl. Cap off your tour with an introduction to the Forest Elder, a 650 year old Douglas fir.

Mystical Rainforest Tours are definitely a whole lot more than just a walk in the park!

Tour Details
Departure Location: Fairmont Empress Hotel
Date and Time:  Saturday, March 7, 2020.  1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: $30 (plus GST)

Culinary Walking Tours with Karma Brophy, The Culinary Concierge

Walking Tour

Option #1 – A Taste of Old Town: Roving Happy Hour
3:00-6:30 pm, Friday, March 6th
$109 (plus GST) per person (minimum 4 people)
Departs from Victoria Visitor Information Centre

Experience this roving Happy Hour while learning about Old Town Victoria through its tastes and tales. The tour includes a 3km walk with a minimum of four tasting experiences including small plates and beverage pairings.

Victoria as we know it today started at the Inner Harbour and the foot of Fort Street as a Indigenous people’s fishing area before becoming a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post and has grown over 150 years into its modern-day culinary character. Today Old Town has an incredible variety of edible treasures in its quaint shops and casual to fine dining settings…And there is a story behind every bite

Discover these stories while exploring Victoria’s oldest streets. Nibble on small plates and bites of Asian fare, charcuterie, local seafood, and cheese. Indulge in rare handcrafted chocolate and seasonal artisan specialties. Sip on handcrafted sodas, wine and tea. No one tells Victoria’s gastronomic stories better than the culinary cast of chefs, artisans, fishers and aficionados you will meet along the way!  An unforgettable roving Happy Hour in one of Victoria’s most historic districts!

Option #2 – Victoria Harbour Bites (premium tour)
1:00 pm, Saturday, March 7th (4-4.5 hour duration)
$119 (plus GST) per person (minimum 4 people)
Departs from Victoria Visitor Information Centre

Includes a 3km walk and harbour ferry crossing with a minimum of four premium tasting experiences including our famous crab smash with behind the scenes tour of a sustainable fishing and processing operation.

Join Karma Brophy of Feast Concierge on a tasty interpretive tour of Victoria’s iconic harbour. Experience a taste of Victoria while exploring some “Signs of the Lekwungen” that tell the history of the region’s First People’s, the arrival of European explorers and the harbour’s role in the 19th Century Gold Rush.

Discover these stories while nibbling on small plates of local charcuterie, cheese, seafood and produce, indulging in rare handcrafted chocolate and seasonal artisan specialties and sipping on handcrafted sodas, wine, beer and tea pairings. No one tells Victoria’s gastronomic stories better than the culinary cast of chefs, artisans, fishers and aficionados you will meet along the way!

Round of Golf at Highland Pacific Golf Course

Post Conference Activities 2

Victoria’s newest public golf course is just a short drive from downtown Victoria. An 18 hole championship golf course that is the perfect test for all golfers, the course is routed through rolling hills with stunning viewpoints and punishing drop offs. Island Golfer Magazine says it has “some of the best vistas seen anywhere on any golf course as well as some of the best looking holes on Vancouver Island.”

The facilities include a driving range and café along with a Full Service Pro shop.

This package is available with or without shuttle service from the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Golf Itinerary with Shuttle Service
9:00 am shuttle bus departs the Fairmont Empress Hotel
9:30 am arrive to the course with rental clubs and the players names on the carts
9:35 am – 10:05 am warm up with range balls provided
2:40 pm – 3:00 pm Finish Golf
3:15 pm shuttle departs the course
3:40 pm Arrive back to the Fairmont Empress Hotels

Golf with Shuttle Package: $109.52 per person (plus GST)
Includes:

  • Return Transportation
  • Green Fees, Advanced booking green fees
  • Shared Power Carts, staged for the groups arrival
  • Personalized golf car plaques
  • Range Balls to warm up with and use of practice chipping area and greens
  • Club Washing, Club handling from back on forth from bus to power cart
  • Customized on course competitions (i.e. Closest to the Pin. Long Drive)
  • On -Site Assistance and Supervision

Golf Only Package: $80.95 per person (plus GST)
Includes:

  • Green Fees, Advanced booking green fees
  • Shared Power Carts, staged for the groups arrival with personalized golf cart plaques
  • Range Balls to warm up with and use of practice chipping area and greens