The Grand Opening and invite-only Gala at Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa on Friday, June 25 were a huge success!
The event kicked off with a champagne sabreing by Pacific Shores Resort & Spa's Sommelier and Director of Food and Beverage Atilla Cimsit before the doors opened to the food and wine exhibition.
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When the weather heats up and the sun comes out, so do the shorts, flip flops and bathing suits!
Nothing beats a fresh pedicure when your toes come out of sock-and-shoe hibernation for the summer, but did you know that there are other spa treatments that can help prepare you for the warmer weather from head to toe?
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Summer has officially arrived on the island, and you know what that means: fresh, local fruit and produce, outdoor markets, picnics at Willows Beach, bike rides on the Galloping Goose Trail and dinner and drinks on restaurant patios in the heart of downtown Victoria.
Not only are there lots of great things to do in Victoria in the summer, but also great festivals and events.
Here are our picks for the TOP TEN things to see and do in Victoria in the summertime.
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Did you happen to read the Vancouver Sun this weekend?
Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa was featured in a three-page spread in the Westcoast Homes section of Saturday's Vancouver Sun!
The excellent write-up was accompanied by 10 photos, as well as a reference to our Parkside Lifestyle Blog and the Condo Comparison Guide!
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What better way to tour the cycling capital of Canada than by bike?
Victoria BC is a very bicycle-friendly city, with lots of designated bike lanes, bike-storage facilities (there's even one located at Parkside!) and great biking trails available.
Whether you decide to cruise around town and out along Dallas Road to Oak Bay or head down the Galloping Goose trail out towards Sooke, make sure you know the rules of the road and ride prepared.
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Besides feeling incredibly relaxing and leaving your skin feeling clean and soft, facials offer more benefits than you may think.
A spa professional not only provides you with smoother skin and a relaxing experience, but also analyzes your skin type and provides you with information about the best kind of care for your complexion after you leave the spa.
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Why should you shop at a farmers' market instead of the grocery store this weekend?
'Tis the season for fresh, local fruits and vegetables - and there are markets popping up all over the island.
It's harder to shop locally during the winter, so take advantage of all the great produce available this summer.
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