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The Top 50 Canada Spas of 2012, February 12, 2013

“SORA Spa at the Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria, British Columbia ” 

Modern Mix Vancouver

Vanessa Choot – Modern Mix Vancouver, October 28, 2012

Modern Mix Vancouver recently visited Victoria for a weekend getaway at the Hotel Grand Pacific, located right on the beautiful Inner Harbour in the heart of downtown Victoria.

The Next Big Trip: Victoria, B.C.

Matt Villano –, April 25, 2012

“…we stayed at the Hotel Grand Pacific, and loved it for three reasons. Reason No. 1: Our Pacific one-bedroom suite had a separate sitting room—a great spot to entertain L between her wake-up (at 5 a.m.) and the hour that most (normal?) humans...

WanderFood Wednesday: Dim Sum at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria, BC

Carolyn B. Heller –, May 22, 2012

“Want to combine the ambiance of a posh high tea with contemporary Hong Kong-style dim sum? Then check out the weekend dim sum brunch at the The Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city.”

So what do you want to be when you grow up?

Pam Grant – Monday Magazine, June 28, 2012

“When Rick Choy moved to Canada from Hong Kong in the 1990s, he took one look around downtown and figured it was time for a new career, but this proved to be no difficulty for the Executive Chef at the Hotel Grand Pacific. ”

Dim Sum: it's an elegant affair

Deana Lancaster – North Shore News, July 25, 2012

“…At the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria, it's a more elegant affair… The result is a delicious partnership between Asian flavours and Vancouver Island ingredients on a menu that always lists eight items (a number that is considered lucky...

Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards

Travel + Leisure Magazine, August 2012

“Top City Hotels in Canada: #5 Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria”

Massage: Beyond the Mystery

Laura Langston – YAM Magazine, March/April 2012
“…that doesn’t mean that Prayoonvech, a Thai masseuse at The Spa, Hotel Grand Pacific, won’t be using her feet. She does – along with her elbows, hands, and fingers, to massage and stretch me into positions I didn’t think I could ever attain...

Human Powered Fitness Centre

Mira Laurence – CTV Vancouver Island, March 20, 2012
“It’s proven that a daily dose of exercise does the body good. At one Victoria fitness centre, exercise is also doing good for the environment. The Victoria Athletic Club is home to the world’s first EcoFit system.”

Exercise Equals Electricity at Victoria Athletic Club

Nikki Ewanyshyn – SHAW Vancouver Island, March 19, 2012

“Building up a sweat is not hard in a gym. Building up green electricity? That's a bit harder. Shaw TV's Nikki Ewanyshyn checks in at the Victoria Athletic Club where exercise is being converted to energy.”


Open to both private members and hotel guests, the Victoria Athletic Club...


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