September 2, 2011

Vancouver Stay-cations

Wallmark Homes has simplified steps to winterizing your home with the intention of leaving you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the fall. Treat yourself to a job well done and enjoy some time OUT of the house. Now is the best time to start planning your fall retreat, vacation, stay-cation or in many cases, a well deserved, highly anticipated weekend off.

Get a Change of Scenery













Located only an hour and a half drive east of Downtown Vancouver, Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa is nestled on the southern shore of Harrison Lake and surrounded by the snowy peaks of Mount Breckenridge and Mount Cheam. Three restaurants offer everything from casual fare to dining and dancing as well as nightly live entertainment in the legendary Copper Room. Their mid-week packages offer an incredible value, with room prices starting at only $116.00 and include access to the Healing Spring Spa, three indoor and two outdoor hot springs pools, beach access as well as four golf courses within a 15 minute drive.














Stay In-Town
You don't need to physically leave town to in order to "get out of town". Vancouver is such an amazing city, full of gems and jewels and nooks and crannies just waiting for your discovery. Step out of your usual weekend and live like a tourist (without spending like one). With nightly rates starting at $75.00 and over 40 registered  Bed & Breakfasts in the greater Vancouver area, you should have no problem planning an affordable and fun "out-of-town" weekend.














Be Adventurous-Fly By the Seat of Your Pants

Do something fun! Grouse Mountain is only a hop, skip and a 30 minute drive from Downtown Vancouver. For only around $100.00, you start off with a 1.6km Skyride up the mountain to enjoy the breathtaking views of the City of Vancouver, Pacific Ocean, Gulf Islands and neighboring Coast Mountains. Take the Mountain Zipline Tour down and soar over tremendous old-growth forests at speeds up to 80km per hour.














If you have always wanted to skydive but never wanted to actually jump out of a plane, Fly Zone Bodyflight in Richmond may be just what your adrenaline rush is missing.  This controlled activity using a Mobile Vertical Wind Tunnel System is safe for almost anyone over the age of 5. There is no falling sensation and most importantly, no need for a parachute! If you're too chicken, take the kids! What kid doesn't want to fly? With tickets under $65.00, how can you afford NOT to have this experience?