Three Must-Do’s When Visiting each True Key Property
Each True Key property offers its own unique charm and location. Across British Columbia, our hotels and resorts offer visitors a home-away-from-home and are a perfect holiday destination. From relaxing couples’ vacations to adventure-packed family holidays, here is a list of the three must-do activities at each True Key location.
Radium Hot Springs
Radium Hot Springs is home to Bighorn Meadows Resort. Nestled in the Columbia Valley, between the Rocky and Purcell Mountain ranges, Bighorn Meadows offers luxury, relaxation, golf, skiing, adventure and spectacular views, all while sitting on an expansive 9-acre site in British Columbia.
A trip to Bighorn Meadows isn’t complete without a trip to the famous Radium Hot Springs. Situated in the idyllic Kootenay Mountain Range and surrounded by the red walls of Sinclair Canyon, Radium Hot Springs offers the perfect place to soak away your stress. Unlike other hot springs, Radium’s open-air, mineral-rich waters are uniquely odourless and feature two pools with water temperatures between 27°C and 40°C.
Sitting directly adjacent to the ninth fairway of the Springs Course, Bighorn Meadows is the perfect place to come for your golf getaway. Walk out your door and directly onto the Springs Course or choose from one of 13+ golf courses within 45 minutes of the Resort.
With its location between the Purcell and the Rocky Mountains, Bighorn Meadows lies directly in the majestic Valley of a Thousand Peaks which offers some of the most diverse mountain biking trails and cycling routes in Canada.
Biking is one of the most popular things to do in Radium, and there’s something for everyone. From challenging downhill trails, thrilling descents and road tours to epic cross-country trails, meandering recreational paths and the Radium Pump and Jump track. To make sure everyone has the opportunity to experience the destination on two wheels, Bighorn Meadows offers mountain bike rentals right from the front desk during the spring, summer and fall.
In addition to mountain biking, the area offers fantastic hiking, fishing, ATVing, Kayaking, Canoeing and more.
Harrison Hot Springs
Harrison Hot Springs is only 90 minutes from Vancouver, making it an easily accessible getaway. Experience the boundless panoramas, lush forests and glacial peaks that Harrison Hot Springs offers with an escape into nature. Harrison Beach Hotel is steps away from Harrison Lake and is surrounded by mountain vistas. This property makes a beautiful setting for an activity-based holiday.
Harrison Beach Hotel is ideally located in the centre of town, making exploring the local shops, restaurants and bars incredibly easy and a must-do while in town.
If you are looking for BC hot springs, then look no further than the healing hot mineral waters of Harrison Hot Springs, revered as the “healing place” by the local Sts’ailes First Nations for thousands of years. Europeans first discovered them in the 1800s.
With the Pacific Ridge Mountains and tranquil Harrison Lake bordering the property, Harrison Beach Hotel is minutes from many provincial and regional parks; this area hosts a maze of hiking possibilities. Whether you are looking for an easy family-friendly hike or a challenging adventure to seek out panoramic vistas, there are a variety of trails to explore.
Experience the thrill of reeling in a 40-50 lb. salmon or battling a giant halibut weighing upwards of 200+ lbs. Sooke offers some of the best salmon fishing globally and is known for its world-class halibut fishing.
Approximately 40 minutes from Victoria, Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect launch pad for your unforgettable fishing adventure. Offering two and three-bedroom vacation rentals plus a private 114-slip Marina and a dozen fishing charters situated right outside your door.
From your doorstep, you are only minutes away from world-class fishing. Professional guides working out of the Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina can customize a perfect day out for you, regardless of your skill level. Home to trophy salmon and monster halibut, your trip could also include bonus wildlife sightings of otters, seals, eagles, sea lions, dolphins, porpoises and pods of whales.
Additionally, SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort offers picturesque views and is the perfect place to relax before and after your fishing adventures.
East Sooke Regional Park is near both resorts with pockets of beaches, trails, rocky bays, and tide pools to explore. And if that’s not enough, there are many stunning beaches to be discovered just outside of Sooke, including Whiffen Spit, Botanical Beach, China Beach, French Beach, Sombrio Beach and Mystic Beach.
Both SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort and Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina offer access to some of the best golf courses on Vancouver Island.
Olympic View was the first golf course in British Columbia played by Tiger Woods, and it’s easy to see why. Golf holes wind their way through rocks and valleys punctuated by two waterfalls and 12 lakes. Additionally, Sooke is a short 30-minute drive from Bear Mountain, home to two of the most awarded courses in Canada designed by Jack Nicklaus – the Mountain Course and the Valley course.
Located in Parksville, Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is an ideal travel destination for couples and families alike.
Parksville offers a fantastic and traditional approach to wellness, with three local spas nearby the Resort offering an array of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments. So, whether you love a pedicure, delight in soothing facials or revel in a full-body massage, these Vancouver Island spas have something special for you.
Check out the complete list of spas here, and couple your spa trip with a romantic escape with you and your partner, where you will be welcomed with rose petals, a bottle of wine and chocolate-covered strawberries; find out more here.
Parksville is known to be one of Canada’s best family-friendly beach communities. Enjoy activities and attractions for the whole family, from Paradise Fun Park, mini-golf, and bumper boats to Horne Lake Caves, where the family can discover a sub-terrain world. Check out the complete list of activities here.
Beautiful golf courses such as Brigadoon Golf Course, Pheasant Glen Golf Resort and Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course are all a short drive away. Because of the mild climate on Vancouver Island, most are open almost 365 days a year.
True Key Hotels & Resorts is actively involved in the resort management of luxury vacation rentals in the Columbia Valley, Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island in British Columbia making it easy to enjoy a memorable getaway this Summer. Click here to learn more.