Truly Memorable, Experience-Driven Gift Ideas

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The holiday season is fast upon us. Christmas seems to come earlier every year, with the “Christmas creep” starting the day after Halloween. Fret not. Gift-giving – the true joy of the season – does not have to be a tedious chore. True Key Hotels & Resorts offer Gift Cards! Starting at $100 the True Key Hotels & Resorts gift certificate is the perfect gift for the person in your life that can’t wait to travel. Additionally, you can offer an adventure – wrapped up as an experience gift – that your friends and family will be talking about for years to come.

If you’re looking to move away from a typical material gift towards giving enriching experiences that build fond lifelong memories, you may want to check out our properties and the dynamic local businesses surrounding them. Experience the best these beautiful regions of British Columbia have to offer and maybe wear your Santa hat along the way. Here are some experiences to treat everyone on your list. No wrapping required.

Bighorn Meadows Resort 

Check out the timeless, original designs that capture the essence of the Kootenays at the Kootenay Clothing Company. Grab some lift tickets at Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort or Panorama and then plan to head to Radium Brewing for some drinks. Give the gift of a getaway to Bighorn Meadows Resort in beautiful Radium Hot Springs, BC, click here to purchase.

Image Courtesy of Kari Medig

Harrison Beach Hotel 

Stop by the Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake, which is located beside the Harrison Beach Hotel. The gallery features works of nearly forty Canadian fine artisans and offers a breathtaking view of Harrison Lake. Indulge in the mineral pools or book a massage at the Healing Springs Spa, which uses the latest therapies, ancient treatments and rich, nourishing products. You’ll walk out feeling refreshed and renewed. Give the gift of a getaway to Harrison Beach Hotel in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Click here to purchase. 

Image Courtesy of Tourism Harrison


Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina

Sample the award-winning small-batch handmade spirits – all made with BC ingredients – in Sheringham Distillery’s tasting room. Enjoy creative variations on the oldest alcoholic beverage in the world – mead – which is made from fermented honey and yeast at the Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery.


Image Courtesy of Sheringham Distillery

Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort 

Morningstar Farm is home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks. Enjoy free self-guided tours, a farmgate store, seasonal “calfé”, small and large animals to see, and Canada’s first “milk on tap” dispenser. Give the gift of a getaway to Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort in beautiful Parksville, BC, click here to purchase. 

Image Courtesy of Qualicum Cheeseworks

SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort 

Check out the Sooke Oceanside Brewery and try the classic, great-tasting craft beers in their tasting room. Take in the pottery, woodwork and paintings made by local artisans at the Marshall Inman Gallery. Give the gift of a getaway to SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort in beautiful Sooke, BC, click here to purchase.

Image Courtesy of the Marshall Inman Gallery


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 Holiday Season. Click here to learn more.

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