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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the day of love here in Victoria. From a baking class for two to an unforgettable picnic experience, check out the top three Valentine’s Day activities in Victoria.
Surprise your partner with a memorable Valentine’s Weekend Picnic Experience for Two at Bilston Creek Farm. Just a short drive from downtown Victoria, Bilston Creek Farm is going to be a hot destination this V-Day weekend thanks to their romantic picnic packages. Available on February 12th, 13, and 14th, guests can reserve a spot to enjoy a specially-curated picnic beneath a tent in front of a firepit or in the Bilston Barn. The outdoor package comes with a gourmet lunch for two and a s’mores-making kit (featuring homemade lavender marshmallows), while the indoor package comes with a lunch for two prepared by Bramble and a tasty s’mores parfait.
Is there anything more romantic than high tea for two? We certainly don’t think so. Aura Restaurant, located on Victoria’s stunning waterfront, is hosting a special Valentine’s Tea for 2 each weekend in February. Reserve your tea time today, with time slots beginning at 11:30 am and lasting until 3:00 pm. Aura’s special Valentine’s Tea for 2 costs $65 per person and promises a delectable menu that includes the likes of a yuzu pistachio almond slice, a berry white chocolate verrine, blueberry black currant scones, and an aburi salmon sandwich.
Treat your partner to a baking class and learn some new skills this V-Day. This 90-minute Valentine’s Day Cookie Class is taking place on February 12th and is the perfect excuse to bond with your partner. Over the course of an hour and a half, you will learn how to bake and then decorate some Instagram-worthy Valentine’s Day-themed cookies. Each participant will go home with six completed cookies (think of it like a bonus Valentine’s present).
If you plan on visiting Victoria this Valentine’s Day, then we suggest planning something special for you and your partner. And if you need a place to stay during your visit, you’re always welcome at the Best Western Carlton Plaza Hotel. We are the perfect spot for a romantic V-Day staycation.