posted by: Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel on: February 07, 2022

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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. 


Valentine’s Weekend Picnic Experience for Two at Bilston Creek Farm

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.


Tea for Two at Aura Restaurant

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. 


Valentine’s Cookie Class

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.