16th Feb, 2010

Moving into High Gear – vacation with us!


Tourist season is drawing close, and as the attractions brush off their winter sleepies, they have to practice to make sure everyone is eager and ready for the summer’s visitors. That’s why we have the annual “Be a Tourist in your own Hometown” event, starting March 3. Come on out and get a free or really cheap view of almost all the attractions in Victoria. Tickets are on salea now and can be purchased through Tourism Victoria’s Visitor Centre by calling 250-953-2033, in person at 812 Whrf Street and online. Tickets are available singly at $10.00 + $.50 GST or in packs; Buy 4 and get the 5th one free at $40.00 + $2.00 GST. It really is a wonderful opportunity for residents and visitors to get an inexpensive look at what Victoria has to offer.


If there’s a kid you know (regardless of their actual age) who loves Lego, then be sure to be at Tillicum Mall March 5 to 7 for the great Lego building contest. The Zone radio station and Tillicum Centre are proud to present the Lego Build & Win Challenge. You must register with the contest to enter your Lego creation, but call The Zone, or check their website for details. As a contestant, you’ll have the opportunity to bring in your LEGO masterpiece that depicts what you love most about Vancouver Island. You can also meet LEGO certified professional, Robin Sather and watch him build a GIANT LEGO sculpture.


This weekend, if you have children who like musical theatre or you want to introduce them to live theatre, then be sure to drop by St. Ann’s Academy to catch Fliberty and the Penguin, staged by Four Seasons Musical Theatre.  Flibberty, a goblin, meets a penguin searching for his parents, and decides to help the lonely bird. Stong music, rollicking fun and a chase that allows for audience participation ensures that kids of all ages will enjoy this delightful muscial. For tickets, call Four Seasons or check their website.


If real opera is more your taste, then be sure not to miss Pacific Opera Victoria’s  Capricco by Straus. The Countess Madeleine is torn between two lovers – a poet and a musician. The solution to her dilemma is to commission an opera – and she will decide how it ends. But in choosing one lover, she must lose the other. Poetry or music – which will prevail? For tickets and information please contact the McPherson box office in person, by phone at 250-386-6121, or online at www.rmts.bc.ca.

We’re hoping you’ll come to Victoria and experience the wakening of the world as spring edges out the wintry grey weather. Stay at the Admiral and enjoy all the city has to offer, at your doorstep. As your home away from home, the Admiral can provide a warm, relaxing and ultra clean hotel room or suite, with a relaxed and sumtous continental breakfast for you each morning of your stay. Don’t feel like walking? Borrow (that’s right, borrow, not rent) one of our bikes and cycle your way around the gorgeous seafront. With all of downtown just a stroll away, and the gorgeous inner harbour practically next door, how can you want to stay anywhere else? Check our specials and reservations page, and we’ll look forward to welcoming you at the Admiral!

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