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Reasons to Visit The Westin Bear Mountain

Updated: Feb 10

For Immediate Release

January 29, 2024


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Rediscover the Island’s Countless Charms at The Westin Bear Mountain Resort & Spa

Langford, B.C. - Set above the clouds in a classic Pacific Northwest atmosphere, The Westin Bear Mountain Resort & Spa is the ideal place to discover Vancouver Island's natural beauty and adventures. The picturesque region has emerged as the ultimate travel choice for 2024 with Vogue crowning Vancouver Island as the next great wellness destination and Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards naming Victoria as the top small city. The Resort’s serene landscapes, lush greenways and elegant, contemporary atmosphere make it a wonderful setting to discover what makes the garden city the ultimate travel choice.


Book a Bear Mountain Getaway this Winter

 

Mountain-Top Dining: Dine Around and Stay in Town

January 26 – February 11, 2024


Join the culinary celebration as Callisto Casual Dining takes part in Greater Victoria's 20th Annual Dine Around and Stay in Town restaurant promotion. The stunning open dining room has an elegant, contemporary atmosphere and makes an ideal backdrop to celebrate and enjoy premium Pacific Northwest ingredients and warm hospitality. From January 26 to February 11, indulge in Chef Nathan's $55 three-course prix-fixe menu showcasing the region's best flavours. View the menu and reserve.  


Turn the dining experience into a retreat and stay on the mountain in one of the resort’s spacious guest rooms with the 'Stay in Town’ promotional rate of $169/night.  

 

Join us for the Big Game | Serip Bar | 3pm

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Get ready for a fun, football–filled Sunday at Serip Bar & Lounge on our sleek liquid crystal screens to enjoy the big game. Forget about shopping, cleaning or prep – just put on your jersey, gather your friends, and get ready to cheer on your team with game day snacks and drinks to elevate the experience. We’ll be serving up crowd-favourites including nachos, burgers, cauliflower and chicken wings, a fried chicken sandwich, garlic fries, and more shareable bites.

Feature beers include Peroni Lager and Pilsner Urquell.  

 

It’s worth dropping by even IF football’s not your thing. Game day Happy Hour will feature $6 cocktails wine and beers and... we’re giving away a HUGE prize.

For every $50 spent that afternoon, guests will earn an entry to win a Grolsch smoker valued at $1,000.  


 

Celebrate Love and Romance this Valentine’s Day at

Amatista Spa and Callisto Casual Dining


Treat your sweetheart to an Elegant Romance couples massage at Amatista Spa to inspire relaxation, wellbeing and moments of serenity. Perfect on Valentine’s Day, or any time of the year you’d like to treat someone you love.


Don’t miss Chef Nathan Taylor’s Valentine’s Day menu this February 14th, at Callisto Casual Dining. Highlights of the three-course menu include a shared Antipasti Board to start, followed by a selection of main courses that include Braised Beef Short Rib, Bucatini Amatriciana, and Tagliatelle Caccio e Pepe. Sweeten the deal with shared bites of Tiramisu or Orange Crème Brulée, and delightful wine cellar selections from Sommelier, Bipin Bhatt.

Available from 5pm to 9pm, our Valentine’s Day feature menu is priced at $65 per person, with add-on wine pairings at $35 per person. Reserve here.  


Get a Room!

Make lasting memories with your loved one, stay the night and awake to the lush landscape of Vancouver Island with views as far as Mt. Baker.

Rooms start at $175.00, book here.  



 

Empress Your Senses: Culinary Pairing Evening

with Empress 1908 Gin

February 17, 2024  

Indulge in a gastronomic delight with an Empress 1908 Gin multi-course dinner at Callisto Casual Dining. The line up of award-winning Empress 1908 Gins are micro-distilled in small batch copper-pot stills and handcrafted using an array of carefully selected botanicals. Chef Nathan’s menu for the brightly coloured, hand-crafted spirits includes Leek & Onion Pithivier, Tuna Crudo, Fennel & Orange Salad, Beef Tenderloin, and a Blueberry + Lemon Sponge Cake each paired with their own Empress 1908 Gin cocktail.

A limited number of tickets are available at $125 per person.  

Click here to learn more and here to book.

 

Happy Hour at Serip Bar | Daily from 2-5 pm

Sip in style, and on budget, with our enticing array of Happy Hour beverages, featuring a rotating selection of wines, beers, and cocktails—all priced at $6. Perfect for that post-holiday lull. Serip Bar is an ideal go-to destination for Bear Mountain locals and visitors alike, thanks to our chic ambiance, wonderful views, inviting beverages and delicious bites to add on, pair and share. Fan favourites include cauliflower wings, corn queso dip, tacos, beef dip, chicken sandwich and more.

 

Friday Night Flights: A Worldly Wine Experience | Fridays from 6–8 pm

Join us for a global wine-tasting journey every Friday evening in The Den private dining room. This beautiful, wine-walled room plays host to a different destination or theme each week where Friday Night Flights showcases a variety of wines chosen by Sommelier, Bipin Bhatt, with canapé pairings from Chef Nathan Taylor.  

Priced at $50 per person, reserve by calling 250.391.7160.  

 

Plan a Family Day Long Weekend Bear Mountain Getaway

 February 16 to 19

There’s a three or four-day weekend ahead for most local schools and businesses. Take advantage of the winter break and make some memories during the Family Day long weekend at The Westin Bear Mountain Resort. Our luxe and spacious accommodations are wonderful for families of all sizes from mountainside rooms to the vast Presidential Penthouse Suite, there’s room for everyone to sprawl out – Fido too.


Dining Options for All Ages  

Our team caters to every palate with a dedicated kids’ menu on offer at both Callisto and in-room dining. Even the pickiest of eaters are fans of the burger, pasta, chicken fingers, grilled cheese and crispy chicken Caesar wrap – followed by ice cream, of course. Families love the half and full kitchens in our suites, that make life even easier for early risers, all-day grazers and late-night snackers.  


Mountain Movie Night In – order in, make a fort and cozy up fireside and watch a large selection of family friendly flicks in your suite.


Get Outside


Make a Splash

The Westin Bear Mountain Resort offers complimentary access to the aquatic facilities at the Langford YMCA during your stay. The aquatic centre features a lazy river, two water slides, a lane pool, a warm water therapy pool, and a leisure pool with spray features and wave options.

 

SPA’ahhh 

Amatista Spa Introduces the Arrival of Luxury UK Product- Line Lola's Apothecary with Relaxing Treatments and Two Exciting Giveaways  


Lola’s Apothecary Massage = Lola’s Apothecary Goodie Bag 

Enjoy a 60-minute massage with your choice of Lola’s Apothecary massage oils and take home two of the brand’s most popular products. Add the opulence of Delicate Romance massage oil and souffle to your routine for a luxurious daily pick-me-up. Valued at $30, this exclusive gift-with-treatment is available in limited numbers for qualifying** treatments occurring between January 16 and February 28. 

Perfect for Valentine’s Day? Yes. 

Book now by visiting amatistaspa.ca or call 250.391.3705.  

*Qualifying treatments include 60+ minute, non-RMT massages Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

 

Become an Amatista Spa Insider + Enter to Win a WOW Luxury

Lola’s Apothecary Experience 

Amatista Spa is dedicated to both Bear Mountain locals and visitors to our beautiful west-coast island haven. Whether you’re a spa regular and beauty buff or more of the ‘vacations and special occasions’ type, signing up will give you first access to information on new treatments and products, promotions, and special offers. Sign up by February 28 and enter to win an amazing prize featuring two of Amatista’s most unique treatments AND some lovely Lola’s Apothecary products. Valued at $600. 

*product image courtesy of lolasapothecary.com


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About The Westin Bear Mountain Resort & Spa  

Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, the upscale Westin Bear Mountain Resort & Spa has it all. Indulge in a beauty or wellness treatment at Amatista Spa or experience the flavours of the Pacific Northwest at Callisto Casual Dining and Serip Bar. Unwind after a long day of meetings in one of the beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, complete with balconies offering stunning views of the surrounding scenery. Rich with stunning views, and all sorts of relaxation and recreation opportunities, Westin Bear Mountain is the ideal place to enjoy warm hospitality, spacious stays, great dining, a beautiful spa and many of life’s little luxuries in between your latest island adventures. 

 

The 91-room Resort boasts a wealth of inspiring art and technology and is home to Callisto Casual Dining, Serip Bar & Lounge, Amatista Spa and many beautiful meeting spaces ideal for corporate and social groups and events for 2 to 750.  

 

About the Location 

Situated in the foothills of Mount Finlayson with breathtaking views of Victoria's seaside harbour, The Westin Bear Mountain Resort rests in the idyllic natural setting of Langford, just minutes away from the sophisticated and charming city of Victoria, BC. In a locale that only nature could have conjured, the Resort is close to Goldstream Provincial Park, framed by rugged and lush mountainside landscapes with vistas of the Olympic Mountain Range, the Strait of Georgia and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Opportunity for adventure is all around including hiking, biking, golf, walking, dining and shopping. Guests can also take a short drive to Langford to experience popular local attractions like the Malahat Skywalk. 


Media Contact: 

Krista Lochhead

778.227.2396

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